Note this programme may change.
All meetings are at 7.30pm at the York Photo Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York YO24 4EY unless otherwise stated. No need to book, just come along.
£3 per person on the door.
21/02/18 Tabletop photography and showing how backgrounds can be swapped afterwards in post-processing using Paint.net (www.getpaint.net).
24/02/18 Street Photography in York City Centre.
28/02/18 Fancy setting up your own blog and website?
We'll start by taking some photos in the studio and in the second half we'll show how to create a blog entry from them using Wordpress and Adobe Portfolio (free with Lightroom). We'll cover some pros and cons of each one and any others that people are familiar with.
07/03/18 We'll be trying to recreate, in small groups, one of Edward Weston's famous pepper photos from 1930 using flashes or other lights rather than the window light that he used.
14/03/18 A photowalk and night shoot in York City Centre.
18/03/18 A day out at The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
21/03/18 Practical tips for getting started with video - microphones, external sound recorder, clapperboard - and rudimentary editing using Serif Movie Plus X6. Includes the use of stills mixed with film, crossfades, adding music/subtitles and mastering to DVD or memory media.
28/03/18 An evening practising basic portrait lighting setups using studio flash and manual mode. We'll cover flash triggers, butterfly, loop and Rembrandt lighting.
04/04/18 Local artist and storyteller Tee Bylo will be bringing a couple of her 12th scale "fantastical" buildings for us to photograph.
11/04/18 A back-to-basics session covering exposure and the meanings of aperture, shutterspeed and ISO and how they can be used together to create your artistic vision.
We'll cover how changing the aperture affects what's in and out of focus, how shutter speed can be used to show or freeze motion and the effect that ISO has on image quality.
18/04/18 An outdoor shoot at Sutton Bank on the A170 near Thirsk. It's about 40 minutes North of York on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
25/04/18 A chance for everyone to bring along all the wonderful photos they've been taking and to participate in a question and answer session on any aspects of photography and post-processing software.
02/05/18 A go at product photography in the studio - good lighting, white seamless backgrounds etc.
05/05/18 To celebrate the official opening of the Spark:York community project, York Photography Network are pleased to have been invited to run a photo safari on the opening weekend. In collaboration with York Photography Meetup, Steve from York Photography Network will be leading a group on Saturday morning and Min from York Photography Meetup will be leading a group on Sunday afternoon.
06/05/18 To celebrate the official opening of the Spark:York community project, York Photography Network are pleased to have been invited to run a photo safari on the opening weekend. In collaboration with York Photography Meetup, Steve from York Photography Network will be leading a group on Saturday morning and Min from York Photography Meetup will be leading a group on Sunday afternoon.
09/05/18 A demonstration of how to create a photobook.
16/05/18 An evening of studio photography.
23/05/18 A workshop on getting more from speedlights by using them off camera. This was to have been the Pixapro workshop, but had to be changed at the last minute.
30/05/18 A photowalk and night shoot in York city centre. Meet at the Cross Keys on Goodramgate from 7pm and we'll head out at 7.30pm
02/06/18 Another chance for a photo safari at Spark:York, the new community project hosting start up and social enterprises on the former Reynard's Garage Site on Piccadilly.
06/06/18 A practical session in the studio. We'll set up a table for some tabletop/still life and probably use the other room for some studio shots using either speedlights (battery flashes) or the studio gear.
13/06/18 They say never to work with children and animals, but we're going to do it anyway! Jackie will be bringing her dog along for some photos, should be interesting!
20/06/18 Composition. A presentation by professional photographer Mike Lester. Come and get some tips about arguably the most important aspect of photography. Smartphone and point-and-shoot users welcome!
27/06/18 An outdoor shoot at the Millennium Bridge with a model. Just meet at the bridge at 7.30.
04/07/18 A chance for everyone to bring along all the wonderful photos they've been taking and to participate in a question and answer session on any aspects of photography and post-processing software.
11/07/18 Open session at the studio
18/07/18 A visit to Mike Lester's Studio in Garforth. This is an open evening, please see the Facebook Group for the discussion on details.
25/07/18 A chance to socialise and review how it's all going. Food and drink available.
01/08/18 Open session at the studio. No fixed theme, we'll just go with the flow.
08/08/18 A rerun of the fundamentals of photography session covering exposure and the meanings of aperture, shutterspeed and ISO and how they can be used together to create your artistic vision.
15/08/18 Open session at the studio. No fixed theme, we'll just go with the flow.
22/08/18 Outdoor event, York Uni probably. Follow the Facebook group for details.
29/08/18 Outdoor event, York centre probably. Follow the Facebook group for details.
05/09/18 Talk/practical on Grid Photography at the studio.
12/09/18 Open Studio session. Ever popular, no particular theme, we'll just go with the flow.
19/09/18 Introduction to Lightroom.
26/09/18 Outdoor shoot, details TBC
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