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Chromokey Event Photography

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We need a bigger boat

The second meeting of the new season held on Monday 24th October was to be something completely different. Members had been invited by our host, Don Davis of LQF Photography, for a presentation of Green Screen and Event Photography at his studio in the Old Minehead Hospital.
He started his talk by explaining that this is a rapid high volume activity. When taking images at such events as Dog Shows, Black Tie Dinners and Award presentation evenings, clients expect a finished print before the end of the event, hence take, print and pay being the norm.
Don went on to demonstrate the unique software required and the different rapid printers used which are Dysublimation and use ink ribbons and heat to produce prints instead of the usual inkjet printers. He showed us how the various backgrounds and templates were created which would be used later on.
In the second part of the evening members had the opportunity to be 'Hands On' and create impossible scenarios by taking images of each other against the green screen and dropping them into highly amusing backgrounds.
Steve was seen on the strip in Las Vegas, Cherrie swam with Green Turtles and the rest of us were attached by 'Jaws'' on the lake.
Members were presented with prints afterwards by Don as reminders of this very instructional and fun evening which we will all remember for a very long time, thanks to Don's expertise and hospitality.