NEWSLETTER No. 6
One of the advantages of the changeable weather we have been experiencing recently is the wonderful cloud formations in the sky. I spotted a photographer this week lining up a sunlit, gannet clad Bass Rock with an ink black stormy sky. He must have obtained a stunning image.
Whilst enhancing 'mood' in your digital pictures is relatively easy in the computer, don't forget film is still available although it is more challenging to get that moody effect which we should strive to achieve. Use of a neutral density graduated filter will help get a bit of emotion into your images.
Those of us who went to Crail last month were rewarded with a sunny day with a brisk wind. The light was bright and the air was crystal clear. You might want to view some of Ann Clark's images on the 'club outings' page.
Similarly the North Berwick Highland Games two weeks ago was as colourful and lively as ever and full of candid photographic opportunities. Brenda and I were on grandchildren duty so we were not able to take full advantage!
As the days shorten your committee will be busy filling the Club syllabus for the coming months. We are keen to increase the amount of support and advice available to photographers of all abilities to encourage them to improve their image making. We are planning some Members' nights in which we hope that we can arrange a number of learning opportunities. You must tell us what subjects you would like us to include.
Because we still do not have a Competition Secretary (nor Secretary!) we have had to decide to curtail the Club's involvement in outside competitions. This is sad but the success of all voluntary organisations depends on members being willing to commit themselves to help run their organisation.
Your committee will do its best but your enthusiasm and involvement would help too.