The Digital & Practical Group meets in the club rooms on certain Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm during the season (September to May). Dates are given in the current SYLLABUS [PDF]
One of the AVs from the 23rd April 2019 meeting, about removing all dust spots from a photo, is now available on the Tips page: link.
Dates for the 2019 - 20 season are as follows. Some topics are proposed but open to requests for changes, so watch this page. Let Graham know if there are particular things you would like covered. Several members are now using Affinity Photo so we will aim to show how to do things in that application as well as in Photoshop.
September 24th - exposure settings and lens choices (bring a camera along) -
Slides [PDF] - see also the Tips page
The AUTO settings on cameras are now very good but they cannot read your mind. If you want to freeze a moving object or ensure that the background to an object is blurred you need to intervene with manual settings. We will discuss how to deal with these and other possible requirements.
October 29th - cropping, aligning, resizing images; file formats - Slides [PDF]
Resizing is important for competition entries. There is a mismatch between camera aspect ratio 3:2 and competitions which usually want 4:3, so what are the options? And how do RAW, JPEG and TIFF files differ?
November 26th - introduction to Affinity Photo. Including HDR, stacking, panoramas. The hand-out is here [PDF] and the example images are available from Graham.
January 28th - more details of Affinity Photo. The hand-out is here [PDF] and the example images are available from Graham.
February 25th Topics included: making high-contrast monochrome images, selection tools, and some recap on layers. All using Affinity Photo. The main hand-out is here [PDF] and the example images are available from Graham.
There were also pages giving tips about using RAW histograms [PDF] and tone curves [PDF].
March 31st - CANCELLED
April 28th - CANCELLED
All members and visitors are welcome.
Group organiser: Graham Relf (gr at grelf dot net)
The group was formed in 2001 with the objective of keeping members informed and providing some instruction on the rapid advances in digital photography now taking place.