Digicam Group Meeting Report 4th August 2016
10.00 a.m. Clive Welcomed members and new member John Bisset
Apologies: Margaret Arnett, Eileen Grayson, George Gilroy and John
Attendance: 14 members and one guest
It was agreed to arrange a photoshoot at Hagworthingham providing at least 10 members
would be in attendance.
Members were reminded that the 2017 Calendars were now on sale at £5 each.
3 calendars were sold during the meeting.
September 1 st meeting.
An In House open competition with members to submit up to 3 photos each and an
ensuing critique would follow. Members were asked to submit 7 x 5 prints. Mounting on
card optional. Preferably the photos should not have been used previously. However
archive photos would be acceptable.
To be brought on the day, your name and title on the rear.
10.15 a.m. Main Meeting Back to Basics
As we have several new members Clive concentrated on photography basics. Most of the
information we will be going through you should be using and remembering every time you
take a photo!!!
Several members will already be practising these techniques regularly.
I started with digital compact camera photography eight years back when in its infancy,
progressing to a DSLR camera, printer and editing software. I got the bug, and here I am!!
Clive commenced his presentation by looking at members camera issues.
For today's Digicam meeting Clive had prepared a number of crib sheets. If members
wished Clive would copy these on to a memory stick or send by email. There were also a
limited number of hard copy crib sheets available.
Using Your Point & Shoot Camera
Under this heading were 14 tips which Clive proceeded to explain in detail. Numerous
questions were asked by members which led up to the coffee break.
10.50 a.m. Coffee Break.
Members enjoyed a 20 minute coffee break during which time Clive and Peter were happy
to help members with their camera settings.
The meeting resumed with 2 videos showing the all-important Rule of Thirds. Clive then
showed several still photographs illustrating the right and wrong ways of taking photos. He
also showed further videos illustrating the best way to hold a digital camera when taking
photos, The war against Blurry Photos, holding your camera and finally Top ten hints to
get the most out of your camera.
Closing the meeting a vote of thanks was given by Alan expressing the thanks of members
for all the hard work Clive had put in to this meeting. Appreciation was shown by a hearty
round of applause.