Digital Night – Winter Wonders

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Digital Night – Winter Wonders

I’d like imagine you have been waiting anxiously for the first digital night of 2020. It is coming up next week, are you ready?

This month’s categories all fall under the title of “Winter Wonders”. Let’s show off the photos we’ve taken of snow, winter sports and a challenging theme of ‘white out” where everything is white. Taking pictures in the snow and of snow can challenge us as photographers because we need to ensure our highlights aren’t “blown out”, or overexposed (rendering very little details in the highlights). We also need to ensure there are details in the shadows as well. So, this month’s themes are designed to show how you’ve mastered these challenging conditions. We will also include an “other” theme, to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to submit some images.

To give some examples, the ‘snow’ category can include pictures of snow-capped mountains, a snowy landscape, animals in the snow or an image of falling snow. The ‘winter sports’ category is for images of people or animals participating in winter sports. Lastly the ‘white out’ theme can be any image with an all white look, such as a white ribbon on a white background.

As December’s brief tutorial in Photoshop demonstrated how to remove objects and portions of an image in a number of ways, February’s challenge category will show Before/After images where objects and portions of an image have been removed. Note: As this is a challenge category for learning and using Photoshop, try using Photoshop to edit your image.

If time permits, February’s Photoshop tutorial will focus on Black and White images that have a touch of colour in them and changing the colour of objects in an image. For example, a yellow shirt changed to a blue shirt. The demonstration may also include selecting objects using the Brush tool and how the Brush tool can be adjusted and/or changed. This tutorial will then inspire next month’s challenge theme where you can submit a before and after image that shows either B&W with a ‘pop’ of colour or an object’s change of colour.

NOTE: This month’s submission time has been extended as this notice went out later than normal.

Categories are: Snow; Winter Sports (WS); Whiteout; Other and the Photoshop challenge: Before and After – Removing Objects

Note: Each member can submit up to 3 images for each of the five 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. Please note: there is a change in naming between the regular and challenge categories.

–   Snow-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

Winter Sports (WS)
–   WS-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Whiteout-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Other-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

Removing objects challenge
Before and After (Note: Naming in this category is very important so that your images can be shown together)
–   LastnameFirstname-After-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.
–   LastnameFirstname-Before-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

–   Vid_YourName_VideoTitle
–   Slide_YourName_SlideshowTitle

Images/videos/slideshows should be submitted to by 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Thanks for submitting images!