Member Development

Member Development sessions are usually on the 4th Thursday each month at 8.00pm in the Small Barn Hall or a nearby location.  Check the Programme to confirm both date & venue.

Sessions, mainly taking the form of interactive workshops, are run by some of the club’s most experienced members and cover a wide range of photographic genres and techniques.

Other sessions are designed to encourage and assist members to look beyond club photography and submit work to National and International Salons; or seek distinctions with organisations such as the PAGB and FIAP but excluding the RPS which requires themed bodies of work which is covered by the PIC Group. Our sessions are based on individual images rather than bodies of work.

Information on each session will be found on the website.  Where appropriate, the APS monthly newsletter will include details of the equipment needed.

Address any queries or suggestions to Alfred Garcia via the Member Development e-mail link on our Contact us page.

In addition to the development sessions, many club members are happy to assist others in resolving issues and problems, either directly, or via email.

Digital Group notes on the Forum

A vast amount of useful, even precious, information resides on the Forum in the ‘Digital Group’ meeting notes APS Forum Digital Group topic.  This group preceded the ‘Beyond Group’ and over 10 years, the notes covered many, many topics which were well minuted by Steve Brabner.  Well worth browsing.

Recommended Photography Resources on the Internet

This section is from Steve Brabner.
In recent years hundreds of excellent free video tutorials have been created online.  The following come highly recommended:

Video Tutorials and Reviews

Adobe Creative Cloud: Wide ranging videos on Adobe products, projects, masterclasses.
Adorama TV: Wide ranging videos on photography, video and audio from a stable of presenters.
Cambridge in Colour: A Learning Community for Photographers. Loads of help here.
James Popsys: Entertaining videos on travel and adventure photography, techniques and equipment, esp. Micro Four Thirds.
Jose Rodriguez – ‘Toolman’: Slightly techie tutorials on using and abusing Epson and Canon printers, including third party inks.
The Luminous Landscape: Wide ranging articles, tutorials, etc on photography & imaging
Photoshop Essentials: Photoshop-specific tutorials and tips.
PHLEARN: Photoshop Lightroom and digital photography tutorials.
Photos in Color: Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials.
The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Sun and Moon calculator to aid in planning light conditions on photo shoots.
PiXimperfect: Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials and tips.
Tony and Chelsea Northrup: Wide-ranging videos and tutorials on all aspects of digital photography. Entertaining presentations.
X-rite photo: Makers of the Color Munki. Videos on colour management.

Inspirational Photography

121 Clicks: Articles related to the arts and international photography. Photo stories, interviews, showcases, tutorials.

Equipment Reviews and Photo News

DPREVIEW: The most thorough reviews of cameras and lenses. Handy weekly digest of photo news items can be sent to your inbox.

More Suggestions

Here is a list of 30 more sites. They are not all familiar but look very interesting.
There is also a PDF of this list 30 Best Photography Websites 2020 (A large PDF – 64Mb)

Links to suppliers of mount-board, papers, printer repairs, etc, are on the Useful Links page.


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