Square frame composition

Robin has kindly put together this presentation video for your information and help. use the pause button and go back to read something of intrest.

Square Frame Composition

2017/18 Portfolio competition (CLUB MEMBERS ONLY)


A definition of a portfolio
A collection of works or documents that are representative of a person’s skills and accomplishments.
The competition invites members to submit a portfolio of digital images which covers a range of photographic genres – both technical and creative.
Competition details
Please submit a portfolio of five images – each image matching one of the genres below i.e. you will choose 5 of the 7 genres.

At least one of your five entries must be a monochrome image and at least one other must be a low-light/night-time image.
Sample portfolios
We have attached some sample portfolios to demonstrate how these criteria might be applied.
Portfolio Sample 1 (see attached image files) Portfolio Sample 2 (see attached image files)
Boag Portfolio 1 Abstract
Boag Portfolio 2 Close-up
Boag Portfolio 3 Man-made + Low-light
Boag Portfolio 4 Nature
Boag Portfolio 5 People + Monochrome
Maxwell Portfolio 1 Wide-angle + Monochrome
Maxwell Portfolio 2 Man-made
Maxwell Portfolio 3 Close-up
Maxwell Portfolio 4 Nature + Low-light
Maxwell Portfolio 5 People

Your images must meet the standard competition size 1400(wide) x 1050(tall), images have too been taken no more than two years prior to the entry date which is February 20 2018.
When naming your files in your chosen sequence please use this system:
Surname Portfolio 1, Surname Portfolio 2, Surname Portfolio 3 etc.
As in previous years, the Portfolio competition will be judged by the members.
The portfolios will be projected anonymously on the Judging Night and members will be invited to score them for both technical and aesthetic merit.


Robin portfolio

Ian portfolio


beginers photo course

links for some alternate course videos.


Sunny F16 rule

Supplied by Tom Hart here is the “Sunny F16 Rule” it is a guide for correct exposure when you suspect your light meter is being fooled by the conditions or just as a piece of reasurance that you have got it right in the first place click the link and it will open in Adobe Acrobat.       …. thanks Tom.

Sunny F16 Rule

Beginners guide to exposure

Here are a couple of links to YouTube videos that explain the basic things to understanding photography:

Exposure basics part 1 exposure triangle

Exposure basics part 2 what are stops?

Exposure Basics part 3 Depth of Field

Exposure basics part 4 Shutter speed

Exposure basics part 5 aperture values

Exposure basics part 6 Auto ISO basics

anyone have any questions can speak to me on club nights or email me via the contacts page.

more basics to come over the next few weeks.

New members

Hi All,

just thought I would give you a couple of links for those starting out or those who are looking for some help improving their photography.

Follow this link for some of the easiest to understand training online


And whilst you are there you can download the basic training course that Mike has put together for only £17.99 well worth every penny. your will learn more in a couple of hours with Mike than you will learn in a year on your own.

You can view Mike’s other fantastic videos on learning camera controls here plus over 100 other photography videos

Photography biz courses.

and for lots of videos on processing your images in “Lightroom” try YuriFineart on youtube

And if you believe you cant do it because you dont have fancy gear sit back watch this video and see what a “PRO” can do with a toy CLICK HERE


Model shoot and mount cutters and cutting

first of all some videos to view what we are going to be doing next week:

and here are a few about last weeks subject mounts and mount cutting:

the one i use

And one similar but narrower than Ian’s


where to buy Newcastle for best prices CLICK HERE


And a PDF book from Logan about picture framing for you to download  CLICK HERE


Fireworks video supplied by Roy

basic photography skills from Matt Granger

Here is a link to Matt Grangers 1st series called “Educating Tina” starts at the beging and follows Tina’s development as a photographer.


Inkjet printing Masterclass videos

HAve a look at these videos on getting the best from an inkjet printer CLICK HERE to view