Workshops 2020-2021

One of the objectives of Bracknell Camera Club is to help members improve their photography skills, so to this end we provide a series of teaching sessions during the season.

All workshops, that this year are scheduled on either a Tuesday or Thursday, are run by Club members, giving freely of their time and expertise.

We are always looking to expand our offering so if you have a particular topic you would like to see covered, or have a workshop/tutorial that you would like to present then please contact Rose Bradley, Workshop Co-ordinator: " class="broken_link">

This season it is anticipated that the majority of workshops will be delivered online using Zoom.

Our Workshop Programme is open to Club members only.

Member Charges:  Delivered by:  Zoom – free, or if at Bracknell Open Learning Centre – £6

To book your place on a workshop then simply email: with the name(s) of the workshops you would like to attend.

Each workshop is limited to 12 participants.

 

Date Time Title & Description Link to Book
Thursday

21-Jan-2021

19:30 Informal Photo Critique – Session 2

 

As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club. The emphasis of this critique session will be different to some of the previous critique sessions in that you will be asked in advance what effect/message/expression/motivation you were trying to achieve. The discussion will then be about how well that effect has come across in the image.

Of course, this does come with a warning in that whilst there might be several post processing techniques you can use to enhance the effect you were trying to achieve sometimes the issue is in the pre-visualisation or taking stage and therefore the critique might major more about how you can take the image differently next time you are in the same situation. Please come with an open mind but be prepared that not every image can be rescued by Photoshop!

Please email up to three images, together with your statements regarding  what effect/message/expression/motivation you were trying to achieve, to by Friday 15th January.  Filenames should take the form of 1-author’s name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1600×1200 pixels, our standard projector resolution. Please aim to have a title for each image, it’s good practice for competitions.

 

Presented by Caroline Colegate

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Thursday

18-Feb-2021

19:30 RAW Files and Adobe Camera Raw

 

In this workshop we will explain what camera RAW means and show how to make use of it.  We will discuss a number of RAW filetypes and interpreters, and how they compare.

Practically, we will use Adobe Camera RAW to process a selection of images and show what can be achieved.

 

Note that Adobe Camera RAW is used by all of Adobe’s image processing applications – Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge.

 

Presented by Jeff Lawrence

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Tuesday

16-Mar-2021

19:30 Informal Photo Critique – Session 3

 

As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club.  Please email up to three images to Wednesday 10th March.  Filenames should take the form of 1-author’s name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1600×1200 pixels, our standard projector resolution. Please aim to have a title for each image, it’s good practice for competitions.

 

Presented by Jon Sawyer

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Thursday

22-Apr-2021

19:30 Photoshop Tools Series: The Brush Tool

 

In the first of this series, we will look in depth at, arguably, the most versatile tool in Adobe Photoshop.  We will cover its alternatives, options, presets and panels and include the use of graphic tablets and keyboard shortcuts to improve convenience and accuracy.  Examples will be provided for practice throughout the workshop.

 

Presented by Jeff Lawrence

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Thursday

20-May-2021

20:00 Macro & Close-up Photography

 

In this workshop we will explore the field of close-up and macro photography, covering the advantages and limitations of various techniques. We will mostly address the selection of cameras, lenses and attachments for these techniques, paying particular reference to lighting requirements and focusing problems. There will be opportunities for hands-on exploration of several of the techniques discussed and some time for discussions of suitable matter for close-up and macro, and the use of specialist software for post- processing. Bring your camera, appropriate lenses and a tripod.

 

Presented by Paul Hendley and Mark Perkins at the Open Learning Centre

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To be confirmed   Working with Filters

 

Filters are often a complete unknown and ‘don’t go there’ topic for many photographers but can give stunning enhancements to Landscape and other images. In this workshop you will come away with enough knowledge and confidence to go out and use those filters that stay in your cupboards or camera bags.

 

Presented by Billy Watson

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