Basic Digital Techniques

Last night Del gave us an illustrated talk on ‘Basic Digital Techniques’ – he emphasised that the main task was getting the right image in the camera in the first place, a good photographer deletes their bad images,
so if you have any left then they can be put them through imaging software.

Correctly using ‘levels’ can transform an image, cropping out distracting subjects or closing in onto the main subject, together sometimes with a ‘little cloning’ can also create an image with impact. When you have made the adjustment, then and only then, ‘sharpen’ –  then save file preferably as a Tiff file or you can use jpeg. Where ever possible capture the original image in RAW, which captures all the information which can give more flexibility when processing it.

With respect to ‘Projected Images’ – after carrying out the above ‘Resize’ (Image Size) – give a value of 1400 pixels to the longest side, make sure that the three boxes are ticked in order to constrain proportions, resolution need not be changed.

Next week bring in a CD  with three images on – Make a file with your club number and name on and then put into this file the three images with a file name of again your club number and the title of image. Write your name and number on the CD, if everyone helps here it will make Del’s job less onerous in organising the images to be sent to the external judge.

The re-enactment of the ‘Battle of Prestonpans’ will take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September – so come to Fisherrow Open Day on Saturday 24th and then go and get some ‘shots’ at Prestonpans.

See you all next week, with CD’s in hand – give these to Del or Rob.