Fraserburgh Photographic Societys' 2013/4 season has kicked off. There are some new members - including two women - lets hope they stay and that more women join them. It would be great if we got some younger members as well.
North East Open Studios (NEOS)
Three weeks of the month was taken up with NEOS. Many photographers featured in the catalogue including FPS member Paul Woodburn. Interestingly there were three of the regions Photographic Clubs featured as well. Visions Camera Club, Bon Accord Camera Club ,both based in Aberdeen, and Donside Camera Club based in Alford all had NEOS exhibitions. I was only able to gt to the Visions Camera Club where there was an impressive display of work.
The Final Super Saturday of 2013
The theme of the Super Saturday on 14th September was 'Farming'. So we had sheep and tractors in Saulton Square and a bumper variety of stalls and by popular demand the climbing wall
I was engaged to take wedding photographs at the Lighthouse Museum. A lot of pressure - you have to get it right because ithe Bride and Groom won't do it again! Hopefully they liked the end results
You will see from the last of these wedding photos that it has been messed about a bit. One of the processes used was 'Tone Mapping'. This is a technique available in a program called Photomatrix. It also does HDR imaging. With tone mapping you can bring out detail in an image that is lost in the original image but nevertheless there in the digital information. Its best to use RAW images for this because RAW retains more of the digital information than say jpeg. To how you what I mean here are two versions of the same exposure. One 'straight from the camera', the other processes with tone mapping
I took these today at Rosehearty and have processed them quickly. There are an infiite number of variations of image that can be produced in Photomatrix. The on above is just one. Some club members have been using this or something similar for sometime but we have Stuart Fenty to thank for bringing it to a wider club membership. One note of caution, the process produces bib picture files.
Moray Coast Geology
The youngest daughter came to visit during the month. One of the trips we went on was along the Moray Coast looking at geological features. She had a National Geological Survey web site on her smartphone that told us what rocks we would encounter as we travelled and enabled us to find geological 'hot spots'
I did my best trying to take half decent images.
Aden County Park Vintage Tractor Working Day
This took place on 30th September and provided some great photo opportunities. Theres been a lot going on up here in the last few months.
And to finish off here are a few more images I have taken in September. By the way if you have managed to read the blog this far please make a comment. No one has since I started doing it!
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society