Fix My Pic for January Meeting

Fix My Pic Sample for January Meeting

The image for Fix My Pic is now available here or, if you prefer to work from a raw file, here.

The cut off date for submissions is the same date as for the Monthly Challenge – in this case – Friday, December 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:

Deer by {your name}.jpg

Fix My Pic will be every 2 months, alternating with the Tip of the Day.

John Williamson

To Edit or Not?

Here’s an interesting video that refutes some of the arguments against editing the images we create.

Sean Tucker on whether or not to edit your images

Club member Manfred Mueller pointed out these two images as a counter argument to the evils of post-processing.

This is Ansel Adam’s iconic Moonlight – Hernandez, New Mexico (which he made at least 1,300 prints of)…

Then of course, there is always the contact print of the original negative…

Fix My Pic for November Meeting

Fix My Pic Sample for November Meeting

The image for Fix My Pic is now available here or, if you prefer to work from a raw file, here.

A few changes for this month and on an ongoing basis.  Firstly, there will be a cut off date for submissions and it is the same date as for the Monthly Challenge – in this case – Friday, October 25th.

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:

Farm by {your name}.jpg

And finally, Fix My Pic will be every 2 months, alternating with the Tip of the Day.

John Williamson

Fix My Pic

Fix My Pic Sample for September

In order to encourage members to tune up their editing skills, the Club has started a new program.  Download the picture here, edit it any way you want and send one version of your final image to jlwksc@rogers.com.  Prior to sending, rename the image to:

Forest by (your name).jpg

We will show all of the images at the following meeting and we will also present the version of the photographer. 

No rules, edit it any way you want, and submit one image to the email address above.

Adobe Lightroom Free Tutorial Videos

There are thousands of these and I would encourage you to do your own searches and look until you find a site where the tutorials and presentation are to your interests.

  1. PetaPixel: This Free Masterclass Teaches Adobe Lightroom in Just 30 Minutes
  2. FixThePhoto: Free Lightroom Tutorials
  3. PhotoTraces: Top Free Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners
  4. Adobe: Lightroom and Photoshop – Creative Cloud Photography
  5. Adobe: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere

John Williamson

Tiny Planet Image

Beaverbrook Library Tiny Planet by Bill Robertson

For the September meeting slideshow, I submitted an example of a “Tiny Planet” image that I made of the Beaverbrook Library. In the review, I asked for suggestions about other locations that would make good Tiny Planets.

I received a couple of good recommendations but more members asked how I did it.

First I shot a 11 image 360 degree panorama then I followed these steps in Photoshop:

  • File->Automate->photomergebig pano
  • flatten
  • trim one end (cut), paste over other end, align, and delete extra
  • flatten
  • Image->trim->transparent pixels
  • crop off any blank top and bottombig pano cropped
  • make square (use short dimension & make sure aspect ratio unlocked)square
  • Image->Rotate->180 degrees
  • Filter->Distort->Polar coordinates (rectangular to polar)

If you have any questions about how I did this, I’ll be glad to try and answer them.

There’s a great video here by Mike Browne (thanks to Phil Tughan for bringing him to our attention) that demonstrates the whole process.

Bill Robertson