Friends in Focus
In the Friends In Focus group we get together to have fun and learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise our skills in a friendly, social and non-judgmental environment. We range from ‘snappers’ to serious photographers.
What type of pictures might we take? Landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, clouds, stars, plants, seeds, insects, spider webs, birds, and things that slither, hop or swim—and of course, people. There is no end to the possibilities.
Come and join us and then offer your photographs of RBG Cranbourne for inclusion on the Friend’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
At our December 2015 meeting, Alex Smart gave us a lesson on the process of digitally editing photographic images. His subject was ‘Wildflowers’, painted by Celia Rosser in 1963 from flowers collected with Brenda Murray at Marlo, East Gippsland. The original subject was a watercolour painting that had been framed behind glass. Over time, exposure to sunlight had caused deterioration of the image. Photographing the image through glass had the usual problems of reflections. Alex took us step by step through the process of removing the distortions and straightening the image, resulting in an image that approximated the painting as it would have looked when painted in 1963.
New faces are always welcome, whenever you can make it. If you would like to join the email list, please provide your email address via the photography link on the FRBGC Inc. website. You will receive news about activities via email and Quicklink.
Our starting times vary with daylight saving to give the best lighting conditions for taking photographs.
Keep the 2nd Saturday of the month free!
2.00pm during Eastern Standard Time
9.30am during Daylight Saving
For information about the group please contact:
T: (03) 9707 2624 or (04) 1110 2107