The Digital & Practical Group meets in the club rooms on certain Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm during the season (September to May). Dates are given in the current SYLLABUS [PDF]
Dates for the 2018 - 19 season are as follows, with proposed topics (but open to requests for changes, so watch this page).
September 25th - exposure settings and lens choices (bring a camera along) -
Slides [PDF] - see also the Tips page
The AUTO settings on cameras are now very good but they cannot read your mind. If you want to freeze a moving object or ensure that the background to an object is blurred you need to intervene with manual settings. We will discuss how to deal with these and other possible requirements.
October 30th - cropping, aligning, resizing images; file formats - Slides [PDF]
Resizing is important for competition entries. There is a mismatch between camera aspect ratio 3:2 and competitions which usually want 4:3, so what are the options? And how do RAW, JPEG and TIFF files differ?
November 28th WEDNESDAY - astrophotography with an unmodified DSLR
A talk as given to other clubs in the region. - Slides [HTML pages]
January 29th - adjusting levels: histograms, tone curves, saturation, HDR, etc (altering the whole image)
February 26th - tidying images: cloning, healing, dodging, burning (altering parts of the image)
March 27th WEDNESDAY - layers, creative/composite images
April 23rd - making an AV (audio-visual sequence)
(aims to be on the last Tuesday in each month, but this season November, March, April had to move).
All members and visitors are welcome.
Group organiser: Graham Relf (gr at grelf dot net)
The group was formed in 2001 with the objective of keeping members informed and providing some instruction on the rapid advances in digital photography now taking place.