Date: 01/02/2017 Issue: 04
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Wanting to learn how to use Photoshop?
If you’re looking to explore Photoshop, but have been a bit wary of dipping your toes in the water, the 15th version of Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 have been designed to make photo and video editing even easier.
You can access some amazing features, including simple and guided edits to help beginners: the Organiser, which
will allow you to overview your images whilst providing live tutorials from the web. An added bonus is the Crop Suggestion tool which will help to give you ideas for composition of your image.
The Organiser feature now has updated search functions that make it simple to find an image or video by typing in the name of relevant places, events, subjects and people. There are also smart tags automatically assigned to recognizable objects, pets, events and even landmarks for your convenience.
You can edit an entire batch of images in one go when using the five new guided edit modes. These new effects allow you to easily create a piece of photo text, apply paint strokes to your images, a speed pan, custom frames and there is also an innovative new Effects Collage that combines multiple effects to your preference. Pick any music file, and it will automatically remix
to match the length of your chosen video.
All in all, for beginners, this looks like it could be the program to help get you started, Adobe also provide a buying guide online to help you on your Photoshop journey.
Are you trying to improve your photography skills? Are you also going on holiday soon? Why not combine both?
Chapters Holidays have two chances for you to improve your landscape photography in April and September, in the beautiful North Northumberland countryside with professional photographer David Lewins.
The four day holiday break includes both group and individual tuition and advice throughout the day, covering basic composition, correct exposure, the use of filters and the use of your camera settings.
There are likely to be some early starts and late afternoon sessions to catch the beautiful natural light, and visits to particularly photogenic locations. Learn to improve your image composition and how you could introduce interesting dynamics into your pictures, experiment with aperture, shutter speeds and exposure compensation. You’ll also discover the impact of graduated filters and a apply circular polarising filter on your shots.
Back at the hotel there will be some tips on Photoshop and the basic processing of your RAW images and compressed jpeg files in your computer for both digital SLR users and for those with simpler point and shoot cameras.
You’ll also immerse yourselves in the local culture and wherever possible sample the local cuisine and wines!
PANASONIC LUMIX GH5 MIRRORLESS CAMERA BODY ONLY SUMMARY
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 makes a number of improvements and advancements over its predecessor, the Lumix GH4.
Boasting 4K 60p/50p video recording in broadcast quality 4:2:2 10-bit, all-new 6K Photo, and 5-axis in-camera image stabilisation, alongside a whole host of other new features, the Lumix GH5 is a professional quality camera for videographers, filmmakers, cinematographers, and still photographers alike.
The Societies of Photographers are pleased to announce the twenty six category winners and the overall winner of their 2016 POTY.
The competition is a truly international success with 10,468 entrants from all four corners of the globe entering via monthly categories from Nature, Architectural, Landscapes, Sport, Monochrome…to all styles of Wedding and Portraiture.
Darrin Zammit Lupi from Malta was awarded the coveted Photographer of the Year by The Societies during the Awards Dinner at their annual Convention and London Photo Show. Over four hundred guests were present at the Awards Dinner in London Saturday January 14.
The judges commented, “This image captures geometry combined with a definitive moment. The gentleman in the hat is a wonderful focal point.”
In addition to receiving his trophy Darrin also walked away with a Fujifilm XT2 Camera with XF518-55mm Lens and a fully paid ticket to the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas with a flight and 5 nights Accommodation to the value of £3,200.00.
Darrin says “A night I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Awarded 1st Place Overall Photographer of the Year 2016, as well as Street Photographer of the Year, at The Societies for Photographers in London .”
He continues “The photo which clinched it was taken a few months ago at the entrance to Valletta”
For full details on The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 please check out the website:
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you back on the 1st of every month!
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