Our next meeting is to be held next Thursday February 23rd at the Golf Club at 7.30. The theme for the club competition is Open and a €5 fee will be taken for entries. We will be starting early to allow us to view the panels for the Interclub National Competition and we also want to discuss how to judge pictures.
Spring has well and truly arrived and we're seeing a little strech in the evenings so take the opportunity to get out and take that shot for our club meeting of March 22nd. There are loads of suitable photographic subjects to be taken over the next few weeks, snowdrops and daffodils, tulips, flower and tree buds, cherry and apple trees will soon start to blossom. In the fields look out for lambs, the March hare, frog spawn and birds nesting. Don't leave it until the last day and come empty handed by wasting the possibilites that abound now.
- Use Motion Blur: that is get your camera to follow a moving subject, this keeps the subject sharp but blurs the background.
- Silhouettes: Only the outline of the subject is visible but the background is properly exposed.
- Alter your perspective: Shoot from low down on you haunches or belly or from the top down, use a ladder our out an upstairs window.#
- Dramatic Light: How the subject is lit can dramatically alter the look of your picture. Light from the top or side or under, don't just shoot head on the whole time.
For further information contact Francis Foley on 087 905 4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com. Remember that we always welcome new members and guests to the club which has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, no need to have a fancy camera, come along and learn how to take better pictures. Francis Foley