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For this online event we welcome back our Photoshop adviser Ray Haynes to demonstrate some techniques for retouching portraits and model images. As opposed to "high end" skin retouching, Ray will look at much faster techniques that still give satisfying results in editing skin blemishes/skin tone - using spot removal and patch tool, along with dodge/burn, and light use of surface blurring. Creating more impact in the image through techniques such as colour changing, adding background blur, sharpening areas of the image, making use of photoshop presets and cropping. All techniques will include the use of layer masks and will work equally well with both studio and location shots, as well as home portrait images. Your Images Edited Live ======================= Participants are welcome to supply up to three relevant RAW images for live editing during this event. Perhaps you like some aspects of the images but need help with other aspects of the edit. Please send your images to [masked] Zoom Link ========== We will be using Zoom conference software. The link will be visible on the event page once you have signed up
This weeks online photography competition is Early morning light Interpret the theme any way you like, landscape, people, architecture ... It doesn’t have to be a new image, as long as you took it then it qualifies. Upload your images here or on the Surrey Creatives FB page, and enter as many times as you like. Entries close at 23.59 on Saturday 3rd October The winning image will be the new banner on our FB page. Ignore the start time for the event, you can upload straight away. FREE EVENT Good luck!
If you’ve seen any of Stuart McAlister‘s light painting photos on our FB page, then you’ll already know what beautiful images he creates. During this two hour workshop, Stuart will demonstrate his technique and the equipment needed to create such images. Most of the tools that he uses are inexpensive, so you will be able to create your own images at home - and as cheaply as possible! Unique means unique: no matter how hard you try to replicate light paintings, there will always be variations due to differences of lighting movement during the exposures. During the first hour hour Stuart will demonstrate some of the techniques and the equipment, and for the second hour you’ll be able to try them out for yourself. The event will be conducted within current covid guidelines but the hall is large enough to observe social distancing. You are welcome to wear a face covering if you so wish. If you can, please bring your own equipment: 1 x DSLR 1 x tripod 1 x wide angle lens 1 x remote shutter release (preferable but you can use the self timer) LOCATION The event will be at Fetcham Village Hall The Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9QS what3words ... https://w3w.co/trip.vision.swan (The kitchen will not be open so please bring your own refreshments and take any litter home with you) PARKING There is plenty of free parking at the hall.
This will be a perfect evening to photograph the Milky Way, weather permitting. There will be no moon and the galactic centre will be visible above the horizon for 20 minutes. The Milky Way will be arching overhead from the South West to the North East. It should be possible to capture some images with the tower in the foreground, and we may try light-painting the tower during the evening. If you are not sure of your camera settings for this kind of event I am happy to help, and there are always people present who can offer advice as well. Timings ... Sunset : 18.06 Astronomical twilight 19.18 to 19.56 Galactic centre visible 19.56 to 20.16 EQUIPMENT ... You will need a torch to find your way to the tower and back to the car park. Please cover with a red gel once you are at the location to protect your, (and everyone else's), night vision. A tripod is essential A wide angle lens is best (in the region of 10-20mm) to allow you to capture a large area of the sky. Also a lens with a wide aperture, (f 2.8 would be ideal), to let in as much light as possible, but we will all work with whatever lenses we have. PARKING AND MEETING POINT We will meet at the Tower on top of the hill Parking is free. Click here to view parking locations as shown on the National Trust Website. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill/documents/leith-hill-trail-leaflet.pdf The two car parks I recommend are ... Landslip Car Park, also shown as Redlands on some maps ... https://w3w.co/locked.stops.factories This is an uphill stroll of 800 metres Windy Gap Car Parks ... There are two, one on either side of the road very close to each other What 3 words location is ... https://w3w.co/feels.slimy.spoil This is a steep uphill climb via steps but is the closest to the tower. MARK THE LOCATION OF YOUR CAR ON AN APP SO YOU CAN FIND IT AGAIN AFTER THE EVENT ATTANDANCE FEE There is a £2 attendance fee to assist with the running of the group. Please pay at the meetup point. Thank you.