NOISE REDUCTION AND IMAGE SHARPENING
By Diederik Speijers and Tony Luha
Most digital images can be improved using a combination of noise reduction and sharpening. If you shoot in JPG then your camera is actively involved in the process, whereas if you shoot in RAW then the post processing is in your hands.
Noise reduction and sharpening are somewhat inter-related. Diederik will talk about the sources of noise and how to deal with it in RAW images. Tony will concentrate on sharpening techniques to improve the impact of an image and how this can be done. Finally there will be a brief discussion on sharpening an image for its final format – projection, web or print.
There will be a mix of theory and practical, with the emphasis on the practical.
TERRA LITTORAL- NOT DOWN ON ANY MAP
by Rachel Callander
In this presentation Rachel shares the 18 month journey from a lock down Gin and Tonic to her successful solo exhibition, Terra Littoral. These unique works are temporary canvases made of ice sheets, dinner plates and paper which Rachel paints directly onto. She then photographs the landscape as the ice melts.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photography, and studied at the Dunedin School of Art New Zealand. She was awarded the NZIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year 2011, awarded NZIPP Master status in 2014 and has won numerous awards in New Zealand and Australia for her photography.
Highly engaging, encouraging and inspiring, this talk will leave you with a sense of wonder and will ignite your own creative curiosity.
Judge - Seng Mah
Leading lines are lines that appear in an image that have been framed and positioned by the photographer to draw the viewer’s eye towards a specific point of interest. Any subject matter is permitted and the leading line/s can be straight, curved or winding.
RENEWING MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
by Juliet Magee
Responding to a social media ad for volunteer photographers posted by Women In Sport WA has opened up new photography opportunities. Newly retired, with time on her hands and unable to pursue her love of travel photography, the idea of finding some new photographic subject material and developing skills was very appealing. Juliet's presentation will outline how she applied for the position as volunteer photographer, what the role involves, what she has learned so far about Sports Photography and how 'trying something new' has renewed her love of photography.
VISIT TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE GARDENS
We have arranged to visit Government House Gardens from 3.00 - 4.30pm. Please advise Jane Speijers (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to attend so that Government House can send you an invitation. Further details will be available closer to the date.
Photography as Art
The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define. Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these!
People looking for examples should look to the all-time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Rubens, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet).
Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).
The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.
Phil Deschamp Trophy awarded to best subject image