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Photography Skills

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 […]

A Wider Angle,   Photography Skills


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 […]

Photography Skills

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 […]

Challenges / Competitions,   Photography Skills

Competition Rules

Waikato Photographice Society Inc – Competition Rules Reviewed October 2013 Contents Print and Projected Images Competitions Annual Competition A Grade Star Awards Drewery Cup Photojournalism Award (a) HS James Memorial Landscape Competition (b) Margaret Macdiarmid Memorial Landscape Competition Rounthwaite Service Award Mike Piercy Memorial Award Print and Projected Images Competitions. 1.     The committee will establish […]

A Wider Angle,   Photography Skills

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 […]

Photography Skills

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 […]

Challenges / Competitions,   Photography Skills

Post production skills

Here is a short list of post production skill we are cover at photography skills nights. Take a look at the list and let Val, John or Virginia know what other skills that you would like to learn. Actions – creating and applying Adding Light to an image: e.g. Under birds wings. Batch processing Borders […]

A Wider Angle,   Photography Skills

Photoshop – what is ‘enough’?

Photoshop – what is ‘enough’?  by Roger Taylor Geoff’s comments (Aperture – December 2011) about Photoshop, the media, and the photographer’s responsibility to his subject are worthy of more than superficial consideration.   Unfortunately he has fallen into the trap of using examples from the highly competitive world of commercial photo-journalism on the one hand and […]

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