In the Making

Gareth Martin AWPF CPAGB visited Keyworth Camera Club via Zoom on Thursday July 30th to give us his presentation ‘In the Making’.

Gareth showed us a wide selection of images covering a number of different themes, the majority of which were landscapes. Gareth didn’t just show standalone photographs though, as he talked us through many of them from the picture captured in camera, his thought process on how to improve them and then explained what he’d done in post-processing to improve them – these sequences often backed up with step-by-step images. These transformations resulting in breath-taking results that opened our eyes to different techniques we could try on our own work.

There were so many tips and tricks that it was virtually impossible to remember them all, techniques such as playing with levels, boosting or reducing colour saturation, trying filters such as diffuse glow. How to produce gritty grungy grotty finishes to your images in both colour and monochrome. If you’ve got a tripod with you and need a person in the image then use a long exposure and you can then put yourself into the photograph. Try extreme camera movement when taking your photograph and don’t let bad weather stop you, rain on your lens can also produce beautiful effects.

Garth delivered all this and more with a great sense of humour that had us all laughing many times. This really was an extremely enjoyable evening and when asked if he could only give one tip to enjoying our photography he said, ‘Do your own thing.’

We’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Gareth for an excellent night, his superb imagery and entertaining patter has certainly given us many new ideas to try when next out with our cameras.

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