We look forward to seeing your efforts from the Photo Challenge. Show us how you tackled your topic.
We welcome Ron Bell from Galashiels to pass comment on our images tonight.
A bit of a fun night with a quiz.
SOOC is an abbreviation of the photography term “Straight Out Of Camera”, simply meaning that an image can be good enough to print straight from the camera without further processing. How well can you do?
The same tools that can be used to crop, retouch and otherwise edit digital images can be used just as easily to distort, alter and fabricate them. With Photoshop and similar programs now widely available in inexpensive, easy-to-use consumer versions, just about anyone with rudimentary computer skills can cut, paste, erase, combine and retouch photographs. It doesn’t take much skill to make the unreal seem real. Neil Scott tells us how.
A few of our members will share with us their choice of their favourite images from the good and the great photographers. Their choice may include one of your photographs!
Tonight, we will leave the Clubrooms and go to Crichton Castle and try our hand at some astral photography. Simon Wootton will be on hand to give tips on the best methods to use to get different shots. Remember your camera and tripod.
Let’s work together and see how we can improve not only our own submissions in competition but those we submit as a club into inter-club challenges.
Don’t know your macro lens from your mirror lens? Wondering at what point a wide-angle lens becomes a standard lens? Tony Smithers will give us a guide to different lens types and filters.
Hand-in for Spring Competition
Joe Gilhooley is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and is based in Loanhead, He has an interest in all areas of photography but he has developed a passion for studio and portrait photography. As well as the interest in studio work Joe enjoys photographing wildlife, sports and unusual shots that grab his eye. Joe was awarded The Scots Magazine Photographer of the Year in 2017 and again 2019 .