Photography Group’s November Meeting

Best Picture “Autumn” by Mike Iberson

The Group met at 10:00 on 8th November with the theme ‘Autumn’. Of the six portfolios submitted, Pam Liberson and John Hawke tied for best set of four with Mike Liberson’s photograph of ‘Autumn’ voted Best Picture. We welcomed a new (old!) member, Mike Liberson. Theresa Twitchell could not attend but sent a portfolio – her adjudged best picture wittily showed a rake, trug, leaves, etc. – a true representation of autumn!
Pam and Mike showed the changes in colour prints as their HP printer cartridges changed with age caused by only having a black and colour cartridge. John Hawke uses a Canon printer with individual colour cartridges with the benefit of replacing each colour as they were exhausted.

Rosemary/John get their prints developed in an Andover shop – up for sale, so the future looks doubtful.
We also discussed allowing post-processing editing – limited to cropping until now. It was agreed that some editing could be used to get prints close to that on the camera/PC screen (exposure, brightness/contrast, sharpen). John Hawke emphasised the danger of over-editing and getting the best shot in the camera.
John Hawke gave some tips to Mike to get the optimal settings for his new Panasonic Bridge Camera (auto ISO limit determination, single-point focus for birding, etc.)
Theme for next meeting is ‘Lowlight photography (dawn, dusk and night scenes)’.