Our guest speaker this evening (31st Jan) was Ian Allon of Gosforth CC. The subject Ian was bringing to us as his presentation was Slow Shutter Speed, otherwise known as ‘Long Exposure photography’.
Ian started by showing a short AV of time lapse photography which Ian informed us took a lot of time & effort to produce only 3 or 4 minutes of footage.
Ian then gave us a short description of what is usually meant by long exposure, usually exposure times longer than one second (requiring the camera to be held completely stable by use of tripod or other support), followed by an explanation of why & when long exposure could & should be used and circumstances when it couldn’t. For the benefit of those who had never tried this type of photography before Ian explained how it was ideal for slowing movement in water creating a milky like quality or showing movement in clouds or highlighting light trails from vehicles whilst removing the distractions of the vehicles themselves.
Ian has travelled often in connection with his work and this has enabled him to capture long exposure images from not only the UK but from other worldwide locations, many of which we had the pleasure of viewing this evening.
To finish his presentation Ian returned to an AV filmed with the aid of his latest passion and direction, drone photography showing aerial images from locations in the USA.
At the end of the evening Ian answered questions from the members before receiving the thanks and a round of applause from those gathered.
Bob Finlay (President)