On Tuesday 26th September, one of our advanced members, Gerry Slack presented an evening on photographing butterflies. They are a passion for Gerry and having produced many a winning shot in the club’s competitions, members were keen to see how he achieved his spectacular shots – and he didn’t disappoint.
His presentation was clear and concise and kept our attention for the whole evening and was split into two sections:
The first part dealt with British and local species, habitat, life cycles, behaviour, where to find them and the best time of day to get chance of photographing them. It also included how to approach them and the best angles for getting an interesting and sharp shot along with many examples of his technique.
The second part covered equipment including settings, appropriate lenses, camera support and post processing and attracted a lot of questions.
It was an engrossing evening and we are grateful to Gerry for taking time to prepare and present his talk and for sharing so much of his self-taught knowledge with us.