Hillcrest Camera Club - Meeting - Tuesday 2 July 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Friday, September 6, 2013 Under: Meetings

Hi everyone

1. Speaker: Gary Jones - Wildlife Photographer

Gary Jones is our speaker for July.  He is a Durban photographer. He does wild life, avian, landscape, in fact all kinds of photography.  You can view his photos on Facebook, on garyj photography, or his web page is
At present he is focusing on Bird photography. He will talk on this, as well as how he won the Canon Road show contest .
He does photography as a hobby, as he has a full time job selling paper products.  He has been involved in photography for about 15 years. 

Gary Jones - Wildlife Photographer

2. Set Subject: Silhouette

This month's set subject is a technical, as well as creative topic. It is an extremely powerful way to shoot, and results in very dramatic photos. Get creative, and take a look at the world in a different way!!


SILHOUETTE Definition: An image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black.

Tips: How To Capture Good Silhouette Photos

Choose a good subject that you want to be blacked out or in silhouette. Make sure the subject that you choose should have a strong and clear outline.

Make sure the background you choose is brighter than the subject itself. And if possible, no light should fall on your subject or a little light may do.

Get your light right by putting it at back of your subject. For instance your source of light is the sun, make sure it is behind your chosen subject.

Right exposure is equal to good silhouette photography. If you are in doubt with the exposure, adjust the exposure of the camera you are using. Shooting in different angles also will help in getting the right exposure.

Keep your photos as simple as possible. Put your subject where it will stand out from the rest of the objects on the background. If you are shooting a person or a group of people, it can help if they will pose in a position that the whole outline of the body will be captured well in details.


3. Outing: Tala Wildlife - Sunday 21 June 2013

This will be an early morning outing, to photograph the wildlife of Tala. Please note that the date has been moved forward a week, to accommodate those going to Clarens the next weekend. Meet up details to be announced later in the month.

4. Schedule Update 
Please note - the schedule for the year has been updated. Please make note of the changes to outings and set subjects. Click
hereto see the website schedule.

See you on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 at 7pm!

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