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2015 April 2nd Alford & Dis. U3A Digicam Group Meeting Report

Appologies: Deena Robinson/Barry Howlett/Margaret Arnett/Joyce Waite

Attendance: 22 (18 members + 4 Guests from Trusthorpe Camera Club).

10.00 am. Clive opened the meeting welcoming members and guests, especially and unexpectedly Bob who has recently had a hip operation (and of course to his chauffer Denise for bringing him along).

Meeting notices.

Thursday April 9th 2 pm.

PE basic editing Group meeting

Workshop: Converting colour photos to black and white.

Photo- Shoots.

Wednesday April 8th - Meet at venue 10. 30 am

I have made arrangements for our group to visit The Village Church Farm Museum Skegness Post Code PE25 2HF - Meet at venue 10.30 am Guided tour - Including Teas/coffee in café Price £3 each.

Weather: If there is a bad forecast we can arrange an alternative date. (Details as emailed).

Wednesday April 22nd -Meet at venue - 10 am

High Field Farm, Ings Lane, Scamblesby Post Code LN11 PXT Photograph foals & horses

Meet at venue 10am - Provisional booking - Confirmation/cancell email later.


Thursday May 7th Meeting 10 am.

Judging of our new black and white photo competition.

Regrettably, due to health reasons Judge Rob Dowlman cannot now attend.

Thankfully Mr Ron Abbott has kindly offered to stand in for Rob.

We wish Rob a speedy recovery.

No matters arising.

10.15 am.

Clive welcomed and introduced speaker Jean Brumby, (not forgetting husband Ken).

Workshop: Converting colour photographs to black and white with Photoshop Elements.

Jean commenced by demonstrating various ways to approach this procedure stating that there was no need to for anyone to take notes saying that she would kindly email them to me to pass on to members. (I have already done so).

11.15 am.

After Coffee break both Jean and Ken showed members an excellent selection of their A3 black and white photographs taken at various locations. I must admit that I was greatly impressed by the quality and definition of their prints.

On asking Jean and ken for information on their cameras and settings used, surprisingly they both replied, we both use Bridge cameras set on Intelligent Auto Mode

A lesson learned?

No need to spend lots of £s on cameras and lenses. Its the operator!!

Bob and I are looking forward to seeing some super black and white prints at our May 7th meeting. (Entries: prints + memory stick).

11. 55 am.

Peter Gave both Jean and Ken a vote of thanks for an enjoyable and informative meeting.


Clive closed the meeting thanking members and guests for their attendance

Keep Clicking.

Bob & Clive