10 am – Welcome.
Any matters arising? None.
Nan – While at an appointment at Louth hospital Denise has been
to see Nan. Denise has given Nan a Get Well card from our group.
Forwarding emails reports on Nan via Jean of Trusthorpe Camera Club.
The Half Moon are retiring this month and renting the hotel to new people.
Depending on a meet up with them there could be changes afoot!!
I will keep you informed.
August Bank Holiday Photo Exhibition
Many thanks for all your prints – We trust that
you have remembered to put the print title and order of your photo preference on the back – 1st/2nd/3rd
2016 calendars will be for sale plus other selected items – Donation
of sales to Church
Meeting agreed to continue as previously.
2016 Calendars. On sale – 11 sold
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10 .15am Meeting Topic - Camera problems & settings
Question. Focal length and aperture settings.
Answers. With Peters input, Bob stated that these
areas are the most asked and misunderstood questions for beginners to photography, explaining how lenses are constructed,
depth of field, various types of lenses i.e. Prime/Full frame/Telephoto/Walk round.
Beginners find it difficult to understand that a wide aperture = f1.4 - A narrow aperture = f20 – Is the wrong way round!!
Landscapes settings: DSLR cameras
Wide depth of field required (front to back in focus) = small aperture,
f10 – f16.
Focus 2/3 rds. into the image
Compact cameras (Point & Shoot cameras)
We recommend you use the camera Pre sets i.e. Landscape/Portrait/Macro etc. (scene
modes) – The camera will automatically adjust to the correct settings as described
10.55 am Coffee break.
11.05 am. Camers Settings Cont. - Portraits and close up photography – DSLR cameras
Narrow depth of field required (Background out of focus) f1.4
to f3.5 depending on the lens. (f1.4 wide aperture prime lenses are expensive). Focus on the eyes or subject, leaving at least
a 2 to 3 meter space behind.
11.20 am. After long discussion on this one subject several constructive videos tutorials were shown
to the meeting i.e. (1) The correct way to hold a camera –(2) Camera blur,
causes and solutions - (2) How to compose photos – (1) Composure
practice. (Not easy to get up and down for senior citizens!!!)