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Creative Photography Workshop by Suellen Saidee Cook

Our Creative SIG presentation 09 April 2024 was by Suellen Saidee Cook, who joined us by Zoom from her home in Tasmania. She creates imaginative composites with strong narratives. Cook’s style is mysterious, enchanting, whimsical and emotive, with threads of … Continue reading

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WCC Creative 2024

This is the home for the WCC Creative SIG in 2024. It will be updated as new material becomes available. Meeting schedule February A recording of the Feb zoom meeting is available via youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rZde0Rc5XU. The February meeting included … Continue reading

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Creating Composites Workshop by Sharon and Rob Prenton Jones

Overview We had a fantastic day-long workshop on Jan 7th 2024, presented by Sharon and Rob Prenton Jones https://www.prentonjonesphotography.co.uk/. They covered a range of topics including (apologies if I have forgotten any major topics – a lot was covered): Links … Continue reading

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Equivalence – sensor crop factors and more

How do you take similar photos using two different cameras? For example consider an image I might take with my Canon R5 (full frame, 45 MPx) an image with a 50 mm lens. To get the same field of view … Continue reading

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Lens Diffraction – all you ever wanted to know, and a lot more besides.

You have probably heard of lens diffraction and its effects of softening your images when the lens is set to a small aperture (large f-number). The image above illustrates diffraction effects (Click on the image to see an enlarged image … Continue reading

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Depth of field – a simulator …

Here is a useful resource to help you get your head around depth of field and how it changes depending on aperture, focal length, focal distance and sensor format. You can see the effect of changing any of these parameters … Continue reading

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Geoff’s Photo Doodler

The notes below should help get you started using my “Photo Doodler” program. First there is some background on what got me started on this project, then I give some examples, and then some brief instructions. Programming credits are at … Continue reading

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Triptych making in Photoshop and Lightroom

Geoff Shaw’s suggestions For some general comments on triptychs see HERE. This post will give a couple of approaches using Lightroom and using Photoshop. I use an example with the three images below (screen grab from my LR catalog). Lightroom. … Continue reading

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Feathering

Feather. This does not refer to plumage of birds, but the fuzziness in a selection or mask or brush. If you will forgive the visual pun, the image right illustrates on the left panel a hard selection (low feathering) with … Continue reading

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Pixel

Pixel. pixels are the basic elements of images. Each pixel is a point in the image and has associated values for the brightness of the colours that make up that pixel (Red,Green,Blue or RGB). Black is (0,0,0) ie no brightness … Continue reading

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