Technical stuff - hints and tips

Here are some hints and tips we've picked up along the way, all designed to improve your photography.

Backing up your images

You back up all your precious images onto a separate hard drive or onto cloud storage. Yes, of course you do. You don’t? Aaaaaargh! Read on, NOW... ...more

Calibrating your monitor

Calibrating your monitor is crucial if you're to produce decent images, particularly when printing. Here's how. ...more

Colour temperature and daylight bulbs

Images as displayed on your monitor look different depending on the ambient light in the room. ...more

Converting to black and white - should I or shouldn't I?

Here are some things to consider when converting to B&W, together with how and how not to do it. ...more

Equipment

Information about the range of equipment held by the club. ...more

JPEG vs. raw

When do you shoot in JPEG, and when do you shoot in raw? And what does it mean anyway? Find out here. ...more

Keeping track of your digital images: Picasa

Google have recently retired Picasa. Watch this space for alternatives.

Make your PC run faster

Every program you install, and every image you upload, take up more disk space and slows down your PC. Here are some tips to speed it back up again. ...more

Making your images zing: levels

Use levels to improve the tonal range of your image ...more

Mounting your prints

Mounting your prints makes them look better, and helps prevent damage. Here's how. ...more

Putting a border round your digital image

Enhance your digital images by giving them a narrow white border. ...more

Resizing your digital images

How to resize your images for printing, for the web and for competitions. ...more

Sharpening your digital images

Nearly all your digital images will need sharpening to make them look crisp. Here's a simple way. ...more

Sound copyright licences

Some useful information on making and using sound recordings as part of your audio visual presentations. ...more

Working with layers in digital processing

A brief tour of the advantages of working with layers ...more