Useful Links & Information
Covid-19 Rules (Beacon Centre)
Anyone entering the Beacon Centre must comply with the COVID-19 Secure Guidelines.
View/Download the Covid-19 guidelines for the Centre.
Covid-Safe Walk Guidelines
Due to Covid-19 we have to change the way HBPC walks are organized. We can keep each other safe by taking a few extra precautions. The guidelines listed here must be followed by everyone joining us on a HBPC walk or trip.
- All members will be sent details of the walks by email. These will also be posted in the club Facebook Group.
- Car sharing is NOT encouraged with anyone outside of your own household or bubble.
- If you have had any COVID -19 symptoms in the days before a HBPC meet you must NOT attend the walk.
- Members must NOT share equipment or any food and drink with other members on the walk. Summer walks often see us trying out each other’s lenses, tripods or other kit but this cannot happen during this time.
- Be aware of Covid 19 hygiene advice.
- Obey the 2m rule.
- Bring change for car parks where required to prevent the need to swap change with each other.
- If you develop symptoms after a HBPC walk that you have attended or if you test positive for COVID-19 please (as well as contacting NHS Track and Trace) email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will notify all members who were on the same walk. (Note that discretion will be applied and other attendees will not be notified of the name of the person affected).
We hope that by following these guidelines we will all be able to enjoy the summer walks that we have planned.
There is a closed Flickr group for members of the club. Please ask a member of the committee for details. The discussion area contains very many links to help you improve your photography.
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 Lightroom and Photoshop
These are available on a cloud subscription basis. Older versions for standalone use may still be available to purchase but will not be supported or updated in the future.
Lightroom allows you to catalogue your images, use keywords and easily make changes to your image. It never overwrites your original image. You can export images to file, print and make books using collections and download or create Presets.
If you wish to process images with additional features such as layers, you will need software such as the following:
Photoshop CC – Cloud Subscription
This is a free open source program
PhotoLab NIK Colletion
Audio Visual software demonstrated at the meeting on Oct. 9th 2018
Miles Whitehead has provided excellent service for repairs/service of all cameras and lenses.
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
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: