Challenge – Light Painting

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Light Painting

Following on from last night’s fun activity (don’t forget to post your images on our Facebook page or Activity Night Cluster group) let’s try some more light painting. Perhaps you would like to try the spinning steel wool technique (be sure to follow the safety tips) Fire Spinning with Steel Wool – A Special Effects Tutorial There are many other items you can use to create light: How to do Light Painting Photography Art with Endless Possibilities There are other “Light Tricks” you can do indoors that look fun to try – Look at the Physiograms in this...

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Challenge – Signs

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Signs

Signs are functional, but can also be decorative. So, dig in your archives or go outside and take a photo of a sign. It could be a famous road sign, funny sign, an old and faded sign, a shining a neon sign, or a sign that tells a story once viewed in relation to other subject matter in the photo. You can use image manipulation to highlight the sign in you image: Monochrome, colour isolation, contrast enhancement, grain effect, etc. Here are some examples previously uploaded to our cluster gallery: Photo by Bob Photo by Allan D Photo by Les Thanks to Alan Battye for this suggestion. You have...

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Challenge – Environmental Impact

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Environmental Impact

Do you have a photo that shows the effect we humans are having on the environment? Perhaps it is dumped rubbish, suffering wildlife or polluted air. Or perhaps you have photos of a positive impact such as revegetation project. Here are some examples previously uploaded to our cluster gallery and a few extras of mine (because it’s not our usual subject matter!): Creative use of rubbish – by Alan Battye A sea lion being slowly strangled fishing line – by Esther Pied cormorant with a fishhook in its neck – by Esther One attempt to clean up our mess – by Les Wiles...

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Challenge – Huts and Sheds

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Huts and Sheds

These small buildings can tell us so much, whether it be a derelict relic of times gone by or someone’s pride and joy full of useful tools. Here are some examples previously uploaded to our cluster gallery: by Les Wiles By Alan Battye by Dave Thomas Thanks to Matt and Andrew for this suggestion at last night’s dinner :). You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you to leave encouraging comments for other members....

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Challenge – View of/from a Window

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – View of/from a Window

Windows can be fascinating subjects on their own or they can be used to frame or reflect a view. You can even be creative and capture both the view through the window AND the reflection to create a double exposure effect. Here are some useful tips: Tips for Minimizing Reflections When Photographing Through Windows Using Reflections to Create a Double Exposure Illusion | Art of the Second Shot Series https://learn.zoner.com/taking-pictures-through-a-window/ Here are some lovely shots of and through windows from our cluster gallery: by Pier Vido by Glynn Murfitt by Alan Battye Thanks to Les...

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Challenge – Happiness

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Happiness

Big and small moments of Happiness are all around us all the time.Take a photo of a child playing, a couple on their wedding day, a happy event, or anything else you can think of! Les seems to have a knack for capturing happy smiles! Here are a few of his examples from our cluster gallery: You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you to leave encouraging comments for other members. I would love to receive your...

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