NEXT MEETING …    7:30pm 25th April

Print & PDI of the Year Competition

Members can enter up to 2 Prints & up to 2 PDIs in this PotY competition to identify the best images of the year.  Images can have been used in the Shuffell series or be entirely new. 

N.B. 18th April Deadlines: (i) submission of PotY print titles and/or PDI Uploads; (ii) Exhibition Print Titles (up to 6 but depends on space). 

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EXTRA 1: Tuesday 16th April at Blandford: Match-an-Image competition with Blandford and Dorset Light.  Another fun evening!  Difficult to find so ask for directions DT11 7RJ

EXTRA 2: Tuesday 23rd April at Bradford Abbas: SBA host an informal evening with Dorchester & ourselves where club members talk about their PDIs.  10 PDIs per club – volunteers please contact Chris.  Ask for directions (70 yds west of Rose & Crown, DT9 6RF)

 

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Star Night 2019

An Evening with Allen Lloyd

7:30pm
Thursday 9th May 2019

Royal British Legion Hall
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 9PD

Entry by ticket: To purchase/reserve tickets please
phone 01963 370900 or email starnight@shaftesburycameraclub.org.uk

Tickets (inc refreshments): £6 each (Cheques payable to “Shaftesbury Camera Club”).

Allen Lloyd has been a wildlife, nature and landscape photographer for more years than he cares to remember.  He still enjoys nothing more than helping and teaching others to improve their photographic skills, and is fully committed to digital photography.  He is a member of the Licentiate Distinctions Panel of The Royal Photographic Society and a listed lecturer for The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

http://www.allenlloyd.co.uk

Non-members welcome – tickets on first come first serve basis!

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Thanks to Brian Hellyer, one of our members, for contributing the notes below about making night shots without using a tripod or flash.  The links to the books he gives may be browsed for free and contain some of his own images and are best viewed full screen with a good internet connection.  Do remember to control your camera exposures otherwise the camera tries to make the scene as bright as day, so either use manual or dial in negative exposure compensation to keep shutter times short…

“It is possible to take acceptable night pictures without the encumbrance of a tripod, and without using flash. This is particularly true of street scenes in towns and cities where there is plenty of artificial lighting – and that will be so in the run up to the festive season.

One example you might look at is from the Missenden Photographers ‘Monopoly’ series…

www.blurb.co.uk/b/6159541-monopoly-at-night-2

The full book may be previewed.  All of the images in this book are hand held shots.

Similarly our little book ‘In the Night’ is composed only of digital images from compact cameras…

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3888685-in-the-night

The technical quality will clearly be less than might be obtained from a long exposure in a medium format camera on a solid tripod, but this sort of use of a digital compact can be very effective in capturing the mood or spirit of a place a night, so long as you do not want to make very large prints.  A certain fluidity can even add to the image.

Where available light is insufficient a powerful torch or even car headlamps can help create an image, although even the light from a single street lamp can produce something interesting.

BH

 

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