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Virginia Schnauer - Waikato Photographic Society

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Long Exposure Videos

Here are the “Long exposure” videos I mentioned at camera club. Scott Kelby YouTube – Scott Kelby Long Exposure Video Jason Odell YouTube – Jason Odell Long Exposure Videos The Smart Phone App for getting the correct exposure if you are using an neutral density (ND) filter can be found. ND Timer it calculates the […]

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RAW vs JPEG

An explanation by John Bellingham (with info borrowed from various internet sources) So, you’ve forked over at least $1000 (but probably $2000) for your first DSLR camera. You have more buttons, dials, and menus than you know what to do with, even after reading through the fat booklet that came with your camera and explains […]

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Editing Your Photos for Free

Gimp At the digital night we usually focus on Adobe manipulation programmes.  For those of you who do not have Photoshop and maybe cannot afford to buy software there is an alternative for you and it is FREE. GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such […]

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Photography Jargon

SPEAKING ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’ – THE BASICS These are the terms you’ll her people using and sometimes you may not quite be sure of the proper meaning. We will include some each month in the aperture to help you speak the photographer lingo. Photography – the word photography comes from two old Greek words “phos” meaning light […]

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Free Photo Editing Software

Although most people and cameras can produce a sufficiently adequate photo straight from the camera often there is the need to do some processing. The type of thing that would usually be done in the darkroom. Your requirements might be basic, cropping, straightening, adjusting the white balance and sharpening or you may want to do […]

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Ker…chingg! Don’t delete that photo just yet

A Wider Angle by Geoff Dickinson. November 2012 I am writing this month’s Wider Angle from the UK where a couple of news stories have recently been circulating. The big story dominating the National headlines concerns allegations of extensive sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by a now deceased Disc Jockey and TV personality, […]

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Technical malfunctions

A Wider Angle:  September 2012, by Geoff Dickinson Once every couple of years or so the question of digital backup of our photos rears its head.  Often this is as a result of a technical malfunction or a near miss which prompts all sorts of hand-wringing about what to do if things really turn pear […]

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Rock It

A Wider Angle: August 2012, by Geoff Dickinson In one of my last pieces I recall mentioning that this year my photo projects have either been off or on. And when they have been on I mean ON. Every other year, in early August, I am “volunteered” by the powers that be in the Creative […]

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Lightroom 4

A Wider Angle: July 2012, by Geoff Dickinson I’ve been using Lightroom since version 1 appeared and what in my opinion is Adobe’s most consumer-friendly and useful software is now at version 4 following its release a couple of months back. I don’t do many photo projects these days but when I do, I take […]

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Colour Blindness

A Wider Angle:  June 2012, by Geoff Dickinson You may or may not know that the image sensor at the heart of your digital camera is totally colour-blind.  All that the tiny photo-sensitive elements on the sensor measure, is just the intensity of the incoming light, not its wavelength which is what produces colour.  To […]

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