Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th July 2012 Clubnight

It was good to see Alan, a prospective new member with us again this week.
Laurence had indicated to me that he was having problems downloading photographs directly from his wife’s and his cameras using the usb cable.

He brought his laptop in on Wednesday and I spent time with him showing him the simpler and more robust method of first creating a folder on his hard drive , then inserting his SD card directly into the slot on the side of the laptop. He wasn’t aware that this slot existed. As I showed him all the steps, he wrote them down for future use.  Hope you find this easier Laurence.

Meanwhile Mark showed the photos from members memory sticks up until tea break. A number of people then went outside to capture a beautiful sunset, some examples of which have been posted on our Facebook section.

Friday evening began with a demonstration of post processing in Lightroom.

Harry and I had been to Clandeboye Estate on Thursday in pursuit of two scenes for the “Bangor Now and Then” project. Harry’s photos were RAW images straight out of the camera and I used several of these to show how Lightroom can help improve ‘as-shot’ images. Our difficulty on the day was in combatting the atrocious underfoot conditions as well as finding a gap at the lakeside to see the Clandeboye House. In the end, it had to be a compromise.

Next Wednesday will be a studio evening so bring your camera and any props you wish. Maybe we will try different types of lighting.


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