At our meeting on 25 February 2020, Richard Ryder showed the attendees how to use 2 rather ordinary images to create something a bit special. Then in the second half Sheila Tester showed us how to set up Lightroom to create some standard print templates.
Both Peter Rocchiccioli & Richard Corkrey will be demonstrating how they some of their special images. Peter will shows us how he created one of his stunning black and white images of an Indian cyclist whilst Richard will show us how he gets the best out of his beautiful tree pictures.
The digital imaging group is suitable for all club members but especially for newer members who are interested in learning techniques to bring out the best in their photographs.
Ann McDonald and Jan Davis were the presenters at our January 2020 meeting were they demonstrated using various ways to “Dodge” & “Burn” using Photoshop on the one hand and a walk-through of Capture One Pro on the other.
The main agenda for the meeting is to review the pictures to include in the book on the subject Food. Please bring your photos either small prints or as PDI on memory stick. Together we will review and discuss framework for a book and the exhibition.
H Cartier Bresson is the most important reportage photographer and there is so much to learn from him. Jan Davis will introduce a documentary video of Henri Cartier Bresson discussing his photography and contact sheets which reveal many fundamental elements of this type of photographer. Also Jan will bring his book collection on HCB for anyone to borrow.
An exhibition of photographs of Chichester being held in Chartres from November 2019 to February 2020
Last year I was asked by EPA Chartres International to organise a photography exhibition illustrating Chichester to the people of Chartres. EPA Chartres International is the umbrella organisation that looks after all of Chartres’ international friendships and city twinnings. The exhibition would follow on those that have already taken place for Chartres’ other twinned cities – Sakurai (Japan), Speyer and Ravenna.
What was really interesting about this request was that it was not for a typical photo exhibition. Rather it would be a genuinely public exhibition taking place in the open air along one of Chartres’ main avenues – the Boulevard Chasles. This boulevard runs from the Place des Epards to the Place St Michel past the Theatre de Chartres, and at present is showing an exhibition about Chartres and UNESCO. The viewers wouldn’t have to visit any building – they could see the photographs as they went about their normal daily life. Furthermore, the brief was that they would like to avoid the well-known portrayals of Chichester beauty spots.
I decided that it would be a better exhibition if it was not limited to one person’s viewpoint. I concluded that the 20 photographs required would be a far better collection if they reflected different viewpoints and styles. What also couldn’t be ignored was the clear need for a high technical standard. These photographs were going to be blown up to over a meter square! Richard Crossley and Richard Ryder, both Chichester residents, joined me to set about the task.
Over the year, each of us produced 20 or more pictures that we felt had something to say about Chichester, its people and its environment. A number of sessions of positive criticisms of each other’s work resulted in each of us submitting half a dozen photographs to EPA Chartres. These were accepted and the exhibition opened on Saturday 9th November. The exhibition will remain open until February 2020.
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: