The Annual Four Way Competition took place last night, it was a close run event but Musselburgh triumphed with Haddington C C coming second, Beeslack C C third and Midlothian C C in forth place.
There was good support from all clubs and Richard Bingham, the judge, gave a very fair and thorough assessment of each of the projected images and prints. Giving guidance that in his opinion would have improved the image and thus the score. Too tight cropping or cropping out areas that distracted, highlight areas that needed attention and some aspects where perhaps they had been ‘over Photoshopped’. Depth of field was also areas where perhaps paying attention to camera settings or angle of the shot would have made a substantial improvement to the final image.
It really proved how taking care at the outset and having a raw file to work on in Photoshop you can create a work of art that stands out from the general ‘happy snapper’.
Thus the reason for running the Photoshop Workshops, the next one will be on this coming Tuesday (19th March) – 7.30pm – Fisherrow room 4. Please come along if you need help, if you have a laptop, please bring it along, if not bring along the ‘Club CD’ as they may be something worth taking advantage of.
Next week we will be having the submissions for the ‘Abstract/Quirky ‘ judged by our last year’s winner Jennifer. So not only do you get a cup for winning, you can become a judge for the night!
There is a report in this week’s East Lothian Courier, detailing our joint meeting with the Musselburgh Art Club.