A Great Lights Night and A4 Competition

A very busy evening again with nearly sixty members filling the meeting room for one of our regular ‘Lights Nights’.  John Gardner, member and successful professional photographer, provided an introductory talk on setting up lighting. Although using studio flashes he explained how just two normal off-camera flashes/speedlights could be used in just the same way – in fact he uses that set up in confined spaces – so members could create the same effects at home or in a studio. Jasmine was the model John had brought along and was an instant hit with members despite it being only her second modelling shoot. The numbering system for queuing those wanting to take photographs of Jasmine worked very well again and all those that wanted to take part (the majority of members) got at least one session and some had two sessions. Jasmine had brought a friend Ellie and she joined her for the latter part of the shoot and very good. Some of the shots taken by members are in the gallery below together with a couple showing the meeting.

At the same time the popular unmounted A4 competition took place. This is an easy-to-enter competition for members who have not been placed (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in any competition. A4 prints are brought along on the night and whilst others are taking photographs of the model everyone can look at all the prints and vote for their top 3, winners being announced at the end of the evening. This time there was a tie for 2nd spot with Del Delap and David Broadhurst sharing the honours (apologies to David as the first version of this post changed his name to Nigel Hazell – oops – sorry for that). The winner, though only by 2 votes, was Nigel Hazel for his back and white shot of Southwold.

An enjoyable and full evening with plenty of activity and time for chat. Can’t wait for the next Lights Night!

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