At the request of the membership we included an extra workshop meeting in January and we expect this to become a regular feature of our program with 1 workshop or outing per month until the end of the season. We broke the workshop into four mini-studios; two each devoted to Black & White and Macro Photography. Basic studio lighting rigs were used and each member got an opportunity to use equipment they may not normally have access to. At the end of evening Dillon Boyer gave tips on taking macro (close-up) photographs in the field. He described how to attract butterflies and bees by injecting sugar and water solutions into the base of flower so that the insect life would linger for longer and help you achieve that shot. He also showed us how to keep flowers steady in windy conditions. Overall it was a very enjoyable night and I look forward to our next meeting and workshops.
The results of the Low Light and Night Photography Themed competition are as follows:
1. Tommy Toomey – Ha’penny Bridge Dublin
2. Francis Foley – Aqua Dome in the Moonlight
3. Dillon Boyer – Sunrise on Tetons Range Wyoming USA
The top five in the Photographer of the Year are as follows:
1. Dillon Boyer 88
2. Tommy Toomey 71
3. Maura Miller 53
4. Francis Foley 52
5. Steve Baker 50
The club has joined the Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) and it will shortly be joining the Irish Photographic Federation which will allow us to take part in national and international competitions. There is an inter club competition taking place in Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday February 26th and the club intends to enter this.
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