"The Science Behind the Art" Dru Dodd
Thursday night turned out very rewarding for me and I`m sure many other members. Our guest speaker was Dru Dodd from Northumberland and a member of Alnwick and District Camera Club. Dru specialises in landscape and wedding photography and took up photography whilst at university, subsequently turning it into his business.
"The Science Behind the Art" turned out to be a very informative presentation on how Dru uses his camera and the settings he uses to get that "shot". Each image shown was accompanied by the technique he used, whether it was the use of graduated filters of varying "stops" to capture the perfect sky or the Nodal Ninja tripod head for creating perfect panoramas. Dru was very free with his advice showing images not just of his work but also his set up. Even down to his wardrobe for keeping warm out in the hills. One of my favourite images of the night was a slow shutter shot of St Marys Island, ( 10mm - f18 -3.2seconds - iso100 and three filters ND.9, soft grad.9 and hard grad .9 ) so was the depth of his information. Dru took and answered many questions as we went along and held a short Q&A at the end.
As the presentation came to a close Lauren asked members to thank Dru for his time and as usual a rousing applause was forthcoming.
A good night, hope you all enjoyed it.