The second place shot was taken by Steve Baker and this was taken in The Square in Tralee ans showed a group of Spanish students sitting and having a chat. In third place was Ian Wiley his photograph was of a stunning street in a mountain village of the Algarve in Portugal. Many of the members found this theme to be particularly challenging but it is these challenges that make us better in the long run.
The theme for our next meeting on Thursday 19th of May is equally as challenging as last week theme because it is Wild Life. To get a good shot of Wild Life can be very difficult because the rarely come to a stand still therefore its hard to get a sharp image. For the most part the can be far away and difficult to capture unless one has access to powerful zoom lenses.
A new club website has been set up, this can be accessed at ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com. Here you will see members picture galleries, news about upcoming meeting and details of the leader board of the photographer of the year. The top four are very close, Steve Baker has 120 points, Francis Foley 96, Liam Enright 91 and Margaret Raggett has 90. With 6 more meeting remaining on the calendar it is going to be a tough battle to come out on top and the writer looks forward to the challenge over overcoming Steve Bakers 24 point advantage.
Some tips if you want to try and use your camera in manual mode, to get a good exposure the camera must be adjusted so that the light can be captured by the sensor. There are three adjustments that can be made to get a correct exposure. The aperture can be adjusted to leave in more or less light but this will effect the depth of field, small apertures permit more of the scene to be in focus. The second adjustment is the shutter speed, to get sharp images at low speed a tripod must be used. Finally one can adjust the film speed (commonly known as the ISO setting). The higher the ISO the noiser and more grainy the image will appear.
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. For further information contact Francis Foley on 087 905 4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.