Learners look seriously at photo image quality at skills session
SHARP shooter participants in the ‘Mansfield Calendar’ operation turned up again at the Delatite Hotel over the last two weeks to refine their photographic skills.
The first session on photographic image quality – presented by local photographers Bob Bateup and Billie Leatham – may have led some to look at their cameras seriously for the first time.
Supported by photographs, Mr Bateup went over key issues such as getting the best image by avoiding jpegs and using RAW images where possible, use of aperture, shutter speed and sensor sensitivity.
There will be four sessions on image quality, each with about 15 members.
These ‘how the camera works’ sessions will be followed by another on ‘how to take the best photograph’ – which may in fact turn out to be a joint effort, with all participants present.
According to Mr Bateup, this session should cover issues common to everyone – composition, light, color and feeling for the subject.
He reiterated the idea of each shutter bug presenting his best image to him by early April for printing, mounting and presentation at the Delatite Hotel on May 4.
If you thought nothing was being done in Mansfield lately, just look around – you may be on candid camera.