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17 December 2021 Local Heroes

Well, what a way to end the year! Unfortunately, we were unable to give you our annual Christmas Dinner but fortunately, we had something even better! A members evening.

Adrian Harris showed us (step by step) some great techniques for making images of aircraft even more interesting. Not only did he replace the sky with even more dramatic clouds and lighting, he also showed us how to make them believable. If you use Photoshop CC, you may want to watch it again and try some of the techniques – they really do make a difference.

John Baker followed and charted his photographic evolution from 2008 to the present day. His aim was to inspire us and he certainly succeeded. He showed us that you can create some really great images close to home and charted his daily exercise walks with his phone and/or camera. There’s a ‘Moonrise’ triptych in particular that I found amazing! His Astro panoramas were brilliant and his slow shutter images were really dynamic and full of energy. He was ‘aided’ in his presentation by his cat – that’s a first!

So all in all a great evening’s entertainment with a mixture of practical techniques and inspirational images. Many thanks to Adrian and John.