Monthly Archives: February 2015

Club Meeting – 25 February 2015

Last meeting we had a good turnout to Makara Beach. The weather was
absolutely stunning and we managed to stay until well past sunset. It is
a trip that we must do again.

Meeting this Week

When
Wednesday 25th February, 19:00
Where
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre, 7 Beauchamp St, Karori

This week we are going to take a look at the images that people took
from this outing.

Now for others who weren’t at Makara, if you would like to show some
recent images, feel free to bring these along as well.

It is quite interesting to see what diverse photos a group of people at
the same event can produce. So I suggest that we show the photos from the
Makara outing first. Once that is done, we can take at look at the other
images.

So to the specifics.

  • Bring along up to a dozen photos separated into two groups. One group
    from the Makara outing, the other for recent work that you want to
    show. Suggest that total number be kept to a dozen, split how you
    want between the two groups.
  • Can people please size images to 1280px on the longest side?
  • Can people please name images as follows? This will help Heuchan with organising images.

    • For makara photos: makara_firstname_lastname_some_title.jpg
    • For other photos: other_firstname_lastname_some_title.jpg

Administrivia

The start of a New Year means that it is time to renew membership.

To recap, we need to subscribe to the Karori Arts and Crafts Centre. That
is $30. There was a form and instructions in the January Newsletter that
Margaret sent out.

And then we have a $5 fee to cover the sundry items such as gifts to
speakers. This is paid to Heuchan. If you can bring this to the meeting
that would be good.

And thanks to those who responded to the email confirming inclusion
on the list.

Lastly

Here is a project that has gained a fair bit of attention, Humans of New York

Thanks to Bill for reminding me about this. While listening to the On Taking Pictures podcast,

I had heard about ‘Humans of New York’ in connection with this project Let’s Send Kids to Harvard

Questions that come to mind are

  • Is this what photography is all about?
  • Are these ‘good’ photographs?
  • Is this is an example of a body of work where the body as a whole is lot stronger than the individual images?

Club Outing – 11 February 2015

Well another year is upon us. I apologise for the slow start,
but it has been a lazy Summer…

For the first meeting, as in previous years, we will do an outing. This
year it is in the opposite direction to what we normally do i.e. we are
going to do Makara Beach.

By my calculations, Sunset should be about 20:30. So we should be able to
get a bit of light.

Makara Beach

Suggest that we meet at Rec Centre at 18:00 so that we can Car Pool.
If you prefer to meet at the Beach, that is fine. We should be there
around 18:30

After taking some photos for a while, hopefully we can gather to have a
coffee/drink and socialise. Unfortunately, the Café closes at 17:00 so we
won’t be able to use that. So suggest that people bring along a flask
with their favourite liquid refreshment.

When
Wednesday 11th February, 18:00
Where
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre to go to Makara Beach.

Administrivia

The start of a New Year means that it is time to renew membership.

To recap, we need to subscribe to the Karori Arts and Crafts Centre. That
is $30. There was a form and instructions in the January Newsletter that
Margaret sent out.

And then we have a $5 fee to cover the sundry items such as gifts to
speakers.

Lastly

Over the break I got into a discussion about what is a photograph?
The question was more about if something looks like a photograph, is it a
photograph? And can something that that looks like something created by Picasso,
be a photograph?

We can explore these. But here a are a few practical links related to
making a photograph.

What Is Photography?
What Makes a Great Photograph
FART for Fantastic Photos