Category Archives: Tutorial

“Judge, Jury & Executioner”

From his success as a competitor to a judge, Steve provides tips and hints on                 competitive photography .  This will be a humorous and thought-provoking evening.           

“Portraits 101”

Practical workshop in understanding what lies behind a good portrait.  Starting with an interesting short talk and then being led through learning tips and tricks.


Digital Maps and AVs & Photo Books, plus Getting Started on PTE

When producing a photo book of a journey or holiday, it’s handy to be able to include maps showing the route you took and/or the locations of the photographs. Copyright-free open source mapping is widely available on the internet, but this is not immediately suitable for print reproduction due to resolution issues. This tutorial will discuss ways of incorporating maps into photo books and how to show the route taken, either plotted manually or recorded by a smartphone or other GPS device.

The second half of the evening will include a brief introduction to Pictures To Exe (PTE), including how to download the free version. It will cover the key points in making your first AV (audio-visual) slide show.

“Colour Management”

How often do we find out printed photos don’t match the colours on the computer screen? This talk by an expert will solve the problem.


Micki is a professional stock photographer who judges both inter-club and county competitions throughout southern England.  She’ll be demonstrating the new frontier in photography and showing us “How to get stunning images using your mobile phone”.


Julia’s comments on our competition entries were much appreciated when she made her first visit to us as a judge last season. This time she will be demonstrating the versatile Lightroom software package and comparing it with Photoshop.


Kathryn is a local professional photographer specialising in wedding, portrait and commercial photography. Her demonstration and talk will focus on setting up equipment plus pointers on posing, lighting and putting people at ease.