Thursday 16 March 2017

Tuesday 14th March – "New Kids on the Block"

Members were appreciative of Robin Orrow's excellent presentation about new software programmes which are available to edit their images.
Having stated what he wants from a piece of software, in terms photographic editing,  Robin proceeded to demonstrate DxO, Piccure, Luminar and after the break On1.  He clearly showed what could be achieved with each of the programmes, including their strengths and their weaknesses.
Of the "New Kids on the Block" On1 seemed to be the firm favourite with Robin.
With the exception of Luminar all programmes are available for both operating systems and Luminar has declared that a Windows version will be released very soon.
Thank Robin for a very educational evening.

Friday 10 March 2017

Tuesday 7th March Macro / Close-up Workshop

This week we welcomed Bob Darts and Elaine Stubbings to run a macro / closeup workshop.
Bob gave an introductory presentation which included the definition of macro, the equipment needed, some of the problems that may be encountered when photographing macro and how these may be overcome. Members then had the opportunity to mount their cameras on tripods and go round the various table set ups to try to capture the miniature world. The workstations included flowers, shells, sweets, straws and several others besides.
There was a good buzz of activity in the hall and members were pleased with what they had learnt and the images captured.
Thanks to Bob and Elaine for providing the inspiration and help and support to enable this to happen. 

Thursday 2 March 2017

Tuesday 28th February Print Competition Round 2

There was no doubting the main message from our EAF judge, David Jordan, as he assessed over 60 prints - bigger, more generous mounts would show off our prints more effectively.  The theme of the competition was ‘botanical’ and David outlined his experience in this field and referred to his own achievements in the area especially his FRPS panel and past IGPOTY success.  He then turned his attention to our prints which demonstrated a good range of botanical subjects from close up flower detail, to buds, seed heads, shrubs and trees.

Many congratulations to club members whose prints achieved high scores.  Their images can be seen below:

ROSE by Ann Barber 20/20

SPRING IS HERE by Pam Rutty 20/20

PEACE LILY by Graham Frost 20/20

THREE FRIENDS by Francesca Shearcroft 20/20

AWASH WITH LIGHT by Paula Cooper 20/20

GERBERA by Christine Alcock 20/20

NEW LIFE AND OLD by Liz Blake 19/20

PEONY by Suzi Senior 19/20

SNOWDROP TRILOGY by Roy Scrivener 19/20

LADY SLIPPER ORCHID by Di Jackson 19/20