Category Archives: Developers Group

Lightroom zoom workshop thursday 18th November 9.30 am

I thought it would be useful to look at the latest Lightroom update where they have vastly improved the mask tools. There are various videos on Youtube which are well worth looking at beforehand – I followed Dave Abbott’s suggestion of “Photoshop Cafe”.

If you would like any comment / help with any of you images either send the file to me at by Wednesday or be prepared to share your screen in Lightroom.

Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lightroom workshop
Time: Nov 18, 2021 09:30 London

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Meeting ID: 844 8542 2199
Passcode: 771919

Next Monday Development session- bring laptops!

== Bring Laptops and some RAW images to Mondays session ===

Hi All,

The major part of the evening on Monday focusses on how to make your images pop. You will need to bring a charged laptop to the session, complete with several RAW images you might like to edit.

I’ve been lucky enough to have secured three advanced photographers, each of whom are willing to show you how they edit their images for effect. We will have seascape, portrait and landscape photographers – nay, artists – revealing all …… πŸ™‚

The first photographer will edit one of their own images live in the session for 10-15 minutes. You are encouraged to edit your own image(s) during that time. And then you will be given 10-15 minutes anyway to do so using the tips and styles shown to you.

That whole process is then repeated with the second and third photographer. Do note that this is NOT technical, its not a ‘this slider does this and this slider does that’. Its independent of the software used and is more about how we as artists edit our images for effect.

So do bring laptops and RAW images! It might be an idea to have your best unedited seascapes, portraits and landscapes handy ….. You have been warned!

Any questions, you know where to find me – 07974 173345 or

Andy πŸ™‚

Lightroom Workshop thursday 21st October

I am starting a workshop for Lightroom.  The aim is to try to help members to develop their skills and to hopefully sort out problems between us.  The idea is certainly not to give a series of talks on Lightroom but to provide practical help where it is needed. The workshops will run on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 9.30am for about an hour.

A recording of the workshop from Thursday 21st October is now on the website in Digital Imaging /recordings/21-22 where there are also some notes that I had written to go with the recording.

video of workshop

Notes on workshop

If you have any suggestions for next month or any images that you would like to ‘improve’ in Lightroom but haven’t really found out how please let me know. I don’t promise to know but its useful to discuss ideas with others!

Small Print Round 1

The first round of the Small Print Competition was held on Monday, ably critiqued and judged by John Howes.

3rd Place: Madeleine Craggs with “Reflecting on Restoration”

2nd Place: Louise Le-Good with “Nature in Action”

1st Place: Madeleine Craggs with “Spring Reflections”

Congratulations to the winners and we hope to have a few more entries for the next round on Monday 15th November. You too could be a winner.

Lightroom workshop thursday 21st October 9.15 am – 10.30 am

I am starting a workshop for Lightroom.Β  The aim is to try to help members to develop their skills and to hopefully sort out problems between us.Β  The idea is certainly not to give a series of talks on Lightroom but to provide practical help where it is needed. The workshops will run on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 9.30am for about an hour.

I have been asked to start with how I use Lightroom to catalogue my images and then use keywords and smart collections to find them.Β Β This month we will start at 9.15 a.m.

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Petworth, West Wittering and all things photowalk

Well, that was a bit of a blast! The photowalk at Petworth Park was full of deer, enthusiastic photographers and a number of small rain showers. Fifteen people took part, everyone had a great time and I look forward to seeing the evidence on the club Flickr page.

The next Photowalk is the Seascape one at West Wittering. All the details are in the Club Programme for Saturday November 6th.

The next Session at Tangmere (Oct 18th) is also in the Club schedule, and includes two preparatory topics for and about West Wittering – Filters for seascapes (in depth serious one) and a crash course in seascape photography wrapped up in an AB how-to-take-pix piece specifically at West Wittering.

