This week at club - Food photography practical

Hi everyone. This week at club is a practical evening. We'll be looking at taking some photographs of food. 

I'll be bringing some props along (plates, cutlery, boards etc) and some food as well. 

If you have anything you could bring along, that would be great, perhaps you'd like to bake a tasty looking cake, or a pasta dish in a nice bowl? 

There are thousands of ideas for food photography on Pinterest. I've created this board with some ideas that people are contributing to at the moment

Equipment wise, you would be best bringing a lens that is relatively fast (2.8 or faster ideally) to get a nice blurred background

If you have off camera flash, you might find it useful, together with a softbox for nice soft light.


See you all on Thursday!

Thursday 05-October-2017 - Studio Lighting technique evening

This Thursday, we will be running a studio lighting technique evening. A demonstration of how to properly light and photograph a model using studio lighting

In the first half of the evening we will demonstrate the use of studio lights to create Loop, Rembrandt and Split lighting.

The second half will expand upon these techniques to introduce kicker lights, background lighting and gels to really complete a professional looking portrait.

Experts in studio lighting will be on hand to answer questions. Where possible we will invite those interested to take a small number of shots themselves using the lighting setups

If you would like to "swot up" on the basic techniques, please take a look at

See you there!

Thursday 20th July - Wolverton Viaduct

This week we're all meeting up at Wolverton Viaduct to explore the area at about 7pm. Minimal walking is required, unless you fancy a nice walk west along the river.

Click here for directions to the parking spot

There's plenty of opportunities for landscape images here with the imposing structure of the viaduct and the river Great Ouse. Below is a map of the area with areas of interest marked out

1 - Please park here. Parking is free
2 - A large wooden curving ramp that takes you up to the road. Might be interesting!
3 - A tunnel under the road. Perhaps convince someone to stand at the end of it for interest?
4 - Quite a nice view of the river with reeds and trees
5 - A nice view of the Ouse with the viaduct in the background. Try and catch a train going by
6 - Under the viaduct. There's some graffiti here, not great, but you might be able to do something creative here.
7 - A nice little wooden bridge spans the Ouse here as the path heads north west. A nice place to take another image of the viaduct
8 - A working quarry features large mounds of small stones. Could be made into a peculiar landscape image? 

The sun sets in a north westerly direction at 21:10. If the skies are clear (looks like they might be!) we should be getting some excellent light from about 20:40)

Hope to see you all there!