Flower and Plant Photography

Welcome to two new members – Steven Beard and Gavin Marshall who joined us this week.

I hope that they and all members who came along enjoyed the talk by Liz Cole.
She is a professional photographer, who now specialises in plant photography from all over the world and this is where she took us last night.
Highlighting different aspects of getting the best images of plants in natural places and conditions. It means getting down to ground level, climbing rocky areas, putting up with the rain and wind, all without treading on other species that are in the area.

Most of her photography is taken using a tripod and reflectors, which gives stability and time to think about the shot (position, focus, depth of field and anything that can be moved from the shooting area) and for the wind to momentary to drop. The reflectors lights areas where detail would be lost if not used. So go out into your garden or local area and have a go.

Dougie has just sent me an e mail where there are some special offers on reflectors from 7dayshop

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?filterwords=7dayshop%205%20in%201%20collapsible%20disc&filterwordsalldb=1&filterwordsdescs=1&page=1&sort=3a&r=20111101

Next week we are having the judging of the Portrait Comp. – the judge is Brenda Thomson, who is the wife of Michael who judged our Colour Print Comp in Sept. So lets hear what she thinks of our efforts.

Joe Fowler is continuing his Saturday workshops at Southfields – this Saturday 5th Nov  – 10am to noon – he is covering portraits. So e-mail him if you want to go along.

We now have a good group of members who have put their names down for the Christmas Dinner on Thursday 15th Dec. So if you still haven’t committed yourself then put your name on the list and join in the fun.

See you next week

Clive