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FOCUS Sharing Visual Art MAY 2018

The Official Digital Newsletter for Edenvale Photographic Club Proud Member of the Photographic Society of South Africa


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COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

CONTENTS:

Chairman & Website: David Wolstencroft - 083 229 8066 davewol777@gmail.com

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Chairmans Chat

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Special Subject Winner Natasha Bird Winning Images 25 April 2018

Vice Chairperson: Scoring & Promotions & Judges Heidi Broschk - 079 886 8515 heidib@uj.ac.za

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Secretary: Antonette Bezuidenhout - Cell - 072 4426 317 antonette1949@gmail.com

Pg 10 Winning Images 11 April 2018

Treasurer:

Pg. 16 Club Outing info

Ted Kinsman -083 461 2350 tkinsman@global.co.za

Pg. 17 Member Focus Dave Brown

Salons, Judges & Outings John Coumbias -011 452 2514 079 173 2825

jcoumbias@telkomsa.net

Competition Secretary:

Pg. 18 How to size images for Club submission

Certiď€ cates & Awards Des Alexander - 083 226 1452 neoncomp@webmail.co.za

Pg 19 Rentals

Newsletter & Media: Hanli Smit - 083 253 1034 hanlis54@gmail.com

Pg 20 Exhibition News

Catering:

Pg 21 Cover Story & Tutorial

Giulio Cecchi -011 452 2250 cecchi@polka.co.za

Pg 23 Why you should join the PSSA

Special Subject Calendar 2018 28th February.......................................Monochrome 25th April.............................Out and About Alphabet 27th June.........................................................Doors 22nd August...................................................Mirrors 24th October.....................................................Ugly SPECIAL SUBJECT IS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION -2-


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Chairman's Chat I am really enjoying the standard and variety of images presented at club of late. Everyone is trying new things, new techniques and new subjects. It makes the club meetings all the more enjoyable and memorable. One can only learn from breaking out of the mould. Yes, I know good results are usually guaranteed by falling back on the tried and tested, the comfortable. What I am seeing though, is that those images that break the norm, the seldom seen, are the ones that get the judges attention and the ones that are remembered . While this is not always possible, even applying new techniques, new points of view, different processing to what could be regarded as "standard" images can stretch you as a photographer and open up new avenues and new challenges. If this route excites you then proceed by all means. It is not only you that will beneď€ t; we all will, as this will inspire and excite us to also delve into the less known. As we share and grow in our photography, I believe so we grow and share in our personal lives. I am convinced that each one has their own style, taste and preferences as a result of personal experiences and upbringing (and obviously subject matter which they ď€ nd interesting). A true test of your new art is via the judges' comments. Do not take the comments personally; rather see them as objective, learn from them. They may not always be accurate but they can be applied in other instances. That is why attending club meetings is always a learning experience. Even if you come away with one new idea/concept/critique each evening, it has been worth it. Your art is your art. It will remain subjective, but it will remain yours. Happy shooting (with a difference), Dave

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PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB-

EDENVALE MEETING PLACE

Edenvale Community Centre Cor.van Riebeeck & 2nd Street

WHEN DO WE MEET 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month18h30 for 19h00

SPECIAL SUBJECT WINNER

Special Subject Winner Natasha Bird Special subjects may be interpreted in any way you the Author wish. We all enter at the same level therefore be sure to name it accordingly 3_ss_Title_Joe Blogg The next subject is very easy DOORS

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WINNING IMAGES / 25 th APRIL 2018

NATURE Dunes Marissa Ferreira

ONE STAR

PICTORIAL Inocense Caryn Wilson

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NATURE Solitary Lavender Michael Broschk

TWO STAR

PICTORIAL Fun in the Surf Bianca Holburn

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NATURE Reections of a Dead Tree Natasha Bird

THREE STAR

PICTORIAL Mimic Dave B

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NATURE Swallow with food

Johann Harmse

FOUR STAR

PICTORIAL Inside a daisy Antonette Bezuidenhout

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5 / 6 STAR & 6 Star HONOURS

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NATURE Darter Portrait Jorge Borralho

PICTORIAL Erinleigh Lourens Durand

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WINNING IMAGES / 9 MAY 2018 NATURE Waiting for Lunch Daniella Atkins

