February Meeting is the 26th at 6pm

Looking forward to seeing members at the meeting on the 26th at 6pm.  We've received entries for the Food challenge but there's still time to get your in.

Please send jpegs with FULL EXIF data in the file shot on your DSLR or DSLM to ross@newmarketcameraclub.ca before 6pm on Sunday February 24th to be sure it gets included.  

If you have questions about how to include the EXIF feel free to shoot me an email and I will help you out.

We've got a lot to cover this meeting.  After our photo review we're going to step into a basics class, to help people get the most out of the Autofocus system and clarify what all the jargon means.  Bryan and I have learned that people have been misinformed, even in some paid classes and we want to set things right.  

Then we are going to talk about exposure and how to use the histogram display in your camera to help you judge the exposure when you capture the image to maximize your image options before you get to the digital darkroom.

We will close the meeting with a chat about white balance, showing the same image with different white balance settings and explaining what they mean in your camera and when you should use them.

I know we have covered some of these topics in meetings in year one, but we have a lot of new members and it never ever hurts to have a review of the basics.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  Don't forget to bring your camera!

I would also like to invite members to submit questions in advance via email to ross@newmarketcameraclub.ca on topics of interest to you.  If the answer is quick, you'll get it at the meeting.  If the question involves a training topic such as how to do 32 bit HDR processing, we'll slot it for a club training slot or if really big, we'll put together a workshop.

I have not forgotten the Shooting Portraiture Workshop nor the Reptilia Event.  I have pushed out the portraiture workshop so as not to conflict with the Daytripper Photo workshop on March 3rd and I will be talking to the Reptilia people about a date in the spring.

Ross Chevalier

Technologist, photographer, videographer, general pest

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