JANUARY SALE!

On a recent journey to the back of the cupboard I found a number of photographic items I no longer require. If you’re interested let me (Steven) know, either at the club or by sending me a message (click here).

Canon EOS-5 35MM camera body

Fancy going old skool? Hanker for the quality you can only achieve from shooting film? Then pop some Velvia 100 in this Canon 5 and take a trip back to the 1990s. It’s in great condition and includes a working battery. With a Canon EF lens mount you’ll be able to use your current lenses too. It’s only flaw is it’s not a Nikon. Price – £20

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM – Canon fit

Super sharp, super fast and super forgot about at the back of the cupboard. Not been used for maybe 5 years. I used it for shooting panoramic shots as it captures lots of detail, ideal for low-light conditions too. Great condition. Price £140 

[SOLD] Iiyama Prolite 82403WS 24” HD monitor

Features: resolution 1920 x 1200, aspect ratio 16:10, VGA and HDMI connections and 2 x 2w speakers. Recent news to me, it also rotates 90 degrees! not sure why, perhaps so you can still watch it while lying on the sofa. Price £20

[SOLD] Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod (no head)

Like its owner it’s starting to show signs of wear, but still works fine. Has a horizontal centre column feature, good for table top photography. There’s an overview video on YouTube, click to view. Price £30

Sto-Fen Omni Bounce

Flash diffuser for Canon Speedlight 430EX and 430EXii. Price £5

 

[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet PTZ 630

A5 tablet with stylus that connects via USB. It’s easier to retouch photos using a tablet than with a mouse. Drivers should be available to download from Wacom website. The button on the stylus is broken, hence the Sellotape, but that button isn’t critical to its usability (it’s never worked since I’ve owned it). Price £5

[SOLD] Wacom Graphics Tablet Bamboo MTE-450A

A6 tablet with stylus, as above minus the Sellotape and broken button. Review on YouTube – click here. Price £10

[SOLD] LaCie external hard drive – 320GB, Firewire 800/400 and USB 2 connections.

Includes power supply. I won’t drive a hard bargain on this hard drive.  Price £5

 

All prices include free delivery to the Thomas Cook Hall.

 

Photoshop & Lightroom alternatives

Please see below links for all the software discussed in Tony’s recent presentation on alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Darktable
A Free RAW editor which till recently only for Linux or MACOS.
Now it has been ported to Windows.

Rawtherapee
Free RAW Editor for MAC and Windows.

A beginners guide – click here

Photoscape X
A simple, but relatively powerful photo editor for Windows 10 and Mac OS.

Serif Affinity Photo 
Powerful Photoshop alternative for MAC and Windows. Now comes with RAW Editor as part of the package.

ON1
ON1 is a raw and photo editor for MAC and windows. Better known for there photo effects they now have a fully featured RAW and photo editor

Macphun Luminar
Well known Raw and photo editor on Mac’s, but now ported to Windows 10.

Dx0
A Lightroom alternative.

Fujifilm Camera Processing
Fujifilm X RAW Studio is a free program that uses a tethered camera to do RAW Processing using the cameras processor.

Also…

File formats
The Photographers Guide to File Formats in Lightroom and Photoshop by Greg Benz.

 

 

New book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom

Melbourne Photographic Society has it’s first published author – John Wesson!

Most will know that John has a tendency to disappear for extended periods and contrary to popular belief, his time spent in Ireland isn’t always inside the local pub. His first book, Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom is clear evidence of his love and extensive travels around County Kerry.

More than just a picture book, the stunning photos of the people, landscape and wildlife of Kerry are accompanied by interesting captions. These not only detail the history of Kerry, but offer a wealth of facts for anyone wanting to visit.

Well done John on such a great first book, we look forward to book number two!

If you’d like to buy a copy it’s available on Amazon, click here. You never know he might even sign it for you!

You can read the story behind the book in an interesting article featured on The Irish Times website.

Members’ night

Our recent members’s night was, as always, a great opportunity to see what other members are up to. Below is just one presentation from an entertaining evening that included a number of AV presentations and practical lessons. The next members’ night is April 13th … get your thinking caps on!