Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Moto-X (Twin-shock) Riders

Here are a couple of images shown at the Club earlier in the season. I have modified these in line with (valid) comments made by other members.
One now has a punchier deeper shadow, the other has the rider positioned more to the left of the frame.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Flickr Thumbnails

As you can see above there are thumbnails to our Flickr site. The most recent additions are on the left side. These are inserted automatically when you upload to Flickr using the instructions given in the right hand column. Click the Flickr upload guide.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Club Competition

Friday night sees our first club competition with Portraits and The River Clyde being the subjects judged by Sandy Wallace. Come along early for a 7.30pm start.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Hawaiian Surfer

This is an image taken on a recent holiday to Maui, Hawaii. Though I think he was a beginner and the wave is small, I thought the image was dynamic - as he starts to push himself up off the surfboard.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Non Destructive Burning

There was a lot of debate about burning and dodging on Friday night. A better to do this is to use layers in photoshop which makes the result less harsh. This ideal for photos where there is a lot of contrast such as here where the burning reduced areas which were too bright.

First Crop and do levels in your photo
Go to EDIT > FILL....... > Contents  50 % Gray > Click OK
Go to Layers Pallet (bottom right corner of screen)
Click NORMAL drop down button and select OVERLAY instead from the list
Now burn or dodge  midtones with a setting between 3 to 12

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Big Man Walking Event in Inverclyde November 6th and 7th

The Big Man Walking event this November may provide a perfect photo opportunity when he visits Inverclyde as part of his tour of Scotland.
He parades in Port Glasgow on the 6th and then Gourock (am) Greenock (pm) on the 7th concluding with a fireworks display at the Battery Park.

For more details click on the link to the Inverclyde "What's on" Group below