Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Digital Day - The results

Saturday just gone was a great day where I was running the digital day at Wantage Camera Club. It was great for a number of reasons. First I got to meet many readers of this blog, some of whom travelled a long way to be there. Second I was able to do something that I’m really passionate about; sharing my knowledge about photography and Photoshop.

For me the day just got better and better. The highlight of the day, for me, was the part that I called “Live & Unplanned” because that’s exactly what it was. Normally I carefully plan out my lectures but this was something very much out of my comfort zone and I’m so glad I did it.

I did a mini photo challenge with three excellent photographers. They immediately got the idea of what I was asking them to do and despite the rain doing it’s best to stop us, we all managed to get all get some great images in the bag.

With the help of the audience, I spent 20 minutes skimming through the memory cards and applying a few Photoshop tricks. Below are a few of the best shots. Click to enlarge them.

The two pictures above are by Ian Bateman. Check out his excellent website (and amazing AV's) here

Photos By John Long

Photos By Alec Finch

Photos By Gavin Hoey

All the above photos were taken in a five minute period in and around the lecture hall. The cameras were all second hand compact cameras bought from ebay for less the £20 and my three fellow photographers had no time to learn how they worked. It just goes to show what can be done if you focus your mind on seeing photos.


Kitty said...

Wantage Camera Club meets this evening - I look forward to hearing all about Digi-Day, from those who attended. I'd have been there myself, but had prior commitments.

Samantha Ashby said...

Am very jealous!! Please tell me if you are going to be in the north east of scotland!!!!

Gavin Hoey Training said...

Hi Sam

No bookings for Scotland, but if there was the demand I'm sure I could sort something out.


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