After his excellent talk on May 24th John Butler he has sent us a thank you for the very warm welcome he received and also a reminder of some of the technical points he covered or would have covered if he'd had time!
"Thanks very much for your very positive feedback. I'm so glad that your members enjoyed the presentation. I enjoyed doing the presentation a lot also and it's great to get enthusiastic comments.
I suppose the key issues for good print quality are:
Always shoot in RAW! You're wasting the money spent on a good camera if you don't.
Any decent Nikon or Canon or indeed any other reputable brand will give you excellent results if properly used.
Always use a good lens - my advice is to stick to the camera manufacturers lens if you can afford it.
Profile your monitor using one of the profiling units commonly available. Maybe the club could purchase one for members use (we have done that).
If possible use a high quality monitor designed for photography.
Use good quality photo paper e.g. Permajet and either use the generic profiles which will give you 90 - 95% accuracy or profiles specific to your setup which are free from Permajet
Use a proper photo printer. A4 ones are reasonably priced. I believe Epson and Canon ones are the best.
Get close to and communicate with the people you are photographing.
Look at the work of famous photographers for inspiration."
Entries are now open for the next quarterly competition will be judged at the Camera Club meeting on Wednesday June 21st.
The set theme for this, the second competition of the year, is My Cyprus – A Personal View, which co-ordinates with the charity calendar and exhibition for which several members have submitted images.
Members may submit two images of a general nature plus, optionally, one image reflecting the set theme.
The strict deadline for the submission of entries is Wednesday, June 7th.
As before a PDF file showing all the entries will be sent to members in advance of judging.
Entries can be sent now by e-mail to Tom Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org - who is acting as co-ordinator for this competition, or handed to him on a memory stick at Group meetings.
Images should be saved in the usual digital format – maximum 1400pixels on the longest side @ 72dpi with a file size no bigger than 0.5MB (500K). A guide to cropping and resizing in Photoshop is attached.
“Mainly People” … presentation by award-winning guest speaker John Butler
John is from Ireland and has won awards for his portrait photography. He describes himself as “mainly a people photographer taking photos that show people in their environment”.
John adds: “I like to try to tell a story with my images. I do not use flash and prefer to create images in the camera at the moment of taking rather the using Photoshop to make composite images.”
Sounds like a fascinating talk which John will illustrate with many of his images.
Please come along and make him welcome.
Photo Treasure Hunt from club to Androlikou & Latchi
A scenic drive from the Club to the North coast with some spectacular views. Decipher the Photo Quest clues and take photographs of their locations en-route, driving to the near-deserted, former Turkish village of Androlikou and then on to Latchi for lunch.
Information on the fascinating history of Andolikou is available on the following websites…
There’ll be a small prize for the member who collects photographs at all the clue sites and comes up with the best image from the trip. Finding the clues will not present any walking difficulties.
Partners are welcome and car sharing is recommended.
Please try to arrive at the Club a little earlier than normal ready for a route briefing at 9.15am ahead of departure at two minute intervals from 9.30am.
In order to confirm numbers, I would be grateful if you could let me know if you plan to take part, if you will be accompanied by a partner and if you will be joining the group for lunch which will be at the Faros Restaurant, overlooking Latchi Marina.
Please e-mail those details to me at email@example.com asap.
A video presentation will be arranged in the Clubhouse should there be sufficient demand.
These sessions are for those wanting to understand/refresh their knowledge of photography basics. Those attending are required to bring their cameras. Samples of your work are welcome for discussion.
Topics covered so far include sensor size, exposure triangle, depth of field and composition.
Future topics will include filters, flash, white balance, hyperfocal distance, lens and viewpoints.
The format is interactive with a mixture of lecture and discussion. Participants are encouraged to engage with the presenter in order to properly explore concepts. The current sessions are once a fortnight.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC competition with the theme ‘Flamingos in Larnaca’ is being organised by the Larnaca Tourism Board in light of the recent arrival of around 10,000 flamingos on the town’s salt lake.
Each photographer is allowed to submit one photo online until January 31, 2016. The pictures must be taken during the current winter season.
The contest is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, from Cyprus and abroad.
From February 4 the competition will be available online for voting at https://www.facebook.com/LarnakaTourism/ .
Three awards will be given and three honourable mentions. The first prize will receive €500, the second €200 and the third €100.
The terms of the contest can be seen on the website of the tourism board www.larnakaregion.com.
Please name your entries by using the initial of the section you are entering (I for intermediate or A for advanced) followed by your Bi-monthly PIN number (available at the C&CG registration desk), the title of the image and .jpg
File sizes should be no bigger than 1400px wide x 1060px high for landscape images or 1060px wide x 1400px high for portrait orientation. Resolution should be set at 72 pixels/inch and the file size should be no bigger than 2MB
Unless advised otherwise, entries are sent to Tom Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page also contains several presentations that have been given to the club over the years
Please be aware that the information may be incomplete or out of date but is made available in case it is of interest or use