Mach Loop – some additional information

 I thought that the name came from Mach 1, Mach 2 etc – supersonic flight speeds. I didn’t realise that the ‘Mach Loop’ was named after a town that I’ve visited numerous times since 1973 – Machynlleth. At one time I applied for a job at a school there. The application form was all in Welsh. I didn’t fill it in. Since then though I have made an effort every so often to learn some Welsh. This has helped me when interpreting the landscape I’m walking through.…

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Archive – Programme 2014-2015

  September 2014 8th Chairman’s Night 10th Digital Group Meeting 15th Roger Parry ARPS,DPAGB,HonPAGB,EFIAP & Judith Parry DPAGB, HonPAGB, AFIAP ‘Parrys’ Pictures’ 22nd 1st Competition Open 29th Practical/Workshop 1 October 2014 1st Digital Group Meeting 6th Malcolm Imhoff FRPS, FACI (M) ‘An Audio Visual Journey with Malcolm Imhoff’ 13th Irene Froy FRPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP ‘A Passion for Pastels’                                          Supported by Permajet 20th 2nd Competition Open PDI 27th Bob Brind-Surch ‘The Art of Wildlife Photography’ November 2014 3rd Practical/Workshop 2: Alex Goodier…

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Richard Weston – portrait session practical night

Richard Weston – was invited to the club to provide a presentation on portrait lighting and posing on a practical night. Richard’s business is photography based, Weston Digital Imaging. To help with this he brought along Annabel, a model from SoT. As has been a recent trend for me, here are a few notes on the session with some added detail input from myself. The starting point with any portrait photo is to consider gender, age and intended style. Each of these can influence the lighting…

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Derek Doar – Modern conversion of digital files to monochrome images using Nik SilverEfex

The objective for the evening was very clear – quality conversion of digital image files into monochrome. I’ve been using a very much slimmed down version of Silver Efex  that is integral to Nikon’s CNX2 software for many years and, more recently, the Photoshop plug-in with my Canon files. When Google purchased Nik they did a ‘free complete suite if you have previously purchased one of their plug-ins’. I had the Colour Efex Pro 3 plug-in for CNX2 and therefore qualified for the complete package…

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Roger on the panel – Roger Hague DPAGB

It has been quite a few years since we last had a ‘panel of’ competition at the club. With the return of a competition round on the 10th March 2014 that is dedicated to panels Roger was invited to share his thoughts and experience. Before Roger started I let him know that my using a ‘phone during his presentation was to make notes that would form the basis for this blog post. He was openly happy for people to be taking notes. So, here is…

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