Last Wednesday (9 January 2019), following on from our own Roger Gage’s Dalmatian travelogue, several members explained how they had developed certain of their images (sometimes from unpromising beginnings) using Lightroom, Photoshop and other post-processing software.
Graham Meers showed us how he had turned three flat images into a cube of wood using Photoshop’s 3D mode and following “a recipe”.
Tricia Meers disclosed how she had used Lightroom and Photoshop to turn an image of a Salat courtyard from a “nearly went in the bin” into a “20 out of 20” winner.
Chris Warby explained a technique he had used, involving the Photoshop filter “Find Edges”, to enhance some images of the ceilings in Bath Abbey and St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.
Martin Wood described how he had used basic Photoshop techniques (including processing Jpegs in Camera Raw) to take a variety of images up to competition level.
Mike Kitchingman revealed how he had created a surrealist composite image in Photoshop as a homage to Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel.
Paul Needham reported how he had painstakingly used Lightroom (not then being familiar with Photoshop), the Nik Collection and Topaz to clean up and improve an image of a model aeroplane in flight.
And, to finish, Graham Meers demonstrated how he had used Photoshop to reconstruct the old Boathouse at Stockgrove Park!
A good evenings work!