Category Archives: Digital Imaging

Digital Group 22nd May 2018

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”

On Tuesday 22nd May a small but select number of gentlemen of the club enjoyed an instructive  evening lead by Ken Worrall. Ken gave an outline of the possibilities of ACDSee Ultimate 2018 as an image manipulation programme. From what we saw it appeared to have more to offer than Photoshop Elements and perhaps should be considered by those who object the paying a monthly fee.

Ken then demonstrated how he constructed one of his images which recently scored 10 and which was made up of elements from 5 different images. Thank you Ken

Digital Group Tuesday 22nd May 2018

The final meeting of the Digital Group will take place at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30.

In the first half of the evening we will be breaking from perceived tradition by inviting a Club Class member to give a tutorial. The member in question being Ken Worrall.

Ken joined the club in the autumn of 2017  and this year has just won the Brieley Cup as winner of the Club Class Print league for 2017/2018. Ken scored 86 marks out of a possible 90 and only one of his images did not receive a Certificate of Merit.

A number of the images submitted by Ken were composites and on the 22nd he will demonstrate how he constructed one of them from 5 or 6 elements taken from other images of his. Moreover, he will show how he did this without the assistance of Messers Adobe!

After the break we will review the past year and hopefully you will submit ideas for the future. Members £3.00, visitors £4.00.

Digital Group, Tuesday 24th April

Lightroom, Lightroom, Lightroom.

Calling ALL Lightroom users.

As you will know there has been a considerable upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC and on Tuesday 24th April, Phil Shaw, ace photographer and educator will be going through all the changes and what it means to the way you work. The tutorial will go at whatever pace you want and all your questions will be answered.

Even if you don’t use Classic CC you should come along so that you can appreciate what you are missing. So everyone is welcome. It will be a great evening. Tangmere Village Centre, Small Hall at 7.30. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.


Digital Group, Tuesday 27th March

The Digital Group met on Tuesday 27th March and had an excellent evening of tutorials. Ray Acland showed the almost infinite opportunities offed by the Topaz Labs and Topaz Studio plug-ins. In addition he showed a range of recent prints in which he had used Topaz presets and he discussed the various papers he used to compliment the subject matter.

After the break Phil Shaw gave a master class on the Photoshop tools he uses in the production one of his stunning wildlife images. For me it was not just his mastery of the individual tools but his attention to detail which was a lesson in itself.

Digital group 27th March 2018

The Digital Group will meet at 7.30 on Tuesday on 27th March in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre.

For the first half of the evening Ray Ackland will give a tutorial on the use of Topaz Studio and show a number of recent successful prints where he has made use of this plug-in.

After coffee Phil Shaw will look at some of the more frequently used and misused tools of Photoshop. With tips on how to get the best out of them. Members £3.00, visitors £4.00


Digital Group

On Tuesday 27th February the Digital Group were treated to a superb tutorial by Phil Shaw on post processing and printing an image. The extraordinary detail used by Phil in his preparation for printing  and which he demonstrated last evening goes some way in explaining the quality of his images.

It is hoped we may be able to repeat this tutorial in the autumn when traveling conditions should be more favourable.

Digital Group Meeting on Tuesday 27th February

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30.  The whole evening will be given over to a tutorial on printing. Each year we are asked to feature this subject and it is a couple of years since our last evening on printing. The tutorial will be lead by Phil Shaw and he is bringing his printer so that the results of his guidance will be there for all to see..

Those who know Phil’s work also know the meticulous detail he goes into at every stage of the production of his images. It will be an evening not to be missed. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.

Glyn Dewis releases new video “Rosa Cover Shoot”

Glyn Dewis has just released his new tutorial video “Rosa (Cover Shoot)” on which he has been working for the past 8 months. This could be of particular interest to those members who include portraiture as one of their particular interests. There is a 50% off discount which will expire on Sunday.

Hi David

Ok so it’s taken a while to get to this point but I’m happy to say that my ROSA (Cover Shoot) Tutorial is now in my store and available:

CLICK HERE for ROSA (Cover Shoot)

(As a thank you for being part of my email group, at the link you’ll see a 50% OFF Discount Code)


ps> Just a reminder that the discount code is valid until this coming Sunday (18th) when the price of the tutorial reverts to the original full price

CLICK HERE for ROSA (Cover Shoot)


White Layer method


Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of attending a Southern Digital meeting in Ringwood. The speaker for the day was Steven le Prevost. It was a superb day of Creative Photography and during the tutorial Steven mentioned using a white layer to soften an image. He has kindly sent details and through the good offices of Barry Senior I am able to include it here. The even better news is that Steven is booked for a Thursday evening in the autumn.

The links to Steven’s White Layer method on Facebook and his website are as follows:-

Digital Group Meeting of 23rd January 2018

The Digital Group enjoyed two excellent tutorials on the evening of Tuesday 23rd January.

In the first half Ross Laney gave a brief introduction into the possibilities available when using Topas Impression in Photoshop. He showed a number of images where he had used this download to enhance a “painterly” interpretation of the image. He then worked on an image of a street scene in Savannah  and demonstrated how, by using Impression presets with photoshop layers and layer masks, separate presets could be applied to different areas of the image to achieve the desired result.

In the second part of the evening Lorna Brown demonstrated “Working with Textures”.  She talked about where to obtain textures and how to make them. She then demonstrated how to use them in Photoshop using layers and adjustments. Lorna gave the following site for tutorials and textures.