Richard Corkrey gave a very interesting demonstration on how he creates his woodland images in infrared. Using Lightroom, Photoshop and the NIK Collection along the way. During the demonstration he mentioned converting Cameras to take infrared images and that some lens’ are more prone to producing hotspots when used with an infrared camera. Those of you who want to delve further may find the following websites of use:
Adobe made some very significant changes to the Adobe Camera RAW [ACR] interface and functionality with its release of version 12.3 on 16 June 2020. It’s all very differnt to what you’re used to. So if you haven’t managed to find your way around it this [rather enthusiastic] YouTube video gives a good overview. If you want to dig deeper there are 4 further videos from the same author and the first is here.
In this our final gathering of the season before our summer break we have another tutorial from Richard Corkrey – this time on converting an image to infrared using his image called “Chasing the Light”.
Details of the meeting are below:
Chichester Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
For a number of months, going back to before Christmas 2019, I’ve been having severe performance issues with Photoshop, Bridge & Adobe Camera RAW [ACR] launched from either Adobe Bridge or Photoshop. The issues started around the time I purchased a second screen and that threw me off the scent for a while!
I’ve found these issues with two different Windows 10 PCs – a 7 year old one and a new high spec purpose built photography desktop. There may be other reasons why you might suffer from poor performance but I have found 2 specific software applications that have dramatically slowed down ACR & Photoshop CC.
Kaspersky Total Security
Acronis True Image 2020
If you don’t have either of these 2 software applications installed then you need read no further. However, if you do you and you suffer from performance issues then read on.
With my older desktop, Photoshop would slow down to unusable when Kaspersky was carrying out a full scan – this does not appear to be a problem with my new Desktop. There are 2 things you can do to mitigate the impact of Kaspersky scans slowing down Photoshop & ACR; try them in this order:
Schedule your scans for a quiet time when you know you generally won’t be using your computer.
if the above doesn’t work then in the Kaspersky Program go to Settings/Performance/Pause File Anti-Virus then add a link to the executable files for PS , Bridge & Lightroom. You should think carefully about enabling this feature as what it does is whenever you use those photography programs, Kaspersky will stop scanning your computer for viruses etc. You will, however, get a warning message and as soon as you close those programs Kaspersky anti-virus will automatically start working again.
Acronis True Image 2020
Acronis True Image is a file backup and disk cloning software package [you are backing up your precious images aren’t you!]. In the latest version of this software the manufacturer introduced a new feature called Active Protection to defend against ransomware & illicit cryptomining. If this feature is activated then simple adjustments using ACR, particularly when launched from Photoshop, can take 30 seconds plus rather than being pretty instantaneous. The easiest thing to do is to of course de-activate Acronis Active Protection and thereby get a usable system again. However, if you want to benefit from the features of Acronis Active Protection then there is a straight forward fix as follows:
Launch Acronis True Image
Click on the Active Protection tab on the left hand side of the screen
Click on the Manage Processes tab at the top of the screen
Click on the “Add” in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and add the location of the PS, Bridge & Lightroom executable files. On my desktop [yours may be different] they are located here:
Our next online meeting will be on the topic of Managing & Organising your Images and will be presented by Richard Ryder. Over the years we take many thousands of photographs and spend many hours crafting some of them in post processing but how on earth do we find that elusive image that you know you took some time ago but it seems to have disappeared down a black hole. This session will hope to provide you with some of the answers!
Topic: Chichester Camera Club’s Digital Imaging Group Meeting Time: 26 May 2020 @ 07:30 PM
For those of you who use Affinity to process your images, Jeff Owen has very kindly produced this short video showing you how to export your images to the correct size for PDI competitions, reviews etc.
Following our first online meeting of the digital Imaging Group on Tuesday 28 April 2020, we now have the video of the tutorial given by Richard Corkrey. Richard demonstrated how he produced one of his competition winning woodland images called “Broomhill”.
You can view the tutorial by clicking on this link here
This is our first online meeting so I do hope you will be able to join us. Richard Corkrey will be showing us how he creates some of his lovely woodland images. During this tutorial he will be showing us how he used Lightroom for his initial adjustments [also applicable to Adobe Camera Raw] before taking the image into Photoshop and making adjustments there and in DxO NIK collection.
Meeting details are:
Topic: Chichester Camera Club Digital Imaging Group Zoom Meeting Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:30 PM London
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.