Soren Udby – The Digital Darkroom

This week we begin to address the big question in the minds of many members, ‘Which image editing programme should I use, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom?’ On Monday evening we will look at Adobe Photoshop with Soren Udby who is a society member. In an October meeting,  Alan Hartley provided an introduction to Lightroom.

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Soren has been using ‘Photoshop’ for many years and developed his knowledge of the programme while working as a professional photographer in Denmark. Soren will guide us through the process from camera to final output. He will show us how he uses Adobe Bridge as his photo library/browsing tool and gateway to the huge Photoshop editing toolbox. Photoshop provides ultimate control—right down to the individual pixels – and it is undoubtedly the best image editor.

Soren will show, with examples of his own work, how he uses the advanced editing tools, and the powerful masks and layer system to enhance, improve, and blend images.

Battle with Morecambe Camera Club

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

Lancaster vs. Morecambe

This week is our annual image battle with Morecambe Camera Club.

We shall be visited by our friends from Morecambe Camera Club for an interclub battle of projected images. Each club will present a selection of some of their best images to be pitted against each other. As well as being a friendly competition this evening serves as a great way to meet our fellow photographers from Morecambe.

Our judge for the competition will be Chris Frosin.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.

Speaker 2 – Alan Hartley – Introduction to Lightroom & Images that Sell!

Allan Hartley ARPS

Allan Hartley ARPS

Our speaker this week is Alan Hartley who will present a 2 Part presentation.

  • In Part 1 Alan will respond to member demand for an introduction to ‘Lightroom’.
  • In Part 2 he will inform members about demand for photographic images, where it comes from and the type of images that sell.

Alan is a long time member and former president of the Society. He is also a double Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and a holder of the International Mountain Leader Award!

You can see a select of his work in our gallery and on his website.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.

Competition 2: Open Digital

This week we have the results from our second members’ competition of the season.

Our judge this evening will be Professor Terry Hewitt. Terry has spent the last week or so with our work and will visit to discuss our entities and award points which will go towards our annual prize giving.

This was one of our open competitions and entries can be of any topic the photographer chooses.

We hold a number of members’ competitions throughout the year. These competitions are an excellent way to focus our efforts, get a little feedback about our work and improve our photography.

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.

Tutored evening on Night Time Photography led by John Aldred and Søren Udby

Members will be introduced to the techniques applied to night time photography and invited to go out into Lancaster centre to take part in outdoor portrait and townscape sessions … bring your camera!!!

There will also be a print mounting workshop if this is required.

You can find out more about this week’s speakers and see their work on their websites at…

Meeting details

Everyone is welcome and your first meeting as a guest to the Society is completely free of charge. Membership is £40 for the entire year or guests can continue to visit for just £4 per evening.