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Do you want to find out if SLPS is for you? Come along to one of our Thursday evening meetings at CADWA L16 1JP, 8pm to 10 pm (see MEETINGS page for details/map).
Just turn up at 7.45 or, better still, contact Angelica to let her know you are coming. (No need to bring anything with you.)
Paul won most of our club competitions in SLPS last season and has entered this year’s Cork International. We have only just discovered the outcome of his entry on his facebook page, and are not in the least surprised by his successes! Well done Paul! Perhaps he can publish the five successful images here for us.
1st Cork International Photography Exhibition 2013
“This is the first competition I have entered just for a giggle. I entered four in the Mono section and four in the Colour section and got five acceptances and a FIAP ribbon. Giggle over, I don’t need to do any more.”
Click here to view Paul’s facebook pages.
If you are quick there is a Groupon offer for an online Photoshop course to help you with the skills of Photoshop, and you can learn at your leisure. Of course we haven’t tried it ourselves, so we can’t personally endorse it. Here is the link.
THE BIG DAY on SUNDAY March 23 2014 – See L&CPU website for booking details (£10 in advance), and work out some car sharing with South Liverpool PS members.
The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union invites you to:
The L&CPU Big Day of Photography Edge Hill University, Ormskirk L39 4QP
For this spectacular Big Day event, the L&CPU has drawn speakers from the local areas, Yorkshire and Scotland, within whose ranks are many great photographers. We are proud to welcome the following speakers to show us their work and pass on their knowledge for our benefit and enjoyment:
The Speakers Are:
Sean Conboy: Professional Architecture Photographer: www.photo-genics.com
Colin Prior: Professional Landscape Photographer: www.colinprior.co.uk
Steve Race: Renowned Wildlife Photographer: www.steverace.com
Terry Donnelly: Professional Corporate Photographer : www.redpillphoto.co.uk
The programme of events will be from 10.00am to 5.00pm with a lunch interval.
Big Day Print Competition – bring one print, not previously entered in any L&CPU competition. Our speakers will each select their personal award and agree the overall winning print.
Sponsor – Sales stalls with good discounts on the day.
No Printer ! No Problem ! A competition for Digital Projected Images only.
A great opportunity to be the first winner of a new club competition for Digital Projected Images ( DPI’s).
The subject is designed to record the people, places and events of Merseyside and must be taken within Merseyside to be eligible.
To keep the images current, only those taken between the 12 months prior to the closing date will be eligible, i.e. nothing before 15th May 2013.
The hand in date is 15th May 2014 so plenty of time.
So start sorting through your possible entries and getting out with your camera within the Merseyside area to get those images in.
Full details can be found on the website.
Any questions or problems with sizing your images contact Bert Whittlestone or any other committee member who will be pleased to help.
Q Why did 22 members turn up today when it was such a brilliant afternoon, weatherise?
Q How have we managed to grab a group photo with everyone paying attention?
A Sean O’Brien.
Sean delivered an excellent Introduction to using Photoshop to enhance and print our photographs, with particular emphasis on preparing images for SLPS competitions. Not an easy task as some of the group had never used photoshop and others were fairly experienced. Sean had prepared printed handouts and took us step by step through the processes from capture to print, illustrated with his own superb images.
Layers, masks, selection tools, replacing backgrounds, keyboard shortcuts, refine edge tools, image size, resolution etc. were covered. Sean was happy to share his hints and tips for defining eyes and improving skin quality on portraits and again made this look so easy!!!
The session concluded with a further range of questions on camera craft, where Sean explained and clarified several issues relating to white balance, spot metering.
Ann Creswell was thanked for adding her customary sweet touch to this meeting with delicious home made chocolate buns and scrummy apple cake.
Another thank you goes to Derek Lang’s wife who sent a box of Thornton’s chocs for us to share, good job it was a big box.
So ….. come along to the next group on March 16th with Noel George on Table Top Photography – bring your camera and lenses for a really practical, hands-on session. (Only £3 for members.)