Chairman’s Christmas Challenge

The details: Two teams, since we have access to two projectors.Maximum of 6 people in each team.Each team to have a maximum of 25 images.Images can only be used once.The number of rounds will be determined by the time that is available and the length of time each round takes. If at the end of the expected time it is a draw then a final round will take place. Images are to be projected at the same screen size to remove the possible advantage the…

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Practical night 21/10/19

Ross Pointon GPUK GFight Gear

The main focus of this evening is a studio style model photo session. Our model for the evening is Rachyy of whom you will have seen some photos in club competitions. If using lighting or working with a model is new to you, do not worry. Rachyy can fluidly auto-pose and technical help with cameras and settings will be available. Intentionally the first part will be a continuous lighting setup with classic Hollywood ‘key and kicker’. Given that it is continuous lighting you can use…

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


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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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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Studio style practical evening February 2018


The studio style Practical evening was, as ever, a bit of a frantic blur for me. From the moment Alan picked me up to the final unloading of the equipment back at home, everything was just ‘go’. The two setups were, intentionally quite different. Classical head and shoulders portrait and blown white full length. For the portrait setup a Hensel ExpertD 500 was fitted with a white Hensel beauty dish ( ACW ). This was on a Manfrotto boom stand to enable it to be…

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Derek Doar – HDR and panoramas

Derek has forwarded the .pdf files that go along with his presentation on Monday night. You can access them via the links below: HDR Panoramas There is also a YouTube video on removing halo edges using the technique he described. I’m not getting any sound on this one so I have also posted another one:   Also the parallax point: Will Chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

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Les Beardmore DPAGB

Congratulations go to Les who, at Monday’s meeting, was presented with his DPAGB certificate. Anyone familiar with his bird and animal photography will know the standard he has achieved. Will Chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

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Practical night 12th February 2018

For the Practical night on 12th February 2018 we have two models booked, and the intention is to have two setups on the night. One of these will be for full length images and the other for headshot / beauty style photographs. This is to replace the one that didn’t happen earlier in the year due to the speaker’s wife being hospitalised in an assualt whilst working at a Hospital. Both Bella and Chris are used to working with a range of photographers and in…

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