Focus on Camera Club

In my last post, I featured a day out with a group of friends from INCO, the international community association based in the east of Crete. This made me think about all the other INCO activities I enjoy and high on my list is the weekly camera club.

It doesn’t matter that I’m not in Crete all year; I join in when I can. Our informal Monday morning meetings are in the Christinas Taverna, Limnes. Each member takes 4 – 8 photos on a memory stick to plug in the TV screen.

I’m not a good photographer by any means and use a modest bridge camera not an SLR. However, I recognise my ‘eye’ has improved since joining camera club and I learn from seeing the great shots by our better photographers. Some members have very expensive kit, others use the camera on their phone. Photo editing is an important aspect for some people whereas I stick to the odd bit of cropping and straightening.

Before the meeting closes, we agree the topic for the following week. I really enjoy this aspect as it makes me keep my eyes open for photo opportunities. Sometimes the topic sounds obscure and I think I’ll not find suitable photos, but then something ‘clicks’ and I snap away. It is always good to see how the different members interpret each theme.

What makes a good photo is subjective – these are my personal favourites from those I took to the camera club during 2019. The text under each photo reflects the theme.

A Movement
Movement
B weather
Weather
C Steps
Steps
D Wood
Wood
E Amimals
Animals
F Art
Art
G Reflections
Reflections
H Flowers
Flowers
I B and W
Black and White
J Shapes and angles
Shapes and Angles
K Explore a new place
Visit
L Through
Through
M Spilli
Holiday
N Autumn
Autumn
O Door furniture
Door furniture

The last subject, door furniture, was an absolute gift for me as anyone who has visited Kritsa will understand – I could have taken along thirty photos! My favourite photo is the two squacco herons on a wall in the Elounda salt pans. I had gone there specifically because I thought there’d be good reflections in the water but the posing herons were a delightful surprise.

I’m back to Crete soon and I’m looking forward to getting the camera out again.

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5 thoughts on “Focus on Camera Club”

  1. Hello Yvonne, I love those views you took with your camera. Some of them show the wonderful moments you´ll never can repeat again in your life or another one could, like the shot of the two birds on the wall in the water. And it doesn´t matter if you use an expensive camera or a small box.
    To share with others what only you have seen and also to show our view of things that others don’t perceive. Keep it up and start early enough sorting your photos well on an external hard drive so you can get them out at any time.
    Best wishes
    Peter

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    1. Hello and Happy New Year. Thank you for your comments – like treasure from an excellent photographer. I don’t use a hard drive – good idea, I must get one. See you in Crete later in the year. X

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