September introduces a new season of photography clubs for me. It’s a good thing too as I’d fallen away from my camera over the past few months, not by choice but by circumstance.
Interestingly this year, the program for my local club (CPA) has a lot more focus on taking and working with photographs. I’d been hopeful this would invigorate me and teach me some new tricks and even after week 2 I can see I’m going to be pretty happy this year.
Last night we set up a series of still life objects using different light types. The idea being to show that you could do a lot with simple lighting and you don’t need expensive equipment. This picture was taken using a 40watt desk lamp and a gold reflector.
This final image was converted to monochrome, but the original was good and a little compensation for the colour balance of the bulb made for a great result too.
What was especially interesting for me was the introduction to the subject delivered by one of the club members. Brian has won a lot of awards including achieving some great accreditation with the Royal Photographic Society for his still life work and some of the tips and suggestions he gave made for an excellent learning experience.