Photography for All in Steyning West Sussex

Astro-photography – a shot in the dark?

We have a visit from Steve Richards, an astro-photographer on Monday 10th December. I think that many members will gain an interest in the subject and possibly the next step would be to visit an interesting and educational exhibition. What I do know is that you don’t need particularly expensive kit – but a fast lens is useful (max aperture of f/2.8 or better – i.e. a lower number), and a tripod. A lot of us have a ‘nifty fifty’ at f/1.4 or f/1.8. I think my 17-50mm f/2.8 will be fine. I’m sure Steve can advise.

Which brings us to an exhibition of just the right kind at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, running until 5 May 2019. The details are here – particularly worth seeing the gallery section, towards the bottom of the page.

So, I’m hoping we can organise a small club outing to the exhibition – perhaps on a Saturday or Sunday. With the added interest of Greenwich Market, (food stalls and more), the Cutty Sark and a ride on the Dockland Light Railway, it could be a full day even if you didn’t go into the NMM.

No promises, but if we can find a way to getting a mini-bus it could make a ‘grand day out’.

Please let me know by email (geoff.chalcraft @ gmail.com) if you’re interested and let me know of your preferred month – I suggest March but we can go with the majority.