Winter is coming... and with it, the magic ingredient of photography light starts to become increasingly scarce. Fear not, the night is when things start to get interesting. During this talk, we will introduce you to some of the aspects of low light photography, how to prepare and plan for a shoot, equipment which will help you to make the most of things and some tips & techniques to improve your photography.
Change of Day: Please take note that for this month only we have had to
shift the Meetup to the first Wednesday instead of the usual first Tuesday.
After the brilliant talk from Richard (www.richardfraserphotography.co.uk) last month where he shared his tips, tricks and amazing photos of buildings, we thought it would make sense to run one of our group critique events with "Architecture" as the theme.
The images can be an exterior, interior or an architectural space - but, the building must be the subject of the image.
We have changed the submission process, which will hopefully speed things up on the night and provide a more like-for-like comparison within the submissions.
If the organisers deem that the image does not meet the criteria we may choose to not show it.
Please send a maximum of 2 images via email to...
camdark.bh0n0n @ zapiermail.com
...before the event. Remove the spaces around the @ symbol (without the spaces Meetup will [mask] the email address).
If you've never been to a Cambridge Darkroom Critique session, it's pretty simple:
* Without revealing the identity of the photographer, we'll solicit constructive criticism from the group
** what's good about your photo and what could be improved
* You can remain completely anonymous
** we only reveal the photo was yours later and only if you are happy to do so
Submitted images should not have any watermarks and be assured that we delete all the images after the session.
Submitting images is not compulsory but encouraged. These sessions are good fun and you'll find this an enjoyable, revealing, informative and hopefully inspiring evening.
We are looking forward to seeing all your amazing shots.
We are very lucky to have Richard Fraser provide his insight on the photography of buildings, places and spaces.
The talk will be full of hints and tips on all aspects of doing a photoshoot on location, planning and preparation, through to delivering the final images.
There will be an opportunity to look through some of his very first photos taken with a digital camera and see a timeline of images which helped him recognise common themes with his work, which led to doing it as a full time profession.
Richard has worked with clients such as RIBA award winning architects and talented design led businesses.
His portfolio can be found online.
Lets try this again...I've been assured the football will be finished by this time.
Continuing the old-school theme from June's Meetup, we will show how simple B&W film developing can be.
On the evening we will develop a couple 35mm rolls of film to hopefully show that it is not as daunting as many think and it can be accessible to all.
We plan to show the compelete cycle on the night:
* We will get you (the members) to shoot a couple of rolls of 35mm B&W in and around the venue
* We will process the film "live"
* We will scan and project the resulting captured images
A gentle reminder that film processing does involve chemicals. We will take precautions, but we can't be responsible for anyone who drinks the stuff or does anything else stupid.
Back to basics this month by making pinhole cameras.
In true Blue Peter style, we will be able to assemble some simple cameras in groups on the night. We will certainly all be able to make our own pinholes and hopefully be enthused enough to take away the creative opportunities pinhole cameras offer.
If you already have a pinhole camera, take it along on the night and share your experiences with the group.
Please note that this is intended to be a hands-on practical session, which means we can't take any responsibility for anyone on the night who eats the glue, sticks pins in their eyes or does anything else that harms themselves or others - we are all supposed to be adults :-)
After our sessions on Photos with Sound and Stock Photography, we’re going to be running a critique session. For any new members thinking of joining us we ask attendees to bring 2 photos that they wish to show the group and receive feedback on. It doesn’t matter if you take photos casually or professionally we’d love to see them and you can do so anonymously if your shy about it.
Please make sure photos are in jpeg format and on a usb memory stick. We won’t have a CD/DVD drive available.
Mac users may have difficulty with exFat formatted sticks, so use a fat32. It's unlikely that we will have time to download anything from Dropbox etc.
We look forward to seeing you all next month :)
Most of us will have 1,000's of images sitting at home or in the cloud doing very little. Fancy making some extra money from those images? Of course you do! During this talk we will cover:
- What is stock photography
- How it works
- How to get accepted as a contributor
- Which images make good stock photos
- The commercial rates
- Tips and much more!
Stock photography isn't just for professionals, nor is it limited to those with high-end gear. Mobile phone images are accepted these days.
Join us in our usual spot at the Maypole to find out how you can make your images work for you.
We welcome photographer Richard Youell who will give an interactive presentation of audible imagery: mixing sound and photography to experience the moment of the shot.
Richard is an experienced landscape photographer and field sound-recordist (some of his recordings are in the National Sound Archive at the British Library). Richard will present some of his 'slideshows' combining imagery and sound and talk about some of his ongoing projects, such as Queen Bee's "piping".
This month we are holding one of our open Critique sessions. If you've never been to a Cambridge Darkroom Critique session, then it's pretty simple:
* Bring 2 or 3 of your photos on a USB stick.
* Without revealing the identity of the photographer, we'll solicit constructive criticism from the group on what's good about your photo and what could be improved.
* You can remain completely anonymous - we only reveal the photo was yours later and only if you are happy to do so.
These sessions are usually good fun and can be helpful to improve your photography. You benefit from fair and constructive feedback from a room full of pro, semi-pro and enthusiastic amateur photographers giving genuinely good advice on the images.
Submitting images is purely optional for these sessions, but any images that are submitted should not have any watermarks and we delete all the images after the session.
If you don't have a USB stick, don't worry. Add a comment to the event or message the organisers and we will get in touch with alternative methods of transferring your images to us.
Note: Windows can’t normally read Mac-formatted drives, and will offer to erase them instead. Please message us if you use a Mac and want to submit images.