On November 21st the club has a Members’ Evening, the “3 From 6” event.
Prior to this date participating club members will have chosen up to three from six given images and applied whatever techniques they desire to the image to improve/alter/manipulate/create etc. These final images will then be projected on the 21st November and each author will have the opportunity to summarise what they did and why.
This is not a competition and neither is it an exercise in showing off how good you are at Photoshop, but it is an opportunity to show how you have approached each image. Is it already perfect? Would a mono conversion improve it? Would you straighten, crop or remove parts? Highlight and darken areas? Would you change it completely; add a new sky, overlay a texture, turn it upside down? Go mad, surprise us, everyone has their own ideas, fly your own kite, anything goes.
On Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm (start) in Scott Lower School, I will be running a Photoshop tutorial evening. Covering Sky Replacement, Overall & Partial Enhancement and Halo Removal. This tutorial will be suitable for both Photoshop & Elements users, so if you have a laptop please bring it along.
A small charge of up to £3 p/p, depending attendance numbers, will be made. Refreshments will be available at halftime break. Doors open at 7pm to enable setting up for a 7.30pm start.
As you know the BCC web site has a Members’ Portfolio page where the club shows the world your own representative image selection. This page displays the high standard all BCC members achieve. It is one of the pages that people first open when gauging the quality of a camera club.
However it has been falling behind the times. For practical reasons we limit it to just 10 images but they are inevitably not kept up-to-date and they are not always displayed how you would like them to be.
We hope everyone who attended the Box End Summer Event, that Steve Newman arranged for us, on Tuesday enjoyed it.
As part of the agreement for being allowed to photograph at the Box End Park is that we all offer some images for the park and its members to use. The wakeboarders also asked, more than once, where they would be able to view their photos. They are keen to see themselves what the BCC can do.
Please go through your images and select any that each wakeboarder him or herself might like to see or keep.
An exciting opportunity to get some great sports photography
It is planned to meet at 6pm and photograph until 8pm. Given we could be running low on light by 8pm I might get there a bit earlier than 6pm
Steve has checked with Box End and they expect to be towing until 8pm
We hope to also have a pan session but Manuel might not be able to make it. Ask around if you would like some guidance.
I hope to do a bit of experimental flash photography during the wakeboarding, not teaching but anyone is welcome to come along and join in. You’ll need a flash gun and tripod plus you need to know how to use the flash.
If anyone is interested I am happy to run a workshop for mixing ambient light and flash (fill flash and more interesting portraits) sometime in the evening, possibly about 7.30pm or earlier depending upon light levels. Let me know if you are interested else it won’t happen.
Joe McNally says (paraphrase) “Planning a shoot? Pray for bad weather, better photographs”
Most us are not so resilient as Joe. If we get rained off again I will try to be there on Wednesday evening (if the weather is more promising) instead; if so and you intend to come along Wednesday tell me if you want the ambient/flash workshop and I will let you know if I am able to go. Meanwhile keep an eye on your emails Tuesday in case Steve needs to cancel the Tuesday meeting again.
Next week’s summer event, Tuesday August 15th 7pm, will be held at the Scott Lower School. This is a workshop on creating an online image gallery to display your best image albums to your friends and family. You will also need an online gallery for the revised BCC Member’s Portfolio page from September; we can discuss some options for you at this meeting.