The Phorum

 

 
 

 

The PHORUM

 
27th September 2018
 
Nursling Village Hall
SO16 0XH
 
 
Hi Everyone
 
Another buoyant lively Phorum.
 
Our theme for this month was BLUE and 
there were many responses from abstract and philosophic ideas
to still life, landscapes, wild-life and portraits.
 
To view a gallery of some of the superb images presented at the meeting
click here: www.perfectdaypictures.com/Images/phorumsept18-2/index.html
 
We couldn’t resist the hare (Steve Lovick) and the red squirrel (Mike Richards)!
 
Mike gave us a demonstration using Focus Stacking. On his recent trip to Bulgaria he 
took amazing shots of insects (see last month’s gallery) and managed to get them 
almost entirely in focus. His Olympus camera can take a rapid series of images at 
slightly different focus points through the subject and then combine them into a single
image which has all the sharp points stacked together making for an amazing depth of field.
 
You can do this manually with any camera and there are simple applications to
render your stack of images. 
The one he showed us was Helicon 
(https://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconsoft-products/helicon-focus/).
You’ll just need the Helicon Focus Lite version which is $30 for a year or $115 
to buy outright.
You can of course use Photoshop but it does take a lot more patience and preplanning.
 
Phil Burner is finalising our trip to Bursledon BrickworksSO31 7GW
(http://bursledonbrickworks.org.ukon Sunday 7th October at 11.00am.
It’s a free day out with a touch of helping some visitors take better pictures with their 
compacts, Brownies and phones. If you’d like to come along please send your name to
Phil so that he can get your free entrance pass - phil.burner@gmail.com.
 
Our theme for October is:

MOTION

 
Our next meeting is on October 25th 2018 at 7.30pm in the
Nursling Village Hall, SO16 0XH
 
 

About The Phorum photography group

The Phorum was formed in response to requests for a meeting place which would

allow photographers to be acknowledged for their work, to have it peer appraised

with lively discussion and to learn from others in the group.


Unlike many Camera Clubs there are no competitions and each month there is a set

theme chosen by the group, the results of which are reviewed at each meeting.

We have regular talks and workshops covering technique, the history and range of

genres of photography and well known practitioners.


One of the aims of the group is for our work to be seen.

We have regular exhibitions - this year's took place in the

Southampton City Art Gallery - January to March 2017 and

we have our next planned for sometime during 2019.

We are also keen on the publication of self published photography books

and utilising Flickr and our own websites to display our work.

Our meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month.

The group is made up of very enthusiastic and prolific amateur photographers.

Absolute beginners can find their way with help and advice from those of us more knowledgeable 

and those with experience and skill can expand, find new creativity and direction away

from the sometimes limited range of ideas and genres available in traditional clubs.

 

For more information: If you would like to join the group or if you would like to be

added to our mailing list for a newsletter about our activities please send an email to:

info@photomills.co.uk