Visit to Blists Hill Victorian Village

In the summer the intention to have a club visit to either The Black Country Museum or Blists Hill got to the point of plans being made. From the original interest shown the plan had been to hire a small coach. Nearer the time conflicting dates, and, possibly the time of year and the numbers meant that we went in 3 cars. Thankfully no one reported back of their having caught the cold that was addling my brain on the day. With my having seen…

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Club visit to Lehmann’s in Stoke


Following on from their presentation at a club night, a dozen members went along to Lehman’s on Saturday morning. This was to see what goes into checking and calibrating lenses and digital camera sensors. Once we were assembled we first saw the Canon DIA calibration process that matches cameras and lenses together by rewriting data within the equipment. The process is done for the horizontal, vertical and diagonal orientations of the Auto focus sensors. It isn’t uncommon for the camera to decide to use different…

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Photographing Cheadle Cats version of ‘Allo, Allo’

For quite a few years there has been a link-up between Blythe Bridge Camera Club and Cheadle CATS. On Sunday 23rd October it was time for their full dress rehearsal and time to setup a photo studio in the school canteen.Wendy arrived with her usual early promptness and soon the large car ( SUV type vehicle ) was loaded with the gear. Converting the canteen at Cheadle Academy into two photography studios takes quite a lot. Once inside the two setups started to be put…

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