As well as all the fantastic workshops available through CFWI; in the far West of Cornwall, Crowlas and Ludgvan WI always have plenty of activities for members to choose from.
One such activity is the camera club which meets at a different venue each month. This offers exciting opportunities to get that perfect picture in varied and interesting surroundings.
In March, the group went to the RSPB hide on the Hayle Estuary. Although cosy, quiet and tranquil inside, even the wildlife didn’t venture out in the wind and rain. Just one beautiful oyster catcher was brave enough to step up to the cameras.
The mobile phone photography workshop in February was brilliant. Members were encouraged to take photos using their phones and then were shown how to edit them with the appropriate apps. The results were as good as those expected from a conventional camera. The instruction session was followed by lunch, after which the party travelled a few miles down the road to Newlyn and on to Mousehole to capture some detailed and varied photographs. The results of their observations and endeavours were pleasing to the eye!
Although there was no portrait photography during these workshops, the group had previously been invited to attend a photoshoot at the studio of professional photographer Peter Puddiphatt in Sennen. During the session there, he gave some professional advice on how to frame a subject, with some exceptionally pleasing results.
If your WI doesn’t have a camera club, why not give it a go? You don’t have to be professionals or have posh cameras – just get together and have some fun!