Provisional standard meeting programme for 2019 – 2020

September Monday 2nd Chairman’s Night Wednesday 4th Digital Group Meeting Monday 9th Irene Froy EFIAF, MPAGB AND Hon PAGB- Pastel Moments Monday 16th 1st Competition “Best of the Rest” (prints from previous season) Monday 23rd Member’s Evening Monday 30th Peter Yeo FRPA, DPAGB and APAGB – Island hopping October Monday 7th Richard Weston Presents – Photography his way Wednesday 9th Digital Group Meeting Monday 14th 2nd Competition ”Open” PDI Monday 21st Practical evening Monday 28th Tony Winfield CPAGB – Photo location, location, location November Monday…

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Practical night 24/09/18

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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

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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 Vice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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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 Vice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Member user details and galleries

If you received an email earlier this week you would know that the hosting for this website has been changed due to 1 & 1 wanting to hike up the price to £71 pa. I have uploaded most of the website and most of it is now as it was. This is my third evening on the matter.   Member galleries I had started to update some galleries to a ‘masonary’ style – images fitting together like a mosaic. These gallery styles have, at the…

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Monday 8th January 2018

Using Photoshop to get the best from your images Andy creating a quick Audio Visual presentation. Creating a simple AV. Please bring some digital files / laptop if you can. This will be using Photostory 3 – Download link. Introductory notes on using the software – click to download the .pdf file Ken Pawson and Wendy Irwin Remember also to bring your Landscape entries and, if possible, AV entries. Will Vice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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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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