Do pop one or three images from Petworth on the Clubs Flickr page. Its relatively easy to do and there are details of how to do so in one of two – relatively long, sorry – mails I’ve sent you recently. Do remember that this is NOT a competition, dont feel awkward about putting your competition unworthy images up! Mine are pretty dire, and three of them will be shown.

A final, standing plea; if you come along to the photowalks, and I hope you do, please please let me know, even if you change your mind, of your intention to be there. If you dont, I cant let you know of last minute cancellations because of weather, and I cant warn you, as in the Petworth case, of a road closure. and 07974 173345.

See you there!


Next Photowalk

Hi All,

A quick reminder that the first Photowalk at Petworth Park is happening in just over a week. Everyone in the Club is invited, full details are in the Programme on Sunday October 3rd.

I only ask one thing – if you plan to attend, do send me a quick note or text to let me know you are attending; should the event be cancelled its the only way I can get a note to you

Andy πŸ™‚

07974 173345

First Developers Group meeting

Well what a great evening!

Everyone got stuck in, everyone contributed, everyone applied themselves and, from what I’m told, everyone enjoyed it. I know I did – despite by nature not being a public speaker πŸ™‚

In essence the group broadly ratified the proposed content for the year ahead – and added lots more to boot. We are now all set to push forward in delivering the programme throughout the year.

There is still a bit of work to be done by me in the short term however. That includes sorting the feedback given during the session and amending the session content and photowalks accordingly, looking at flickr as a potential medium to pool images after photowalks, and – not least – continue to find a suitable name for the group!

I’ll distribute the results by email back to the attendees (and to those who sent apologies) shortly.

Andy πŸ™‚

the small print competition

This year there will be a slightly different format for the Small Print Competition. We intend to run the competition in conjunction with the Developers’ Group which meets once a month on Monday evenings. At the first meeting on Monday 20th September the new procedure for judging and feedback will be outlined and also an idea of what judges are looking for in an image. The Developers’ Group is now open to Intermediate as well as Club class members so there will be a series of topics in addition to the competition.

All members who are in Club Class for the Print category are eligible to enter this competition and details of the requirements can be found on the website in the HANDBOOK which can be found and downloaded under the DOCUMENTS tab. Alternatively go to DOCUMENTS then click PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS then IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS then COMPETITION RULES. Briefly you can enter up to 3 small prints with a maximum size of 7 by 5 which have not had any excessive manipulation applied.

If you have 3 prints that you would like to enter into the competition then please bring them along on Monday or alternatively they can be posted or delivered to me before the first round on Monday October 18th. This year I shall be running the small print competition again (Linda Bullimore) but I would hope to find a replacement to take over this job once it is established in its new format. I shall be contacting eligible participants by email before the competition with details of how to get prints to me before we start meeting again at Tangmere.

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Developers Group – first session

It’s happening. Well, we have a First Session at Tangmere and a First Photowalk planned and in the schedule.

We also have eight sessions and five photowalks pretty much planned throughout the year – but ….. although we have lots (lots!) of proposals to make, it is by no means a fixed programme. So

The first session at Tangmere small hall (Sep 20th at 7.30) is intended to run through how the Developers Group sessions are structured. And, although we have no fixed plans about content, we do have a lot of proposals about what we might do. We will run through those too. That applies even more so to the photowalks – some of which may not be photowalks at all …..

You get the idea;

Its your opportunity to mould and flavour what we do throughout the year. Want to do more photowalks than last year? This is the time to say so. Want to cover a specific photographic topic in one of the sessions? This is your opportunity to raise the issue. Want to see more social stuff being run? Yep, here’s the time to raise your hand.

You can find a more specific agenda for that date in the schedule. 7.30pm, September 20th, at Tangmere small hall.

Finally, as I currently have no real idea how many people to expect (and that colours the preparation to be done), if you do want to be there on Sep 20th and be an active part of the developers group would you please drop me a very simple line saying so at Thanks πŸ™‚