FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival 2nd September

From Sharon Brown, Melbourne Festival

Hello Everyone

I know it is short notice but People Express are arranging a FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival next Saturday afternoon (2nd September) as part of the joint project about Melbourne Market Gardeners which we are working on.

The session will be led by Christopher Mear a young documentary photographer who we have commissioned to photograph the market gardens and the produce they grow throughout the year.

Everyone will meet at Melbourne Assembly at 2pm and walk across Brown’s field to Heaths at Woodhouses and Photograph produce in Heaths field.

I have attached the flyer which has a few more details. FLOL leaflet

Please contact Sharon Brown ( melbfest-sharon@live.co.uk )  if anybody would like to reserve a place.

6th July 17, “How to do it session” Lens choice and critique from field trips & Collect images for Melbourne Fete & Carnival Exhibition

Thomas Cook Memorial Hall 07:30 to 09:30

A chance to not only receive feedback on your images from the trips but also to see the work of other members.  Bring up to 5 pictures with you on a stick or send to Paul on Email as Jpeg attachments. Followed by a session on choosing lenses and applying them in the field. Great preparation for our trip to the Derby Velodrome, The Poppies and Lathkill Dale.

Facilitator: Paul Cooper (paulatockbrook@gmail.com )

Summer Is coming – Bring your Camera with you

As the summer approaches the normal Thursday night sessions are being replaced with some more practical sessions , which are intended to help your improve you camera skills and take some great pictures. These are the first sessions that are planned

Photographic Field Trip, Lumsdale, Matlock. Thursday 18th May

This is the first of our planned summer field trips. This will be visiting Lumsdale, just outside Matlock is about a 45 min drive away . Here the brook descends through a series of man made ponds, mills and large waterfalls, and gives you plenty of time to try different techniques learnt. Not only is there falling water, but there are ruined mills and open ponds. This is certainly one of the hidden gems of both industrial archaeology and photography that are available to us.

Ian Pettit will be coordinating the trip and both he and other members of the society will be there at assist with your images. Please let Ian know if you are planning to attend, so that we don’t miss anyone. The plan is to meet in Castle Square in Melbourne at  5pm, and car share where possible.

Full details of the valley will be found here 

This is an example of some of the pictures that were taken earlier in the year in the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Do Session  Thursday 8th June

This Thursday will be the second of this summers technical session. It will start at 7:30 pm in the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall and will run to approximately 09:15, allowing time to get in last orders at the Chip & Pin.

This session will continue to look at your Camera and how to get the best images from it. This will focus on:

  • Keeping your camera steady
  • Depth of Field
  • Different Metering Modes
  • Light Sources and White Balance
  • Exposure Compensation

Photographic Field Trip Castlefields and Salford Quays – Saturday 17th June

Located close to Manchester these two locations give an opportunity to see the remains of Industrial Manchester and the new developments based around the old Salford Dock area.  We’ll visit Castlefield first to see the canal basin and old mills and warehouses and the move on to Salford Quays staying until dusk to get some twilight and evening shots. Around the quays you will find the Lowry, the Imperial War Museum North and Media City, which make outstanding subjects.

Ian Pettit will be coordinating the trip and both he and other members of the society will be there at assist with your images. Please let Ian know if you are planning to attend, so that we don’t miss anyone. The plan is to meet in Castle Square in Melbourne at 10 am  and car share where possible.