Printing your own images

following on from IAn & Mortons presentation here is their powerpoint as a movie if you wish to read things more clearly just PAUSE your video playing software.

CLICK here for video

Cheat sheet and keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom and Photoshop

This has come curtosy of Kath, thanks Kath (don’t use full names for security reasons)

its a pdf of cheat sheet and keyboard short cuts for Photoshop & Lightroom.


Ideas for special effects competition

Compsec has asked me to put up the following demo gallery of images selected from the internet and descriptions for you. title, equipment and technique employed at top of each image you can pause the slideshow by clicking on the image and restart by clicking again.

Alien.jpgAs the earth turns.jpgBraw brecht moonlecht necht.jpgBudapest tram.jpgClavie Crew.jpgdouble-exposure.jpgElla and hands.jpgEruption.JPGLennon split toned.jpgLight streaks.jpgMotion Blur.jpgNot your average star trails.jpgParallel Lines.jpgpolarization.jpgPowder-burst.jpgShades of Day.jpgSkyline.jpgSpeed demons.jpgSpooky steps.jpgStreetart Reflections.jpgThe last dram.jpgThe Leap.jpgTo carefully go where no one...jpgWheels on Fire.jpgZoomscape.jpg

Practical Photography camera school discounts

Practical Photography magazine are still running their Camera School course if you sign up via this link before 31st December 2017 for the DIGITAL version for Ipad or Anderoid for the cost £15.50 including 6 months subscription to magazine.

Print version is £22.00
Digital & print combined £27.00

and you also qualify for a FREE copy of their book costs £15.00 on Amazon. cant see how you can lose!!!!



internet resources for photographers

After last tuesdays talk here are the links to the different organisations and people I follow on youtube and across the net.

(all web addresses need to be COPIED & PASTED into browser bar).

Monthly subscriptions and fee charging courses;


also free tutorials from;

the main man for general tuition and explinations of everything photographic Mike Browne

Canon, Profoto, tamron & nikon.

on youtube:



Simon Baxter (woodlands)

Thomaas Heaton (landscape & philosophy)

Craig Roberts (good teacher for basic and imternediate level)

Sean Tucker (my guru?)

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.