Mon 16th Licentiateship (LIPF)

Next Monday night some time will be given to explain the process of preparing and presenting an LIPF panel. A sample panel will be displayed and there will be a general discussion on competition type photographs versus “pretty” or “Holiday snaps.

The Licentiateship of the Irish Photographic Federation is the basic level Distinction.
Applicants put forward a panel of ten images, which is assessed by a panel of experienced photographers.  Successful applicants are entitled to use the letters LIPF after their name.  More Info at           http://irishphoto.ie/distinctions/licentiatship/

Some Images from our very successful Macro / Still Life  night.

Jonnie Flynn off Facebook

Some Info On HDR Photography.

HDR Using Layer Masking In Photoshop.
Open Two images in Photoshop
Drag both onto screen
Use the move tool to drag the brightest image onto the darker image. Holding down shift key while dragging will auto align images or you can align them as below.
Select both layers .Go to Edit : Auto align layers.
Check layers for alignment by zooming in to the image and turning layers on and off.
Go to Layer : Layer mask : Reveal All. Click on mask in layers on right of screen.
Select soft brush : Set foreground color to white.
Reveal underlying dark image as required by painting with brush.
Set foreground color to black will allow you to undo what you have done.
The X key toggles the foreground from black to white.
When finished flatten image and save as jpg etc.

Two Utube links on HDR.                                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nirU7Vg9Nk4

HDR Night 9th March

Next Monday night Sean Murphy will give a presentation on HDR or high dynamic range photography. This is a very useful method for photographing in bright or harsh light and it is not that difficult.

Ever tried to photograph a high-contrast scene, only to be frustrated when you find that
the pictures you snapped just don’t do it justice? Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Even
with the perfect exposure, there are certain scenes that will always tend to get blown-out
highlights, flat shadows, or both. But despite the fact that it’s nearly impossible to
find a happy medium in these types of situations, there is a solution. This age-old
dilemma can be solved through the magic of High Dynamic Range processing or “HDR”.
This is basically what HDR is: a specific style of photo with an unusually high dynamic
range that couldn’t otherwise be achieved in a single photograph.

You’ve probably seen these types of images scattered across the Web. Depending on how
they’re processed, HDR photos can be anything from stunningly accurate reproductions of
what your eyes see to mind-blowingly surreal works of art that transform reality into a
high-def dreamscape.