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