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.
Both Peter Rocchiccioli & Richard Corkrey will be demonstrating how they some of their special images. Peter will shows us how he created one of his stunning black and white images of an Indian cyclist whilst Richard will show us how he gets the best out of his beautiful tree pictures.
The digital imaging group is suitable for all club members but especially for newer members who are interested in learning techniques to bring out the best in their photographs.
Ann McDonald and Jan Davis were the presenters at our January 2020 meeting were they demonstrated using various ways to “Dodge” & “Burn” using Photoshop on the one hand and a walk-through of Capture One Pro on the other.
Ann revealed her secrets using photoshop layers curves for dodging and burning. She recommended that those wanting to try should familiarise themselves with Sheila’s demonstration on layers. Video will be posted.
Jan Davis demonstrated Capture One Pro a RAW processing software that is used by professional photographers with very good results. Capture One costs £299 for a perpetual licence or £20 per month
Despite brain freeze the recording of the demonstration was thought not saved but has been recovered. However to simplify Jan’s explanations here is a YouTube from Capture One showing the essential processing steps in about 7 min. There are a series of other short videos showing all the key aspects of a software which does all that photoshop does but on The RAW filles.
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.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.