Bank Holiday Week

Hi all

I’m on holiday this week, so Mark is going to lead the evening tomorrow. The plan is a walk around Hatfield Forest, meeting at the first car park at 7:30pm. If it’s raining then we will meet in the Green Man pub in Takeley and then if it dries up we can still get out to the forest. Have fun!

Brian

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August weekly update

Hi all

There is a change to this week in the programme. We are now going to do a World War 1 themed photo shoot in conjunction with Contexture, a theatre company based in Bishop’s Stortford. There is the chance that your photograph could be used as the poster for Contexture’s play about boys going to war, coming up in the autumn. We have two teenage boys as models and Contexture are bringing authentic uniforms for them. They would like something similar to the sunset portraits we took recently, so I’m thinking we will head to the same location. This was near the cricket fields in Bishop’s Stortford, Address is Cricketfield Lane, Bishops Stortford. We will meet at 7:30pm and will head towards the hill at Dane O’Coys Road. Remember your insect repellant!

Andrew has also asked me to let you know about a fantastic opportunity to photograph some amazing moths:-

Moth night
Scheduled: 16 Aug 2014, 20:30 to 22:00
Location: Millfield Lane, Little Hadham, A120 between Little Hadham & Tesco
A moth trap extravaganza by Kono Forgham.
This event will be cancelled if it’s raining.

See you Tuesday,

Brian

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Weekly Update

Hi all

This week we are going to go to the Three Houseshoes in Spellbrook for a bite to eat (or just a drink) and a catch up. This is going to take the place of the meal in a few weeks as we may have something very cool we can do on that week. If anyone knows or has any teenagers that would like to dress up in World War 1 gear and potentially have their picture on a poster around B/Stortford, let Emma know.

The winner of Photo of the Month this month is Karen with her fantastic picture taken at Hopleys.

Brian

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Soldiers and Fire

Hi all

This week is ‘soldiers and fire’. After much hunting I think we have found a location that is safe and where we are allowed replica guns at HECCSport, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0LL.

Due to the hot weather I’m not going to do any ‘fire,’ now, but Steve is going to dress up in full Army gear and hopefully give us some great moody shots with an authentic setting as well.The location is Tharbies Farm, Rook End, High Wych.

Additionally tonight, Frank has asked for the following to be shared:-

“Yep, I’ve done it, I’ve got an 810.
This means that I have a D800E for sale for £1,300.00 inc. VAT.
The camera has 4,800 actuations, boxed as new – nothing missing.”

Call Frank Smith on 07841 369089

Brian

Ongoing Summer Programme

Kniphofia Vincent Lepage (print)Hi all,

This Tuesday we are meeting at Hopleys garden centre in Much Hadham at 7:30pm. Don’t worry if you are running late as it will be easy to find us.

We get the full run of the gardens and nursery so there are lots of great photo opportunities and I highly recommend bringing your macro lenses if you have them.

They opened the coffee shop for us last year as well, but I don’t want to make assumptions that they will do the same this year.

On a separate note, if anyone has an iPad 2 and uses CF memory cards in their camera, Andrew has an adapter which can read your pictures onto your tablet for sale – it also does SD and miniSD cards, and USB.

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Early Update

Hi everyone,

This week I’m sending out the info about Tuesday a bit early as I’m in Norfolk this weekend and well, as for phone signal they are in the dark ages!  This Tuesday we are meeting by the cricket club on the cricket fields, Cricketfield Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2SR at 7:30pm.  You should be able to park along the road or in the cricket club car park as long as there is not an event on.

The plan for the evening is outside portraiture and indivisible background techniques, so if you have got an off camera flash please bring it with you and if not, maybe a reflector (even card and tinfoil will work).

Here is a link to Glyn Dewis’ technique

http://youtu.be/FO9Zy8m3cxw

Natural light portraiture tutorial by Karl Taylor

http://youtu.be/pjEjCC-6aTQ

See you on Tuesday.

Brian

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Bank Holiday update 2013-08-25

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Hi all. I hope you’ve enjoyed a nice weekend.

Yesterday, I went on a great photowalk in Brighton organised by Glyn Dewis, who is a photographer, retoucher and trainer and will be a speaker at our Club on November 12th. I learnt a lot from the group during the walkabout and although that was cut short by the rain, it struck me how beneficial the social in the bar afterwards was too. I met some very like minded people and picked up some great new contacts as well as a potential new member. It was fascinating how different people interpreted situations differently from a photographic perspective.

So, if you get chance to go on an event, such as the World Wide Photo Walk on the 5th October, or any other social, I would highly recommend it.

This is the last week of the summer programme and we are going to meet at Goose Lane, Wright’s Green (map attached) at 7:45pm on Tuesday to do some light trails over the motorway. You will need a tripod but if you haven’t got one still come along as there are always some spares floating about.

I have included a link for a great tutorial about light trails.

This week I will also give out copies of the new programme that Cathanne has produced, in advance of the new season starting next week . I am happy to start collecting subscriptions too, for anyone wanting to beat the rush on the first night back!

By the way, Sandy has sent a mail saying that Stansted Windmill is open this weekend (including tomorrow before you tell me I’m a bit late), so that may be a great photo opportunity.

So that’s it from me for a while as Emma is back next week.

See you on Tuesday.

Brian

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Brian’s Update 2013-08-18

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Hi all

It’s already Sunday, hope you’ve all had a good week.

Well, everyone is working really hard to get ready for the new season to start. David has done a great job getting the newsletter ready; Jean has got a fantastic programme sorted for the year; Cathanne has done an awesome job with the design of the new printed programme; Andrew has organised a brilliant photo walk (details below) and finally, Emma has gone on holiday to refresh herself for the new season…!

As we are almost to the end of the summer programme, this week we are meeting in The Three Horseshoes pub in Spellbrook for a informal pub dinner at 7:45pm. I have provisionally booked a table and so if you are definitely coming along, please let me know so I can give them a better idea of numbers. This is open to everyone, not just members so all you new guys please feel free to come along too.

Andrew has again this year organised a photo walk in conjunction with Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk. This year it is going to be in Hertford on 5th October. It’s a great thing to get involved in, so if you are interested please click on this link,.

See you on Tuesday.

Brian

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Weekly Update

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Hi everyone,

With Emma away in a ‘not so warm’ part of the world, it has fallen to me to sent out this week’s email.

Firstly, I would like to say a big “thank you” to Mark for organising last Tuesday’s meet-up at Doctors Pond, Dunmow. Although we did not get a great sunset, we did have a great time and six new people came along. Thank you everyone for giving them a warm welcome.

This week we are going to try taking some low light architectural pictures in Bishop’s Stortford. We will meet at the area outside Zizzi and Baroosh Tuesday at 7:45pm. Please bring your tripods. Cable releases would be useful as well, if you have them.

I have included a couple of links below to give you some bedtime reading on low night photography:-

Night photography tips for the architectural photographer

10 night photography tutorials for you to try

I have no notices from anyone this week, so I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Brian

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Chairman’s message 2013-07-28

Emma EvansHi Everyone,

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Not much to report today as you guys have been a bit quiet of late; don’t forget if you have something to sell, a question that needs answering, tips to pass on, please let me know and I can put it in the weekly newsletter.

So the summer program continues – can you believe it’s August already? – and the details for this Tuesday are as follows; location: Mole Hill Gn (Green St) right at the end of the runway, we will be taking plane pictures or time lapse for those who want to try.

Check out this link to see the kind of thing we will be doing;

See you there Tuesday.

Emma xx

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