5th May: Virtual Club Meeting – led by Julia Wainwright – A new competition challenge revealed!

Many thanks to Julia for hosting last night’s interactive virtual meeting.  Julia has produced our May programme which culminates in another online competition at the end of the month.

Before revealing the competition challenge,  we had feedback on last week’s online competition,  including lessons learned/tips/pitfalls of Flat Lay photography as well as the online judging experience.  Extremely positive on all counts so everyone is looking forward to preparing this month’s competition challenge of producing one or two Triptychs.

Braving the complexities of real-time photo-editing, (brave indeed!) Avril Candler demonstrated how she created a ‘kaleidoscope’ image combining  photos of a dahlia head and  ‘bemused’ butterfly………Some of the techniques shown may well help with the Triptych challenge.  She complemented the demo with a PowerPoint presentation and a short question and answer session at the end.  Avril said “it is a very strange experience – talking into a (muted) sea of hidden faces…………..”

We are on a very steep learning curve – embracing new technology and the vagaries of internet bandwidths!  But at least we are ‘here’ and we are trying!

Thanks again to Julia and to Avril for an enjoyable and informative meeting.