About Simon Williams

Hi! I'm the webmaster for the A1 Camera Club and photography enthusiast since 2010.

Light Painting Basic Equipment

If you have attended either (or ideally both) of the night photography evenings with the club I've been showing some basic light painting techniques, which are a fun way to create images using torches, glow sticks, LED lights, coloured filters, and so on. You can experiment easily in your own back garden, and with darkness coming earlier and earlier you can do so straight from [...]

Tutorial: Selective Colouring / Colour Popping

A written copy of the presentation given at the weekly meeting on 18th October 2016 by James Charlick. This tutorial will show you a very quick and simple method to "colour pop" your images by selectively desaturating colours and areas in your image. This style is not to everyone's taste, but there are useful techniques in here that can be applied regardless of your thoughts on the [...]

Tutorial: Creating Composite Images using Selections and Masks in Photoshop

A written copy of the presentation given at the weekly meeting on 20th September 2016 by James Charlick. This tutorial focuses on combining elements from different images, the most obvious example of which is adding a new sky to a landscape or architecture photograph. It covers three main topics: How to create a selection in Photoshop using the magic wand tool. Layer masking and [...]

The New Locations Map & How To Use It

The new Locations Map is based on Google Maps, so if you are familiar with using that software this should all be fairly simple to use. But if you have not played too extensively hopefully this little extra information will allow you to make the most of our new Photographic Locations Map tool. In the top left of the tool there is an [...]

4th Quarterly Competition 2015-2016

Below are the results of our 4th Quarterly Competition, congratulations to all the winners! Themed Prints : Man At Leisure 1st . A Moment Of Thought by Derek Boardman 2nd . I Just Love This Show by Simon Moore 3rd . A Gentle Paddle by Peter Ottley Themed Digital : Man At Leisure 1st . Windsurfer by Peter Ottley 2nd . Alternative Rock Climbing by Richard Reynolds 3rd . Incoming [...]

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