Documentary Photography Group
“ Committed to teaching the craft of photography, I have a strong belief in the value of this creative activity both as a motivating force and as an educational tool.
John MacPherson (Documentary Photography Leader)
The Merkinch Welfare Hall Photographic course schedule
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Pictures from "A Men's Shed for Merkinch?" Event, Saturday, 16th April 2016.
Recent Pictures from the Photography Group. Uploaded on the 3rd May 2016.
Historic Environment Scotland recently sent Steve Wallace (Field Photography Projects Manager) and Danny Dutton (Training Officer from Scotland’s Urban Past Project) to train the Merkinch Photography Course in Architectural Photography.
This week we have learned how to use flash photography properly! Flash photography isn't just a back-up for shooting in low-light conditions; it's an art form in its own right. We learned how to adjust different strengths and the effect of multiplying the flash exposures to achieve more natural or more dramatic looks and how to combine this with the shooter speed and exposure time.
The amazing Merkinch Welfare Hall Photographic Exhibition opened on the 15th of November at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Community Gallery!
The Merkinch Documentary Photography Group has been recording the restoration of the Hall, seeing behind the scenes during the repair and development The group has received training and inspiration from professional photographer John Macpherson (and instruction in historic building photography for survey and recording from the Scotland’s Urban Past project). This exhibition showcases some of their work and forms part of an accessible community-led record of the Merkinch Welfare Hall project, reflecting their enhanced skills, unique perspectives on the project and exceptional access to the building. The exhibition will be open until the 14th of January 2017 – it is well worth a visit!