Category Archives: Development Group

Development Group – 21st March

Hi All

The next session on the 21st will be the penultimate one at Tangmere and covers the following items. It starts, as always, at 7.30 🙂

1 Small Print Competition

2 Wide Angles and other lenses. The, er, um, focus here is on how to use various lens types, how the optics change and what that means for you and your image. So not techy at all. Which leads nicely into …

3 Pauls techy bits on lenses, camera ergonomics and straps. It may get a bit more detailed in terms of a run through of current Canon and Nikon lenses. We shall see!

4 Location management.  Both planning (tides, times of day, atmospherics) and how to approach a specific (seascapey) location

5 Discussion on the next and last session; Next time I will go through a review of all key learning points this year, but that will take no longer than half a session. The question is – what do you want to do in the other half?

See you there! 🙂

Zoom Digital imaging group tuesday 25th january

This month Pete Bamforth is going to show us how he produces his wonderful large images. This promises to be a great evening with a great deal of excellent advice so please do join us on Zoom on the link below.

I have also had one suggestion for a talk on converting an image to Black and White but need other thoughts for the future – this group works best with your ideas. We are very lucky in the club to have a great many members who are only too willing to offer advice if asked so suggestions please!

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Passcode: 008353

Lightroom Zoom workshop Friday 21st january 9.30 am

Please note the change of time. Sorry I got double booked. For those of us who have just purchased Topaz DeNoise and Sharpen A1 Jeff has agreed to have a look at them and particularly using masks within them.

I keep also hoping that some of you will bring along (or send) images that you have got stuck with what to do or how to do it in Lightroom – maybe from this week’s Print Group. If you want to send them rather than share your screen then here’s the email address digitalgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

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

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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 digitalgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk 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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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 …… 🙂

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_bracey@hotmail.com

Andy 🙂

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.  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.

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.  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. andy_bracey@hotmail.com and 07974 173345.

See you there!

Andy

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 🙂

andy_bracey@hotmail.com

07974 173345