In January I gave a talk covering the technical aspects of external flash guns (and studio strobes)
The megapixel race is on with Nikon (36Mp), Canon (50Mp) and soon Sony hitting the 50Mp range.
If you’re tempted to buy one of these cameras Drew Gardner offers some sound advice, the cost doesn’t stop with the camera…
With a fantastic score of 95 out of 100, Bedford finish joint 2nd and are only beaten by Benfleet with a near perfect 99. If you would like to see the full results and view the top seven club’s images go to http://www.cambcc.org.uk/digital/dic_results.php
Last night (27th Jan 2015) I gave a talk on the technical issues of using an external flashgun.
I wanted to demonstrate that using a shutter speed higher than 1/200 sec on a typical DSLR will create a black band obscuring the base of the image, the faster the speed the larger the black band.
Like all good demo’s it failed, the black band did not materialise and I was able to take a complete picture at 1/500 sec. Of course, as I drove home, I realised what had happened.
Club competition PDIs need to be a fixed size with a black background and with an sRGB colour profile.
If you only use Adobe Lightroom this is not so easy to do.
There is now a document on the Members’ Tips page on ways to make Lightroom generate the correct club PDI format
The gallery of images from the December 2014 Open Competition is now online