Useful Links & Information
Covid-19 guidelines (Beacon Centre)
Anyone entering the Beacon Centre should comply with our COVID-19 guidelines. Please:
- do not attend if you are feeling unwell
- wash your hands or use sanitiser on entering the centre
- wear a mask if you wish
Note: chairs will be set further apart than normal.
Below is a list of links for software you can use for processing your images. If possible always capture your images in RAW as it will allow for better processing.
RAW vs JPG
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Photoshop allows you to work with different layers, to remove objects, retouch, combine photos, play with colour and effects and much, much more.
Lightroom allows you to make dull-looking shots vibrant, punch up colours, remove distracting objects and straighten skewed shots. You can also catalogue your images and tag them with keywords.
Note: Photoshop and Lightroom are only available on a cloud subscription basis:
A free open source program, designed on the same principles as the Adobe Photoshop.
A free open source application, designed on the same principles as the Adobe Lightroom.
A very good (and cheap!) alternative to Photoshop which does not require an ongoing subscription.
ON1 Photo Raw
Another good alternative to Adobe’s products, but also requires a subscription.
A cut-down version of Photoshop, can be purchased as a one-off piece of software.
Audio Visual software demonstrated at the meeting on Oct. 9th 2018
How to get sharpness in street photography:
More technical explanation including hyperfocal distance
Exposure triangle Part 1
Exposure triangle Part 2
Stops and Exposure Triangle
Exposure Triangle and Depth of field Part 3
Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography
The Exposure Triangle and How it Affects Your Photos
50 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Up Photography
Download a cheat sheet
50 Things you need to know about taking up photography
Shutter SpeedCheat Sheet
Prime Lenses: Can you really zoom with your feet?
Photography composition basics – truth about the rule of thirds,
symmetry, repetition and rhythm
30 Common Photography problems solved
Aesthetics and Style
Useful Information from Club Talks
The following are links to talks given at Herne Bay Photography Club by outside speakers and club members, where the meeting reports include information, hints and tips which people may find useful. The links will take you directly to the actual reports described.
A practical/instruction evening on the art of portraiture with Tony Gosling and Ian Montague of Faversham & District Camera Club: portraiture, 22nd January 2019
A talk on nature photography by award-winning photographer Robert Canis: nature photography, 8th January 2019
Emily Parris’ demonstration of the photographic processes called cyanotype: cyanotype, 13th November 2018
Melanie Chalk’s talk about creating AV (audio visual): audio visual, 9th October 2018
An instructional talk about High Key Photography from club member Eileen Wilkinson: high key, 11th September 2018
Close-up and Macro
Phil Handley and Gary Stamp’s fascinating insights into how they shoot close-up and macro photographs: close-up and macro, 17th April 2018
Black and White
An inspiring lecture by Tom Lloyd about transforming images into black and white: black and white, 6th March 2018
A most enjoyable lecture from Dave Mason entitled: A Slice of Life: street photography, 20th February 2018
Clare Gill’s inspiring lecture about Photomontage – how to create it and which editing tools she uses: photomontage, 21st November 2017
An interesting talk from Cherry Larcombe about getting the best out of flower photography: flower photography, 24th October 2017
For pre-cut mount board which you either cut the aperture yourself or buy finished. To cut the aperture yourself you need cutter and to finish , you can back the print with card and use mount tape at attach. All available here:
Pinnacle Pearl paper
This company sells a useful paper called Pinnacle Pearl for club competitions:
All sorts of paper
This company supplies anything from basic print paper to fine art. They also provide ICC profiles for you to use with your specific printer: