Hamilton’s Camera Club

July 21st Meeting

Waikato Photographic Society July 21st Photography Skills Night: Discovering the Histogram, Exposure Compensation & Bracketing Images.

Neil will be giving a presentation on what is the Histogram and how to use it, how to bracket shots and how and why to use exposure compensation. Bring some note paper to take notes and a memory stick to take a copy of the slide show afterwards.

After Neil’s presentation we will be inviting members to Share Your Shots. Please bring along some images. Each person is given 5 minutes to share their images with everyone.

Set Subject Entries:

The next set subject is ‘Abandoned’. Entries for the set subject and open category must be received by the 11th August. Please bring any entries for ‘Memorial Landscapes’.

Pot Luck Dinner.

6pm Saturday 18th July – Val McArthur’s Home.

Val has kindly offered her studio space for the club to have a pot luck dinner. Bring a main or a dessert to share, something to drink and your partner.

Join members for a social night out. To make the night more fun we have decided on a theme for the night. The theme is the letter S. You may want to dress up or bring your plate to match the theme.

 Previous Meetings and Events

June 16th meeting was our Photography Skills Night. This evening went well with lots of questions answered and more raised for further discussion. Using Off Camera Flash consisted of 3 video lessons downloaded from the internet explaining basic effects and how to achieve greater control. Afterwards members were seen trying to duplicated the lessons using each other as models. If you wish to see the lessons contact Val for the website.

Nature ChampionOur meeting on June 9th was well attended and the photos entered received high praise from our guest Judge, Colin Tyler. Look at the Honours Page for images he was especially pleased with. Colin has Judged National Competitions and at the end of the evening showed some of his own work.

May 26th meeting showed the entries for ‘Photojournalism’ and again our guest Judge Bruce Lim was excited about the standard of the images.

If you are new to photography look at our Honours page for inspiration then attend our meetings for information. Upcoming meetings and lessons are available in our calendar and Newsletter pages.

The next set subject ‘Action / Movement’ will be judged on July 14th.

2014 End of Year Competition, Prize Giving and Social Night.

Val and Georgina Mcarthur

December 9th, fifty five members attended the last meeting of the year, to participate in End of Year competition and trophy announcements. It was great to see so many new members collect honours and trophys; this included a grandmother and her granddaughter: Val and Georgia McArthur. Well done to everyone!