Published on December 10th, 2020 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: December 2020 Report
“You can always tell you’re with a photographer, they keep banging on about the light” says Kieran Metcalfe who gave an excellent presentation all about ‘Chasing the light’. He professes to be a ‘sunburst junkie’ and went on to entertain us with a wealth of excellent landscape shots featuring New Brighton on The Wirral, Snowdonia and predominantly The Peak District. Kieran is a sucker for a sunrise and sunset and is a weather watcher too because it helps in his planning for a destination and a shot. Using apps such as clearoutside.com and the Skyfire app he can estimate the light opportunities for a particular image. During the evening Kieran gave members lots of tips and technical details about shooting into the sun, dealing with high contrast scenes, sidelight and shooting after dark. Photographers talk of the ‘golden hour’ and the ‘blue hour’ and Kieran showed great examples of images that reflect those times of day. Recently, due to travel restrictions during lockdown, he has focused on local trees and woodland capturing some impressive images with mist and fog to enhance the atmosphere. An inspiring evening encouraged members to visit his website www.kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk where many of his images can be seen.
The Society is always looking to encourage new members of all different skill and experience levels. You do not need lots of fancy equipment, some of the best images are taken on phones. We wish to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere and whilst, currently, we cannot meet in person there have been advantages in that we have been able to have presenters based around the UK talk to us about photography. So, if you want to consider a new hobby in the new year do look us up on our website. Our next ‘Zoom’ meeting on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 7.30pm is by Colleen Slater, ARPS – The Magic of Macro. We wish you all a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year.