ONE STAR

PICTORIAL Awakening of the day Jacques van der Merwe

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NATURE Elephant Bianca Holburn

TWO STAR

PICTORIAL Nikai Gary Atkins

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NATURE wanna race Valerie Sampson

THREE STAR

PICTORIAL Nubian Queen Clare Appleyard

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NATURE Spoonbill portrait Johan Harmse

FOUR STAR

PICTORIAL Cat Portrait Ruth Anne Smit

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5 / 6 STAR & 6 Star HONOURS

NATURE Last Gasp Dino Bottega

PICTORIAL Sandton Night Scape Ted Kinsman

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Photo Your Local Lab

Digital Prolab

Rob Ponte (EPC Honorary Life Member)

Large Format Printing Print on Canvas Passport, ID, Visa, Drivers Photo Scan & Restore Old Photos Key West Centre, Shop 8 Van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview Tel: 011 455-1243 Email: robponte@neomail.co.za Website: www.photodigitalprolab.co.za Facebook: facebook.com/photodigitalprolab

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MOOD BOARD / LOOK BOOK / INSPIRATION / IDEAS Does it matter what we call it? We are planning a portraiture club outing for the 4th Aug 2018

CLUB OUTING 4th AUG 2018

GET INTO THE MOOD !!!

WHERE Modderfontein Nature Reserve WHEN 4th August at 6h30 HOW We will organise the models , lights and props Only R400 per member, this opportunity is exclusive to Edenvale Club Members LET US SEE YOUR PHOTO ON A FUTURE FOCUS COVER

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FOCUS ....on DAVE BROWN

MEMBER Focus - Dave Brown

I was 15 when my rst camera was purchased from a pawn shop for 5 pounds, a lot of pocket money in those days. The camera was totally manual, no light meter and the focus was a split image view nder (no SLR's in those days), but I captured what I thought were reasonable images of my dog jumping over fences and stills of rivers in our area. All in black and white of course. I even used to develop my own lm with chemicals and end up with a strip of negatives that you would scrutinise with a magnifying glass to see if the focus was correct and if the grain size was ne enough. Since then I have had many cameras, but never really got into photography until I bought my rst digital camera and joined a small camera club that was run by one of the local churches. There, I was astounded by the quality of the mages that were presented, and this really gave me impetus to get more involved and try and improve myself with different forms of imagery. I like all genres of photography, but I must admit that I shy away from studio portrait as I nd it a little daunting to deal with a model on a one on one, this is something I must try to get over.

I had gone to, the images were "timeless", they could be put into a book and looked at years later and they would still be interesting shots (sort of), not some snapshot of Jimmy holding up a sh he'd caught. A lot of my inspiration comes from the images presented at club meetings, there are many truly talented photographers in all the ranks and the judges really do give constructive criticism so that hopefully you can produce better images with the knowledge gained. I still have a lot to learn, but as they say practice makes perfect (sometimes). At the moment I am using a Canon 5D with a mish mash of lenses covering 24mm to 600mm and a 90mm macro thrown in.

So, while I try and conquer my reservations of studio work, I try and capture images of everyday things in unusual ways, sometimes it works, most times not, but that is the beauty of digital, if you don't like the image you just delete it and try again, none of the waiting to nish the roll of lm and then having to develop and print before you can see the results. I learned recently that I was improving to some extent with my photography when some friends asked if they could see some of my images. I load ed about 70 onto a memory stick and presented them on the TV. Normally showing home videos and snapshots of your latest holidays gives rise to groans and yawns from your friends as they are subjected to them, but in this case, they sat through and when nished asked if there were any more to see. I didn't show any more but what I did learn from showing them was that none of the images were really related to something that I did or a place that

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Club Competition Submission

Image Size

Specications for Submission of High Denition "E: Photography”

Image Size 9,65M (was 46,2M) Dimensions

RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE

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Maximum Pixel Size=1920 x 1080 Maximum Data File Size=2000 Kilobytes (2mb) (jpg) Two Catorgries 1) Nature "na” 2) Pictorial "pi”Naming Conventions are as follows:Star Rating_Category_Image Name_Person's Name

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Name Example: 2_na_hornbill_john doe (all lowercase) Entries must be handed in by no later than 19h00 on the night

