As our membership numbers continue to grow we're finding the Community Centre in Altona a little squishy, particularly on workshop nights. So from our first meeting in 2017 we're moving to the Brooklyn Hall in Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn. It's just a little bit up Millers Road from where we are now.
The new hall is considerably larger, and has access to an outdoor area so we can spread out a bit more in our ever-growing number.
We look forward to accommodating more members and having a lot of fun in the new location.
Sue Bryce is doing a live stream today: Men shooting Galmour not sure how long it is going to run for, but free when live. Sue does live streams most Tuesdays. Some of them are complete one-day courses, some run multiple days but only the Tuesday is free. Still from the brain-dump below I think you'll see you can still get a lot from the free broadcasts, and of course while this isn't an ad for Bryce's courses, $35 for all you can watch in a month. Quite the bargain.
I watched today's course for just half an hour and here are some takeaways:
Recently there was a discussion about shooting manual vs using one of the modes; aperture priority and shutter priority. The main disagreement was around why would you shoot manual when you can shoot one of the other modes and let the camera take care of the rest.
I admit I was a little clueless about how the exposure compensation
actually worked but it seems it's quite simple. If you're on aperture priority and you turn down the exposure compensation, your camera will adjust the shutter speed to be faster to compensate and maintain your chosen aperture. Same goes with shutter priority. Of course it's still relying on your camera's metering system, so you may still have to fiddle with the exposure compensation to get the outcome you desire.
I maintain that I prefer the power of manual for some situations and when you get the hang of manual you'll find you're able to walk into a situation and read the scene and set your settings quite easily, but it does take a lot of practise, and for some situations I'm still practising.
This is included in the whip because I tried to find a site that would explain it, but a couple were overly complicated and all had annoying "join our mailing list" popups that far too many photography sites have.
- Member Kathryn Potempski recently returned from a trip to New Zealand. You can see one of her images above and a full album on Flickr.
Quick web whip this week... go get 'em
Above an example of a great environmental portraits by Timothy Archibald (the same guy that photographed his autistic son in the link above)