Category Archives: Education

2020 Mar: Moon Shoot with Matt Hudson

Monday 9/03 – Matt: Super moody supermoon. I ran an informal get together with Norths Photographic to shoot the supermoon. The cloud forecast looked great a week out, but as it neared things started to look worse. Thankfully on the night the conditions improved and we got almost 30 minutes of impacted visibility. I actually prefer a bit of cloud for moonrise; while it’s far more likely you won’t get the shot, if you do manage to get a gap it adds so much character to the images.

Image by Jim Millar

2018 June; Lightroom Education with Meredith Schofield

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Sunday 24/06 Meredith’s Lightroom Outline was not about teaching you a program – this was about teaching you how to develop a workflow that will better enhance your photography and creative vision.  Intermediate – Advanced.
The group enjoyed Meredith’s enthusiasm and bubbly personality and colourful teaching.

2018 May; John Newton on the PSA Nature definition

Tuesday 8/05,  John Newton – Simplified explaination of the PSA Nature definition with Q & A.
The was a good amount of member participation which really made it work.
John brought along a large number prints and we were put to the test afterwards.
Members became judges on John’s prints and we did pretty well.

July Saturday 30/07: Education: Basic photoshop & Lightroom with Christine Nelson

There was a lot of interest from new members / Beginner to intermediate for a workshop on
the following.
Laptops required loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop.
Bring your own images to work on and any replacement backgrounds or textures.
In brief basics covered for some who need guidance;
Photography Workflow.
Transferring images from camera to computer.
Importing images into Lightroom / Photoshop.
Quick start guide covers  the essentials that all Photoshop users should know up front & short cuts.
Moving onto Post-processing images.
The most powerful aspects of PS is the ability to edit in Layers.
Layers allow you to change certain aspects of your image without affecting anything you don’t
want changed.
With practice, photo editing experience will get easier and your photos will look better.

Thanks Christine for your time and sharing all your knowledge with the members who attended the workshop. Everyone would have gone away with inspiration and a more exciting insight into Photoshop. Your notes will certainly help them along their way to better images.
Thank you so much. Sue



2016 Saturday 05/03 Education: Learn mat board cutting

mat boards

Education: Learn mat board cutting  for your images with Christine and Sue.
Mat boards and cutters supplied.
Everyone needs mat boards for their images. Well worth attending.

The Mat Board Work Shop was really successful. 14 attended and Christine did an excellent job and although it’s not rocket science, it is quite a technical process. We had enough material to do the job. The ALTO’s 1501 Mat Board Cutter was used by Christine and seemed to be the best one around at the moment.  Everyone found it really helpful. – Sue