Swindon U3A

Further Information for the Digital Photography Group

Each meeting is split into two halves by a 'tea' break. The first half will normally be a discussion or presentation and the second half may be either a continuation of the first half or an opportunity to show and discuss members' images on a particular theme.

Date TopicLeader(s)Comment
Fri 05-Oct-18WorkflowBob Berry
 What Laptop/PC is best and Mirrorless Bridge CamerasAlex and Dave
 Show Summer Images and More Items for ProgrammeAllCotswold Falcons and Bradford-on-Avon trips
Fri 02-Nov-182 x 5 Image SwapBob Berry and Dave SoreSelect next 2 x 5 members
 Different Editing ProgrammesAll with knowledge on each App.Lightroom/Camera Raw, Nikon Capture NX-D, DNG Converter, Paintshop Pro, GIMP, Affinity, Darktable and others
Fri 30-Nov-18Birds in ActionColin Pinchen
 3 x 10 Nachu, Tony Harris and Martin3 members each showing 10 images for discussion
Fri 28-Dec-18Use of Digital Camera Video and 2 X 5TBCDate may need to change
Fri 25-Jan-19HDRDave Sore
Fri 22-Feb-19Focus StackingBob Berry
Fri 22-Mar-19Audio VisualLaurie
Fri 19-Apr-19Infra Red PhotographyGood Friday - Date may need to change
Fri 17-May-19Time Lapse Photography
Fri 14-Jun-19Camera Tethering

3 x 10: 3 people discuss up to 10 of their own images (15 minutes maximum) - why they took them, how they took them and any manipulation done to achieve the finished image.

2 x 5: 2 members swap 5 images out of the camera. Each then works on their own images and the images of the other member to produce a final image. The members then present and discuss what they did with the images and why.

Please note that there is a 20p charge for tea or coffee. Members are asked to wash up their own cups.

Useful links for Digital Photography

Category Subject Link Comment
CoursesInspiring Photograph Application form Thames Valley Network Study day
Courses and Tips Marc Levoy Lectures How cameras work and how to take good pictures using them
   Capturing Birds in Flight Tips on equipment, technique and composition
Image Manipulation  Faststone An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including raw files
PrintingCommercial printers DS Colour Labs Commercial printing, submit on the internet, receive prints in one or two days