1.Select Canvas (Frame) Size under the heading "Image" in Photoshop if you wish to add a border to the image and make your adjustments. If you do not wish to add a border, go to Step 2. 2.Select Image Size under the heading "Image" in Photoshop. Tick the following boxes: Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions and Resample Image. 3.The maximum size of the image must not exceed 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. 4.When resizing a horizontal image (Landscape) enter 1920 pixels in the Width Box and the vertical size will be adjusted automatically if you have ticked the "Resample Image" box. If the vertical size is 1080 pixels or less, the resizing is correct . If the vertical adjusts to a value more than 1080 pixels (say 1096 pixels) then adjust the vertical size to 1080 pixels and the horizontal size will automatically reduce to below 1920 pixels if you have ticked the "Resample Image" box. Image Size Image Size 9,65M (was 46,2M) Dimensions v 1920 px x 1318 px v

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5. When resizing a vertical image (Portrait) enter 1080 pixels in the Height Box. The value in the Width Box will change automatically to match the original image if you have ticked the "Resample Image" box Image Size

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. 6.The maximum image data le size is 2000 (2MB) Kilobytes in the JPEG format. Note that if a border is added to the image, this must be added before resizing and reducing the le size to a maximum of 2000 Kilobytes to ensure that the image remains within the specied 2000Kb (2MB).

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7.It is recommended that the image be displayed in the sRGB Colour Prole. This can be selected in the camera or changed in Photoshop under Edit/Convert to Prole

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EXHIBITION

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Foto ZA Gallery

ADDRESS: Fashion Photography is all about clothes and beauty, so pull together your resources and talents. SHOP 402, LEVEL 4from a plastic placemat to head bands and I make most of my props and outď€ ts myself using anything ROSEBANK, 50 BATH AVENUE, old broken jewellery pieces JOHANNESBURG

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EASY PEEZI TUTORIAL In this short Tutorial I want to show you how I put this composite on the left together using the 4 images on the right.

Most importantly NEVER DISREGARD ANY IMAGE KEEP THEM ALL

COMPOSITE TUTORIAL

2)Remove the background from the sepia toned image. Using any method you prefer. I used a layer mask

3)After removing the background go to>image>canvas size> and made the canvas double as high Then ip the tree image over and 1) Start with the image of the winter tree, ď€ rstly convert place it at the bottom half of the canvas. Now you can open the it to black and white, increase the contrast and then summer tree and place it exactly above the winter tree, make sure convert it to a nice warm sepia. the two trees are the same width. Image>adjustments>Hue /Saturation..click colorize on 4) With your eraser tool set to a soft brush you can now rub out the sky around the summer tree. Do not worry too much about going in between the branches and the leaves, just clean up around the tree. Bring the cloud picture into the layer stack making sure it is below the summer tree. Go to image>adjust>vibrance...set the vibrance as well as the saturation to create a richer colour

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5)Create a new blank layer and move it to the bottom of the layer stack. Fill that layer with a lovely rich burnt sepia colour of your choice.

7)Bring the textured layer into your layer stack. I took the photo of the textured wall with my point and shoot ( cell phone pics are also good for the use of textures.)Remember all graphics and images in a composite must be the authors own images. Place the ď€ rst texture image above the solid colour you created and in the layers panel set it to overlay as well as 60% opacity on this layer only.

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6) Duplicate the cloud image, select the right hand corner, cut and make a new layer with that piece of the cloud picture, go to hue and saturation and over saturate it to get the brighter blue in the right hand corner. Delete the rest of the cloud duplicated layer we do not need it. Also make sure the bright blue layer is above the cloud layer.

8)Duplicate the textured layer and make sure to move the new texture layer above the clouds and the summer tree. In the layer panel click on the drop down menu and select overlay, make sure the textured layer is set on 60% opacity. The bottom left image shows you where in the layers panel to ď€ nd the drop down menu for the layer styles.

9)Lastly merge all the layers and make a duplicate layer, select the left bottom quatre of the image and cut and place into a new layer. Delete the rest of the image so that you are only left with the merged image and the bottom bit. Now de-saturate the bottom corner and soften the edges with the eraser tool. Flatten the image and you are DONE!

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