On 23rd February Richard Curtis made his long awaited return visit to the club Digital Group. The meeting was held in the main hall at Tangmere and was very well attended by club members supplemented by welcome visitors from Bognor, Hayling and other local clubs.
Richard gave his usual “tour de force” performance covering a wide range of subjects and answering questions from the audience as the evening progressed. Amongst the subjects covered were the latest updates in both Lightroom and Photoshop CC. He also demonstrated workflow, moving between Lightroom and Photoshop using smart objects.
He also covered Lightroom mobile, manipulating images whilst on the mobile device and transferring the worked on images to Lightroom on iMac or PC.
In her vote of thanks, Lorna summed up the evening, vowing to rush home and start work whilst she could still remember some of the considerable amount of information Richard had given us.
Tutorials by Richard can be found on www,youtube.com/user/RichardCurtisDI
Richard will also be heavily involved in the Adobe Theatre at the Photography Show at NEC from 19th to 22nd March. The programme for the Adobe Theatre was published here on 26th January.
As a result of Richard’s visit we are actively considering taking some of the subjects he covered and perhaps with the help of his blogs deal with them more fully and at a more pedestrian pace.
Congratulations are in order to John Larry who has achieved his 100th award on the international salon circuit! That’s some achievement on John’s part, and – if memory serves – he’s got something like 1000 acceptances. Those of us working towards our AFIAP and even EFIAP awards are in awe of John’s success rate and send him our warmest congratulations.
John Larry’s Dawn in Africa, which scored 10 in the 1st Advance PDI competition this year
The new Black and White group met for the first time on Wednesday 17th February. The meeting was well attended and extra seating was brought in.
Group leader Ray Acland ran through an outline programme for future group meetings and expressed the hope that now the group had restarted it would be well supported.
Black and White images produced in the darkroom from film were the shown by Graham Sergeant and Dave Abbott showing the difference in print s which could be achieved by various developer and paper combinations. After the break John Howes and Ross Laney show recent digital Black and White images.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd March when George Atkins will demonstrate how to get the best Black and White rendition by first manipulating the colour file to maximum effect.
Further news on the inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group from Paul Graber, the Events Co-ordinator at the RPS, to be held on 2nd April. Meet up at 10.30 at Chichester Cross, a couple of hours of urban photography, then down to West Wittering after lunch, hoping for long exposures/ sunset, weather, and car park hours permitting. Paul would like to know if Club members are interested in joining the meeting, and about places to eat and good photo sites.
If you would let me know, I will pass the information on to Paul.
Next Thursday, Feb 18th, is the deadline for the last round of this season’s Enprint competition, so please pass your images to me (Linda Bullimore) at the meeting.The images will be judged the following week and the 3 winning entries will go forward to the Final Judging in March. So you still have a chance to be one of the overall winners for this season. Anyone may enter, even if you have never entered the competition before. Images need to be between 4 by 6 and 5 by 7 inches with minimal cropping and no significant digital enhancement such as cloning or adding texture etc. However pressing “auto” to improve colour and exposure in a post processing package is acceptable. You may print your own images or get them commercially printed and they can be from digital files or negatives.
Please note that Bognor Camera Club have let us know that the costs of hiring transport for a joint trip to the Photography Show next month are too high to be viable. Members wishing to go might want to ask around for others to car share with instead.
A reminder that the re-launched Black and White Group will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th February in the small hall at Tangmere. All are welcome, including visitors, £3 for Club Members, £4 non-members. Further details are available from Ray Acland, who has kindly stepped in to co-ordinate this meeting, which we hope is just the first of many more to come for those of us wishing to explore the techniques of mono photography.
Eagle-eyed Ray Acland spotted a two line entry in the latest RPS magazine about an inaugural meeting of the RPS Landscape Group to be held in Chichester on the 2nd April. Subsequently, I have contacted Tim Parish who chairs the group who put me in contact with RPS Events Co-ordinator Paul Graber, who is organising the event. Paul is the Chairman of Guildford Photographic Society and a regular visitor to our Annual Exhibition – and complimentary about our work! He would appreciate our assistance in identifying photogenic sites in Chichester, and then perhaps in West Wittering. More news will follow.
John Howes wonders if anyone has a set of used cartridges to test if an acquired Epson R1800 printer is working. Cartridge # T0540 to T0549? If you can help John please contact him on email@example.com or call Tel 01243771094 Mob 07855435580.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.