Club News 2008

  • Elements - Layer Masks

    Post date: Tue, 30/12/2008 - 02:40

    Elements does not support layer masks, but this video shows you how to fool it into doing the same thing... Nifty....! httpv://

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  • Elements - Clarity Slider

    Post date: Tue, 30/12/2008 - 02:30

    Using the clarity slider in Elements httpv://

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  • Elements - Black & White Conversion

    Post date: Tue, 30/12/2008 - 02:20

    B&W Conversion in Elements httpv://

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  • Report - Midland Counties Photographic Federation's Portfolio

    Post date: Thu, 18/12/2008 - 13:19

    Traditionally, one year merging into another is a special time for looking back and looking forward.  So it is timely that “Past, Present and Future” is the subject of the new exhibition at the recently reopened Nicholson Gallery in Leek.  Showcased in the Photographic Club’s section, and owned by members, are several cameras and other equipment including photographic plates and papers going...

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  • Report - Open Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 11/12/2008 - 21:30

    What gives a picture that elusive X factor?  What creates impact, eliminates discord and makes it sing?   These aspects were at the forefront of a comprehensive assessment of 83 images in our Open print competition last week.  The Judge, Tony Redford, gave both individual advice and praise, whilst illustrating how we can improve our chances of securing that extra special element, factor X.  This...

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  • Report - Three of a Kind Slide Competition

    Post date: Thu, 04/12/2008 - 22:33

    There was triple the pleasure on Clubnight last week for those able to weather the wintry conditions.  It was our annual Three of a Kind slide competition where entries consist of sets of three images projected onto adjacent screens.  The themes varied from stunning autumn scenery to smoke in the colourwheel.   In total, 93 very interesting shots were viewed. These included lizards, pythons and...

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  • Report - Clay Cross 2007 Exhibition Slides

    Post date: Thu, 13/11/2008 - 01:17

    Shadows under the Spotlight!   Though it sounds like a contradiction in terms, that’s exactly what we will see tomorrow in our Themed Print competition.  Members have been out and about shooting shadows – having highlighted the ones that they feel are good enough to be framed and showcased.  This exercise should produce some innovative work as shadows are not normally the paramount element in...

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  • Report - Close Up Competition

    Post date: Thu, 06/11/2008 - 01:09

    One of the amazing things about photography is that it often allows us to appreciate the world through different eyes.  This was especially apparent at the recent Leek Photographic Club meeting when the annual Close-up competition was run.   There were many examples where the camera had been used with considerable skill to highlight beauty, not just of the natural world, but also of more mundane...

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  • Report - Projected Images Open Competition

    Post date: Thu, 30/10/2008 - 00:57

    The very heart of a rose with its petals delicately entwined, the unique symmetry of a falling snowflake, the tiniest insect in all it’s fragile glory.  Yes, these subjects all spell BEAUTY, but even more so when they are magnified, in perfect focus, onto the projection screen.  That is when their amazing intricacies of texture, shape and colour fully reveal themselves to us.  This fantastic...

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  • Report - Robertshaw Inter-Club Competition

    Post date: Thu, 23/10/2008 - 23:31

    A frisson of excitement spread thoughout the club last week as Leek regained possession of the prestigious Robertshaw Trophy.   The words “Congratulations and Jubilations”, from Sir Cliff’s phenomenal 60’s hit, perfectly suited the occasion.    A close-knit battle had been fought between photography clubs from Blythe Bridge, Crewe, Leek and Macclesfield.  As the scoring of images drew to a close...

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