We met last night for the first time in 2013 and we had a large attendance at our workshop on low light level photography without the use of flash. Those who could bear the cold went outside where we concentrated on taking shots of the night sky and also light painting. For many it was there first time to experience this activity and despite the cold everyone managed to get a beautiful shot of the starry sky that obliged us last night. The wimps, sorry those members who dislike the cold stayed indoors and experimented with taking shots using desk lamps and candles and even taking pictures of the flaming logs in the stove.
Our next meeting on January 24th will also be a workshop at which will concentrate on using studio lights to take portraits of people, babies and perhaps even nude models if we can find a victim! Leelo researched a photography trip to her native Estonia which we hope to undertake in late September and the cost will work out at around €450 per person for 4 days. I hope to have a firmer price by the time the next meeting comes around. We will have an Open Competition for our February 7th meeting and I am hoping to have a presentation on Black and White photography organised for the February 21st meeting.
I leave you with another picture taken of the newest edition to my family Tristan Foley born a few weeks before Christmas. If you would like some more information on our club then visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com