Alford & Dis. U3A Photography Group
Thursday May 2nd 2013 Meeting
Report and Newsletter.
Workshop: Bring a photo & Talk
10.00 am: Welcome.
Apologies: Barry White.
A member reported that our “Photography Group” website is blocked!
I have been on the internet to investigate. (Friday May 3rd)
With many thanks to Janet Knight there are no problems; it is bang up to date.
Clive thanked Frances for organising the “Diary Dates Events” brochure table.
Members were asked for their opinions’ on the maximum distance to travel…
A limit of 60 miles was agreed by the meeting.
Suggested visit to Lincolnshire Wold Railway….
Dates…Wednesdays: July 31st..August 7th/14th /21st/28th
Dependable on the weather forecast the meeting agreed to organise a visit on the first available date.
Members were also interested in a visit to the site on a “Tuesday maintenance day” and to the unloading
of guest engines & rolling stock. LWR to advise me on dates. (Tuesdays)
Additional Diary Date….May 11th
Stream train Day trip from Kings Cross to Skegness.
Depart Kings Cross 08.30…arrive Skegness 14.45. Subject to alteration…Check internet
(Not an organised Photography Group Photo-Shoot)
Church Farm Village & Museum
Recommended by Alan & Frances….Under new management
Basic Editing Group Thursday May 9th 2pm.
Bring a photo with a “Replacement Sky” for a critique.
Tutorial…Converging /diverging verticals
With many jovial remarks from members’ Bob announced that he is taking a course on becoming a Photographic Judge…Maybe!
Clive suggested to the meeting that we have a one off photo competition next month (June)
as a practice run for Bob’s possible new venture…This was unanimously agreed…
Bring up to three photos…A4 preferred…Category: Open…One group…Photos from archives allowed…
Only the title on photo rear…No names…Please bring your photos to the meeting as early as possible, or
to Clive prior to the meeting.
Prize for 1st/2nd/3rd (On the day).
Meeting Subject: Bring a photo and talk.
Nine members brought 3 photos each (27) to talk about.…Where/How/ and Why” this included information on
camera type and camera settings.
Commencing Bob showed the meeting three photos and talking about their history.
Although all members gave excellent information about their photos, the one that stood out for me was Deena’s
talk and photo of a tramp sailing an improvised hotchpotch of a raft that he had made, and sailing it on the sea! What
an opportunist photo!
It was evident that some members still use the “Auto Mode”…. We have to admit that by their
results modern cameras do take some very good photos in “Auto Mode”
Thursday proved to be an excellent interesting and informative meeting, indicating to Bob and I that our groups’
photographic knowledge has certainly advanced in leaps and bounds.
As Judge Peter Yeo remarked last year, “we no longer have a beginners and advanced group”
Many thanks to Ron for his expertise and advice regarding the projection of member’s photos
As an experiment next time we will ask members to bring their images on a memory stick, this should alleviate the videoing
of photos, and with a better image quality.
12 am. Closing the meeting Clive thanked members for their continued support and attendance. Well done to you all.
Bob & Clive.