Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Club Photoshoot - Enniskillen Fireworks - 31st October 2017

It was decided at this month's club meeting to once again hold a club photoshoot in Enniskillen on the evening of the annual Halloween fireworks display, which will be held on Tuesday 31st of October.

The fireworks will start at 8:00pm, so members will be meeting at 7:30pm. The meeting place is the car park on the Sligo Road where we met last year. The entrance to the car park is opposite Flame Fireplaces. For those of you unfamiliar with Enniskillen, but have a SatNav - the Postcode is BT74 7JX - and the co-ordinates are N54.344918 W7.649596 (or N54°20'41.7" W7°38'58.5"). 


Members will initially meet inside the entrance to the car park, on the Sligo side (on the left of the entrance looking back towards the road).

Bring a tripod if you have one.
Some ideas for photographing fireworks can be found at the following link:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrGkc-c7wU
Alternatively just Google photographing fireworks for other suggestions.

A reminder will be sent out closer to the date.


Monday, 9 October 2017

October Meeting and Motivational Theme

The next monthly club meeting will be held on Thursday 12th October from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field).

New members are always welcome!

 The motivational theme for this month is Leading Lines (or Lead-in Lines). We discussed this at the September meeting and, for those of you that were unable to attend, this link explains what is meant by Leading Lines and gives some examples.

Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the the July club meeting. Please email your photographs to usual club email address.. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 10th October.

The slideshow of last month's motivational theme Nature has now been uploaded to the club's YouTube page, and can be viewed here.

Here are a few examples of leading lines in photography:-








Thursday, 27 April 2017

Motivational Theme for May Meeting

The motivational theme for this month is The Colour Blue..

Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the the May club meeting. Please email your photographs to the usual club email address. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 9th May.



The slideshow of last month's motivational theme One Minute from Home has now been uploaded to the club's YouTube page, and can be viewed here.

Finally a reminder that the next club meeting will be Thursday 11th May from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field). At this meeting we shall have a practical session looking at Aperture Control, and members are asked to bring their cameras with them on the night.

New members are always welcome.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Photoshoot - Benbulben Forest Walk - Sunday 23rd April 2017

The club's April photoshoot will take place on Sunday evening, 23rd April. The location will be the start of the Benbulben Forest Walk, which is signposted to the right off the main N15 road from Sligo to Letterkenny, a few miles north of Drumcliffe.

This location gives superb views of the north-western face of Benbulben, and the best time to take photographs should be shortly before sunset when hopefully the sun will cast light and shadow over the mountain. Sunset should be at 8:52pm - so members will be meeting at the Benbulben Forest Walk car park around 8:00pm.



In-car SatNav coordinates for the car park are:


N54°21'41.7" W08°30'07.3"
or
N54.361589, W08.502034

You can also view the car park on Google Maps by clicking here.


Note that Google Maps calls it Gortarowey Forest Recreation Area - whereas the current signpost from the N15 calls it Benbulben Forest Walk. 
New members are always welcome!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Motivational Theme - "One Minute From Home"

This month's motivational theme is One Minute From Home.

This means photographs taken within a minute's walk from where you live.

Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the the April club meeting. Please email your photographs to the club's normal gmail address. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 11th April.


The slideshow of last month's motivational theme Texture has now been uploaded to the club's YouTube page, and can be viewed here.

Finally a reminder that the next club meeting will be Thursday 13th April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field). New members are always welcome.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March Photoshoot - Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Manorhamilton

This month's club photoshoot will be held on the evening of Friday 17th March (next Friday) in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, when the Saint Patrick's Day parade will be taking place.

Members are encouraged to meet at the car park at Manorhamilton Castle at 5:00pm and then walk up to the new traffic lights to await the parade, which is due to start at 5:30pm from Manorhamilton Fire Station (opposite the Applegreen Filling Station).




If you have a friend who would like to attend this photoshoot, by all means bring them along. New members are always welcome.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Club Meeting

The next meeting of Rainbow Camera Cub will be Thursday, 9th March 2017 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in our usual meeting place of The Kabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (next to the football field). New members are always welcome.

The motivational theme for this meeting is Texture. If you are unsure what this means, here are the links to two YouTube videos that explore this theme...
 
Members are encouraged to send in up to four photographs on this theme, taken at any times since the beginning of 2017, for inclusion in the slideshow to be shown after the break at the this month's meeting. Please email your photographs to the club's gmail address. If at all possible resize your images so that they are 1024 pixels on their longest edge, and try to make sure that they are received by midnight on Tuesday 7th March.