Working with Photos – John Gravett. Friday 18th September 2020

This evening saw our first zoom meeting of this season, where we were able to welcome back previous members and also several new faces to our club.

This evening’s presentation saw a welcome return by John Gravett to demonstrate his wizardry with both Photoshop and Lightroom. He started by answering questions submitted by members, and illustrated how he would go about editing 2 images submitted. He emphasised the importance of actually remembering what the scene looked like when you originally took the image, and also knowing what you want the finished image to look like when you have edited it before you begin the editing process.

One of the images submitted was black and white where he talked about how these images enable the viewer to concentrate more on shape, tone, texture and contrast, and these need to be looked for when taking the image.

After the break he showed a number of his own images which illustrated very clearly the importance of patience in waiting for the light and/or weather patterns to change so that the best image can be achieved.

Thanks to John for another very informative and interesting evening, and we look forward to welcoming him back later in the season.

Next week the zoom presentation will be ‘Travels towards the edge’ by Sue O’Connell and Peter Brisley.

Also, all DPI’s for the first open competition (maximum of 4 per member) should be submitted to the competition secretary by next Friday.

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