TALK - Practically talking

For this 'talk' I wanted to do something different, an idea I have had for quite a while, and with the cold dark nights setting in, now seems the perfect time to do it.

This session will be a practical one. We are going to have several stations set up with something different to photograph at each. Nothing as simple as point and shoot! The idea here is to try something new and push your creativity. Creativity can't be explicitly taught, but it can be encouraged and stimulated.

We will explore; lightpainting subjects, water splashes, smoke, macro and other cool creative ideas you can replicate at home, to improve your learning and understanding of photography.

You will need to bring along your camera, a suitable close-up lens (50mm / 24-70/105 / Macro), a tripod (you may be able to borrow one).
For the light painting we will be shooting longish exposures, up to 30 secs. If your camera cannot do this do not worry there is plenty you can still get involved with ;)

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  • Kris Gorynski

    Thank you for this Practicaly talking meetup. That was my first time and i found it very inspirational. Sadly had to leave earlier. Looking forward for next time. :)

    November 22, 2012

  • celine Costa

    excellent workshop, good activities, very nice helpful people thank you for this great inspiring evening!

    November 22, 2012

  • ali

    it was quite clear that dade and those that were manning each station put a lot of hard work and thought into a very interesting and photo education packed evening. well done!

    November 22, 2012

  • Dade Freeman

    The concept was good and offered a lot for people to try and learn about. Perhaps a little ambitious doing 5 setups :/

    Grateful to all who attended and got stuck in.

    VERY grateful to Ben and Becki, it wouldn't have happened had it not been for you guys ;)

    November 22, 2012

  • Ben Ellis

    Great evening - lots of ideas, learnt a lot, got chatting to new and more familiar people, very friendly and informative, got to play, and might have captured a few pleasing shots as well! Christmas list updated and lots of ideas to try out in the dark, cold days ahead! Thanks to Dade, Ben and all involved.

    November 21, 2012

  • Graham

    Learnt some new stuff and met some nice people

    November 21, 2012

  • Matt Carter

    Looking forward to it. Though unfortunately had to flog my slr gear for health reasons (too heavy) so will just be bringing my relatively newly acquired compact (rx100).

    November 11, 2012

    • Matt Carter

      Hi sorry I now cannot make it. Got horrendous cold I don't think you guys would like to catch. I will make it to a meetup eventuality!

      November 20, 2012

    • Dade Freeman

      :(
      get better soon

      November 20, 2012

  • Russ

    Sounds like fun. I'm there.

    November 3, 2012

  • Jess Moreland

    Hello, I would love to join but do not have a tri pod. Does anyone have a spare one I could borrow please.
    Many thanks
    Jess

    November 1, 2012

    • Dade Freeman

      there should be a few tripods on site and if people bring theirs it will help others too :)

      November 1, 2012

  • Adrian Holloway

    Sounds awesome!

    October 31, 2012

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