‘Sparks Drummers’ by Peter Robinson

Judge Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE2*awarded Peter Robinson’s first place in the Mono section of our second PDI competition. Nick appreciated the difficulty in photographing a moving subject in low light. He liked the atmosphere created by the low angled artificial light and the compression effect of a 105mm focal length. What he didn’t know was how cold it was! The lights are in the drums and while it looks quite bright it needed an ISO of 12,800 to achieve an exposure of 1/160 at f5.6. So the photo needed some post-production work to reduce the noise in the shadows which loses some details, but at least you get a picture.

To see other photographs that Nick awarded 18 and over to click here

We are only having ‘Zoom’ meetings until further notice.
Next Meeting: 26 November.
Tonight’s meeting is all about our own members work. We will discuss our themed subject of ‘Twilight’ and the ‘One Pic’ project where members have edited a photo as they see fit.
Members will be emailed an invitation to join.

Find out more about Crewe Photographic Society in John’s interview with Jeff Allen of ‘ThisIsTheCat’ radio here.  Please explore the website and visit our Flickr site and Facebook page  Only CPS members can login to this site to post images and comments. To register please email your name and membership number to  webmaster@crewephotosoc.com or send us a message

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NEW See the results of our second PDI Competition in the Results page.

NEW Crewe’s AvantiWestCoast staff want your local community hero photos to fund the Rail Aid charity. details here

NEW November’s Monthly Theme of ‘Humour’ should put a smile on your face. Share your pictures here.

NEW Professional Travel Photographer Chris Upton recently gave us some excellent advice. Visit his website here.

NEW See the International Photographer of the Year Winners here. Courtesy of former member Les.

♦ See the Youth Photography Award winners. details here

♦ For advice of resizing images for social media visit websitehub.com

♦ Ian has found videos about Lightroom’s and Photoshop’s latest updates. See LR here. and See PS here.

♦ Martin McGing recommends viewing the 1.3/4 hour ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ video. see it here.

♦ Les has found the winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020 See them here.

♦ Ian has found some excellent Luminosity Mask actions to bring out details in PhotoShop. See ADP Lumiflow’s website.

♦ Martin McGing has found this informative video on using bounced flash .View it here.

♦ Use Daniel Cook’s used equipment search tool to find what you’re looking for here.

♦ Contribute your ‘Lock-Down’ photos to the Cheshire Archive. Details here.

♦ Read John’s latest article ‘James Ravilious ‘Making an art of recording’ under Resources>Documents>General documents Find it here.

♦ See what our members have been up to in their galleries.

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♦ Robert Frank – The photographer who showed the Americans who they were, has died aged 94. Member Ian McNab wrote an article about him Robert Frank – is Ian’s latest piece.

♦ Some CPS members have their own websites. Have a look at   – Carl’s, Stephen’s, Wallace’s and Peter’s, websites.

Be careful what you wish for  is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.

♦ If you can’t find what your looking for it may have been moved to the Links page.

On the Forum

♦ Why not share your lockdown photos with fellow members? Members can post them here

♦ Do you have a ‘Golden Oldie’ photo with special memories you’d like to share with members? Members can post them here

♦ John Royle has found some excellent videos on macro photography

♦ What we have been viewing: Wallace found some portrait photographs., Ian Whiston found a test by Blake Rudis of the new AUTO button in Lr and Camera Raw, John found some marvellous large format landscapes by John Davies and Ken found a film about Ansel Adams

♦ A wonderful array of classic work can be found here.

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Here are the images that judge Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE2* awarded 18 and over marks to in our second PDI competitoin.

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