Club diary

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are at the World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm visitor centre and begin at 7.30pm.

Wed 4 Sept 2019 We will welcome new members and provide them with an introduction to the Club.  We will also have a “show and tell” of images taken by members during the summer break.
Wed 11 Sept 2019 Talk – Getting off ‘Auto’ – how to use some of the other modes on your camera.  Bring your camera so you can put it into practice.  We will also look at how to resize images and remove Exif data for assignments and competitions.
Wed 18 Sept 2019 Practical – still life:  The Club’s exhibition will be available to view in the meeting room while we get together in the cafeteria to practice still life photography.   Bring your camera and, if you have them, a tripod and a flash unit – but don’t worry if you don’t have them.
Wed 25 Sept 2019 Practical – “night lights”:  The Club’s exhibition will be available to view in the meeting room while we will be outside for a “night lights” photography session.  We will be using a range of moving light sources to create light trails on long exposure images. If you have not done long exposure photography before, this will be a good opportunity to learn and to produce some stunning images. Bring your camera and, if you have one, a tripod – but don’t worry if you don’t have one.  (If weather inclement we will meet in the cafeteria for post-processing practice.)

Last day for submission of Assignment 1 images – Open.

Wed 2 Oct 2019 Astrophotography:  An illustrated talk on astrophotography by Simon White. You can see some of Simon’s work at his website
Wed 9 Oct 2019 Judging of Assignment 1 – Open.  Judge:  David Hendry
Wed 16 Oct 2019 Feedback from the recent member survey followed by an open discussion of what members want in the Club’s programme.

Also, a summary of feedback from visitors to the exhibition.

Wed 23 Oct 2019 An illustrated talk from member Harry Scott on the finer points of image composition.
Wed 30 Oct 2019 Practical – part 1:  A practical session to improve your use of your camera.
Wed 6 Nov 2019 Members’ talks:  We will have talks from three of our members
Wed 13 Nov 2019 Practical – part 2:   A second practical session to improve your use of your camera
Wed 20 Nov 2019 Event photography:  In recent years members have photographed a wide range of outdoor events in the area.  We will look at, compare and discuss members’ images from these events.

Last date for submission of Assignment 2 images – The River Dee

Wed 27 Nov 2019 Photographing a pantomime dress rehearsal:  This evening we will be at the Deeside Community Centre in Aboyne where there is a dress rehearsal in the theatre for the pantomime.  We have been given access to photograph the rehearsal.  This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in photographing this type of event – and if you have never done this sort of thing before, other members will be on hand to help.  Details of where and when to meet will be provided later.
Wed 4 Dec 2019 Judging Assignment 2 – The River Dee.  Judge:  Andy Hayes
Wed 11 Dec 2019 A talk on drone photography.
Wed 18 Dec 2019 Christmas dinner followed by a quiz.  7pm for 7.30pm at The Boat Inn, Aboyne.

Last date for submission of Assignment 3 images – Movement