Ross Jackson – Photographing Embroidery
A warm welcome was extended to Ross Jackson, our guest speaker at our October 15, 2014 General Meeting.
Ross is a retired engineer and an amateur photographer. Although his interest in photography started in the days of black and white film, Ross happily made the transition first to colour film, and then to digital photography. While he was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, Ross wrote a booklet to show graduate students how to use darkroom equipment and how to take pictures for scientific journals. More recently, Ross was a founding member of the Bancroft Photography Club. He was also the editor of an on-line photography magazine which, unfortunately, is no longer in operation.
Ross gave an extremely interesting and extensive presentation on how best to photograph our embroidery and fabric art. Ross prepared a 10-page colour handout for each of us and guided us through his presentation inviting questions along the way, as well as after. Tips included room backgrounds and lighting, camera settings, editing and storing photographs. Most of us have camera settings that we either didn’t know we had, or don’t what they are for! All of us came away with increased knowledge and inspiration.
Ross has been very generous and has granted permission for us to share his presentation. We hope you too will be inspired and learn from his paper: Photographing Embroidery.