All posts by Richard Ryder

22 October 2019 Digital Imaging Group Tutorial recordings

We had a very good turn out for our meeting on 22 October and it was particularly good to see so many new members on that evening.  John Bradshaw gave a very interesting set of tutorials based on the theme of Black & White. Whilst Sheila Tester demonstrated the dark arts of layers, masks and blending.  The videos of these sessions can be found by clicking on the links below:

Sheila Tester

Layers, masks and blending

John Bradshaw

For convenience John’s tutorial has been split into the following videos:

If you are not able to view the details of these videos then John has also provided his notes for this session here

Digital Imaging Group – 22 October 2019

The Next Digital Imaging Group meeting takes place in the Tangmere Village Centre Small Hall starting promptly at 7.30pm. Both club members and visitors are very welcome to attend.  There will be a small charge for the evening to cover costs £3 for members and £4 for visitors/guests.

John Bradshaw FRPS will be showing us various techniques to make our black and white images really stand out using both ACR [Adobe Camera RAW] and Photoshop.  He’ll even show you how to produce images to emulate old darkroom techniques such as Bromoil.

As requested at our September meeting Sheila Tester DPAGB EFIAP will also be demonstrating Dodging, Burning and blending modes in Photoshop.

Digital Imaging Group 24 Sep 19 tutorial recordings

We had a fascinating evening on Tuesday 24 September where Jonathan & Richard demonstrated various method for re-sizing images for Club competitions – 4 in all so take your pick!  Thank you to those who attended for your suggestions for topics at future meetings of the group – I’ll be discussing these with Sheila and we will be putting together a list shortly.

During the second half of the meeting Richard gave a short demonstration showing how to remove unwanted objects using both ACR and Photoshop.

The AV recordings of these demonstrations can be found by clicking the links below:

Nomad Boxes – Club order

John Howes has kindly offered to put together another  Club bulk order with Nomad Boxes. Provided sufficient boxes are ordered you should get about a 10% discount on the listed prices and no charge for carriage. You can find the information here

Nomad Print Box Order

Or check out the Nomad website for 

Please note that when you place your order with John that he will need to know the following:

  • Name of product
  • Colour
  • Quantity required
  • any additions such as handles, foam inserts etc

If you would like to order, please get your request directly by email  to John by Thursday 28th March 2019!

SCPF Judge Training and Development

The next Level 1 two day training workshop will take place at Littleton on Sundays 26th November and 2nd December. This workshop is now fully subscribed, but if anyone is still interested they should get in touch in the normal way via the SCPF website where you will also find further information about judging. Peter Rocchiccioli will create a reserve list and, if there is demand, will consider running a further workshop sooner.

Seeing Daylight: A Portrait of Dorothy Bohm

I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.” Dorothy Bohm 

Dorothy Bohm is one of Britain’s most celebrated street photographers. This beautiful film looks at her most important images and revisits the places that have shaped her unique view of the world. Introduced by Dorothy’s daughter, art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen.

The 45 minute showing takes place at the Pallant House Gallery on Thursday 27 Sept at 6pm. Details of ticket prices etc can be found here See also the 2 minute trailer for the film below

DxO release Update to NIK Collection

DxO took over the NIK Collection from Google in October 2017 and have now released their first update called NIK Collection 2018. Sadly, it is no longer free [cost £39.99 if purchased before 1 July 2018].  However, DxO say that they have now made the software work with the latest Adobe CC Photoshop and Lightroom releases “The app is now completely compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements CC 2017/2018!” it is “now fully functional with the latest 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X“.  Apparently lots of bugs have been squashed and the “Selective Brush tool is now fully operational, and you can modify filters and dynamic objects freely“. Please note that if you already use the Google version of NIK Collection and  have created presets and/or recipes then you should export these BEFORE installing the new version.  See further information on how to do this here or here.  I haven’t tried these yet so please do your own due diligence.  You can find DxO NIK Collection support pages here.

Club Members Published on RPS “In Focus Friday” Blog

2 of our club members have recently had interviews/articles posted on the RPS Documentary Group In Focus Friday.  Stephen Marsh has

Taken in Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Friday, 16/03/2018. Photo by: Richard Ryder

had his photo featuring the “Ann Summers” shop published here and Richard Ryder has also had his photo of “The Bognor Busker”  featured here – part of a photographic essay seen at the Spring Exhibition and panels competition evening earlier in the season.

CCC Programme 2018/19

Date Event Judge / Speaker
     
2018    
Sep    
6th The Joy of Seeing : Photography My Way Viveca Koh
13th Tides & Tempests, Coastal Photography Rachael Talibart
20th Nature Photography Ben Hall
27th A Feeling of Impressionism Steve Le Prevost
     
Oct    
4th Negative Space and Photographic Chaos Leigh Preston
11th 1st Advanced PDI Roy Lambeth
18th 30 Years as a Fleet Street Stringer Andrew Hasson
25th 1st C/I PDI Paul Dunmall
     
Nov    
1st An Evening with … Paul Sanders
8th 1st Advanced Print Jim Pascoe
15th The Experience of Creating Images Vanda Ralevska
22nd 1st C/I Print Sue Sibley
29th Under African Skies Phil Shaw
     
Dec    
6th SCPF Prints (Div 1) Ken Scott
13th Xmas Bash Mike Hancock
2019    
     
Jan    
3rd Photo Stories David Shaw
10th SCPF PDIs (Div 1) Walter Benzie
17th Ragbag & Tall Tales Rikki O’Neill
24th 2nd Advanced Print Tony Oliver
31st Chair’s Evening – Personal Reflections Mike Hancock
     
Feb    
7th 2nd C/I Print Glyn Paton
14th Visions through a Viewfinder Roger Hance
21st 2nd Advanced PDI Andrew Mills
28th 2nd C/I PDI Rob de Ruiter
     
Mar    
7th An Evening of A/V Carole Speight & Graham Sergeant
8th – 10th 33rd Arena Weekend Seminar         TBC N/A
14th Double Exposure Two Paula & Guy Davies
21st 3rd Advanced Print Chris Palmer
28th 3rd Advanced PDI Alison Cawley
31st Mothers’ Day N/A
     
Apr    
4th Print Panels Paul Mitchell
11th Bristol International Pete Howell & Carol Sykes
18th 3rd C/I Print Caroline Colegate
19th -22nd Easter Weekend N/A
25th 3rd C/I PDI Paul Thackeray
     
May    
2nd No Meeting (Elections) N/A
9th 2019  106th  Southampton International Sue Dunham
16th AGM N/A
23rd RPS Panels Graham, Iain, John & Janey