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Members Evening

On Monday 25th April it was the members turn to provide the evenings programme. First up was Nigel who took us on a coastal tour of some of the Scottish Islands, but with a difference, as most were aerial images taken from his brother's light aircraft. This included a few hairy landings on grass strips and on one occasion, the beach. This different viewpoint certainly showed the rugged coastline and barren landscape, with few communities on these remote Islands.
Stuart followed with a demonstration of how, using Lightroom, Photoshop and various plug-ins, he creates some of his stunning landscapes and sunsets, with before and after images showing the various effects he could obtain.
Kevin gave a short demo on how, once again using Photoshop, he was able to improve his landscapes by adding and enhancing the skies to create more impact and drama in the image.
After the break, Cherrie used prints to demonstrate how after taking note of Judges comments from the competitions, she had reprinted her images incorporating those suggestions. It caused a lively debate amongst members as to which version they preferred.
David brought the evening to a close with his talk and demo of how he prepared his prints for mounting, from selecting the mount to match the image, borders and cutting the actual window mounts before assembling the final double mounts for Competitions and Salons.
We all enjoyed this interactive evening and picked up quite a few tips along the way.