On Monday evening members were treated to a stimulating and thoughtfully crafted presentation by the Lake District based, professional photographer, Carmen Norman. This was a fitting culmination to a successful season of guest speakers. Carmen shared with members her rich portfolio of atmospheric and often breathtaking images of the special places on her doorstep. She entertained and educated with her journey, studying the great masters of painting and photography and applying the lessons learned and observations made about the classic rules of composition and lighting to her own work. Our members will undoubtedly set up their cameras, look through their viewfinders and compose their images with new perspectives and heightened expectations.
The crop tool can add composition overlays to your image. Click the overlay icon to view, and/or press the letter "o" to cycle through the overlays. You may find that you have to adjust the crop slightly for the overlay to be visible.
The crop tool is great for straightening horizons, too. Click the straighten icon then click and drag along your horizon to level it.
By UNchecking "delete cropped pixels", your crop is non-destructive.
Next week our members will take their cameras and tripods along the Canal Corridor, into the City centre and around the Castle Precinct in groups led by Mike Atkinson, Alan Hartley and Graham Harvey. The leaders will provide assistance with shot selection and camera settings and members will, as always, seek to provide advice and assistance to those in the groups with questions and those looking to learn and develop their photographic skills. New members wishing to walk with a group and watch and learn will find the experience helpful and rewarding.
Wet weather will lend its own signature to urban, evening shots and will not deter the group leaders from setting off at 7.30. Hot drinks will be available at Cameron House from 9.00pm.