City Centre Trip 03/11/13
Our first November outing was a trip into Hull city centre to get some photos and generally have a wander, dust off our cameras and brush up our skills. After a few hours of exploring the area and capturing some good shots around the city, eventually the cold weather got the better of the group and we took refuge inside with some hot chocolates for company:
To see all the group's photos from this trip click here.
Thor 2 Cinema Trip 06/11/13
A spontaneous outing to Reel to see the second instalment of this Marvel classic was arranged last minute by Lewis and Raluca. With a fair few members deciding to come along we soon discovered that group cinema trips weren't quite as simple as you'd assume... Note to selves: pre-book tickets and seats in future. The film itself was better than expected, though I'd say that with such an absurdly attractive cast, the quality of the story itself could have been worse.
Disagree, I dare you.
Humber Bridge 17/11/13
It has long been a mission of the exec team to hold a trip out to the Humber Bridge as many of us had not been there, and visions of the perfect dusky sunset shot had often been set here. Sadly the English weather (uncharacteristically) failed to provide this opportunity on the day, although everyone who came along seemed grateful for a new subject and the chance to add to their albums regardless. Soggy camera equipment was however narrowly missed by Lewis and Jack after leaving their bags unattended during a rising tide... muppets.
This shot was captured by Lewis and seems to be a firm favourite with members on the event album. Rightly so!
Pub Golf 21/11/13
Our first drinking social of the month was pub golf themed, with some pretty respectable efforts made as far as costumes were concerned. For those of you who may not have played, each venue on the route is set a drink and a 'par', within which your drink must be finished. As always there was very little enforcement involved, but people's competitive natures definitely surfaced and there were some members who were well under par through the night! Sadly the group did suffer a drunken casualty before the night was over:
This poor guy didn't make it.
And poor Jack found himself on the victimised end of a group kidnapping when he tried to leave before Welly...
Landscape Workshop 26/11/13
Our last November workshop was landscape themed, with a focus upon the varying challenges of different scene types and the ideal composition techniques we recommend for each one. As a team we try to incorporate a practical element into each workshop, but as there is a distinct lack of abundance of appropriate scenery in Wilberforce, we decided to replace this with an emphasis on group discussion and Q&A. This seemed to go down pretty well and helped create a more relaxed atmosphere within the group, and also gave us a chance to share the tips and expertise of individual members.
Coming Soon...As we are now most of the way through December there has been no shortage of workshops, events and gatherings since, but for details you'll just have to wait until next month! ;) Don't forget our monthly competition ends on 10/01/14, for details please check the group. And congratulations again to Miles for winning last month's comp!
With term ending in just a few days we'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and thank you all for getting so involved in the society this semester! For those of you whose time in Hull may be almost up (international students) it's been fantastic to have you join us and you'd better stay in touch. To those around for the 2014 semester we can't wait to see you again in the New Year! Don't forget to keep posting your holiday photos on the Facebook group as we love to know what you're getting up to!