On-Line Discussion Group


Past Meetings

Members shared a variety of images on 2nd December. This was sometimes to invite critique, other times to explain how they were taken; but also just to show what they enjoy photographing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

On November 4th the meeting discussed the possibility of arranging some “show and tell” evenings for members to share images on a given theme

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The 14th October meeting had an open agenda and there was a discussion, amongst other things, of the talks and competition that had tkaen place so far this season.

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RPS membership / accreditations and Post Processing were discussed on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

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The group returned to Soft Proofing on 31st August and had a full explanation by member David Melville.

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On Tuesday 29th June the group discussed the use of Soft Proofing.

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The topics of Back-Button Focus / AF/AE Lock and Focus Tracking were discussed on Tuesday 1st June.

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The challenges of capturing animals and pets was the topic on Tues 11th May.

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On Wednesday 28th April members continued to talk about and share images of Architecture – including buildings inside and out, ancient and modern, architectural features etc.

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Long Exposures was the topic on Wednesday 17th March, followed by Architecture on April 7th.

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On Thursday 4th March the group discussed Post-Processing and members shared their workflows for PS, Elements and Lightroom. As usual there were lots of hints and tips.

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The topic for Wed 17th February was Panoramics , when members shared their experiences of combining images using Photoshop, Hugin and Lightroom.

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On Thursday 4th Feb there was another Group Critique of member’s images.

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Following on from the success of the Special Interest Group over the summer, club members re-grouped between September and December to discuss a variety of topics including mobile phones and Apps .

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Close-up Photography On-Line Special Interest Group

Wednesday evening 17th June saw the 3rd meeting on Zoom of the CPS Close-Up Virtual Group.  So far these have proved to be quite popular with an average of 17 participants at each of the first three sessions.     Common techniques and problems encountered with Close-Up / Macro photography such as Depth of Field, lenses, high ISO and noise etc. have been among the topics freely discussed.   Images and experiences have been shared and work-arounds debated.

Close-up photography is such a large topic that there’s still much to cover in future meetings.  We’ll also be taking a look at Table Top photography and Focus Stacking before moving on to other areas of interest.

The last meeting before the summer was on Wed 15th July, 2020.