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:
The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at the Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 24th September at 7.30
As is usual for the first meeting of the season, the main topic will be demonstrating how to resize PDIs for competitions. This is something all members will need to know if they intend to enter competitions, other than the Small Print Competition.
Richard Ryder will demonstrate how to achieve this in Photoshop whilst Jonathan Fiske will demonstrate the same exercise in Lightroom.
There will be time set aside for a general discussion where members will be encouraged to tell the leaders of the group the subjects they would like covered in subsequent meetings. This is your chance to express your needs and help fashion the direction of the group for the remainder of the season.
Contrary to the information in the programme Blue book, the Digital Group will not meet on Tuesday 28th May. The group programme is now closed for the summer but will re-open on the 4th Tuesday in September under the guidance of Sheila Tester and Richard Ryder.
Thank you for your considerable support over the past seasons.
The Digital Group will meet at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30.
Sheila Tester, now fully recovered, will give a tutorial on changing colours of objects in Photoshop. Phil Shaw will talk about creating atmosphere and a number of other good things, also in Photoshop.
The videos of the tutorials given by Ann McDonald and Sheila Tester at this meeting are now available. The easiest way to find them is to go to Digital Group and scroll down through the posts to that of 22nd January 2019.
At the bottom of this post you will see a link which will take you to all the videos we have posted this season. The video for the Ann McDonald tutorial is in the top row on the lefthand side, Similarly Sheila’s tutorial may be found on the lefthand side of the bottom row.
Just click on the appropriate icon and the video will start.
The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 26th March in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30.
For the first part of the evening Ann McDonald will give a tutorial on removing objects, including a woman with fuzzy hair from an image in Photoshop. Ann is an excellent educator and this is a tutorial not to be missed.
Following the coffee break, Sheila Tester will give a tutorial on organising images in Lightroom,importing images, renaming them and metadata copyright. This is a tutorial which has been requested by some of the newer members.
The video of the tutorial given by Phil Shaw on Tuesday 26th February is now available to view. Jeff has placed this in the Digital Group AV folder, in which all other group AVs are stored.
To access the folder, for the moment, go to Digital Group 22nd January 2019. Scroll down to the link “Digital Group AVs 2018-19” . Click on link and find a folder icon in blue. Click on blue folder and each of the group AVs will be seen to be available.
The tutorial by Phil will be found in 2 parts at the right of the top row. The first part has a blue screen whilst the second part has a Japanese building. Clicking on the AV of choice will open it.
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