The slides from Manfred Mueller’s excellent presentation on Small Flash photography are available here.
Manfred Mueller: Still Life – A Brief Overview
You can review the slides from Manfred’s excellent presentation – “Still Life Photography – An Overview” here. Note that you can click on the links in his pdf for more detail.
Manfred also recorded a video which you can watch:
The featured speaker at our meeting on December 7th will be Ginny Fobert.
My past has taken me in many different directions. From Real Estate and Interior Design, to desktop publishing, writing and editing, home building, project management, and event organizing to name a few. I have always wanted to be a photographer. One boring rainy day in 2011, I ventured out and purchased my first DSLR and just started pushing the shutter button.
M-Y-N-D in Icelandic means photo or image. ‘MYND’S I’ is the name of my photography site. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. I believe that anyone can take a photo, but it takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph. Continue reading “Ginny Fobert”
Note that this article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of the shutterBUG.
Photographing glass can be an exciting, and sometimes frustrating, exercise. When light strikes a glass object three different things can happen: 1-light can be transmitted; 2-it can be reflected; and 3-it can bend (refraction). These three unique properties of light need to be considered when attempting to photograph a glass object.
There are two main techniques for photographing glass. The overall goal of either technique is to define the contours at the edges of a glass object. Each technique is defined by the way light is seen at the edge of the glass, either as black lines or as white lines. Continue reading “Photographing Glass”
Table Top Photography
At our meeting on June 1, Ron Pierce gave an excellent presentation on Table Top Photography. You can review his notes here.
Here are five videos I chose with tips on tabletop photography:
- Shooting Still Life with Simple Tools by Don Giannatti
- Product and Still Life Photography for Beginners by Phillip McCordall
- How to Make a Great Still Life Shot With Only 1 Light: Studio Photography Tips and Tricks by Photigy
- Light Painting Photography Technique by Robert Grant from LearnMyShot
- Photographing Shiny Metal and Reflections by Prophotolife.com
Camera club members please note the Portrait workshop scheduled for 3 May is postponed and the session scheduled for June 5th is cancelled.
There will be a full day portrait session, Thursday, 31 May at the Kanata Senior’s Centre, 9 – 3:30
There will be an opportunity:
To have your portrait taken.
There will be three lighting locations set up for you to experience. It will be a one-on-one opportunity for 15 – 30 minutes in each location. Each location is different. In two you will be able to use your own camera. The third is a demonstration of what can be done with a particular lighting set-up.
You may sign up for the morning, afternoon, or all day.
As well as taking portrait of each other, there will be Kanata Senior’s Centre members invited to have a free 5×7 portrait.
If you are a photographer you will be asked to email your model, print ready 1-4 of the portraits. Help will be provided.
Help is need with set-up, tear down, meeting and greeting people, organizing name tags and email addresses. There will be lots to do, learn, and time, to meet other camera club members in a fun and supportive environment.
In order to know how many people are interested there will be sign-up time sheets (or by emailing Sue Carey) to help, to photograph, and/or to have your portrait taken. You can sign all three sheets, and enjoy the day.
More information will be available at the May 4th camera club meeting or by contacting Sue Carey: email@example.com.
Henry’s Lighting and Portrait event
Update from Alexandra on Tuesday March 20th:
I just wanted to let you know that for the day of the event the company has decided to offer another 15% enhanced trade in value if there is anything your members are looking to get rid of/haven’t had luck selling on craigslist/kijiji.
Alexandra Leask from Henry’s Kanata has just informed us about their upcoming Lighting and Portrait event. It’s free and takes place March 25th, 9am – 11am
Alexandra says the event will include:
1) An introduction to Godox and strobes set ups for portrait lighting.
We will be going over some intermediate to advanced portrait lighting techniques using Godox strobes, multiple flash set ups and modifiers. Participants will have the chance to set up and direct their own “studio” set up and use their own gear to photograph portraits at this station.
2) Video lighting
At this station we’ll talk about how to set up a space for video, the various types of lights you would use for various set ups, and single to multiple light set ups. We will also go over the importance of colour temperature, how to match up and use light from two different sources (ex, window light with an LED bulb) and how to downsize your kit to shoot on location.
3) Single flash set ups
This station will perhaps be the most practical of the four! At this station we will talk about (and of course play with) single flash set ups, talk about when and how to adapt the flash on camera, when to pull the flash off camera, and what simple modifiers can be used with the flash or on their own!
4) Focal length and perspective.
While the third station might be the most practical this one is sure to be the most fun. At this station we’ll have a slew of lenses (with a focus on the Sigma ART primes) for everyone to play with. There will also be a demonstration to show how various focal lengths effect face shape and can add (or detract) from the scene and feeling you’re trying to create in your images. Lenses from this station are welcome to be borrowed to be used at the other three stations.
If you have any questions, please contact Henry’s Kanata at 613-836-1016.