There was a pleasant evening on Wednesday September 12 at the Manotick Branch Library. It was the first meeting of the Manotick Photography Club created through a partnership with the Ottawa Public Library. Currently, the group consists of experienced photographers sharing camera tips with the public. The group is at this time informal, and there are no membership fees or commitment. People attending are there to learn and enjoy.
Satvinder Singh, an advanced photographer, made a educational presentation on how to do water drop photography. With the help of a small do-it-yourself rig, constructed by Tony DeLuca (a co-founder of this organization), Satvinder demonstrated the process of photographing the moment water drops into a bowl of water. He made it clear that you do not need expensive professional equipment to do this photography, although a decent macro lens, a shutter release and a trigger for a remote flash is helpful. After his demonstration, Satvinder invited the attendees to try their hand at this method. They all achieved some degree of success and it was fun to try. We also picked up some tips on software, some sources of equipment, and a brief overview on what sort of cameras would be acceptable for this method.
All in all, the organizers hosted a pleasant evening. The next meeting will be held at the Manotick Branch on Wednesday, October 10, 6:15 - 8:15 pm. The event is drop-in, and all are welcome. We hope to see you then!