As Diana Magor reports,
"Last night’s portrait session was a superb evening which everyone enjoyed and learnt something. Graham Curry stage managed the night with panache and firmness, ensuring everyone got to take photos with each change of the lighting and understood what effect he was intending to produce. That meant that the first time visitor to the club as well as the advanced workers all benefited. He showed us how to take in mono, sorted out crises of not being able to work our cameras, and did it all with humour and patience. He brought everything we needed – stand and backdrop to provide a black background, two flashguns and associated snoods, three flash triggers to set off the lights for us to use as well as himself as the model. He gave us the sinister character dressed in leather gear with a gun and changed his clothes to suit the mood. Nobody was allowed to miss out on taking photos and he encouraged us to attend any of his locally based portrait shoots in the future. All in all a really good evening"
|President - Anthony Clarke|
Members put the settings that Graham had recommended into their cameras before the portrait session got under way. Graham worked his way through three lighting techniques using two cheap flashguns during the evening ensuring that everyone got some time to shoot.
It was a very enjoyable and useful session shooting in a style of photography that was unfamiliar to most members. The results are demonstrated below in the portraits taken by George Evans.
Thanks must go to Graham Curry for his hard work and patience and I'm sure everyone went home with some new skills in their camera bags.
A reminder that there is no meeting on Friday 26th October as it's the Newton Village Hall Auction Night. The night is raising money to refurbish the kitchen which we benefit from as a club. Take along some money and potentially take home a bargain.