We return for the seasonal break, to the first members night of the season. As normal this is open to the membership to make a short presentation on a subject of their choice. This could be anything from your own audio-visual presentation, to a presentation on your favourite subject, to a talk on your favourite area of photography. You might have something you want to understand more about, or skills you want to learn. We can always see if we can find someone to cover that area, given enough notice.
Your offers and suggestions would be appreciated to make this evening a success. Please contact Paul Cooper if you want to participate.
Nigel Spencer will be delivering this popular talk which is designed to showcase all sorts of different species and habitats from some of the many places where he has been fortunate enough to visit including short visits to longer projects, showing Kingfishers, Butterflies, Penguins, Polar Bears and much more.
Full details of Nigel will be found on his website
Due to illness this weeks speaker has had to cancel. I have managed to book a replacement, his name is Malcolm Sales, he specialises in capturing people and places. He will be giving a talk on smart phone photography, we might pick up some tips for our competition later in the year.
Details of Malcolm can be found here
Tonights speaker, Tony Winfield has been invited to inspire members to produce more creative images. Various creative techniques are considered both in-camera and in-computer.
Details of his work will be found on his website
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
- 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.
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.