Workshop X – Christmas Lights in Sandy

Dear Members of Sandy Photography Club and Guests,

Did you know, the word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphé) meaning “representation by means of lines” or “drawing” – putting these together gives the meaning “drawing with light”?

I would like to invite you to our next Workshop X the subject being “drawing with light”, which is literally the meaning of photography.
 
We will meet on Saturday 9th December outside Sandy Library at 5.45pm.
Please bring with you: camera, tripod, wide angle lenses, remote shutter release, torches or any source of light and … a bottle of wine! (optional!)
 
The forecast is perfect – a cloudless sky and temperature about 0 degree, so please wrap up warm!!
After the Workshop I am planning for us to go to a pub for a pre Christmas drink where we can talk more about this workshop.
Please, could you let me know if you will be able to come along.
All the best to you 🙂
Carlos

Workshop VIII – Do you know Sandy?

Just to let you know about our next Workshop.
We would like to involve more of Sandy’s community to participate in our Club, however, we all still need more practice.
The next is (missing!) Workshop VIII and the subject will be “Do you know Sandy?“.
We will be photographing architecture and secret places around the town centre.
Can I suggest you think about suitable significant features to photograph, so we can go out with things in mind on the day.
We will meet on 11th November outside Sandy Library at 9.45am.
Could you let me know if you are interested in coming along for this Workshop VIII?
 
I can’t wait to meet you again!
All the best to you 🙂
Carlos

Workshop VII – Everything in motion

Dear Members,
Everything is in motion.  Cars, trains, kids, trees, birds, fire – just about everything!
Even in photography when we catch a moment, the motion is in the timeframe of that moment.
The question is, how do you feel the motion?
Our next Workshop is going to be about capturing the motion of a vehicle.  My first thought is a speeding train, as Part 1, and Part 2 will be cars.
I would like to meet on Saturday 15 July at 9.45am outside the Library, and then we will go to a suitable vantage point within walking distance.
If you would like to join us, please could you let me know as soon as possible.
Please bring your longest, and zoom lenses, depending on what type of shot you prefer.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
I look forward to seeing you!
Yours Carlos

Workshop VII part 2 – Cars

Everything is in motion

Dear Members and our Friends,
Everything is in motion.  Cars, trains, kids, trees, birds, fire – just about everything!
Even in photography when we catch a moment, the motion is in the timeframe of that moment.
The question is, how do you feel the motion?
Our next Workshop is going to be about capturing the motion of a vehicle.  My first thought is a speeding train, as Part 1, and Part 2 will be cars.
I would like to meet on Saturday 5th August at 9.45am outside the Library, and then we will go to a suitable vantage point within walking distance.
If you would like to join us, please could you let me know as soon as possible.
Please bring your longest, and zoom lenses, depending on what type of shot you prefer.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
I look forward to seeing you!
Yours Carlos

Classic cars event – 1st Aug

Dear Members,

 

We are planning to go to this Classic Car event at the National Trust at Willington on Tuesday 1st August in the evening – it is a free entry event. We will meet at Sandy Library at 6.00pm and then car-share to Willington.

Please let me know if you would like to join us. We should get some good photographs!

All the best to you!

Carlos

 

Workshop IV – Processing RAW files

Dear Members of Sandy Photography Club,
I have got confirmation that Library room will be available for us.
Could you bring laptops if you have one, with you please? I will check your software and install necessary application for use with raw files.
Would be nice meet you earlier to setup the venue.
Sandy Library 25th March @ 10am
 
See you Saturday!
All the best to you 🙂
Carlos

Workshop III – Exposure & Light Metering

Subject: proper exposure and light metering modes in your camera.
We will walk around Sandy with our cameras looking for different shadows and lights conditions, architecture, street, people etc..
Afterwards, we can go somewhere for lunch and we can talk more about our plans and ideas for things to come.
We also need to remember to do some behind the scenes pictures or videos of our Club in action for the website and media.

4th March 2017@10am @Sandy Library

Workshop II – Aperture

Dear Member of Sandy Photography Club,
Next workshop II: aperture. We shall meet at the Sandy Library again and then:
we have got 3-4 volunteers with cars who can give others lifts to RSPB.
Please come to the library at 9.45-10.00 and we shall organise transport to the RSPB.
Take warm head covers, gloves and boots.
If it rains heavily we shall go to the nearest coffee shop or a pub for a cup of tea.
I am taking with me: tripod, camera and nikon lenses.
We will practise how to operate in manual mode.
This will be a perfect opportunity for landscape and wild life/nature photography .
I do not care about the weather because I think we should know how to take pictures in every light and weather condition. So this is a good time for practise.
Could you please send me a quick reply if you are going so I know how many people to expect.
I want to arrange one to one sessions of 10-15 min with each one of you.
Please prepare a list of questions about last meeting where answers could be interesting for everybody.
I cannot wait to see you again 🙂
Yours,
Carlos

Thank you for attending the first workshop about lenses, shutter speed and iso. Next we will work on aperture. This time we are going to discover the local area and focus on it:) Pack your lenses, if you have got a nikon system you will try lenses 24-400mm, plenty shoots to do 🙂

 

Workshop I – Basic terms and camera function/modes

On Saturday 28th of January at 10 am the Beginners Group will meet at Sandy Library.
There will be a small fee to cover the cost of hiring the venue depending on the number of Members present.

Subject: Basic terminology and your camera function/modes.

If possible could you send me some information about your camera (brand/model) so I could do quick research about it.