Presentation at the Central Alberta Photographic Society

Blue-eyed Bee

Blue-eyed bee, possibly Diadasia australis (Cresson), photographed at Dry Island Buffalo Jump, not far from Red Deer.

I spent an enjoyable evening in Red Deer yesterday, as a guest of the Central Alberta Photographic Society. I did a one-and-a-half hour presentation on Macro Nature Photography: The Joy of Bugs and other small pleasures. There was a good group size of about 40 people, and the presentation was well received. This was a new format of presentation for me, and it timed out 15 minutes early, but that was balanced by the question period after, and the huddle around the camera bag as members came to have a look at the type of macro equipment I use.

As an aside, Powerpoint 2013 worked well (except for one embedded video that did not play) in the Presenter View with an HDMI projector. Mac users take this for granted, but on my PC laptop it was nice to finally be able to see my notes with the current and next slide visible on the laptop and the audience only seeing the full-screen projection. However, because this failed me at a presentation last week (the system was still on Ppt 2010), I did not take full advantage of the presenter notes this time! The benefit of Presenter View is that it allows the audience to see a view less cluttered with text and allows the presenter to make fuller use of imagery.

Thank you, CAPS, for the invitation!

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One Comment

  1. Jim McKinley 12 March, 2015 at 8:55 AM #

    Adrian – Your excellent presentation was very well received by the CAPS membership and generated a great deal of discussion afterwards. Members can hardly wait to get outside and start hunting “bugs.” As a result of your presentation CAPS will be hosting some outings over the summer months that will specifically focus on macro photography (pun intended). Your images were very beautiful and many members commented that they never knew Alberta had such a diversity of interesting and stunning insects. Thank again you from CAPS