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Scottish 6-days orienteering event

The 21st Scottish 6-day orienteering event was being held in Royal Deeside between the 30th July and 5th August 2017.

A Flickr site has photographs of the event which were taken by members of Deeside Camera Club. The Club can provide full size high resolution copies of images, please email: There will be no charge but a small donation to Braemar Mountain Rescue would be appreciated.

Grampian Eye 2017

Grampian Eye 2017 was hosted by Deeside Camera Club on the 22nd April 2017 at the Deeside Community Centre, Aboyne. More information here.

Creating a triptych for Assignment 7

Assignment 7 for 2016-17 is “Triptych Photography”. The Club’s usual rules for assignments apply but for the avoidance of doubt:
1 Each triptych should be made from three of your images.
2 All the images used to create your triptychs should be new to the assignment – you should not use images, or parts of images, which have already been submitted to an another assignment.
3 You can submit up to three triptychs.
4 Each triptych can be on a subject and in a style of your choice.
5 The maximum width of the triptych is 1400 pixels. The maximum height of the triptych is 1050 pixels.
6 The triptych must be saved as a JPEG in sRGB colour space.

There is a lot of guidance on triptych photography on the web along with videos showing how to create a triptych using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. There are also many examples of triptychs on the web which you can browse for inspiration.

There are a number of ways of creating a triptych but, to get you started, we have produced a short video showing one simple method. The video is available here on YouTube or click on the image below.

Note: The video was made using Photoshop Elements 13 on a PC running Windows 10. Users of other versions of Elements or the full version of Photoshop should be able to follow the guidance in the video without too much difficulty.

It is entirely up to you whether you follow the method described. The video shows a triptych made from three images of the same size which are placed side by side. Your triptychs could be very different. As long as each triptych is made up from three images it is up to you how the triptych is created, how the images are sized, where they are placed and how they are presented.

Lightroom for Landscape Photographers

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On Landscape, the online landscape photography magazine, produced an excellent series of videos on using Lightroom with landscape images. The videos are now on You Tube and are linked below. The videos feature the landscape photographer Joe Cornish and the editor of the magazine, Tim Parkin.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

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