Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Macro Photography

We had another great night at Lesbians Got Talent with Sue Lightfood teaching us the finer points of macro photography. This was a very hands on session where we were getting up close to our subjects and revealing the tiny details. 

DOF, DOF, DOF is not a boy scout motto, it is actually depth of field and a very important consideration when taking macro shots.  It is controlled by the Aperture setting on the camera.  A large hole in the lens (F5.6) lets in more light and a shallower depth of field.  A small hole in the lens (F22) only lets in a little bit of light.  

We were let into lots of secrets to allow us to enhance our macro shots. Who would have thought to take a pot splatter shield covered in aluminium foil, a cake board, clothes pegs and a torch into the bush when taking macro photos?  

The best times to take macro shots are early in the morning and evening when the light is softer.  Overcast days are excellent for taking macro shots.  

We also learnt that tripods are our friend and greatly help with achieving a sharp shot when capturing the miniature world.  I for one will have to start saying nice things to my tripod rather my usual conversations with it!

Thank you Sue for a great session. 


Friday, 5 August 2016

LGT - Small business - Plan your way to success

Thank you Julie Bargenquast for a fantastically informative session on small business planning. It was a very interactive session with lots of questions and answers. Julie used a real life scenario which made it easy for all of us to relate to the importance of whole process of planning and starting up a new business and then reviewing it at various checkpoints along the way. 
We are so lucky to have so many fabulously talented women in our community who are willing to share their knowledge with us. 
A great night was had by all.