Earlier in the year several club members were lucky enough to attend a talk given by the renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite https://www.charliewaite.com/. When the club became aware of a DVD by Charlie called ‘Travelling Light’ we decided to obtain a copy and screen it at one of our members evenings to try to pass on some of Charlie’s wisdom to our members. Tonight was the night!!! The DVD was great and showed how low cost compact cameras can successfully be used to take some amazing photographs. It provided an excellent insight into basic camera settings and picture composition. The DVD was well received by all of the clubs members and everyone enjoyed Charlie’s way of presenting not to mention the quality of his photographs. It really did show that expensive DSLRs are not required to obtain excellent photographs – although a few of our members did suspect some post processing work!
After a short break we viewed our member’s photographs from two of our quarterly themes “Sea” and “Abstract”. In total we had about 70 images to view, which was an excellent response. There were some outstanding images and it was interesting to see how many (coincidentally?) incorporated hints and tips that Charlie had made in his DVD.
Geoff gave a quick presentation about the clubs improved website. The web site now includes galleries of club member’s photographs as well as galleries of our Porthleven field trip.
All in all it was a very enjoyable evening. A special thanks to Alan who not only purchased the Charlie Waite DVD but also sorted out all of the licencing issues to get the DVD shown in ‘public’.
By Dave Bourne