Well the members of the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club (MCCC) had a fantastic treat this week.
It was a meeting of two halves, first on was our very own Jim Cain (picture inset), supported by his wife – Jean, who gave a wonderful presentation into the majestic and might world of Macro photography with the added bonus of a good input into Focus Stacking. Regular readers of our section may recall Jim as the winner of last year’s Annual Projected Digital Image Competition with ‘Mating Hover Flies’. This was an excellent example of Jim’s work and a well-deserved competition win.
Members were given a good insight into:
• Why we shoot in Macro?
• What are the advantages of Focus Stacking?
• What equipment you need to shoot this type of photography.
• How you set up your equipment
Jim touched on the technical side of his art, providing in-depth detail of the best aperture to use and the resulting depth of field. Jim wetted the appetites of the 25 members present and was there to answer regular questions posed to him throughout the presentation, the answers of which were backed up with photographic examples from his own portfolio.
After tea it was own resident Chairman – Ian Whiston’s turn. He provided some detailed and necessary information in respect of how members need to resize their images prior to submission into a photographic competition. He gave a clear and concise account of the problems he has preparing for a club competition, when members submit images with size and colour errors.
All in all, this was a fantastic evening of learning in readiness for the new competition season.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit its website www.midcheshirecameraclub.org or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8 p.m.at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.
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