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2020 Update No. 12 Iceland Presentation

2020 Update no. 12 Iceland Presentation

Covid-19 – Alert Level 2

We will have our 26 May meeting via Zoom as per level 2 limits of 10 people and re-assess our plans for June the 9th closer to the time.

Tues May 26 – Iceland with Geoff Marshall

Topic: Iceland – presented by Geoff Marshall
Geoff was our judge for Ladder One 2019 and is a serious amateur / semi-professional photographer who has been teaching Community Education photography classes for about 25 years.  Geoff’s interest in photography goes back to his childhood and while he has a broad knowledge of many different aspects of photography, his main interests are landscapes and candid photographs of people. Geoff’s commercial work includes events, corporate and stock photography .  His traditional approach to photography is to make photographs that are recognisable but show subjects in a new and different way.  In most cases this is achieved by using a different viewpoint, seeking out the unusual aspects of a subject and utilising the technical aspects of camera operation.

Time: May 26, 7:30 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting:  Link to come via email on the day

Participating in a HCC Zoom Meeting

The following guidelines will help you set up:
Choose one of your devices (eg phone, desktop, or laptop) that has a web-cam and a microphone and download the free version of Zoom onto it. You can either download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play or visit the Zoom website:
Around the time the meeting is scheduled to start, click on the link the host has sent you.

When you enter a Zoom meeting, you’ll be asked what kind of audio to use – just select ‘Use Computer Audio’. Then you should be able to hear everyone!
The next step is checking everyone can see and hear you. In the bottom left are the ‘Mute’ and ‘Start Video’ buttons – click these to turn your audio and video respectively off and on. UNTIL IT IS YOUR TURN TO SPEAK, PLEASE MUTE YOUR AUDIO SO WE DON’T HEAR EXTRANEOUS SOUNDS FROM PARTICIPANTS.  TURN THE START VIDEO ON. 

In the middle are a few buttons:

  • Manage participants is a button for the call host to mute or manage everyone on the call
  • Share is for screen sharing – you will get to select a tab or screen that you want to share with everybody else.
  • Chat brings up a text window on the right, where everyone can do a text chat – useful to keep people from talking over one another. You can chat with everyone, or a specific individual.
  • Record is a host-specific button, to turn this on and off as required. – able to be given to others.
  • Security is a button for hosts that lets them lock the meeting (preventing new people from entering), and adjust other security settings for participants.


Tues June 9: TBC – Portrait Photography – Suzie Whelan

Topic: Portrait Photography with Suzie Whelan:
Time: June 9, 7:30 pm
Where: TBC – Hutt Valley Tramping Clubrooms

Suzie would prefer to deliver her presentation in person, she is booked in for this date while we wait to see what restrictions are in place on the 9th.  If we are still unable to meet, we will arrange another presenter via Zoom

Ladder One results

The zoom presentation was recorded for you – click here:

Ladder Two

Due to the restrictions regarding meeting up and courier delivery issues, we will be running a digital only competition again, so as usual get your images into the competition secretary by midnight on the 26th of May.   You can enter either in Open category or the theme: Its all in the Light.

William Wrights Funeral

The family has decided to keep numbers to 10 to minimise the risk to a pregnant partner in law.

This is the link to the zoom stream:

Enter your name and email, click on the forward button and it will supply a unique login for you to view the live stream.

Please pass this on to others as required.

Photography during Lockdown/isolation periods

Some more websites if you are looking for inspiration:

9 free online classes:

Smoke photography tutorial:

Tilt Shift Photography tutorial: now that we can get out and about again – create “mini city” images.


I will be away for the next 10 days with limited cell and internet coverage.  If you have any queries, suggestions, or items you would like to include in these email updates; please email one of the other committee members:


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