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.
What Makes a "Successful" Photograph
The elements that go into making a “successful” image from initial pre-visualization before the photo is taken to executing the image in camera to final post processing in software.
A look at some useful Photoshop techniques that you might not have discovered.
We'll be exploring some of the hidden and little known techniques in Photoshop that can help you with your image processing.
Looking forward to seeing you... Paul
Photography has seen many changes in technology and when I first started the Digital Group some 25 years ago “digital photography” was new. Back then it made sense to distinguish the group’s name from the well established “analogue” image capture and darkroom processing as the medium was an exciting new way for photographers to create their imagery. But nowadays using the digital medium has become ubiquitous for photographers so we’ve decided to drop the “Digital” designation in preference for “Explorations” as that is what we’ve been doing for the last 25 years through the Digital Group... “exploring” photography (regardless of the medium). So we will continue our “explorations” of photography in all its many facets, as we’ve done over the last 25 years... but now the group will be know as the “Explorations Group”.
Tues. Sept. 17th - “Everyday Nature Photography”
Our first meeting of the year will be an exploration of shooting nature subjects in an informal way. I’ll be looking at everything from equipment and camera settings to what to look out for in the photographic approach.
Looking forward to seeing you then...
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