In addition to the excellent Tales by Light series, Netflix has just released Our Planet which presenter David Attenborough describes as a serious wake-up call to the immediate perils the world is facing. The techniques and technology employed by the immensely skilful and patient film makers has improved with each one of these epic natural history series going right back to the ground breaking Life On Earth in 1979, and episode one of Our Planet has some breathtaking moments some of which we'll preview. If demand is strong, you can see the whole thing - vote when you've watched a few minutes. All this plus the usual mix of interesting news, tutorials and a review of members' pictures. Don't miss this one!
Our regular fortnightly meeting at River Market is a chance to meet friends, talk photography, drool (not literally, please) over someone's new toy and share a few of your images with the Group to get some hopefully useful feedback.
An essential part of every meeting is sharing your pictures with the Group and and learning how to give and accept constructive critique from fellow members. You are encouraged to bring up to 3 images which will sometimes be in response to a current assignment or Field Trip but most often be "Open". Pictures should be in JPG format (2500 pixels on the long side is perfect) and in a single folder labelled CMPG. Please don't include other material in the folder so as to make loading them on the computer painless for Chris.
River Market is a CMPG sponsor and kindly allows us to meet at their beautiful restaurant. There is plenty of car parking and it's very close to the Night Market so transport is not too difficult to find either. We do ask that members bear in mind that the venue makes no charge for the space so ordering a drink or a meal is a polite (and expected) way of supporting them. Meeting at most other places would require a doubling of the contribution we ask you for at each meeting...
|Christian, Meeting Host|