Practical night – Tabletop photography with Mark Wilbrey

Mark Wilbrey was back at the club to delver another session, this time table top photography. He started off by telling us about some of the things that he finds useful to have around for table top photography: Bulldog clips Laminate flooring fitting wedges Matt spray, clear – dulls down reflective surfaces – spray on, wipe off – probably best used outdoors given the fumes. White balance target to set an in-camera custom WB He prefers to use a macro lens for this type of photography.…

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Looking after your camera gear

Lehmann’s – camera maintenance Two of the staff from Lehmann’s came along to the club one evening to talk about looking after and getting the most out of our camera gear. 247-249 London Road, Stoke, ST4 5AA Telephone: 01782 413611 Website:  www.hlehmann.co.uk E-mail: service@hlehmann.co.uk They have been in the camera repair business in Stoke for 40 years, primarily Canon and Nikon Authorised service centre. They also now house Stoke Photo Centre producing prints with a Fuji Frontier and a large format A0 printer. Care and…

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Mach Loop – some additional information

 I thought that the name came from Mach 1, Mach 2 etc – supersonic flight speeds. I didn’t realise that the ‘Mach Loop’ was named after a town that I’ve visited numerous times since 1973 – Machynlleth. At one time I applied for a job at a school there. The application form was all in Welsh. I didn’t fill it in. Since then though I have made an effort every so often to learn some Welsh. This has helped me when interpreting the landscape I’m walking through.…

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Archive – Programme 2014-2015

  September 2014 8th Chairman’s Night 10th Digital Group Meeting 15th Roger Parry ARPS,DPAGB,HonPAGB,EFIAP & Judith Parry DPAGB, HonPAGB, AFIAP ‘Parrys’ Pictures’ 22nd 1st Competition Open 29th Practical/Workshop 1 October 2014 1st Digital Group Meeting 6th Malcolm Imhoff FRPS, FACI (M) ‘An Audio Visual Journey with Malcolm Imhoff’ 13th Irene Froy FRPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP ‘A Passion for Pastels’                                          Supported by Permajet 20th 2nd Competition Open PDI 27th Bob Brind-Surch ‘The Art of Wildlife Photography’ November 2014 3rd Practical/Workshop 2: Alex Goodier…

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Richard Weston – portrait session practical night

Richard Weston – was invited to the club to provide a presentation on portrait lighting and posing on a practical night. Richard’s business is photography based, Weston Digital Imaging. To help with this he brought along Annabel, a model from SoT. As has been a recent trend for me, here are a few notes on the session with some added detail input from myself. The starting point with any portrait photo is to consider gender, age and intended style. Each of these can influence the lighting…

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