We are still, alas, under the Government Level 5 Covid-19 Guidelines even though things may be looking more optimistic. Our priority must be to protect the health of our members. We are obliged, therefore, to suspend official outings for the immediate future. Continuation of the Level 5 limitations looks like lasting for some weeks/months yet and the social benefits of outings seem like a forgotten dream.
That doesn’t mean you can’t carry a camera with you on your stroll. It just means we can’t photograph together.
Ideas for personal photography outings while club outings are suspended
Bring your camera and a single lens with you for a walk this week and see what you can discover.
Garden Wildlife: You will be safely ‘cocooned’ and the birds will always visit if you leave some food out; goldfinches, the tit family, robins, sparrows, starlings etc.
Coastal images: The Dublin coastline offers endless possibilities: sunrise, sunset, seabirds, stormy conditions etc.
Rivers: Offer many opportunities to photograph wildlife: look out for herons, kingfishers, wagtails, dippers, cormorants, otters etc.
Dublin Cityscapes: The Dublin City cityscape offers endless possibilities as well as street photography. Also, many of our local villages have buildings or monuments of architectural interest.
Spring Landscapes: Frost, budding trees, etc.
Indoors: Bokeh with your lights, still life, smoke, using a mirror, oil and water etc
Food photography: Everyone has some. Everyone on Facebook and Instagram takes millions of these pictures. However, it is not as easy as you think to get a great shot. Have a go!
The Outings Committee will also distribute some suggested Seasonal Photography Outings for you.