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.

 

 

Members Practical Session – Workflow – 9th November 2017

The next practical session will be covering the basic workflows from beyond capturing your pictures to processing them on your computer. Ian Pettit will walk briefly through the basic workflow that he uses, as an example and then we are going to split up into smaller groups. Bring your laptop, power cable, mouse and an example of one picture that you want to use.

We realise that you all use different software and versions, but we will try to help cover the following areas

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop / RAW
  • Adobe Elements
  • Nikon View NX and View NXi
  • DXO
  • Fuji Wifi & Snapseed on iPad

We can’t promise to cover every operating systems / software versions permutations, but there is plenty of experience in the room, and the basic workflows remain basically the same.

FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival 2nd September

From Sharon Brown, Melbourne Festival

Hello Everyone

I know it is short notice but People Express are arranging a FREE Photography Workshop for the Festival next Saturday afternoon (2nd September) as part of the joint project about Melbourne Market Gardeners which we are working on.

The session will be led by Christopher Mear a young documentary photographer who we have commissioned to photograph the market gardens and the produce they grow throughout the year.

Everyone will meet at Melbourne Assembly at 2pm and walk across Brown’s field to Heaths at Woodhouses and Photograph produce in Heaths field.

I have attached the flyer which has a few more details. FLOL leaflet

Please contact Sharon Brown ( melbfest-sharon@live.co.uk )  if anybody would like to reserve a place.

Summer Is coming – Bring your Camera with you

As the summer approaches the normal Thursday night sessions are being replaced with some more practical sessions , which are intended to help your improve you camera skills and take some great pictures. These are the first sessions that are planned

Photographic Field Trip, Lumsdale, Matlock. Thursday 18th May

This is the first of our planned summer field trips. This will be visiting Lumsdale, just outside Matlock is about a 45 min drive away . Here the brook descends through a series of man made ponds, mills and large waterfalls, and gives you plenty of time to try different techniques learnt. Not only is there falling water, but there are ruined mills and open ponds. This is certainly one of the hidden gems of both industrial archaeology and photography that are available to us.

Ian Pettit will be coordinating the trip and both he and other members of the society will be there at assist with your images. Please let Ian know if you are planning to attend, so that we don’t miss anyone. The plan is to meet in Castle Square in Melbourne at  5pm, and car share where possible.

Full details of the valley will be found here 

This is an example of some of the pictures that were taken earlier in the year in the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Do Session  Thursday 8th June

This Thursday will be the second of this summers technical session. It will start at 7:30 pm in the Thomas Cook Memorial Hall and will run to approximately 09:15, allowing time to get in last orders at the Chip & Pin.

This session will continue to look at your Camera and how to get the best images from it. This will focus on:

  • Keeping your camera steady
  • Depth of Field
  • Different Metering Modes
  • Light Sources and White Balance
  • Exposure Compensation

Photographic Field Trip Castlefields and Salford Quays – Saturday 17th June

Located close to Manchester these two locations give an opportunity to see the remains of Industrial Manchester and the new developments based around the old Salford Dock area.  We’ll visit Castlefield first to see the canal basin and old mills and warehouses and the move on to Salford Quays staying until dusk to get some twilight and evening shots. Around the quays you will find the Lowry, the Imperial War Museum North and Media City, which make outstanding subjects.

Ian Pettit will be coordinating the trip and both he and other members of the society will be there at assist with your images. Please let Ian know if you are planning to attend, so that we don’t miss anyone. The plan is to meet in Castle Square in Melbourne at 10 am  and car share where possible.