In Focus Photohraphers' Club Bordon, Hampshire. UK.

Who We Are
"In Focus Photographers Club"

The Club
We are a small, friendly photographers club with great photographic ambitions!. We are based in Bordon, Hampshire, UK and we usually meet at the Forest Community Centre on Pinehill Road in Bordon Hampshire on the first Saturday of the month. See any changes or update details of our next meeting below.


NEXT MEETING

THEME for NOVEMBER:
The theme for image submissions this month is "PHOTOMONTAGE / COLLAGE".

" Photomontage is the process and the result of making a composite photograph by cutting, gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image. Sometimes the resulting composite image is photographed so that the final image may appear as a seamless physical print.
A similar method, although one that does not use film, is realized today through image-editing software.

This latter technique is referred to by professionals as 'compositing', and in casual usage is often called "photoshopping" (from the name of the popular software system).
A composite of related photographs to extend a view of a single scene or subject would not be labeled as a montage, but instead a stitched image or a digital image mosaic.
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If the specified theme doesn't inspire you, then feel free to bring along (on a USB stick) any photos you'd like to show. Additionally, members are invited to bring along prints on the theme (or any other subject) for display at the meeting.



Welcome Back after Covid
Three, free gifts for all.


Helicon focus [ https://www.heliconsoft.com/ ] is a software image stacker designed for Close-up Macro Photography allowing you far more depth of field than available through the lens. Helicon focus retails for £82 for the LITE version, but at one stage the pro version of this software was free under the name "Helicon Focus Filter".

Get the free version of Helicon Focus Filter HERE



The DXO Nik collection [ https://nikcollection.dxo.com ] of seven plugins, Analog efx, Silver efx, HDR efx, DFine, Color efx, Viveza, Sharpener pro, for graphics apps that take Adobe Plugins retails for £89 but the NIK Collection used to be free when owned by Google.

Get the full free version of the Google NIK collection HERE



Aurora HDR was the renouned software package for making "High Dynamic Ratio" images and retailed for £99. The new owners [ https://skylum.com/ ] are no longer making this software but have kindly made the 2018 version free. Follow the instructions to download and register the full version for free.

Get your full, free copy of Aurora HDR (2018) from HERE



These programmes and filters are 100% fully licenced, un-restricted, freeware versions of the paid-for versions, yours to keep, forever.



Makeup of Members
Currently we are a group of 30+ people of all different levels of photographic and camera experience and expertise.

The main aim of the group is for people with an interest in photography to come together and discuss their photographs, learn from each other, discuss popular photography techniques and concepts and share ideas and motivate each other to get out there and take some beautiful photographs.


What Else Happens
As always, members may bring along some photographs, either of their own or from elsewhere, for critical comment by all present at the meeting. The photograph of course needs to be on a USB stick so that it can be projected or an A4/A3 Print.


Costs
Starting on the 6th of April 2019 the monthly membership fee will be £5.00 and is payable on the day to cover room hire and refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits). This also includes a FREE complimentary raffle ticket for our monthly raffle with lots of unpredictable (!) prizes.


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