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The Digital Photography Group

Leader:  John Howlett - digphoto@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774

The Digital Photography Group meets to help people understand their cameras, how to best use them, how to save and back-up their photos
and all those technical things we don't quite understand but also to get out and take better pictures!

Future programme

Thu 2nd Aug10:00 amBeacon Hill Lower Carpark

5th July

Five photographers gathered to review the photos we took at Bradgate Park and at the Lime Kilns in Ticknall.
There was a lot of discussion about the different effects gained from altering settings manually, and from the different settings the automatic systems chose for the same scenes but with slightly different background lighting.
We looked a photo of the picture on the presentation board at the Kilns, discussing its authenticity. We came to the conclusion that it may well have been a real photo taken in the early 20th century, but amended to show men working, kilns alight and extra tracks for the wagons, as the kilns were largely out of action by then.
We also looked at a new acquisition of a compact digital camera, discussing the advances made in capabilities, and the amazing reductions in price for these capabilities..
We next meet at Beacon Hill Lower car park at 10.00 on 2nd August

Photo taken at Moira Furnace May 2016 and edited by Derek