Fix My Pic for November Meeting

For Fix my Pic by Phil Tughan

The image for Fix My Pic is now available by clicking one of the formats in the list below then clicking on the download icon (a downward pointing arrow) in the upper right corner.

The cut off date for submissions is the same date as for the Monthly Challenge — in this case — Friday, October 30th.

Images must be emailed to the regular club email address: contact@ksccc.ca

Submissions should be renamed to:
Fix Phil’s Pic by {your name}.jpg

John Williamson

Recommended Critique and Editing Video

I generally don’t recommend a lot of websites and videos I see on the Internet, but I ran into this one last night and it is particularly good for a couple of reasons; he takes images that were submitted to a well known American photo competition and then discusses what could be improved and then demonstrates how to implement those improvements.  He happens to use Capture One, but that is really more of a detail as these edits can be done with any editing tool.

The person doing the talking is Kevin Raber.  Kevin used to run the highly regarded photography website, Luminous Landscape (LuLa), after its founder, Michael Reichmann died a few years ago.  He seems to have founded photopxl.com and took a number of LuLa contributors with him.  Unlike LuLa, the new website is not a pay site and is free.

I’ve watched his first four edits and he nailed the issues I had with the image (and missed a few, in my view), but regardless, he made significant improvements to each one.  The important lesson is how he identifies the flaws; that in my experience is where most people struggle a bit.

The link to the article and video are here.

It is a long (over 1hr 15min) video, but is easy to watch in small pieces.

Manfred Mueller

Fix My Pic for April – Results

For Fix my Pic by David Haggarty

Since we don’t know when out next meeting will be held, we’ve decided to go ahead and post the results of our latest Fix My Pic challenge here.

Some of the members have included notes on what they did to the image and why which you can read in the gallery.

John Williamson

Fix My Pic for April Meeting

For Fix my Pic by David Haggarty

The image for Fix My Pic is now available by clicking here then clicking on the download icon (a downward pointing arrow) in the upper right corner. No RAW version is available.

The cut off date for submissions is the same date as for the Monthly Challenge – in this case – Friday, March 27th.

Images must be emailed to the regular club email address: contact@ksccc.ca

Members submitting images will be asked during the meeting to share their reasons for why they made a change and how they made the changes.

Submissions should be renamed to:

Whip by {your name}.jpg

John Williamson

Fix It With Photoshop Elements

At the February 7th meeting, Frank Knor gave a presentation where he showed before and after views of several of his images and explained how he had improved them in Photoshop Elements by removing distractions, adding catch lights, cloning, sharpening …

You can review Frank’s notes here.

Editing in Photoshop Elements

At the February 7th meeting, John Williamson gave a presentation on Photoshop Elements. He explained some of the tools and keyboard shortcuts then edited an image removing a birdhouse, enhancing the colour and adding clouds to what was a boring sky. You can review John’s notes here.