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HCPC Meeting – Beban Park – Focus with Brian Argyle

October 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Let’s face it, if a shot isn’t in focus, at a ‘throw-away’.

Today’s cameras have many different parameters of Shoot Mode, Focus, Metering and Drive Modes – all of which can be intertwined. So, with any talk about FOCUS, it’s necessary to talk about the effects the different settings have, since they all can be related to one another. Just as one example, when shooting in Burst (Continuous) Drive Mode, if the aperture is set too low, many cameras will only focus for the first shot and will not refocus during the burst, even when the Focus Mode is set to Continuous – so you end up with a lot of out-of-focus shots. 

To have as many shots as possible with the subject ‘tack sharp’, you need to be award of the optimum settings for each as they apply to the subject you’re shooting. These settings vary between Landscape, Portrait, Wildlife, Sport and so forth. 

This presentation by Brian Argyle will give you some new ideas for the next time your are out shooting, although there will be no ‘hands-on’ practice for this presentation there should be some interesting discussions. It may be helpful to bring you camera so you can look at the different modes in your camera as Brian is talking about them.

About Brian

Brian Argyle is a freelance photographer from Qualicum Beach and has been photographing for 20+ years. His first digital camera was a Canon but since then he has switched to a Sony mirrorless. Since retiring in 2004, he has been a snowbird and has given many photography classes and workshops across Canada and the U.S. He has also travelled extensively around the world and has written articles and taken pictures for several magazines. He has experience with most types of photography (except underwater) and loves to share is knowledge. 

The doors open at 6:30 for setting up and socializing, the presentation will start at 7:00PM 

You can view more of Brians work on his website at https://www.argylephoto.com/ 


October 17, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Education Chair
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Beban Park
2300 Bowen Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T3K7 Canada
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