Macro / Close-up night – a chance for members to get their cameras out of the bag and use them, even try a genre that they may not like or have never tried before.
Members demonstrated the art of setting up a tabletop for photography (for those days when the weather may be a little miserable) and we had a variety of props including various macro lenses and attachments including focus stacking rings, minature toys, flowers etc etc.
Tom Lewington demonstrated a light box, gels and a grip for small flowers, including an excellent handmade stand to hold the lightbox.
Lisa Potter showed a flower press that you put in a microwave! this reduces the amount of time taken to dry the flowers from about 6 weeks to 10 seconds. Great for creating texture layers to use on fine art style images.
Dave Greenwood set up a product photography area with black perspex and Joby lighting.
John Buckley is on a quest to buy “back” all of “his” cameras that he has owned and sold over the years. He found on eBay his first ever camera the Olympus OM10 launched in 1979. Here is Dave G’s re-imagination of how the advert may have looked at the time.