Things to do this month.......
SUNDAY 22nd July
Pop-Up Exhibition on the Bandstand
This will be our third outing to the bandstand and we are hoping for good weather and lots of people to chat to. If you fancy coming along to display your prints, let us know (email) or just turn up with them suitably mounted. All we ask is that you stay with them and, just in case, if somebody loves them so much they want to take them home, stick a price on the back!
Set up 10.00
Ready to roll about 11.00
Break down about 15.00
Lots of visitors expected along the prom. so local scenes may be especially interesting. Prints, postcards, greeting cards......
Hope to see you there!
SUNDAY 29th July
Middleton Summer Fete EXHIBITION
If you don't make the exhibition why not come along to the Middleton Summer Fete instead, always a good day out.
Shrubbs Field (opp. Bereford Pub)
Middleton, PO22 6EH
We will be hosting a much larger exhibition space in our marquee on the field, so do bring along some mounted prints for display. If you are happy to part with your masterpiece then just jot a price on the back - 10% to be donated to club funds.
We will be setting up from 10.00 (helpers always welcome) and the event opens at 12.00 and runs until 16.00. If the fete follows previous years it will start with a dog show, have several arena displays and, possibly, a large collection of classic cars....however....it is proving hard to find any information! But we'll be there!
Love Your NIK Collection (filters)?
You must read this......and save your money!
Many of you will have taken advantage of the useful NIK Collection post-production filters when they were released free of charge some time ago by Google. These came with a general message that these were no longer in the pipeline for updates so 'fill your boots' so to speak.
But, wait, did you not just get an email telling you the 'new' NIK Collection was available for a limited time for £39 - now £59? Seems Google got bored of 'filters' and the collection was purchased by DxO, a French company that has now, rather strangely, filed for bankrupcty protection while charging for something that was free!
Don't waste your money! Turns out that this 'new' NIK Collection is exactly the same as the original; download the free trial to see for yourself. Seemingly, all they have done is fixed a few bugs (have yet to find out what they were) and provided compatability updates for Photoshop CC. Thankfully though, as many of you will have worked out by now, there are work-arounds so that you can continue to access NIK in Adobe Creative Cloud. OK Nik won't work in Lightroom CC 2018 but just switch to Photoshop CC and you are back in business.....and £59 better off!
Credit to Ken of the RPS Digital Imaging Group who tested and shared this tip.
Noise reduction; vintage; HDR; B&W; sharpening and so much more.
To install and run the filters in Photoshop CC...
FILE > AUTOMATE > NIK COLLECTION FILTERS
If you use the simpler FILTERS>NIK COLLECTION command it will repeatedly crash Photoshop CC 2018 and Elements 2018.
If you haven't yet been introduced to LightStalking, then you are missing a trick. When you sign up they email regular tips, share expert opinion and have a large library of e-books free to download.
Check out the first one 'The Exposure Triangle' by clicking on the image above and, if you like it, follow this LINK to download the rest.
Fancy a day out?
Warnham Nature Reserve
Saturday 14th July
Chris Haines is organising an afternoon at this beautiful location. There is lots to do for everyone from birds to butterflies, daisies to dragonflies....and a cafe to take a well-earned rest.
Maybe it's out of your comfort zone but you want to have go? If you would like some help to get that perfect nature shot Chris will be on hand all day to guide you with those pesky camera settings.
See the PhotoWalk page for more information and bag your place in the car.
We'd love to see your photos...
Why not send us your pics and we'll add them to the Members' Gallery? During June we have had three members set up or update their galleries and there is room for many more.
All you need to do is pick your faves, format them in a low resolution format (as for PDI) and send them to us - HERE. Why not add a summary profile to tell us what makes you tick, what you like and any tips you want to share? If you have a Flickr page then share that too......