June Reminders

HI ALL:

IT’S ME AGAIN!

OK, REMINDER THAT THE RAYMOND JAMES CONTEST IMAGES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 9.

YOU CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE (3) IMAGES DEPICTING PALM BEACH COUNTY THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN RECENTLY’

THE FORMAT IS AS ALWAYS: 72 dpi WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS.

ALSO, THIS MONTH’S THEME IS ‘MEMBER’S CHOICE!’ IMAGES ARE DUE BY SUNDAY, JUNE 18.

YOU ALL HAVE GREAT IMAGES THAT YOU CAN SUBMIT….72 dpi WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS.

MORE LATER!

Jeff

Why Post Process? Part 1

Hello LCC members,

Why Post Process?

Because your camera is not perfect at recreating a faithful scene. This is a fact due to the Dynamic Range of the camera.

Many years ago “well not that many” we used film to capture photos and film was not perfect either. That is why photographers like Ansel Adams would spend many hours dodging, burning to create the final photograph. The final print was the photographers vision true to who? Yes, that’s right the photographer. There are also many other things of course like composition but that has already been discussed in other posts.

The posts can be found here PhotographyTips and Tricks

Now in the age of digital our cameras do a much better job at analyzing the scene for proper exposure. The camera does whatever the programmer has put into the cameras little brain. This is why if you shoot with Nikon the photos straight outta camera “SOC” will look different than say Canon, Sony, Fuji and all these will look different than each other “SOC”. Why because of proprietary programming code.

If you like the images you get without processing them that’s great then you don’t need to read any further.

So, your still reading?

Ok, here we go.

The first thing you should do if you want to take control over your images.

Shoot in RAW if your camera has this option, which is the digital equivlant to a film negative.

Then you must post process the image, to us film terms develop your image

The options vary, here is a list of software

  • Adobe Lightroom which you can buy and pay monthly subscription fee. (PC and Mac)

TIP: If you sign up with 500PX  you can get a Lightroom & Photoshop subscription for a discounted rate.

 

  • On1 software which is you buy and there is no subscription fee. (PC and Mac)
  • Topaz just released Topaz Studio. Versions for PC and Mac
  • MacFun has Luminar. (Mac Only at this time – PC version available soon)
  • Corel After Shot Pro (PC Only)

For Standalone or Plugin HDR Processing

In my next post I will talk about what I use to post process and will show some examples.

Remember the theme for June 2017 is Photographers Choice “yes, that means any subject you want”!

Steve

If you have any comments or questions let me know.

June Meeting Info

Hello Lighthouse camera club members,

OUR NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, JUNE 20, AT 6:00. PLEASE BE THERE ON TIME. WE WILL START WITH A TEM MINUTE MEET AND GREET SO WE CAN CHAT WITH EACH OTHER.

OUR THEME FOR JUNE IS ‘MEMBER’S CHOICE’, WHICH SHOULD BE EASY FOR EACH MEMBER TO GO OUT AND TAKE SOME GREAT IMAGES TO SUBMIT.

WE ARE GOING BACK TO OUR NORMAL PROCEDURES SO SEND ME YOUR IMAGE:  jefforns@comcast.net. ALL IMAGES MUST BE SENT AS ATTACHMENTS AT 72dpi, WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS.

WE WILL ALSO DO AN ‘ALTER THE IMAGE 18’. THE ORIGINAL IS ATTACHED. LET YOUR IMAGINATIONS RUN WILD! CHANGE THE IMAGE ANY WAY YOU WANT AND SENT BACK TO ME.

WE WILL HAVE OUR ‘CRITIQUE’. JUST SEND ME YOUR IMAGES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE CRITIQUED AND WE WILL DISCUSS THEM. SEND AS ATTACHMENTS AT 72dpi, WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS.

IF YOU WENT TO ST. AUGUSTINE, PLEASE SEND jefforns@comcast.net 5-10 OF YOUR BEST IMAGES SO WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A SLIDE SHOW FOR THE CLUB. SAME ATTACHMENTS AS ABOVE.


I UNDERSTAND THAT THE HORSE EVENT (RODEO) LAST WEEK-END WAS A BLAST AND EVERYONE HAD FUN IN THE SWELTERING HEAT! AGAIN, SEND jefforns@comcast.net  5-10 IMAGES SO WE CAN SHARE WITH THE CLUB. OUR PRESIDENT PROMISED THE HORSE EVENT OWNER A POSTER……..SO I NEED YOUR IMAGES!  SEND AS ATTACHMENTS AT 72dpi, WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS.


THE BOARD NEEDS ALL MEMBERS TO HELP US CREATE A BETTER CLUB!

WE WANT ALL MEMBERS TO THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING SO WE CAN DISCUSS AT THE MEETING.

WHAT IS IT YOU WANT OUT OF THE CLUB: MORE SPEAKERS (WHEN WE CAN GET THEM); PHOTO SHOOTS; FIELD TRIPS; CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION; POST PROCESSING INSTRUCTION; HELP WITH SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS LIKE PET PHOTOGRAPHY, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY OR MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY ……… OR ANY OTHER ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE! WE NEED YOU TO TELL US WHAT IT IS YOU WANT…….SO……SPEAK UP!

SEE YOU ON THE 20th!