After Workshop XIX – Film Photography

Dear Members and Visitors,

I hope you enjoyed our last workshop and you learned something new. Thank you for coming along.

The weather was chilly, and the wind always blew the wrong way – but we stayed dry! There was a lot of fun, as a couple of members found old film (quite a few years old!) still waiting in the camera for the next shots!

Carlos always forgot to manually wind on his film after taking a shot! As a result, he missed a lot of great moments! There was no time for mistakes and every shot had to be well planned (in theory!).
Some of the members forgot to replace the battery – even in an old camera the light meter uses battery – as a result, all members had to practice using an old manual Russian light meter!
Autofocus on the camera on that day didn’t work, so the next experience was how to get a sharp picture without electronic support.
Generally, the birds were flying too fast, dogs running around unpredictably, and quiet landscapes were disrupted by passers by appearing from no where! Some nature was pretty, so no one could resist taking still life pictures.
The day was a challenge, but we calmed down, and warmed up, in the local pub!

We will discover the results of our efforts at the next General Meeting, which will be announced soon. Please keep following us on our website and social media.

Always yours,
Carlos

Visiting the Paxton Pits photography exhibition

Sandy Photography Club enjoyed visiting the Paxton Pits photography exhibition at St Neots Museum last week, and were delighted to be shown the full range of competition entries – our thanks to Peter Hagger for the invitation, and thank you also to Liz Davies, Curator at St Neots Museum for organising the evening and for the excellent refreshments!

We were pleased to have the opportunity to speak with other photographers from Friends of Paxton Pits, and St Neots U3A, and hope this will be the start of further co-operation and competition in a friendly atmosphere.

Please follow our news on facebook and the website, and be ready for another great event we will be announcing soon!

All the best to you!
Carlos