1. Workshop: Painting with Light - ORBS
Join us for a fun evening of night shooting, where you will
learn an interesting new technique for painting with light - orbs.
Night photography is a challenge, and this technique will provide an
enjoyable way to learn. It will also give members a chance to practise ahead
of attending the HCC Weekend Away, where will be shooting orbs and painting
Ben Myburgh from Westville Camera Club will be showing us how to spin the
lights, and how to shoot them.
We have made up custom LED lights, in different colours, with switches and
long cords. They
are R50.00. The switches are important because they allow you
to turn off the light, and prevent light spill on your image. The
lights come with batteries, but perhaps bring extra.
What to bring:
2. Set Subject: Bokeh
This month's Set
Subject is BOKEH and it is one of our more technical ones. Some of you might
be familiar with the term, for those who are not it is the 'quality of the blur/out of focus
areas' in your image - with a shallow depth of field (DOF)
there will be parts of your image that are blurry and out of focus - from
lights that appear as 'bubbles/hexagons' that give a magical feel to an image
(fairy lights works great) to smooth silky backgrounds that help enhance your
subject. For this challenge we will be looking at the background more than
the focal point, we are looking at how you are able to control your aperture
to create a beautiful example of BOKEH and use it to enhance your image.
For Compact digital camera users, try using your Macro settings in this
DSLR users, this will be about aperture control, so set your camera on
Aperture Priority or Manual and use a larger aperture - f/1.8-f/5.6, try the
largest your lens can cope with.
Focus (try manual focus) on the subject with the lights/background a little
way away from your subject so that the subject is in focus and the background
blurs and you are able to get an effect similar to what you see in the links
below - you can get as creative as you would like with this - We hope you
have the chance to have a bit of fun!
We have attached some links to some examples of beautiful BOKEH
Tips on how to Create Bokeh
Creative BOKEH effects
Photographic weekend away to Baynesfield/Dawnview
We have sent you the reminders for this month's outing. The closing date for
payment is the 10th of May 2013. Please pay now to reserve your place!!!
4. Accommodation at
Kiara Lodge, Golden Gate, Clarens. 26-29 July 2013
are still cottages available!
deadline has been extended to 10th May.
contact Andre if you are interested - email@example.com
See you on Tuesday, 07
May 2013 at 7pm!
In : Workshops
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