We were pleased to welcome David Smith from Woking Camera Club to tell all about his experiences of and expertise in "Safari Photography". We also welcomed a fair number of visitors from Steyning Camera Club - proving just how popular nature photography is now.
David started by mentioning his camera kit - just one camera, a mirrorless Sony full frame job, and one lens, 150-400mm telephoto zoom. He had swopped from a Canon DSLR and lenses when the weight of his camera bag exceeded the luggage allowance on internal flights around the safari camps!
"Inspire" - just as a model railway and going to primary school alongside the Great Western mainline led me to a career as a Civil Engineer so a model railway and Kodak Instamatic camera led Neil Cave to a career in photography with a strong railway content. Neil now owns Timeline Events (TLE) the company which arranges over a 100 photshoots a year mostly with an engineering and heritage slant.
Keith Gibson returned to pass comment on our images, without marks, which was a breath of fresh air as I am sick to death of judges saying what a lovely image he has just appraised and then gives it 16 marks! Soul destroying! Keith has been to see us before to judge one of our competitions.
The weather forecast was a bit uncertain, but in the event it turned out to be perfect for our summer tea party This year it was held at Chairman Janet and her lovely husband Dave’s beautiful garden. On one occasion when visiting, maybe a few years back, I looked out of the back of their house and their garden, which is average in width, but very long, looked a touch wild (very good for wildlife!).