[Video] Recent Events

We always try to have at least one photowalk or field trip each month and when we get back we like to share a selection of photos taken on the trip – to entice other members to join us on the next trip!  Here are the slideshows from some recent trips (and a workshop).

Vogel Street Party photowalk: 8/10/16

Light Workshop, starting at Queens Gardens: 31/10/16

Overnight field trip to Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua: 12-13/11/16 http://quarantineisland.org.nz/

Workshop: 22nd Aug

Our next meeting on Monday 22nd 7.30pm is an indoor (vege) light painting workshop.  It’s going to be a fun night where you can let your creative side run wild and come up with some interesting images
Please bring:
– camera
– tripod
– shutter remote if you have one
Optional items to bring:
– small torches, glow sticks, iPads, LEDs, mobile phones
– interesting shaped/coloured fruit or veges
– still life objects e.g. books, bottles, flowers, old boots, anything!
– large pieces of dark, dull fabric e.g. velvet (not shiny, preferably not wrinkly)
– download a free app such as Pocket Softbox for a selection of any coloured light
This event is open to anyone, but a gold coin donation on the night is requested for non-DPS members.VegePainting

Lighting Workshop


Lighting Workshop – Melanie Middlemiss

Last night was the 5th Monday of the month and, as has become custom, we held a practical workshop for interested members.  The topic of last night’s workshop was lighting – using off-camera flash and other lighting accessories.  Members were invited to bring their cameras and flashes and any other lighting gear they had.  An added bonus were the mannequin heads provided by Linda – they were spectacular models, holding their pose for the whole night, and never a word of complaint out of them!

Craig led the workshop, and stepped us all through the different ways to light your subject.  Everyone got to have a turn at photographing our model and observing the effect of the light modifiers on their images.  It was a good chance for most people to have a look at their camera settings to work out things like how to use manual flash, and change the flash power etc.

A big thanks to Craig from everyone who attended for his efforts in putting the workshop together and providing members with another fun night of learning.