It was the first Pizza night of the year but we did manage to discuss some photography topics too. A select crowd made up of Alison, Bob, Susan and Ian S. managed to fill the evening out talking about portrait photography and while we originally intended to do some actual photography we instead looked at a selection of Ian’s images to offer both critique and learn the different qualities we might expect from portraits. It was agreed that we would like to put on a session for taking portraits and we will endeavour to set up an evening or weekend date to that end.
It was interesting to explore the use of lighting, whether natural light or additional light sources. We all agreed that natural light has a really lovely quality compared with electronic sources but that additional second and even third light sources can help balance a picture where the single light often gives the Rembrandt look. We even started projecting images onto a reflector which gave some very interesting results; perhaps a theme for a future evening?
The next informal evening is Monday 17th June. So make sure its in your diary and we will look forward to seeing you there.