New Mount Cutter
The club has now purchased the 'Signature' system mount cutter from Longridge. We have a left-handed cutter as well as a right handed cutter so we can cater for left and right handed users. Instructions for use can be found below. Training will also be provided at our next Saturday training session too
David Philips has kindly put a list of tutorials together for all of the major post production software tools available at the moment. Please see the PDF links below for the software of your choosing!
LEARNING ADOBE LIGHTROOM WITH THE OU
New City PS member Dave Phillips has created, for the Open University, a playlist of 19 videos on the basics of Adobe Lightroom 4. These videos were originally created for Module T189 Digital Photography at the OU and we've been given permission to link to them here.
Although for an older version of Lightroom, the interface, tools, techniques and principles are all the same for new versions.
This is a great resource to bookmark and visit again and again. Get to the full 19 video playlist here.
Runtime : 2h 00m 54s
Software used : Lightroom 4
9 great tips for photographic composition
A three minute blast of 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's images showing how effective each of them can be.
Runtime : 3m 9s
Long Exposure photography using Lee's Big and Little stopper filters
Professional photographer Jonathan Chritchley demonstrates how to get the most from LEE Filters' Big Stopper and Little Stopper filters. Practical tips and creative inspiration for anyone exploring long exposure photography.
Runtime : 12m 19s
Gear used : Lee foundation kit, Big Stopper, Little Stopper, Grad Filter, Tripod, Cable Release
Digital Darkroom Techniques
David Philips has put together this video of how to prepare your competition entries using GIMP
Affinity Photo : Preparing PDI images for competition entry
David Philips has put together this video of how to prepare your competition entries using Affinity Photo
Photoshop : Resizing images for competition entry
Tony Crabtree has put together a step by step tutorial on how to resize your images for competition entry, including how to add a keyline border
Photoshop : The Orton Effect
Make use of a sharpened image and a blurred image layered on top of each other to produce a dreamy sliky quality, first devised in film photography
Runtime : 1m 32s
Software used : Photoshop
Lightroom : 10 things every beginner needs to know
Terry White goes over the basics of Lightroom catalogs, importing images from your camera, reviewing images and rejecting those you don't want. He then shows how to create a collection, how to adjust multiple images at the same time. He talks briefly about editing techniques, cropping, exposure adjustments and moving between Lightroom and Photoshop
He then looks at the other end of your workflow, watermarking, exporting, printing and backing up your images to an external hard drive.
Runtime : 47m 21s
Software used : Lightroom 5, Photoshop, Apple Mac
Photoshop : Frequency Seperation
Glyn Dewis explains about how FS works. Splitting the detail of an image from its colour/shade so more effective cloning can be achieved. In the video, he demonstrates how to clone away a shadow from a detailed area of an image. He removes just the shadow leaving the detail behind. This is quite useful for skin retouching too.
Runtime : 11m 48s
Software used : Photoshop