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Vice-chairman and 'Webmaster' with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

Key points from the colour management session 09/09/19

a) If using in-camera JPEG files, set the colourspace in the camera. b) Use the colourspace for your output. For most this will be sRGB. if you have a printer that has more than cyan, magenta, yellow and black then Adobe RGB might be better to use. c) Wider colour spaces can introduce more problems than they are worth. d) If using JPEG then setting the white balance correctly before taking the photograph is important. e) Auto-whitebalance usually does a ‘good job’ in daylight conditions.…

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Monday’s meeting is a workshop night – 9th September 2019

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This is a workshop night. there will be three sessions to choose from. Each session will be repeated after the tea break. Image critique session – Paul & Irene Please bring along images that you would like some constructive critique on. These need not be ‘finished’ images and can be prints or digital files. Layers and blending – Wendy The use of layers and blending those layers into the final image. Insight into how Wendy creates her images. Colour management from capture to print –…

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Print of the year competition 2019

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Our judge for the evening was David Gibbins – ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5 As is befitting for our final competition of the season he was presented with some tough decisions due to the high standard of the entries. Intermediate 1stOil rig sunsetIan Smith2ndPilot cottagesIan Smith3rdJulieAlan LovattHighly commendedWhat are you looking atDavid BourneHighly commendedPort of Dubai -Misty skylineIan SmithCommendedSudden stopDavid BourneCommendedCanal sideAlan Lovatt Oil rig sunset – Ian Smith ( photograph of the print )Pilot cottages – Ian SmithJulie – Alan LovattWhat are you looking at – David…

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People / Portrait Competition – 01/04/19

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Our judge for the evening was Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB AFIAP BPE5 Intermediate 1stWatching the world go byIan Smith2ndMinaAlan Lovatt3rdWalking to morning prayersIan SmithHighly commendedBlack Country ladyChristine LovattHighly commendedJulieAlan LovattCommendedMother and childGordon ClaytonCommendedMad HatterChristine Lovatt Advanced 1stSamDavid Slade2ndHerman’s gallery of stolen artWendy Irwin3rdViking sword maidenWendy IrwinHighly commendedJacobean soldierDavid SladeHighly commendedPortrait of AmyWendy IrwinCommendedWaitingWilliam BrownCommendedThe puffer ladyStephen Simcox People / Portrait of the year – ‘Sam’ by David Slade. WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Practical night 24/09/18

The first practical night of the season was studio style setups for people photographs. Our model for the evening was Mina Von Vixen. Mina’s vintage style enabled the first set to be classic Hollywood style two-point lighting. One key light about 45° from the front and 45°up. The second light was a kicker directly opposite the key. The lighting used was a pair of Fresnel lensed Lupo HMI continuous lights. The Fresnel lens gives the lighting the same quality as those classic monochrome images from…

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Open print competition – 18/03/19

Our judge for the evening was Rob Hockney – DPAGB, BPE5* Intermediate 1stKnee scraperDavid Bourne2ndPassing through LongportIan Smith3rdMisty Hardinswood JunctionIan SmithHighly commendedSudden stopDavid BourneCommendedWaterview Wharf workshopsGordon Clayton Advanced 1stCut and driedWendy Irwin2ndIn the glass houseWendy Irwin3rdPhalenopsisJim StupplesHighly commendedHodge Close QuarryDavid SladeHighly commendedDerelict barge on blackwater MarshDavid SladeCommendedWestport lakeWilliam BrownCommendedLong tailed titAlastair Gorton WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Capture One Pro with Fuji and Sony cameras

For those of you who are not happy with the way Adobe’s Camera Raw processing handles Fuji image files Capture One do a Fuji specific version as well as a Sony specific version. There is currently a 50% off offer on this software until the end of March. The offer can be found HERE. WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Open PDI competition 18/02/19

Our judge for the evening was Louise Walton Intermediate 1st Peregrine Falcon with Red Leg Ian Smith 2nd Grey Heron David Hulme 3rd Smokin’ !! David Bourne Highly commended Mud splattered David Bourne Highly commended Beetle in the hub David Bourne Commended Crisis at the turn Ian Smith Commended Ragged Victorians David Hulme Advanced 1st Langdale Pikes David Slade 2nd Dipper feeding chick Paul Way 3rd Kissing clowns Wendy Irwin Highly commended A leap ahead Paul Way Highly commended Wells next the sea David Slade…

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AV Competition 04/02/19

With a variety of entries from images to music through to full Audio Visuals. There were informing, messages and tales about a day out AVs. PlaceTitlePhotographer1stCarved by iceDavid Slade2ndMonasteriesDavid Slade3rdGlass HousesWendy Irwin WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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