Meeting Notes

Monday 14th November 2022 “Small Is Beautiful” by Robert Harvey

On Monday evening we continued our speaker programme with Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM  who shared with us his knowledge, expertise and experience with Macro Photography.

Robert did indeed open up a whole new and fascinating world of wildlife.  His talk demonstrated a raft of techniques for making striking images of butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, orchids and fungi including composition, depth of field and controlling light, as well as how to find and identify the subject.

He freely shared with us a number of skills and techniques which he has learnt from many years of practice and patience.  His knowledge is amazing which I guess stems in part, from his background as an environmental scientist.  He has certainly used this in his own photography which clearly shows in the images he showed us.

We are fortunate as a club to have a number of very accomplished exponents of Macro Photography and we have seen some of their amazing images. I hope all members enjoyed the talk and everyone learnt something new or feel motivated to try macro photography.

We do have our own SIG Macro Group where we can put into practice what we learnt from Robert, contact the SIG organiser ">here.

An excellent evening from Robert.

David Watkins
Club Chairman