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."
This page also contains several presentations that have been given to the club over the years
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