The March 2012 gallery has been uploaded.Read More
Monthly Archives April 2012
So the big news this week is the release of Photoshop CS6 and it looks like one of their biggest upgrades! You can check all the specs and what’s new on the Adobe Website. There are also loads of resources and videos around already. Check out these 20 videos of the latest features in CS6.
Remember that if you a student or teacher, you qualify for up to an 80% discount on Adobe products from places like Learning Curve. You can check the conditions and what you need to do to qualify from here.
So will you go out and get this upgrade?Read More
For our Tuesday workshop on the 8th May 2012, Emanuel Maria will be giving a talk and demonstration on flash photography. Followed by a hands-on session with WCC member participation.
Please note: As always, that workshops and outings are reserved for current, paid-up members of the WCC.
It is going to be a great evening under the expert guidance of Emanuel, starting with the basics of your camera’s pop-up flash and progressing onto dedicated flash. This session will not cover studio strobes and lighting.
Requirements for the evening:
1. Be there on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 19:00.
The image submission facility has been enabled for next month’s entries.
A new request starting from this month onwards; please do not use any punctuation in the “descriptive” name of your images. As an example: “What a shock !!!!!” and “More tea, M’am?” are invalid descriptions. The punctuation introduces file renaming problems, which reared it’s ugly head this evening.
Secondly. When you have successfully uploaded your images, you will receive an email from the web server. If you do not receive an email then your images have NOT been uploaded and one or two things went wrong:
If you like me, you will often find it difficult to think of good poses for people. Check out the following links to help you out with some posing ideas…
Photography Lighting Lesson – Remember the Egg!
Try out this simple trick to understand and visualise lighting… Seems so simple but try it out yourself after watching the video….
For a more advanced lighting simulation, check out this free online simulator. This is really neat...Read More
Boy, do we have a niggling little problem and I am calling all wannabe detectives out there to help resolve this issue.
Members of the club who use SONY cameras will notice that the “hint” text which is displayed when you mouse-over a thumbnail in the galleries is a little faulty. Instead of displaying the image name e.g. Open-3-Joe Soap-Big Picture, it displays the text SONY DSC as depicted below.
How this comes about is that every SONY camera has the words SONY DSC stored in the EXIF metadata on the camera in two fields, namely CAPTION and TITLE...Read More
The gallery for February 2012 has been uploaded.
The latest issue of SNAP has been uploaded to the website. I will not be emailing the SNAP PDF to all current members of the WCC this month, as the file is 1.7MB in size and this might present problems for email inboxes behind corporate firewalls where there are rules and limits on the size of incoming email.
I will however send out an email pointing all members to the website.
Regardless of whether you received SNAP via email or clicked on the link on the website, the same amount of data will travel down to your computer to view SNAP
Great workshop last night. Well attended and thanks to Carl, who claimed he didn’t know much, but taught us a huge amount about composition and Pieter for the color selection presentation and Q&A session.
I am sure the WCC members’ images are going to be well composed, sharpened and noiseless from this point onwards, unless of course, they c*** it up. We are going to buy someone a soapy mouthwash.
But more importantly, thanks for sharing and affording us the time.
Herewith a link to the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts which Pieter mentioned. Click on the image below for a PDF copy of the info.Read More
Sorry this hasn’t quite been a “Weekly Roundup”. Been a busy start to the year… Will try step it up in the next couple of weeks. For this week, here’s some good videos I’ve come across lately. Enjoy…