Hanbury Hall award winners’ announcements and photography workshop with Rhys Jones

The DAN meeting on 7th November was held at Spectrum Days, Old Coach Road. Helen opened the meeting by congratulating the artists with the most votes by visitors to the Hanbury Hall Exhibition. 

Adult votes:

1st Trevor Hunter for “Red Deer Stag”

2nd  Graham Wilson for “Your Delivery Has Been Dispatched”

Joint 3rd Julia Rollit for “Breaking Calm” and  Lyn Davies for “Bright Harbour”

Children’s votes: 1st Tina Watkins for “Hare”,  2nd Tracey Whittam for “Toby”, and 3rd Trevor Hunter for “Red Deer Stag”.

Congratulations to all winners! 

Total sales at the exhibition were £400 higher than last year. It will take a few weeks for artists to receive their money as we need to reconcile our sales records and recover the value of debit and credit card sales from the National Trust.

Rhys Jones then gave a talk entitled “Shooting People, with your camera”. The first topic was Composition, and suggested that knowing the reason for taking a photo helps with the “framing”. Portraits do not need to be in portrait format; landscape and square are interesting alternatives. Rhys emphasised that the eyes are usually the most important part of a portrait and must be in focus.

The second topic was Light. Rhys talked about different sources of light and the positioning of people in light and shade, avoiding harsh sunlight. He also outlined ways to make the best use of flash, and when to avoid using it.

Photo took by Rhys Jones during his workshop using the studio lights

The third topic covered the different types of camera, and how taking control of camera settings can improve the quality and impact of your photos.

We then had the opportunity to take photos of each other using two portable studio lights.
For those interested in the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO, more useful information can be seen at  https://www.slrlounge.com/iso-aperture-shutter-speed-a-cheat-sheet-for-beginners/ 

 

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