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Next meeting will be Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at 20:00

Come join us at our next Viewfinders club meeting which will be held at the Swedish church. For those who cannot be present, Zoom login information will be sent to members several days prior to the meeting.

In addition to holding the Annual General Meeting where we will review the current season’s activities, elect the new committee, and preview next season, we will devote part of the meeting to the presentation of member’s photos including photos from recent Viewfinders photo walks.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Meanwhile check out our latest edition of the newsletter.

May 2022.pdf

May Meeting

The meeting started with a very interesting presentation on "Preparing Images for Printing" by our guest speaker, Charles Henniker-Heaton. We will shortly have some information about where to review the contents of his presentation. It was a very helpful guide, covering the following topics:

1) Color management: a profiled and calibrated monitor is essential; 2) Color mode: RGB color, 8 bits per channel; 3) Actual Print Size; 4) PPI: 300 pixels per inch; 5) Color Space: sRGB versus Adobe RGB; 6) Saving the file: TIFF or high-quality JPG.

A video version of his presentation can be seen in this link.

This was followed by our “Water” project, with 13 members showing us, in some unusual or special way, what water means to them. The images showed water in many of its different forms including rain, ice, mist, foam, dew drops, water canons, and in various countries and surroundings such as oceans, canals, fountains, reflections in puddles, wet sand, and even the appearance of oceans in minerals.

April Meeting

In the agenda, a short tutorial by Philippe Clabots on camera “Autofocus Modes”. See the March newsletter for an introduction.

The main event of the evening was the showing of the images and the selection of the winners for the photos submitted to our “Urban Life” Challenge. Damien Maguire was our guest judge for the evening, who also provided a critique of some of the images received for the challenge. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks everyone for participating!!

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March 2022 Meeting

In the agenda was our “Image to Edit” post processing project where members will be able to show their interpretation of images provided by the club.

The main event of the evening was our external speaker, Peter Brodbeck. A former Viewfinders club member, Peter now lives in Melbourne, Australia. His passion for photography started when he was 13 when he bought his first Kodak Instamatic camera. Early on he always carried 2 cameras, 1 with B&W film and one with colour, and has a weakness for B&W photography. Like many, he is basically self-taught.

He enjoys the challenge of themed photoshoots, whether that be underwater, throwing flour or paint on models, action / long exposure images or themed portrait work. Peter exhibited work when he was living in Belgium and Switzerland, and enjoys taking images for himself and sharing them on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. He finds photography a great way to relax and meet people.

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.

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