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Macro photography, Hoodies, Trips and Christmas meal!

Good evening Photokitties!
This week’s meeting is macro photography. We will be bringing along some different fruits to cut up, which should produce some great macro shots. If you have a macro lens, of course bring it along! But as not a lot of people have these, you can do this crazy thing where you take the lens off your DSLR camera! Check out this article on the method: http://content.photojojo.com/…/make-macro-photos-with-your…/
Don’t forget to bring your camera, of course. And feel free to being along any cool and tiny objects.

Coming Soon:

Hoodies!
Photosoc Hoodies are soon going “on sale”. They will be black, zip-up and embroidered with “Sheffield University PhotoSoc” on the back. The front left hand side on the chest will have the photosoc logo and your name! YAY! They will be around £23 and our Social Secretary, Henry will be posting about them very soon on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheffieldphotosoc)

Christmas Market Trip
We are going to Lincoln for a trip to the Christmas market on the 6th of December! More details about this will come later to the time and there will be a Facebook event.
Please note: If you are interested in going, please click “Interested” in this Facebook event. If you are coming to Lincoln AND attending the meal (restaurant TBC) we will be having at the end of the day, please click “attending” and we will book a table at the restaurant which is the appropriate size.

Christmas Meal
We will be having our traditional Christmas meal on the 10th of December, more details will be released very soon, Keep your eye on the Facebook group!
Hope to see you Thursday

Third meeting: Photography Basics and High-Speed Photography

This Thursday is photosoc’s last free meeting! (7:15pm, Art Tower LT06) But its a great one for all of you who need a little help with some basic photography terms.
In our future photosoc meetings we will often use words like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, dynamic range. What do all of these mean? Well we’re going to try to explain all about light and what it does in your photos. This meeting is part one of photography basics, the second part will be in week 4 and will focus (lol) on camera jargon, things like focal length numbers and what they mean, words like lens distortion, sensor size differences and how they affect your camera.

We will be giving a short presentation, explaining the key points, and then we will be having a go at some High-Speed Photography! We will be dropping things into cups of coloured water and trying to capture the resulting splashes, which usually looks quite cool!

Do you think you might already know this stuff? Is this all old news for you? Well that’s perfect! These sessions always generate a lot of questions, and there will be many people who need help! If you feel like you’ve got a good hold on this stuff, it would be great if you could come along too and help out :)

Things to bring along, if you can:
a pint/large glass
something small to drop into the water
a camera with the ability to do manual exposure or shutter priority/aperture priority. If you don’t have this, don’t worry I’m sure you’ll get a chance to use a photofriend’s!

Some extra things to note:

Memberships will be availible to purchase for just £8 for the year
Darkroom and film queries can be asked of the Darkroom Officer Frankie, who will be present
If you would like to be motified of any upcoming job oppertunities, subscribe to our seperate jobs mailing list, run by Jobs Officer Dan. Link: http://photosoc.union.shef.ac.uk/jobs-mailing-list
Hope to see you at the meeting,
Photolove :)

URGENT: NEW MAILING LIST

Dear Photocats

Just another reminder that we have a new email mailing list, and unfortunately we can’t transfer between the two.

If you want to continue receiving emails from us, please subscribe at the links below.

General mailing list (meetings, trips, socials etc, run by me):
photosoc.union.shef.ac.uk/about/mailing-list-3

Jobs mailing list (notifications of upcoming jobs, run by Dan):
photosoc.union.shef.ac.uk/jobs-mailing-list

Thanks,

Duncan

New mailing list!!!

We have a new email mailing list!

Subscribe here: photosoc.union.shef.ac.uk/mailing-list-3

We´ll be sending an email out at the beginning of every week, containing info on our upcoming meetings, trips and socials.

Keyring Competition Winners!

Dear Photocats,

It’s been a week since our competition closed, the committee have cast their votes and the results are in!

Our 2015/16 membership keyrings will feature these lovely photos from Tom Williamson and Si Gao!

 

Tom Williamson

 

Si Gao

 

 

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all your entries. Don’t forget to enter our first noticeboard competition as well – as I mentioned during the AGM, I want to start a regular competition to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline is 1st October so you still have time, however you can enter as many times as you like so fire away! Let’s see what you guys have been up to over the summer break.

 

See you all soon!
Katherine x

(PS. Don’t forget to come say hi at the Activities Fair – 24th Sept!)

Keyring Competition

Hey Photocats!

This is just a quick reminder that you have until the end of this Sunday to enter your photos into our keyring competition! We’re looking for your photos of Sheffield and the university to display for a whole year on our 2015/16 membership keyrings! If you don’t have any photos of Sheffield or the university, please send in your favourite photos from our meetings, too.

Please send your entries to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keyring Competition’.

• You can submit up to 4 photos
• The deadline is Sunday 30th of August

Also, don’t forget about our noticeboard competition! We’re looking to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images for this as well, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline for this will be 1st October.

We’re looking forward to receiving your entries!

Competition Time!

Hi Photosoc!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer break! Some of you may remember that last year we held a competition to choose the photos to be used on our membership keyrings. As we’re going to need to update our keyrings for the new year and we had so many lovely entries last time, we’d like to ask you to help us out once again!

If you have some photos of the university or Sheffield that you think would look great on our keyrings please send them to us at shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keyring Competition’.

• You can submit up to 4 photos
• The deadline is Sunday 30th of August

If you don’t have any photos of the university or Sheffield, don’t fear! We’d still love to see what you’ve gotten up to over the break so continue posting your photos to the group! As I mentioned during the AGM, I want to start a regular competition to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images for this as well, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline for this will be 1st October so you have plenty of time for this one.

Much love and happy snapping!

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