The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall on Monday 18th February starting at 7:30pm. All Club class members are welcome. In the first half Heather Buckle will lead a discussion on Black and White photography based on her superb images of ballet dancers and the recent image of the Tate Modern which got a 10 in the last Intermediate Print competition. The 2nd half will focus on night photography. It should be a good evening so do make an effort to attend
7:30pm on 21st January 2019
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 21st January 2019.
The first part of the evening will be a discussion on how to mount prints. Linda Bullimore will bring her cutting board, as will others, and demonstrate how to achieve consistently good results which will show your images to their very best effect. Linda will also provide some notes on the techniques used.
The second half of the evening will be a presentation by Martin Willard ( Club level member) on how he has used Photoshop Elements 11 (Light Room has similar facilities) (specifically the techniques covered in the October 2018 meeting) to improve a number of his own images. The presentation will be emailed out to attendees after the evening.
Numbers attending this sub group have been disappointing to date so it would be helpful if as many Club members as possible could attend on Monday to demonstrate your commitment to the continuing viability of this initiative
The developers group meeting on the 17th December was dedicated to a demonstration and talk about Portrait photography by Simon Fuchter. Simon owned a portrait studio in South street and is the 3rd generation from a family of portrait photographers. He demonstrated the essentials of portrait photography with the importantance of lighting. He had brought along a selection of representative images of his own and his father and grandfather.
He gave us a summary of the essentials, covering Lighting, Pose and the most important, Expression.
This is a request for both the above.
We are short of volunteers to give the vote of thanks to our judges and speakers on the following dates. Dec 6th, Jan 10th & 24th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th, 21st & 28th, Apr 11th, 18th & 25th, May 9th & 23rd. This is important for the club so please be kind enough to let either Mike Hancock, Mike Harris or Glyn Edmunds know by email if you are willing to give a VOT. Obviously we need someone for this coming meeting on the 6th.
Now for the fun and games. On Dec 13th we have our Christmas special, Ho Ho Ho, which is a fun evening where we can enjoy ourselves by dressing in our favourite Christmas attire, enjoy some Christmas fare and drink while competing as teams in a Christmas quiz so I do hope as many of you as possible can attend. We need prizes donated for the raffle which can be brought to our next meeting on the 6th or on the night of the Christmas special on the 13th. For those who plan to attend could you also bring some finger food and drinks on the night for us all to enjoy.
Great developers group evening on Wednesday with two external speakers, Carl Cresswell from LCE and Vince Cater from Fotospeed. Carl brought a range of cameras and explained their features and costs and Vince talked about printing and paper. Attendees thought that the evening was extremely enjoyable and useful. It gave them a chance to play with the hardware and gain a better understanding of printing, print profiling and paper for specific photographic genre.
Carl and Vince gave me good feedback as they also enjoyed the evening and declared that they would be happy to attend again either to the developers group, other groups or on a club evening.
My thanks to both for an entertaining and instructive evening.
Just a reminder that the next developers group will be held on Wednesday 21st in the small hall at 19.30pm. We have two external speakers for the evening, Carl, the manager of the London Camera Exchange in Chichester and Vince from Fotospeed. It would be nice to have a good turnout as they are giving their time and expertise for free. Hope to see you all there.
Below are the presentation slides used at the above meeting.
OOPS. Apologies but that didn’t work so I’ll try again.
Well I tried to load but the content is too big so I’ve sent them by email to those who attended. Anyone else within the group who would like a copy please see me at the next club meeting. I will also bring a few copies to our next meeting on the 21st.
At the second meeting of the developers group, we first of all reviewed some of the results of the exercises set at the last meeting. This generated some good debate and understanding by the participants. That was followed by a session on basic manipulation of an image in Lightroom. The group were shown how to import images into Lightroom, the function of a range of manipulation tools and then an actual manipulation of an original image to a completed image using its Lightroom history. It proved to be very successful raising a lot of questions and discussion.
As an exercise, the group were tasked to select one of their own images, undertake some Lightroom work on the image and to bring a print of the original image, the completed image and a screen shot of the history to the next meeting in November for discussion.
Details of the slides used in the session will be posted here at a later date for all to see. (This is because I haven’t worked out how to do a link yet).
Please note that the next meeting of the developers group will be held at Tangmere on Wednesday 21st November not Monday the 19th.
At this meeting we will have representatives from the London Camera Exchange and Fotospeed. They will be doing sessions on camera types and printing and paper types so I hope as many group members as possible can attend.
The first meeting of the Developers Group was held on 17th September at which the first half of the evening covered a presentation on Getting Control of Your Camera and the second half on tips for taking landscape and wildlife photos. Participants were set exercises at the end of the evening to help reinforce the key learning points. For those Club class members who were unable to make the first meeting but who are intending to attend the next meeting on 15th October it would be useful to browse some of the key slides shown
and take a look at the exercises listed at the end. The first part of the next meeting will be used to review the images taken.
The key slides from the presentation by Stuart Heir providing tips for taking landscape and wildlife photographs are shown
More details on the full programme for the next meeting will be circulated in Newsletter posts
The first meeting of the Developers Group will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 17th September in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre. The Developers group is provided exclusively for Club class members and provides an opportunity for inexperienced photographers to get to grips with the basics of photography. At our first meeting we will cover how to take control of your camera through the understanding of shutter speed, aperture and ISO and the inter-relationship between them. In the second half there will be tips on taking pictures of landscapes and wildlife. Pictures will be on show during the evening to illustrate the key elements being covered and at the end of the session participants will be offered a series of fun photographic exercises designed to reinforce the points learned.
PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERA TO THE MEETING