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Virtual DPC Digital Night

Sara Roxburgh

No, this is not April Fools, we are going virtual for Digital Night. Using the app/program Zoom we will run a virtual meeting in a digital night format. Once you send in your images, we’ll be able to show them to members who are online during the virtual meeting. Using Zoom you can join the meeting and then participate by speaking to your image or asking questions the same way you would during a regular meeting. To join us for our virtual meeting go to the link provided and click to join a meeting. When prompted type in the meeting ID number (Check your Chimpmail).

This month’s categories reflect what we’ve been doing in the club with an added new photographic focus provided by the Lightbox Photography cards Karoline Cullen has kindly shared with us.

The first theme for digital submissions this month is in the manner of Dennis Ducklow’s March 4th presentation on Creative Multiple Exposure. Dennis showed us a variety of images that were taken in camera via a setting for multiple images which is sometimes called image overlay. Some cameras will only take 2 images but many cameras will allow multiple images to be shot one on top of the other. If you’re not familiar with this feature now would be a great time to learn another camera option. What can you create with double or multiple exposures? If your camera doesn’t support that option and you cannot do it in camera, then try it digitally as many software programs will provide that ability. Simply google ‘double exposure’ to find links to videos on how to do this with software.

The second theme this month is photographing a collection, provided from the Lightbox Photography cards. Below are images of the Lightbox cards. One of the ideas behind photographing a collection is using a shallow depth of field to blur the background and help the ‘collection’ image stand out. This topic is something that can challenge us as photographers, help us to hone our skills, or just provide inspiration for taking pictures.

As March’s brief Photoshop tutorial was on creating water reflections of an existing image, April’s challenge category will be Before/After images of a digital reflection. Note: Please try to use Photoshop to edit your image.

Categories are: Multiple Exposures (ME); Collections; Other; and the Photoshop challenge: Before and After – Reflections

Note: Each member can submit up to 5 images for each of the 4 regular categories.

Members can also send short slideshows or videos.

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.

Multiple Exposures (ME)
–   ME-LastnameFirstname-1-ImageTitle
Use 2 for 2nd photo etc.

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

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

Reflections – where you digitally create a water reflections from an existing image. (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 12:00pm (Noon) on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

See you online on April 1st and thanks for submitting images!

Hosts for the virtual meeting are: Holly and Karoline