After the success and fun had by members from the first Photo Scavenger Hunt it was decided that we would do another and possibly make it an annual event. The night took a bit of forward thinking, but again it gave us some good laughs and interesting images. The focus for the scavenger hunt is to get people to be creative in the camera, rather than relying on their computers in post processing. This forces you to think about framing, lighting, depth of field – just like the days before photoshop!
The list this year was developed by another member so I could join in with the fun. We also added another rule this year that photographers had to be on foot and stick to the main street or the streets either side. This was to get people in a smaller space and push them to think outside the square.
After the 1hour time limit was up we returned to the Neighbourhood Centre for a cuppa and to view the images. This part is almost as much fun as being out taking the photos. Like last year there was some great stories to accompany the photographs.
Here is an example or two of what people found out an about on the hunt
Motion – Tim Ruckley
Motion – Ron Wardrop
People – Denis Crute
People – Tim Ruckley
Liquid – Steve Godwin
Very Little or Very Big – Frances Thornton
Very Little or Very Big – Joanne Strom
Lights – Jeff Kirk
Yellow – Zoe Ruckley
Yellow – Joanne Strom
Perspective – Steve Godwin
Perspective – Talesha Dunn
Time – Jeff Kirk
Transport – Joanne Strom
Your Choice – Jeff Kirk
You can check out the photographs from the rest of the participants on facebook. Perhaps it will inspire you to push yourself further next time you go out and shoot or maybe you will join us for the scavenger hunt in 2015. Please note that all images are Copyright and remain the property of the photographers.
If you would like to join us at the Parkes Camera Club the next meeting is on the 20th May, held the the Parkes Neighbourhood Centre at 7:00pm. We will be holding a Macro Practical Night.