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Next meeting will be Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 20:00

Come join us at our next Viewfinders club meeting. We are planning to hold the meeting at the church which will also be streamed live via Zoom. The login information will be sent to all members by e-mail several days prior to the club meeting.

After Alun’s announcements, he will present a short tutorial on “Colour Management”.

The main event of the evening is member photos, where members will have the opportunity to present their images. Further details will be sent by e-mail.

Looking forward to seeing you at the club meeting on 20 October.

Stay safe.

Richard Sylvester

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Photo by Kathy Moran

September Meeting

For the first time since the start of the pandemic early last year, we were able to hold our meeting, the new season, at the Swedish church, accompanied by the live streaming of the meeting via Zoom. There were some 20 members present at the church with another 10 members attending via Zoom.

The main event of the evening was our external speaker, Damien Maguire, a professional photographer from the UK who has recently relocated to Namur. With over 25 years of experience, he is involved in many areas of commercial photography, specializing in architecture and interiors, products, portraits, and public relations. Damien presented and discussed 52 images from his Press Archive.

More information about Damien can be found on his website.

This was followed by Alun's presentation on White Balance. He focused on the colour temperatures of common light sources and their effect on the photos that we take. He then provided insights on adjusting white balance, both “in camera” and in “post processing”.

Photowalk at the « Xe Biennale de photographie en Condroz : New Waves »

On Sunday 29 August, members had the opportunity to visit a photo exhibition while going on photo walk in the Condroz, above Huy. Some 15 photographers and 5 collective groups were exposing along the trail (the Ravel) and in former factories or workshops.

Thanks to Anne-Christine for organizing this visit: "The “Xe Biennale de photographie en Condroz » took us three (Marci, Kathy and Anne-Christine) through a succession of varied landscapes and testimonies of the economic industrial activity in the beautiful Hoyoux valley, while offering us the perspective of artists on these spaces.

Had we had bikes, we could have visited the whole exhibition but by foot, we did only half (7 km), starting from the former sheet metal workshop in Marchin to Modave. The visit of a former stone sawmill on the way was also very interesting."

Image by Anne-Christine Browsers

Photowalk in the Geographical Arboretum of Tervuren

In July, Hector was kind to organize one more photowalk in the Arboretum.

A participant told us during the guided visit: “After leaving for many years close to the Tervuren´s Arboretum, I´m discovering now many aspects completely unknown to me.” We enjoyed the explanations of a ranger with 15 years of exclusive work there, visited some areas dedicated to North America, recognized the environmental impact of last year´s drought, and much, much more. Most of us had lunch and stayed for several hours together.

Photowalk in Namur

One of the last photowalks to close the season was in the city of Namur on Saturday 19th June. Starting at the train station, we walked along the old city streets, the two rivers, the Citadel and visited a photography exhibition by Nick Hannes. It was great to meet again some fellow Viewfinders, and even meeting some members in person for the first time. Here are some photos from the day.

Kaim Merali

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