On Monday evening 8th October the meeting room at Brookhouse Club was given over to a practical session on desktop photography. Five tables were set up by members, complete with mini studios and lights, reflectors, different backgrounds and a choice of subjects (flowers, gourds, marbles, models, small statues etc.). As the evening got going the room was busy and a good turnout of members who had brought camera, tripods, flashguns and a lot of enthusiasm. People moved from one table to another and there was always someone on hand to guide and advise when needed.
The cameras ranged from mobile phones, through compacts and bridge cameras to SLRs of great sophistication. Everyone enjoyed the challenge of getting a different shot.This type of photography can easily be done at home and many realised the potential for doing all this with little cost and independent of the weather. Quite a few were enquiring where they could buy the mini studios (not expensive – mine only cost about £25 complete with lights!). There was also a lot of chat and comparing of shots which made for a busy and satisfying evening.
If anyone who took shots at the meeting would like to send me a copy or two (firstname.lastname@example.org) I will create a gallery for the website so everyone can see what can achieved.