Photo Walk around the Basin Reserve with the Wellington Photography Meetup Group, 22nd November 2017
Well we struck the weather - and the light - right again. Also, there were quite a few new people on this Meetup, which is great. If you're interested in joining, it's free - just sign in to Meetup and come join us.
Thanks again to Wellington Photographic Supplies, and co-hosts for this evening's meetup, Alastair McAra, and Richard Young of NZ Photography Workshops
Although this seemed like a less-scenic walk than the War Memorial, or the Wellington Waterfront (which we'll be doing next time, on Wednesday 13th December), the hard, clear and direct sunlight made the mundane photogenic.
For me, this area is an old stomping ground, as when I was studying photography at Wellington Polytechnic in 1987, we were based in a building in Rugby St for the year. The building is no longer there, and the area has changed considerably. It looks as if it's in a constant state of renewal, for that matter, which to my eyes makes for some interesting photography. Here are some of my pics.
All of the photos in this blog are copyright James Gilberd Photography Ltd.
Please don't knick 'em without my permission.
For more info -
Photocourse NZ - photography courses and workshops for all levels
Photospace Gallery - New Zealand's longest-established contemporary photography gallery, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Courtenay Studios - photographic studio and darkroom hire in central Wellington.
Wellington Photography Meetup Group Photo Walk on 8th November 2017 - Tory St & National War Memorial, Wellington.
Well, it was nice to see both familiar faces and new faces on this well-attended event, the first photo walk of the summer. We'll be posting the next one in the
Wellington Photography Meetup Group, which will be in just a couple of weeks.
Thank you Wellington Photographic Supplies, Vivian St, for providing us with a meeting point, and Richard Young and Alistair McAra for co-hosting.
Hope to see plenty of images posted in the event page for this meetup. Or maybe do a blog and link to it. (Log in to view. People can join this Meetup Group for free.)
Apologies for getting sidetracked and lagging behind, in front, or off to one side of the main group. But as a photographer out enjoying myself, I tend to get absorbed in what I'm trying to photograph. So if it seemed like I ignored anyone, that was the reason. These photo walks are a great excuse to get out with a camera, but if you want to learn more about photography, both Richard Young - New Zealand Photography Workshops - and myself - Photocourse NZ - run various courses and workshops. And if you want to learn about the software end of things - Lightroom, Photoshop, etc - Alistair McAra is really the person to go to. (You can find him via Wellington Photographic Supplies, or message him in Meetup.)
OK, enough sales pitch already. I had fun photographing this evening. Here are a few pics. (I was using an old Nikon D40x, and an old version of Adobe Lightroom (LR2) on my home computer. It certainly lacks a lot of the nice stuff the current version has. It's interesting to work in a more limited way, though, although some shots I can't post because the pincushion distortion was just too horrible, LR2 doesn't correct it, and if I open up Photoshop I'll be working all damn night.)
We hope to see you at the next Photo Walk, and keep your eye on other events.
There's a heap of photos, so I put them into two groups of about 20 each.
Below - Vivian St, Tory St, Martin Square. (Richard, I got you a few road cones!)
All these photos are copyright James Gilberd Photography Ltd / Photospace. Please don't steal them without my permission. Ta.
Below - National War Memorial and surrounds. All photos are copyright James Gilberd Photography Ltd / Photospace. Please don't steal them without permission.