Notes from our last meeting....
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the last meeting of the season, a soggy old night it was too!
If you want to try out some of the things we covered, follow the links below.
Back Button Focussing
Decouple your shutter release and focus: what, why & how on Canon & Nikon. Similar techniques apply for all other makes, check out your manual. Give it a try, you've nothing to lose.
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Documentary Photography / Photo Essay
Check out examples by Janet Devine FRPS as she demonstrates how to use as few as five images to tell a story by focussing on five key themes LINK:
Lightroom CC / Photoshop
One of the most versatile and effective photo filing and editing systems, considered the 'gold standard' amongst photographers although others are coming up. Lots of tutorials on-line - check out Julieanne Kost LINK.
Update to pricing: now £10.10 per month for two devices, sign up for one year. However, if you are not sure, you can take the free 7-day cut-down trial version or buy the full package with a 14-day money-back guarantee LINK.
Summer Reading from 'Lightstalking'
If you were impressed by the recent Print/PDI of the Year images you might get some inspiration (and some helpful guidance) by dipping into some 'easy reader' e-books while you sip a Pina Colada!
As you may have read below, we recommend Lightstalking.com for regular photography tips. It has its irritations but, every now and then, it comes up with some really helpful ideas and freebies.
This week they are sharing 23 FREE Photo e-books, some better than others, but all with something useful. Take your pick from street photography, flash and cracking sharpness, through to motivational photographic essays.
To give you a taster, you can download two directly from this website. Click the images (right) to download a PDF version or visit Lightstalking.com to browse the rest. Better still, sign up for their newsletter; they are short and sweet and usually have an interesting snippet or two.