This year we started a Photography Society. Not much was known about ‘aperture’, ‘ISO’ or ‘white balance’ at the onset, and our terminology, if not anything else, has improved dramatically.
Our first outing was an early morning trip to Settlers Park to try to capture some bird life, not many birds spotted but many first shots taken.
A course with Pine Pienaar was arranged and this included an indoor and outdoor workshop, followed by a crit in which some of our ‘best shots’ were analysed.
We were invited by Kodak (6th Avenue) to learn about the process of processing, and each of us was allowed to print one of our pictures using the computer and printing machine. This was a very informative lesson and we really appreciate the time spent explaining the process to us.
We tried to go on a ‘Harbour Shoot’ only to find that prior arrangements had to be made, so we proceeded to the beach where we captured the essence of the pier and some great beach scenes.
A fun afternoon was had when we had a shoot in Mrs Russell’s’ laboratory, which so many interesting biological models and a great atmosphere to capture.
We are kept up to date with many of the competitions and encouraged to enter our photographs in these.
We look forward to recording school events, outings and workshops in the future. There is still so much to learn!