Having, like most of the U3A groups, not met for a while, we are still finding our way in establishing a regular format for the group, although I would hope that the main aim for everyone is to move towards ‘taking great shots rather than snapshots’.
During the meeting there was a general consensus on a few things: we would run a ‘Photo of the Month’ competition; have a look at understanding all of our camera’s controls; going back to basics as we are all a bit rusty on the subject; reviewing and using ‘viewing and editing’ software; and organising photographic day trips out.
Alan Paterson’s Fish-eye shot of Flying Swans was judged the ‘Photo of the Month’ winner for May:
Well done, Alan!
We are lucky in that we have Wi-Fi at our new venue so we are able to access the internet. A topic for discussion this month was taking photographs at a high shutter speed, so we logged onto some videos outlining the best approach to doing this. A couple of us are off to a Grasstrack Meeting to try to put this theory into practice in the next few days and will report back at the next meeting on how we got on.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, 13th June, at 10 a.m., at the United Reformed Church hall.
New members are most welcome. You will find that we are a friendly lot who don’t take ourselves too seriously.