An incredible night of Macro and Close-up photography with Roy Killen.
Roy went all the way from the basic to the specialized gear, giving us an incredibly in depth explanation and demonstration of the different characteristics each lens and attachment has, allowing us all to ask questions and get a better understanding of the subject. But even further, his incredible images and great advice will for sure help our members when attempting to get those stories that can’t be normally seen by the human eye.
All the way from Denmark we got one of the best Landscape photographers of the moment, not only showing us incredible images of Nordic landscapes, but even better, letting us all in his workflow and the thinking process behind his images.
And to finish it all in a high note by showing us some of his post processing techniques
Thank you Tony for an interesting evening.
Feedback: A very interesting and well-presented talk, of considerable historical value. But anyone who wanted to follow this path could never join a present day camera club, because film and the darkroom are so far removed from our expertise that he would be isolated.
I thought the presentation was very interesting, and his points about direction and inspiration from the old masters was very important. However, I did not feel his photography (being all darkroom based) would have been pertinent to our members. A talk on black and white photography with emphasis on how a good b and w digital image is achieved in photoshop, would have been much more relevant. However, I did feel his prints and presentation were great, but would have liked for him to speak up more. Not sure that the back of the room heard him.
We had a great talk about astro photography, and thanks to Matt Hudson we all expanded our knowledge and interest in this type of photography. It will take us a bit to get the math right, but certainly hearing from Matt and seeing his amazing images makes you want to dust off the old slide rule and compass to go out and shoot.
If you want to know more about Matt’s work, follow him on instagram: @matthudsonphoto
For a long time a friend of the club, Alfonso has always helped us in so many different ways. This time in particular, with his presentation he gave us a view of his process and some great tips for all of us to go and practice.
Everything, from his mood boards on Pinterest, and how he uses inspiration from different disciplines to create his fantastic images, to his life experiences and those places he’s visited that are so important for what he does today.
Here just a small sample of Alfonso’s work:
But if you missed this one, make sure you join us for the next presentations, there is always something new we learn from them.
And if you want to see more of what Alfonso showed us on the night, make sure you visit his site (https://www.alfonso.com.au/) and read his blog, or even better, if you can join him for one of his tours.
Member Les Atkins gave an excellent talk on Post Production Tools, Tips & Techniques using Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik software.
Feedback: Many thanks Les for your most informative talk on Lightroom, Photoshop and Nix software Tuesday evening. Your down to earth explanations of the various tools, and shortcuts should prove very valuable, and I found it quite amazing what can be achieved with seemingly little effort. Again thank you for sharing your knowledge with your fellow club members.