Monthly 2nd Wednesday 2.00pm at Louise House
The January 2017 meeting was the annual competition. We must thank Ian Foreshaw for stepping through all our photographs and giving an excellent assessment and good comments as now to improve each image. His review of the images was as much an educational tour de force as a quality cretic, but finally he was pressed to make the awarded as following:
1st prize - Reflections on Hoi-An's Lantern festival (Alan Evans)
2nd - Garden done! (Pauline Jackson)
3rd – Norwegian Coast Guard (Philip Aldred)
As a bonus Ian discussed some of his work as a professional photographer, and then the images for which he was awarded the RAF photographer of the Year 2016. These can be seen on the RAF web site http://www.raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year-2016/raf-photographer-of-the-year/mr-ian-forshaw-raf-shawbury/
Current Set Subject:
A new set subject was selected by executive prerogative as “Winter scenes in snow, frost or ice”. These will be reviewed at the March Meeting.
Next meeting Friday 13th Jan 2017 at Louise House 2:00pm
The Annual Competition: Ian Forshaw is acting as judge.
An outline of the groups brief:
The Digital Photography Group covers all aspects of the subject, from the technical and aesthetics basics of taking good photographs to the use of photo-processing software to enhance our pictures. There is a debate about computer "enhancement" as some consider that this is "cheating" by altering what the camera saw, but others see it as a way of improving a picture. This can be done by "cropping" the edges to remove unwanted and distracting background from a picture or by altering the brightness or contrast in the picture. Interestingly, these techniques and many others are not recent innovations as a result of the digital revolution but have been used in darkrooms since photography began in the nineteenth century! The group has now adopted Adobe Elements 11 as the ‘standard’ photo process software used by the group.
We meet monthly to view and discuss pictures that members have taken on an agreed topic. We also have training sessions led by members or talks on famous photographers or other subjects of interest to the Group.
As the new the projector carries a “Full 1080 HD” label it would seem preferable to send in “jpeg” images of this format (with a maximum width of 1920 pixels and a maximum height of 1080 pixels).
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