TEPC regular meeting August 14th 2021

Dear Friends
Next TEPC will be a regular meeting meeting. It will be a hybrid event online/offline (so some technical challenges) – see updates in the comments for details.Patrice would like to collect images first if possible, espeicially for those attending online.

So we will proceeding as follow:

18:30 DINER: We will have a sandwiches and beer/wine night. Bring something for yourself and something to share…
19:30 MEETING – THEME: OPEN theme for photos you will bring.
PLACE: – TheStudio, 4/Fl., no. 8, Alley 1, lane128, Fu Hua Rd, TienMu, Taipei City, Taiwan.
– MRT Station: Zhishan (Exit 1 – turn left, then left again) on the Danshui /Beitou line. For those who don’t know where the studio is, please call Patrice at 0933 710 756

Please upload your pictures ASAP at by 16th @ 11:59pm. Upload them to https://www.dropbox.com/request/Gyni2cWpJLCOZ9cOGmX3 or bring a stick/usbkey/memory card on the day.

But it’s better to upload so we can share them with everyone who’s only online!!!- Each photo will be commented by the photographer first and individually by participants.Welcome! Will you join us?

Stay safe
Patrice 

Critical Lockdown ’21

by PHOTOWALKERS TAIWAN

Our next series for Photowalkers who’ve been stranded at home: 
 

Photowalkers’
Critical Lockdown ’21

Darren Melrose hosted a critique session recently and this series of posts reflects the images that we talked about. The photographer and I have selected two images each from those attended the critique on July 3rd.
We hope that you’ll enjoy the series of postings. Daily we’ll post one of the 8 photographers’ sets of images until they’re all posted.
You’ll see images in 3 groups:
 

GROUP 1 – PORTRAITURE

GROUP 2 – ‘SCAPES (CITY, LAND & SEA)

GROUP 3 – ART & CULTURE

We hope you’ll look at them, and enjoy them. We hope that you’ll learn something from both their strengths and their flaws. Feel free to ask questions of the photographers!
 
Thanks to the photographers for sharing, we hope their images will help get your creative juices flowing again after our ‘hibernation’!

Taking Place on Photowalkers NOW!

The Parking Buddy’s Hut: Vertical Panorama

Table for…? Service might be, … well… unsteady here.

It’s actually a panorama (vertical) from four shots (as if you couldn’t guess)… There is some distortion, still. Patrice is always encouraging me to go closer. I kinda wish I’d gone upto the front door now. Peered inside… but I didn’t.
I expected the grumpy old man to jump out and ask what I was upto… Of course, I’d have said: “Table for 2, please”! Somehow, I think it’s been a while since anyone was working inside that booth.
The pano topped out at 275MB so in my little old machine, editing became choppy (PC with 8GB of memory). I think it’s time to use my $$$ to buy a bigger/faster/more evil machine! 8000px by 9000 approx.
I was tempted to click the enhance button to see how much bigger the file would get… but I’ve no ambition to do night shift, tonight. I actually gave up editing it as it was… I’d need to shrink it down to something my PC can chew on. This will cause it to choke!

Credits: FLIGHT 109: a short travelogue for stage (Tavali/Shakespeare) | 109號班機 : 短篇舞台劇 live performance

Taipei Shorts has been putting on an annual season of shows for the past couple of years, and last year Alicia Haddad and John Brownlie invited some photowalkers to help shoot the rehearsals to help with shooting the event.

Of course, this was acutely awkward for actors who prefer live rather than recorded action. Part of the zeitgeist of acting. So I tried to be as invisible as possible, at least as far as a 100kg person with a large camera/lens strapped around the neck can be.

Well, the lighting turned out to be far harder to deal with than any of the actors by a huge margin! The actors were fabulous. The lights strong, direct and unforgiving of my errors in focus/shutter speed… whatever.

Taipei Shorts: Selected Photos for Front Lobby, 2020

I did manage to get a few shots that weren’t too bad. And one of those shots ended up, despite the poor lighting gracing the end of this video. You can also find it on this page.

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I have this framed on the wall right here as I type!

So either way you gotta scroll or watch to the end of the video! Should I include a screenshot? Why make it easy for you! Anyway, you’ll enjoy the Taipei Short: Flight 109.

AT Beaune, the gentleman’s hands in the video, was directing the video’ and he ultimately produced the video which you can view right here.

Thanks for making this possible!