The Photography Group meet at Carnon Downs Village Hall Annexe on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9:30am. New members are always welcome, regardless of your level of expertise or equipment. You only need to be interested in taking better pictures and seeing what others have done. Our group is run under the joint-leadership of Robyn Hall and Duncan Tribute
Carnon Downs Village Hall Committee ran an Open House Day on Saturday, 9th March for their regular user-groups to display to visitors what their user groups cover at their sessions, and to show their re-development plans for the halls!
We had a six-foot table, with 13amp power, to show what U3A Carrick Photographers can show! We used the new table top display frame, on which we displayed a selection or our pictures, together with a laptop , running a sequence of pictures, together with our web-site!
Following the very well received talk from Howard Brebner, at our first February session when the basics of portraiture were detailed and illustrated with a wide range of examples from Howard’s portfolio, was undertaken at our practical portraiture session on 12th March at Carnon Downs VH. (We were sorry that Robyn Hall was indisposed and missed this excellent session, due to having picked up up a Norovirus infection). Members organised to bring in lighting kits and back-drops, to create two separate shooting areas in the hall. Once again, Howard coached us in the techniques during this session!
We will dedicate a part of our next meeting on 28th March, to reviewing all our members' pictures taken at the portrait session, where we welcomed Lou Misslebrook as our model, who was excellent, together with our own Eric Baker, duly resplendant, with rustic sweater and clay pipe! These shots show some of our participating member photographers, getting creative and working the room, where we set up two shooting areas with appropriate back drops.
Brian Halsey also brought in his folding green screen, to see what might be achieved in creating images that could be offered alternate backgrounds! This is a close-up shot of our model, Lou, shot against the green background, from which using software, Brian has stripped the background and layered in a view of St Michael's Mount, suitably softened to create a sense of distance.
Brian has been tasked to undertake a demonstration of his technique at a furture session, since several members also took pictures, using this green background! This is the resulting picture that Brian produced:
A timely reminder - Third Age Trust - National Photographic Competition 2013:
What makes Britain Great ?
Pageantry, people, places?
It’s your choice!
The 12 winning photographs will feature in the 2014 U3A Calendar.
The winners, selected by independent judges, will receive a gift token and six calendars. Their photographs will be featured here and announced in the Summer 2013 issue of Third Age Matters.
Entries must be sent to the National Office before the closing date, May 10th 2013.
Photographs must be in colour, and of landscape orientation. Each individual may enter a maximum of three photographs.
Your entry must include both of the following :
A CD containing a high resolution JPEG image (of at least 300dpi).
A high quality colour print of at least 7x5”, with the photograph’s title and the entrant’s name, U3A, address, telephone and email on the reverse.
Please also include a covering note to detail the photograph’s title and the entrant’s name, U3A, address, telephone and email.
Please send your entries by post only; e-mail entries will not be considered.
Neither the CD you send, nor the print, will be returned so please ensure you have a copy saved.
Send entries to :
Photography Competition 2013
The Third Age Trust,
19 East Street,
Bromley BR1 1QE