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Lighting 101

Most have probably already heard of SLR Lounge, they offer a great range of tutorials and editorial for photography.

I recently came across two of their videos from the Lighting 101 course that I think would be extremely valuable to our members, and may be an enticement to take a look at their full course.

These are simple set-ups that will cost you a lot less than getting fancy studio lighting. You can get reflectors pretty cheaply on AliExpress or Ebay. Search for "Collapsable Reflector". Just note that they can both have long lead times on delivery, sometimes up to 60-days so order early! If you're working alone, you may also want to grab a few reflector holders too.

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Flash-n-Blur: Stroboscopic Imagery

During last night's meeting we were introduced to the concept of stroboscopic imagery and we talked briefly about the use of the rear/second curtain for effect.

I admit that I thought I had more time to prepare for this meeting and the practical elements, but the need to reshuffle the calendar meant we had to move this meeting up, so I didn't get around to developing a practical demonstration of the second curtain in flash photography. I have, however, provided a couple of video tutorials at the end of this article that should help you out.

Big thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who stood in front of my lens in front of the club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Let's kick things off with Stroboscopic Imagery, we'll follow up with a second curtain flash article in the next few days.

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Export Photos from Lightroom for Competition

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p>Thankfully the export module of Lightroom hasn't seen much of a change since the first version, so while these instructions were made in Lightroom 5 they should be accurate, or close to, all other versions of Lightroom.

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Panoramic Photo Stitching

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p>At a recent Club Meeting (9 July 2013), John Burgess made reference during his presentation to a free software package for stitching multiple adjacent images into a single panoramic image. His program of choice is Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor). It comes highly recommended and the on-line reviews are very positive. HOWEVER, I am a Mac user and this package does NOT work on Macs!!!

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Creating a Triptych

A presentation was created a few weeks back on how to create a Tritych. You can download the presentation, in Microsoft Powerpoint Format: click to download.

 

Photographing Fireworks

On New Year's Eve I decided to go down to The Strand on the Williamstown foreshore with some friends, overlooking the Yarra River, and try to capture some photos of the fireworks exhibited at various locations within and around the city.

I had even visited The Strand in the afternoon to pick out a good vantage point to set up my tripod that evening. It was a lovely night, and I was well organised, but unfortunately I was beaten to MY spot by a couple of thousand others who decided this was also a good location to welcome in the NY!

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Exporting Photos from iPhoto 09

We've had some questions about exporting photos for use on the website. In this video you'll see how to export photos using Apple's iPhoto 09, with the steps listed below the video.

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Upcoming

Judging: 6th Competition: Open & Set Subject: People Portraits

Portraits are one of those subjects that everyone wants to do more of, but finding subjects to sit for us can be difficult, but we challenged our members to do exactly that for our 6th competition's set subject. How did they go?

Entries due for the End of Year completion. 

Three digital images per person must have been entered in one of the previous six rounds of competition. While digital entries are required you may enter a digital version of a print entry from early in the year when we had print entries. Must be sent to competitions@williamstowncameraclub.com.au by midnight October 27 to be eligible.

Via Zoom
27th October 2020 7:30 pm
Presentation: Selby Markham: Cameraless Photography

Mr Markham will be taking us on an exploration of using photographic media to create photographs without a camera. The techniques used may surprise you... if you have done darkroom work before, some of it may be familiar. Come along and see what can be done with light, without the typical instrument we use to capture it.

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Zoom
10th November 2020 7:30 pm

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