Photographic Society

Published on March 15th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: March 2021 Report

Click here to see the above photograph by Miggy Wild

March saw a return visit from Nathan Barry, to speak to us about achieving a natural result with Lightroom. Nathan is primarily a landscape photographer who aims to achieve a natural affect when in post-production with an image. During the interactive evening Nathan explained his thought process, by demonstrating within Lightroom, the variety of changes he might make to a photograph. Whether it was making the sky brighter in a reflection, using a graduated filter to make the sky darker or a crop to focus the eye to move through the image. It was interesting how a little movement of the sliders made a difference to the results. Nathan emphasised the importance of the tone curve and how effective tweaking the curve could be. Members bravely submitted a selection of their images for a makeover by Nathan with the subtle changes improving the photograph even more. Regardless of the members’ expertise everyone found the evening interesting including the use of the lens correction button for a subtle vignette. Nathan Barry’s images can be seen at www.theimageproject. Clever software can enhance an image; everyone was encouraged to build on the skills workshops previously delivered, pre-pandemic, by Jim Muller. So, more tweaking of the sliders will be the order of the day from now on.

Our next meeting will the AGM on 7th April at 7.30pm followed by the “What is it?” slideshow. You are welcome to join us by Zoom; go to the website to find the links. Who knows it might not be too long before we can meet in person.

Anne Hunsley


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