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Digital Night – Sep 18

Welcome back! We have a great year of Digital Nights planned that will show off your talents and hopefully challenge you in your post production work.

This year our format will be slightly different than last year as I have polled the membership and many are interested in monthly Photoshop tutorials that will, hopefully, shed some light on one of my favourite programs. I’m hoping to increase everyone’s knowledge of this complex, diverse, powerful and sometimes confusing software program. So, in addition to members showing their digital images monthly I will give a brief tutorial on Photoshop at the end of the evening.

For example, I will demonstrate the Photoshop tools at the September digital night, and then challenge members to apply these skills to their own images in the weeks following. Members would then submit their before and after images that they’ve worked on in Photoshop at the following month’s digital night in October.

Each Digital Night we will have a theme in addition to the monthly Photoshop challenges. This month’s themes are reflective of the beautifully sunny and hopefully fun filled summer we had. So, think Summer Sun and the people, activities and action you captured in your images. The themes fall into three main categories: Action, Activities and People. To not exclude any images we will also have an Open category.  To be cliche: Lights, Camera, Action!

Photoshop tutorial this month is an introduction to Photoshop’s desktop and basic editing tools, such as: Crop/Straighten; Levels; Brightness/Contrast; Black & White; and Channel Mixer.

Below are the criteria for this month. Have fun and share those images.

1. Action
Did you catch that special moment in the action, where the horse rounded the barrels, or the cyclist sped to the finish? Share the action that you’ve captured with us!

2. Activities
Summer lends itself to so many outdoor activities either on land or water. We’d love to see what you’ve captured.

3. People
People are fascinating and the summer sun seems to attract them in droves. Send you portraits, send your crowds, send your images of the little or big ones.

4. Open
There are lots of interesting and wonderful images you can share with us–click away.

Note: Each member can submit up to 3 images for all the categories.

Members can also send short slideshows or videos.  We will show all the categories, and end with videos, as time permits.

Remember, for the best display quality, images should be resized to a maximum width of 1920 pixels and a maximum height of 1080 pixels, This may not be possible with cell/tablet images so please send us the largest image possible, up to the limits indicated above.

It is important to name your files as shown below so that they can be sorted and everyone’s image can be shown.

–   Action-LastFirst-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Activities-LastFirst-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   People-LastFirst-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Open-LastFirst-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Vid_YourName_VideoTitle
–   Slide_YourName_SlideshowTitle

Images/videos/slideshows should be submitted to by Noon on Wednesday September 18, 2019.

To give you maximum time to send in your images I have extended the submission deadline to the day of Digital night, but please send them in as soon as you can. Thanks for submitting images!