July 2020

Thank goodness for Zoom and the internet
Still under lock down and no camera club meetings, it has been another month of staring at screens for hours on end... I have joined many Zoom meetings courtesy of the Royal Photographic Society, Cannock Photographic Society and Corby Camera Club. Digital exhibitions have continued, and I had two acceptances in the Robin Hood Exhibition and four in the Midland Salon. I have continued to learn more about Affinity Photo, and had a go at doing a focus stack of a hydrangea flower head from our garden. I have also bought the latest version of Pictures To Exe, and have used it to make an audio-visual sequence of my 35mm black and white film scans from the 1970s and 1980s. I've been doing a lot of film scanning recently, and the old photos have generated a lot of interest on Facebook. Most of my photography in July involved my smartphone or my Olympus TG4. The only real outing for the full frame camera was a classic car meeting in Market Harborough. The image shown here is my entry in the Leicester Forest Photographic Society's weekly Facebook challenge, the theme this time being "Golden". The model is Tillie Feather at Natural Light Studio. She was actually painted silver...