Armadale Childrens Gala 2013

The camera club is proud to once again be taking the images for Armadale Children’s Gala 2013. We have our first photo shoot on Sunday 14th April at the Craig Inn  Center.

Once the images have been processes they shall be posted onto the Clubs sales gallery here :

http://www.armadalecameraclub.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=10894

One of our images of the queen from last year:

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Hope you all enjoy this years Children’s Gala Day.

Passionate About Photography?

Are you Enthusiastic and Passionate about Photography?

Did you get a new DSLR for Christmas?

Looking to meet likeminded friendly people who share your passion?

All levels of photographic knowledge welcome

Why not drop in on one of our club nights held every Wednesday from 7:30 PM

Come share some of your experience or pick up some tips from our members

Held in the Craig Inn Community Education Centre
Main Street
Blackridge
West Lothian
EH48 3SP

Or contact us for more details through the website Here

Look Forward to seeing you there.

Internal Competition 2 – 2013

Tonight was the second of our internal competitions of the new season. Another digital projected image evening saw a great selection of images being entered. Again another very close battle with nothing really dividing the top images.

Congratulations to Geordie Henney for taking the best image of the night with his Perched Tawny Owl.

Well done to our 3 judges who had a very difficult job and a well done to the members who submitted images.

The club leader board for the season is as follows:

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A pdf version of the leader board can be found here:

  Internal Competition Scores 2012-2013 (29.5 KiB, 470 hits)

Simon Pole Lecture – Seduced By Light

Club members were treated on Wednesday night to a really great lecture ‘Seduced by Light’ by Simon Pole. Simon Talked us through some of his images and gave good insight into his creative thinking and processes for producing some of the effects he has achieved.

An inspiring lecture that will see some members venture into the dark armed with a camera and a torch to try something different and see what results they can achieve.

Simon’s Website can be found here

Kite Aerial Photography Demo Workshop

The members of Armadale Camera Club were fortunate to have the opportunity to be given a demo of Kite Aerial Photography by John and Rosie Wells of KAP Armadale.

Initially John gave us an overview of some of the camera rigs and equipment he uses and explained his reason for the particular equipment.

Then it was time to get a view of some of the various kites that are used for Kite Aerial Photography. The kite we were using was a Power Sled M 1.7.

Once the kite was set up, it was time to launch it. It was a little bit blistery so we were not sure if we would be able to get any stability.

Time to attach the camera rig to the kite line – the picavet is the device that keeps the camera level irrespective of the angle of the kite.

John then talks us through setting the camera to interval and gives us some guidance on exposure and focus.

Up, Up and away we go……..

Due to the strong blistery winds, the camera rig was bouncing about way too much, the photographs were very much a hit or a miss – most were a miss unfortunately (Never mind there is always next weekend – here’s hoping for a nice gentle breeze).

It was time to pull in the kite – John and Rosie talking us through what they do.

And finally a very special surprise for the members of Armadale Camera Club – John and Rosie donated the kite, the camera rig and the line and stake to the members of the club to allow us to continue with our kite photography exploits. Watch this space for more photos of our escapades.

A very big thanks to John and Rosie Wells for taking the time to come and give us a demo of KAP and also a massive thank for the donation of the kite and equipment so that Armadale Camera Club can continue with KAP. Thank you both.

More information about KAP can be found on John and Rosies site:

http://www.armadale.org.uk/kite.htm