Current Programme

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Project group
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting

1. Motion. As usual the interpretation is up to you but you might consider, moving subjects of any sort , human or mechanical, intentional camera movement, long exposure, flash with slow speed sync or ……..?

2. Birds eye view. This is really a non-competitive preview for the main club competition which will give you the opportunity to have your images critiqued before other club members who may be able to suggest refinements based on their experiences.

Project group meeting
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting
1. Hidden. This could be our trickiest theme yet! It was suggested that there were plenty of ideas on the internet. As ever the interpretation is up to you.

2. Shot with a 50mm. The 50mm lens became the standard focal length for many early 35mm cameras and was described as having the ‘‘field of view of the human eye” and the pictures have a ‘natural perspective’.
Not loved by all at the time, it was almost forgotten when more flexible quality zoom lenses became the standard. Nowadays the “Nifty Fifty” fast prime lens has seen a comeback in the digital world and is often favoured for portraits and low light work.

But, will it work for you? The subject is completely open, it just needs to be shot with a 50mm equivalent prime if you have one, or a Zoom lens at the correct setting. (Zooming is done with your feet).

If your camera sensor is;
Full frame – use 50mm prime or zoom setting
APSC – use 30 or 35mm lens or zoom setting
Micro 4/3 – use 25mm lens or zoom setting
Project group meeting
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting


Note, as the Guild is closed, access will be at the rear of the building. Usual room upstairs.
The subjects are :
1. Meal Appeal. We are looking for tempting photographs of food as might be seen in a glossy magazine advertisement or as an illustration in a recipe book.
2. Autumn. Our longer term project. Please limit your entries to 20 images. If you have more, you could put them in a separate folder and we can view them if time permits.
If anyone has missed showing images from a previous theme or has anything else to show of general interest we will try to fit them in.
Looking ahead,
The 7th February 2020 meeting will be a Practical Evening, Focus Stacking and Macro being the themes. All club members are welcome. Further details to follow in January.
Project group meeting @ Wilmslow Guild
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Project group meeting @ Wilmslow Guild

Focus stacking and close-up evening

This will be a practical evening looking at close-up and macro photography. As usual, it is open to any club member.

David Higton will open the evening with an explanation and demonstration of focus stacking. This will include taking the pictures and processing it in the computer.

Following that, members can split into small groups and work on their own subjects on individual tables. Results can be processed on the evening or later to be shown at the next meeting.

Ideally you will need to bring along:
1. Camera and suitable lens for close ups/macro. I will have a selection of lenses and improvised close up equipment available for those who may wish to try them.
2. Tripod
3. Suitable small subjects for photographing. We can swap them around during the evening.
4. Portable lighting, be it flash, desk lamps, LED torches or photo lamps. White card, crumpled kitchen foil on a board or other reflector. Black card to reduce light spill.
5. A background, be it paper, card, cloth , a light tent or……
6. Blue-tack, bulldog clips, masking tape, patience, imagination and a sense of humour and anything else you think useful.
6. Laptop with suitable software installed to process and stack photos.