Start Using Curves in Elements

Start Using Curves in Elements. | Photo Answers One of the biggest advantages that the full version of Photoshop seems to offer over Elements is access to the Curves palette – and if you’ve used Curves you’ll know just how handy they are for controlling contrast. What many people don’t realise though is that CurvesContinue reading “Start Using Curves in Elements”

CuteCanonCapture Snaps Photographs via USB

CuteCanonCapture Snaps Photographs via USB – Digital Cameras – Lifehacker I’n not sure that this does anything that can’t be done by the software that comes with your camera but if you’re a Canon shooter, you might want to take a look. Windows only: Free Windows application CuteCanonCapture turns your computer into a remote triggerContinue reading “CuteCanonCapture Snaps Photographs via USB”

Winning Entries From Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Announced!

Photoshop Insider Blog By Scott Kelby » Blog Archive » Winning Entries From Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Announced! This was incredibly hard. Even harder than I thought. Last year it was really tough coming up with my finalists and winner, but this year’s judging was more than just four times harder—not just because fourContinue reading “Winning Entries From Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Announced!”

Newsletter from Cape Photographic Company

Peter Haarhoff of Cape Photographic Company e-mailed this newsletter that may be of interest to members. Hello Helderberg Photographic Society I think there is something magical about taking photographs at night, something that is often lacking in normal daylight photographs, but as the sun goes down, it becomes harder to capture stunning images without theContinue reading “Newsletter from Cape Photographic Company”

6 things you forgot to do when you first got your new dSLR

6 things you forgot to do when you first got your new dSLR | All Day I Dream About Photography You just got your brand new dSLR camera, you can’t wait to unpack it and start shooting with it. Here are a few things you will most probably forget to do before you snap yourContinue reading “6 things you forgot to do when you first got your new dSLR”

August Competition Winners

Here are the winners of the August competition for which the set subject was 2010. Please note that only digital images are available for display. Prints Set Subject Future Women’s Bafana Bafana PlayerPaddy Howes The Balancing ActPaddy Howes Open Oblique LinesPaddy Howes SplashKina Joubert Skoorsteenveêr 2Neels Beyers Projected Images Set Subject The taxi’s waitingNettie WarnckeContinue reading “August Competition Winners”

5 Secrets of the Photoshop Crop Tool

5 Secrets of the Photoshop Crop Tool If you’re used to clicking the crop tool dragging the tool over your image and pressing Enter, it may surprise you to know that there are other options that you can use when cropping in Photoshop. Here are my five “best-kept secrets” of the Photoshop crop tool.

DNG, RAW and JPEG: What I Use & Why

DNG, RAW and JPEG: What I Use & Why » JMG-Galleries – Jim M. Goldstein Photography Almost 5 years ago I wrote an article on the pros and cons of using RAW versus JPEG and why I was shooting in RAW (see RAW vs JPEG: Is Shooting RAW Format For Me?). These days the argumentContinue reading “DNG, RAW and JPEG: What I Use & Why”

Teaching Through Photography

I was recently contacted by Ellen Rosenberg who runs CHOSA, a small NGO based out of Cape Town that provides support for children’s homes, creches and outreach projects for orphans and vulnerable children. They work with communities to provide support, primarily in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Mfuleni, Delft, etc. Since 2006, they have been running photography workshopsContinue reading “Teaching Through Photography”

Beware of buying used equipment

One of our members, Gerald Knight, recently lost some equipment to theft. He writes; I had my camera with flash and a lens nicked today. I thought that perhaps it would be useful to post the information on the club site and any other club sites as it may prevent the thief/ves from trapping someoneContinue reading “Beware of buying used equipment”