Tips / Guides
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Tips / Guides
FREE downloadable basic tips and tutorials from our members - feel free to download whether a member or just passing through.
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"Club names" 2020
As a non-member, It is easy to imagine that camera clubs might be cliquey or stuffy or perhaps a little too serious. Hopefully this will put you at ease. Of course, it may send you running for the hills which is a tad unfortunate in the Midlands.
Non-technical, camera settings / shooting tips
The problem is that sometimes things are only really obvious once someone has pointed them out.
SHED! aka watch your backgrounds
It is so easy to not pay sufficient attention to background distractions. Or is it?
Basic "rules" - composition
If you are a newbie then this could instantly improve your images
Basics - composition #2
A little more on traditional composition.
Basic photography skills - reciprocity
reducing blurring of images caused by 'camera shake'
Exposure, Exposure Compensation and (briefly) Histogram
A simple guide to when and how to use Exposure Compensation
A marginally more technical approach to exposure.
'Advanced' - capturing movement
Whether wishing to freeze a moment in time, or show the movement, the answer is your shutter speed.
ND filters, why and how to use them
A very simple ND exposure guide
Those with smart phones etc may not need this - but then again if you follow my logical method then you don't need the smart phone
A very basic overview of when you might use graduated ND filters
Using "Smart Objects" and Layer Masks in RAW
Following on from recent 'guest presenter' Tony Dudley's visit, here is our simple guide to processing RAW images using Layer Masks
A better sharpening technique?
A simple, controllable way to apply sharpening.
Please feel free to download our "Quiz" used at 2017 KInver Fayre
Match an image rules
It's a comp Jim but not as we know it.
Download our guide to resizing and naming your images for competition etc
See how to easily prepare images for digi competitions, our facebook page and website
Constitution - updated 2017
Not the most exciting, or even interesting, of documents but clubs have to have one so here is ours, fresh off the press for 2017.