I’ve put together macros
stands for the studio night
and would love some help
if possible please. I will list
stuff I will need and if you
have it at home and can
bring it for the evening
please put your name down:
1 Make plastic fantastic:
Soft box – Simon
Clear plastic cutlery –
Polarising filters – all
2 Fruit salad:
Soft box no 2 – Simon
Knife – Bea
Dish – Bea
Clear glass (optional) –
Dish – Bea
Spoon – Bea
Studio light – At the club
White card – Bea
CD cases – Bea
Plastic syringe (no needle) –
Studio light – at the club
Saline solution – Bea
Various flowers (does anyone have anything in the garden?) –
Colourful backdrops – club/Bea
Black card – Bea
Card cutters – Bea
Christmas lights – Bea
Love hearts sweets (if I buy them I will eat them 😜)-
7 Get busy with the fizzy:
Colourful pencils – Bea
Soft box no 3 –
Clear dish – Bea
Other stuff that could be dipped in sprite –
Tulip – Small LED flashlight-
Black backdrop –
Clear or dark tinted glass-
Scent sticks – Bea
Some sort of curtain and
rail arrangement to protect
smoke from draft – Chris T
Studio light – at the club
Obviously there are lots of things I
can get at tesco so if nobody will be
bringing these I will just go there on
my way to the club and purchase them.
Do we have enough lights and
reflectors for all the above?
Any other items that will look good
backlit, as a reflection in
water droplets or dipped in liquid?
So…lots of setting up to do when you arrive.
Please help Bea!
….and DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERAS
AND TRIPODS IF YOU HAVE THEM!
Monday September 21st at 7 45pm
We had a very special and inspring evening with
BOB NORRIS APAGB EFIAP
Currently the President of the East Anglian Federation, Bob has been a major figure in the EAF for donkeys years. Likewise at Ware & D PS where he has been a member for 37 years. Bob shared loads of wonderful photographic images, tips, anecdotes and just general all round knowledge which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Some members have been inspired enough to put what they’ve learnt into practice and that’s the best way to learn and develop.
It was a great evening.
Many thanks Bob!
Dear Andy and the rest of the team,
I’m emailing from Hertfordshire Life magazine – this is just a quick message to let you know about our 2016 calendar photography competition so your members can send in their entries!
The competition is looking for images of Hertfordshire, celebrating its people, landscapes, nature, towns and villages – as well as shots which reflect the months and seasons of the year.
Winners will have their image (with their name and a description of the image) featured in the glossy 2016 calendar which is going to thousands of homes and businesses in our December issue. They will also win a 12 month subscription to the magazine (including the December issue).
If your members would like to take part they can email as many digital images as they like (but they must be high-res jpg files with 300dpi and a minimum A4 size) along with details of what/where the image is and when (which month/season) it was taken. Entrants should also include their name, address and contact details.
Emails should be sent to email@example.com with the subject ‘2016 calendar competition’ – and they can include a file transfer link if you prefer not to email the images directly.
The closing date is Monday October 5 and the winners will be chosen by our editor Richard Young. I hope many of your members will be eager to send in some images – and I look forward to viewing them! Best of luck.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Laura Vickers Editorial Assistant Hertfordshire Life Magazine Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 3EE
P.S We’re also always looking for images from Herts photographers for our monthly Readers’ Photos pages. I’d be thrilled if you could let your members know that we’d be delighted to receive their images of Hertfordshire, and if they have any questions at all they shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch.
Monday October 5th
DPI Reminder:You will need to size your dpi’s at
Landscape 1400 px
Portrait 1050 px PLEASE UPLOAD BY FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER AT THE VERY LATEST
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR IMAGE FILE NAMES ARE:
NAME OF IMAGE by YOUR NAME
We open this season’s competitions with a DPI round.
It is an open competition so anything goes.
You will need to be a member to get your
upload facility and password.
If you don’t already have these,
and for details/questions
please get in touch with Rob
we need to let members know that only your best two from three scores to count in the monthly
STUDIO CT CLUB
Chris T (oh, that’s me…)
will be holding studio sessions in our hall
1st Sunday of every month
10 30am to 1 30pm
There will be a maximum of 10 places and it will cost you £20 per session. This is to cover the cost of models, equipment, hall hire etc.
Colin Westgate is coming to see us on Monday December 10th. He is bringing his images from Iceland. Prepare to be amazed! His pictures are just stunning. Have a little preview here. http://www.questphoto.co.uk/
The web site has had a number of updates for the start of the new season which I’d like to tell you about.
A new “Beginners Corner” has been introduced in the special interest groups section of the forums. The new forum is a place where you can come and ask questions on how to achieve a particular effect or simply, ask questions about using your camera. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, someone in the club will have the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.
An “Introductions” thread is now in the General Board forum. Please come along and introduce yourselves to the other club members. Let them know what kind of photography you like, what kind of kit you use, your web site address or flickr account name so that we can get to know you. Don’t forget to mention what kind of photography you’d like to get involved in as well. This equally applies to all of our existing members as well.
Don’t forget that if you want some feedback on your images, you can post them in the “Image Feedback” forum.
The first challenge has been posted to the Photoshop forum. Using either Photoshop or you favorite tools, what can you come up with using the posted image as the starting point.
I’d like to try an online competition for all members with a little twist to encourage everyone to partake. So here is what I propose: