Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Tonight's Chat: Photographing Your Woodturnings

Steve Russell
>Hello to the group,

Please join us tonight for our weekly Turning Chat. This week our topic will be:

Photographing Your Woodturnings - Setups, Cameras and Lights: Everyone needs to photograph their woodturnings from time to time. Whether you want a quick shot of your latest woodturning to post here on WC, or you're trying to get into a juried show, you need to know a few basics to insure you're getting the best shot. What do you need to know about about white balance, depth of field, reducing reflections on glossy surfaces and scene setups?

Which cameras work best, traditional 35mm film or digital? Are there any inexpensive cameras that work well for the budget minded woodturner? What about backdrops? Do you use natural scenes, paper, cloth, opaque plastic? You also need good quality lighting and a basic understanding of how to put it all together so you can get your shot. Can you get good quality photographs with a simple and inexpensive setup, or do you have to mortgage your home and first born child to get everything you need? Join us as we discuss several ways to get setup for taking pictures of your woodturnings.

We will start the chat with a 15 minute review of 2 selected works by our WC friends.
If you are interested in having your work reviewed at the turning chat, remember to email Ron 1 or 2 (max.) photos of some of your recent work (completed or unfinished, in process etc.) for our "Show and Tell" session. Please indicate whether you are submitting the photos as "Completed Work" for a critique, or as an "Assistance Needed" submission that you would like some type of help, or assistance with.

Turning Chat room opens at 9:00pm EDT (For meet and greet)
Show-N-Tell starts at 9:30pm EDT
Main Topic starts at 9:45pm EDT
Post Chat Wrap-Up starts at 10:30pm EDT (For extended discussions if desired)

See you there!

Steve Russell
Wednesday Night Turning Chat Moderator

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