Our next meeting is scheduled to take place at the Ardfert Gold Club on the 13th of October and the meeting theme is “Vase of Flowers”. At the meeting we will have a practical workshop on taking Still Life pictures, that is pictures of subjects such as a bowl of fruit, flowers or food. We will discuss backdrops, lighting the scene and the best angle to take the shot. If you come along to the meeting and we always welcome guest then remember to bring your camera.
In the near future we will have a wide range of theme to challenge both the expert photographer and the beginner. Upcoming themes include “Autumn”, “By the Sea” and another Open competition. We have plans for outings and more workshops and we will have projected image competitions as well.
This weeks tip is concerns holding your camera correctly to avoid the dreaded camera shake that ruins many a picture. Camera shake most often manifests itself in low light situations like pictures taken outside in the dark or indoors. The tips are firstly to grip the camera on the right hand side with your right hand, modern cameras bodies usually have a grip designed for this purpose. Secondly support the body or lens with your left hand. It is best to shoot through the viewfinder, if this facility is not available then keep the camera close to your face around 30cm and tuck your elbows into your side. Finally for extra stability lean against a solid object such as a wall, fence or tree, the more stable the hold the sharper the picture.
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.