The Digital Group is designed to teach the techniques of digital imaging and what makes digital manipulation different from film based photography. Although the group is focused on the digital medium it can also be of interest to those using the traditional film medium. Through the use of the computer as a tool, all photographers can explore new ways of improving their images and discover unique techniques to manipulate the photographic process.
Digital Group - Tuesday, May 21st
Join us for a special presentation of AV shows from members of both the Latow Photographers Guild and the Melbourne Camera Club of Australia. Five shows from each club will be screened through this unique exchange at both clubs this month.
The Melbourne Camera Club will be screening the same shows on May 30th and again at a special showing for their general public on June 1st & 2nd.
Come and join us for this exclusive evening of AV shows at this month's Digital Group - May 21st.
DIGITAL GROUP – Tues. April 16th
This month I’ll look at the complexities of doing close-up & macro photos where attention to detail is a must to get high quality images.
Whether you're photographing nature subjects or still life setups I’ll look at what close-up equipment is needed, lighting techniques and image processing to help get the best results from this demanding discipline.
Looking forward to seeing you then... Paul
Digital Group – Tues. March 19th
Sometimes multiple flash units are cumbersome and time consuming.
This month I'll show you how to use a single portable flash unit to augment available light in both natural as well as artificial lighting situations.
Looking forward to seeing you... Paul
DIGITAL GROUP - Tues. Jan. 22nd
We think of the photographic image over history as a “truthful” representation and the modern digital image subject to manipulation where we can’t tell what is “real”, however pictures have been altered for a variety of reasons from advertising and propaganda, to political purposes and artistic creations since the dawn of photography.
For our January meeting I’ll be looking at how the photographic image has been manipulated from the beginning.
Looking forward to seeing you for this special presentation... Paul
Collages & Montages
This month I’ll look at how Photoshop can be used to create layered multiple image collages and then go further to construct montages of images on different backgrounds or replace one part of a photo with another.
Looking forward to seeing you for this special session... Paul
Digital Group – Tues. Oct. 16th
Understanding “Blending Modes” in Photoshop
This month I’ll be looking at the various Blending Modes and how they work. I’ll go through which ones can be used to enhance your editing and how they can be used for creative effect in your image creations.
Hope to see you there... Paul
Tues. Sept. 18th
Join us for us for a special premiere presentation of the video produced in coordination with Your TV Cogeco celebrating the AV medium and the 2018 Latow International AV Festival.
Tues. Sept. 18th
For our first Digital Group meeting of the new season I'll be looking at how to use the slide show software "ProShow" to produce AV presentations that go beyond the "traditional" slide show.
ProShow opens up the possibilities of producing uniquely creative presentations that takes the photography past looking at them as individual elements ...allowing for the total integration of images and sound.
I'll look at the many components that allow you to create an emotional connection with your presentation.
Looking forward to seeing you all for this special look at how to use the program creatively.
This month will be our annual “Bring an Image” night. Bring images you’ve worked on and show the group how you created them. Show the group what special techniques you used and enlighten us on the procedures you've developed to bring your creations to life.
The idea is to reveal not only how you did it photographically but how you used software like Photoshop/Lightroom or other programs and/or plugins to create the final result. Please bring “layered” composite versions of your files if you can to show us behind the scenes into the making of your images and the before and after versions.
Looking forward to seeing your creations... Paul
This month I'll look at how to create an AV show that goes beyond just showing images one after another.
I'll look at what it takes to assemble a more "artistic" presentation with its co-ordination of images and music... creating a "harmony" of timing and movement.
Even if you don't create slide shows yourself this will be an opportunity to see how AV shows can be used to present photography in a way that brings the images to life.
Looking forward to seeing you all... Paul