A seascape photoshoot meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd October for the Developers Group i.e. those members in the Club class. We will meet in the main beach car park at Bracklesham Bay (PO20 8JH) at 4pm then there is a short walk to the water line so we should be able to be taking pictures by 4:30 at the latest.
Low water will occur at 1848 and the tide is low at 0.8 on 3rd October so we will have the opportunity to take atmospheric photos of the groyne lines leading to the basket marker as the sea recedes and we can use the beach and/or water lines to fill in the texture around the groynes. Sunset is at 1837 on that date so low water and possible sunset should produce good photo opportunities. Even if there no sun cloud formations can be quite spectacular at Bracklesham
Attached to this post are some images by Andy Bracey to show what can be achieved. Please bring your tripod if you have one and some wellies. Andy and I will meet you in the car park so we can discuss possibilities before we walk to the shore.
It would be helpful to know how many might be interested in attending (e mail email@example.com) but if you prefer to wait until the day and then just turn up that is also fine.
Our usual Developers group programme is based in the main on indoor meetings but as that may be some way off we felt a photoshoot would be a good way to start. Depending on the level of interest and views of participants other photoshoots could be arranged.
Please note that the developers group for Monday 20th has had to be cancelled. Mike Hancock is away and I may be on the IOW but won’t know until Monday morning. Apologies to all but I feel it is not worth taking the risk. The meeting will be re-scheduled at a future date and all will be informed.
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held at 7.15 for 7:30 in the Small Hall at Tangmere on Monday 18th November. This group is exclusively for those members in the Club Class.
The first half of the meeting will review the ‘homework’ images from the last meeting using variations in shutter speed, aperture and ISO on the same scene and in the second half we will look at how to create impact in your photos using basic digital manipulation techniques.
As usual the emphasis will be on interactive activity with an opportunity to follow up the techniques learned through taking your own photos on a few set themes.
I am sure it will be an enjoyable and informative evening and look forward to seeing as many Club class members as possible
We had a very successful first meeting of the Developers Group last Monday 16th September. You will recall that the Developers Group is exclusively for Club class members helping you to progress through your photograhic journey.
For those new members unable to attend last Monday I am circulating a number of the slides used which should help you get away from the automatic setting on your camera to use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes. At the end of the meeting members were givren a series of tasks to undertake as ‘homework’ aimed at helping to reinforce the learning achieved. These too are being circulated.
At the next meeting of the Group on 18th November all paricipants will have to opportunity to show their work and we will have a general discussion on tackling any issues or problems raised
The first meeting of the Developers Group will be held on Monday 16th September commencing at 7:30 pm in the Small Hall. The group is exclusively for members in the Club class and we will develop an agenda during the year, in discussion with you, that will best meet the your particular needs.
The first half of the evening will be a presentation on ‘Getting Control of Your Camera’ which should help those who as yet have not progressed beyond the automatic camera modes. Prints will be displayed to show the effects that can be achieved using different shutter speeds and apertures. This section will conclude with a discussion about a series of exercises to be undertaken that will help to reinforce the learning points. Participants will be asked to bring along to the next meeting the photos they have taken in undertaking this ‘homework’.
The second half of the meeting will be a discussion on your specific priorities to be covered in future sessions. It would be helpful if you could bring a selection of prints on the type of photos you like to take so we can identify areas for development. I do hope to see as many as possible of the new members in the Club class. This group is for you. Help us to make it as useful and relevant to you as possible.
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 15th April. For the first half we will be reviewing the images taken at the night shoot in Chichester at our last meeting together with any other night photography shots that members wish to bring . You can bring either prints or PDIs or both.
For the second half Richard Webb will be giving a presentation on the use of masks to enhance images. It should be a fun and informative evening so do come along
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held on Monday 18th March. This will be a night photoshoot in Chichester. Please meet at 7:30pm at the Market Cross. We will spend some of the evening taking photos around the main streets of the City followed by a meet in the pub in North Street to recover from our endeavours. Please bring a tripod. Mike will bring a briefing sheet for the evening
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall on Monday 18th February starting at 7:30pm. All Club class members are welcome. In the first half Heather Buckle will lead a discussion on Black and White photography based on her superb images of ballet dancers and the recent image of the Tate Modern which got a 10 in the last Intermediate Print competition. The 2nd half will focus on night photography. It should be a good evening so do make an effort to attend
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the
Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 21st
The first part of the evening will be a discussion on how to
mount prints. Linda Bullimore will bring
her cutting board, as will others, and demonstrate how to achieve consistently
good results which will show your images to their very best effect. Linda will also provide some notes on the
The second half of the evening will be a presentation by
Martin Willard ( Club level member) on how
he has used Photoshop Elements 11 (Light Room has
similar facilities) (specifically the techniques covered in the
October 2018 meeting) to improve a number of his own images. The presentation will be emailed out to attendees after
Numbers attending this sub group have been disappointing to
date so it would be helpful if as many Club members as possible could attend on
Monday to demonstrate your commitment to the continuing viability of this
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.