Guest Speaker: Macro & Jumping Spiders

On Wednesday 7th October the Club spent a captivating Zoom evening with guest speaker Stewart Wood who shared his passion for macro photography, in particular Jumping spiders.

I admit I’d never heard of Jumping spiders and was expecting something enormous and scary like a Tarantula, but most were only a few millimetres in size and, as an arachnophobe I can’t believe I’m going to say this, they were really quite cute!


As well as being treated to Stewart’s amazing close up images, he also talked us through his macro technique covering everything from lenses, to lighting, to post processing and even discussed keeping Jumping spiders as pets. Our thanks to Stewart for a really informative night and we look forward to his talk on water droplet photography in the future.

Our next Zoom meeting is in the company of Club member Amy Bateman, who shares her life of ‘Farming & Photography’. Amy is a multi-award winning and exhibited photographer, British Life Photographer of the Year 2019 and is a current Sony Alpha Creator. I hope you can all join us via Zoom for what promises to be an intimate and evocative view of life on a Cumbrian upland farm.

We welcome new members or if you’d like to be a guest just for the evening you will find details on our membership page.

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