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  • #16135

    ajroyle
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    Don’t think he is right. He is basically saying that his own type of work is the only one deserving the term “street photography”.

    #16084

    ajroyle
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    Great idea; what a weight saving too – apart from the compass mechanism of course. Would have expected a gyroscope, so will look forward to the report.

     

    #16038

    ajroyle
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    I’m inclined to agree, unless you are in a carefully managed situation photographing other people’s children is a fraught with difficulties.

    The situation is by no means new. Over a dozen years ago I was asked by my school to return to photograph classes at work. It was all carefully managed so that only those children whose parents had approved were allowed to appear on the shots. This was a far cry from the situation a few years earlier, when we were getting pictures of children at work in school almost every week.

    #15808

    ajroyle
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    Thanks Wallace and Peter. We can indeed keep to the RPS rules, since anything which satisfies those will also satisfy the PAGB. However, our true images will meet up with the tidied ones when we enter LCPU competitions, as they are bound to follow the PAGB.

    Nature and Wildlife; well, wildlife means subjects which are wild and free. The Nature category was really invented to avoid endless discussion of what exactly that means, accepting that a lot of club pictures are of trained or captive organisms. Paradoxically, although “zoo shots” are allowed, they mustn’t appear to be! Hence netting, Jessies  etc, etc should not appear in your nature pictures.

    I agree that 19% replacement is not minor. Trouble is that if you allow any replacement where does it stop? Better say none.

    We will find out more about this soon, as the LCPU AGM is taking place at the end of the month.

    #15772

    ajroyle
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    This thread gives an excellent opportunity to consider the effects of cropping. With more and more pixels in our sensors we are inclined to think we can crop with impunity. It is true that there is more scope but a rule of thumb is not to drop below 300pixels per inch for really good quality. You might get away with 200 but loss of quality will be noticeable.

    You also run into problems with focussing. The more you enlarge the more you realise how little of your shot is in focus.

    I would have liked to get on to this topic at the last meeting, but there was insufficient time.

    Another interesting factor is digital enlargement. We were always told to avoid this but software is improving and Ps has a beta version of an enlargement procedure which may prove useful – see the front page.

    Important ideas in maintaining high quality.

    #15726

    ajroyle
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    Agreed Peter. I would say that another problem is that it is not a close-up, it is an enlargement and thereby hangs a tale. How vital is quality in club photography? How much can we crop a picture and not run the risk of an unacceptable fall in quality.

    This is something we can discuss tonight at the meeting.

    #15686

    ajroyle
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    Everything now set up, and in a better position than we were first offered- just at the top of the stairs to the first floor.

    Thanks Mary, Dolores, Jo, Ian, Paul and Tom for your work this morning. It is a good show.

    Tell everyone about it.

    We are going to refresh the exhibition from time to time with new work, so members who do not have anything displayed can still  ring work in and it can be used (small prints especially).

     

    #15641

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    It is exactly the same picture – as originally entered.

    Even if your monitor is calibrated it will not display true colours unless the software used to interpret the colours is fully “colour aware”. Browsers are not reliable in this regard. You would need to copy the image and view it in Lr or some other properly colour aware software.

    #15589

    ajroyle
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    Sounds OK but we have a definition of what a portrait is in our rules.

    The only contention is whether or not groups should be excluded. At present more than one person may appear in the picture but the subject should clearly be one person.

    If you would like ask the committee to look at this again you could do so but any changes cannot be applied this year.

    Now, over to you….

    #15588

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Sounds OK but we have a definition of what a portrait is in our rules.

    The only contention is whether or not groups should be excluded. At present more than one person may appear in the picture but the subject should clearly be one person.

    If you would like ask the committee to look at this again you could do so but any changes cannot be applied this year.

    Now, over to you….

    #15576

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Ken himself was kind enough to arrange contact with someone who could get us exposure to the Polish people in Crewe and we will have messages in Polish in the display.

    Photography, like music, is a language all can understand.  I  was thinking of a few statements to provoke people into using that langage, or realising that already use it, to tell us about the way they see things.

    #15558

    ajroyle
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    That’s the idea.

    Sorry I made the classic mistake of replying to this by email a while ago.

     

    #15521

    ajroyle
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    Kander always impresses, with original settings and multi-layered work which repays long contemplation.

    #15519

    ajroyle
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    The “party” bit was more low key than usual. An economy measure. We all enjoyed Les’s selection of pictures and then had “nibbles” and soft drinks.

    I will put something on the news pages later.

    #15509

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Merry Christmas to you all. When you’ve viewed the links above, take a look at the link to the BBC series I’ve put on the front page.

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