Helpful Guides and Documents

This part of Wakefield Camera Club’s website is a home for a variety of resources. These are aimed at giving some practical help in many aspects of photography, from an item on a beginners “what the buttons do” to presentations on HDR photography. At the moment it is mainly “how to” text articles which have come from a variety of sources but the aim is to expand this at some time in the future to pass on tips from existing members such as where to acquire items and good shooting locations.

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You have joined .... what?An explanation of the various organisations membership of Wakefield Camera Club gives you access to.
A Beginners Guide to HDR photographyThe Slides from Les Forresters excellent talk on the mechanics of HDR photography
HDR Presentation Ken FisherThe presentation given by Ken Fisher on HDR
Capture the Moment - iPhonographyDebi Knight's insightful pdf introducing the subject of camera phone work
Click, click, clickAll the links (and more) from Nick's 'Click, click, click' evening
Composition - Thinking a better ImageNick Holowka's excellent talk from 2010. The file is a large (22mb) PDF
Composition ExplainedDavid Kershaw's PowerPoint Presentation on effective composition
DIVADIVA - the development agency for voluntary arts in the Wakefield District
ePhotozineOne-stop-shop online do-everything photographic site!
Focus on ArtMalcolm Dobson's speaking debut, condensed into this informative discussion of the subject of art & it's history & how it's tied into photography.
Landscape Composition RulesAn excellent online tutorial on composing landscape shots - hopefully learning these "rules" can add a point or two to the average competition score?
LET THERE BE LIGHTPower Point presentation given to members recently by Maurice Biglin
Location Location LocationRoutes given by Nick Holowka in his talk on the area's best locations
Night and Low Light Exposure SettingsRecommended settings from Mike Hart's 'How To' on Twilight Photography
Phases Of The MoonFigure out the best time to do those moonlit shots (clouds permitting).
Photo Processing with Free "Gimp" SoftwareNot everyone has access to or can afford Photoshop, or one of it's derivatives. "Gimp" is a free, perfectly safe, open source download that will give you much of the Photoshop features...a very popular programme with photographers. Check out Youtube too for Gimp tutorials.
Photographers Rights in the UKA useful PDF download on the rights to taking pictures here in Britain
Photographic Alliance of Great BritainAwards For Photographic Merit
PhotoPaperDirect - Club DiscountGet 5% off the entire range, including sale items - quote Wakefield Camera Club, your name & membership number
Unsharp mask settingsMany thanks to David Lockton
RPSBy John Bickerdike LRPS DPAGB
South Africa and Kruger National ParkUseful info from Bill Mahoney, for those planning a photographic trip to SA.
Sun/Moon Rising/Setting TimesFind out just how early you need to get up for that spectacular sunrise
Susanne Durie - HDR ProcessingMany thanks to friend-of-the-club Susanne for allowing us access to her worksheets, insightful step-by-step how-to's on these useful processes.
Susanne Durie - Infra Red ProcessingMany thanks to friend-of-the-club Susanne for allowing us access to her worksheets, insightful step-by-step how-to's on these useful processes.
Susanne Durie - Long ExposureMany thanks to friend-of-the-club Susanne for allowing us access to her worksheets, insightful step-by-step how-to's on these useful processes.
Susanne Durie - Pseudo HDR ProcessingMany thanks to friend-of-the-club Susanne for allowing us access to her worksheets, insightful step-by-step how-to's on these useful processes.
Susanne Durie - Tilt/Shift PanoramaMany thanks to friend-of-the-club Susanne for allowing us access to her worksheets, insightful step-by-step how-to's on these useful processes.
The Photographer's EphemerisThe Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) is a tool to help with the planning of all types of outdoor photography, but particularly landscape and urban scenes
UK Tide TablesGet those images of Black Nab without getting your feet wet
What the buttons DoPDF presentation of David Kershaw's first Summer School presentation, outlining the basics of the camera.
Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU)The website of our regional governing body