“F-Stops Here” Photography Club

Few Photographers Who Get Together

Club Minutes February 12, 2008 By Linda

Posted by uniqueminds on February 13, 2008

Meeting Minutes
F-Stops Here Photo Club
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Francine & Chris’ house

Meeting commenced at 7:15
In attendance: Chris, Francine, Jim and Linda Thomson (minute-taker)

Looked at some editing Chris had done to photos using “actions” and “layers.” As always, they make it look “so easy.”

Listened to some music Jim recorded for his grandsons – his first CD recording. Very cool.

Chris gave a great explanation of what camera metering is all about…. Three types of metering and when you might use each. I would try to summarize, but not possible to do better than Chris offers in his handouts, or on the two videos we watched on You-Tube about metering. Maybe you could provide the links on the blog for those who missed the meeting, Chris?

We broke into two groups (of two) and spent some time on PhotoShop – – have you seen all the “actions” that are available to fix your photos? Save you hours on manually photoshopping your images. If your photos don’t need fixing, it’ll fix your subjects too (complexions, double chins, etc.etc,). I just had “an HA Moment” – – now I know why I love the photos Francine takes of our family so much!

We decided to take some portraits of each other to practice the metering we learned about, and some of the techniques we learned in Photoshop. As a sideline, Francine taught us how to sit subjects to get their most flattering angle,.. and since it was such a small, intimate, little group, things got a little…. interesting. One person had an interest in glamour photos, so to practice metering, we sat subjects on the sofa, surrounded by candle light. and as things progressed – can you say (nearly) NUDE!!!!! Too bad for all you pansies who were afraid to drive in a little bit of snow! What – are you Canadian? If so, we should revoke your citizenship!

Chris and Francine lent Jim and I some photography magazines to give us some more learning opportunities.

I, for one, left my first meeting completely inspired and looking forward to more!

Please don’t forget to keep your calendars open for the field trip this Sunday – Francine will be forwarding details on a meeting place and agenda.

If anyone notices any errors or omissions in these minutes, please send us your input.

Blue Skies,
Linda Thomson
519-886-6165
lindagjoyce@yahoo.ca

Word from Francine:

Laughs at Linda! She does have a great imagination.

For those who didn’t make it last night, we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Hopefully this is the end of snow for a while. I certainly feel we’ve have had our share.

Stay Safe,

Francine

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