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  • Digital Camera 1


    Members have some experience of using a digital camera and want to develop their knowledge and understanding of digital photography. This is done through a mixture of group discussions, talks by invited speakers and visits to places of interest to take photographs and then compare the results at a later meeting. We meet at Otford Methodist Church Hall.

    Digi cam group 2 300

    Contact :   John Anthony

    Meeting :   Tuesday,  1st,  2.00 - 4.00


  • Digital Camera 2


    The members in our group have experience of Digital Manipulation. Our activities this year will be varied according to the group members’ requests and may include learning more about our cameras and going out to take photographs. We hope to continue our learning by experimentation, discussion and input from our members. We meet in each other’s houses where possible.

    This group is shared with Knole

    Digi cam group 5 300

    Contact :   David Green or Richard Jolly

    Meetings :   Friday,  2nd,  10.00 - 12.30


  • Digital Image Manipulation - Year 1


    Do you enjoy taking photographs and would like to learn how to alter them using a computer programme. For example changing the colour, lighten/darken, straightening the horizon, cropping, cloning out an obstructive  object, altering to black and white, etc.
    This is the 1st year course so you do not need to have any previous knowledge. Practising at home will be helpful.
    We meet at Holmesdale Bowls Club Pavilion, Riverhead from October until June.
    If you would like to chat about this course then please contact Janet Austin.
    This Group is shared with Knole.

    Contact :   Janet Austin

    Meetings :    Tuesday, 2nd,  10.00 to 12.30


    Image manipulation 1 300
  • Digital Image Manipulation - Year 2


    This is a continuation of the 1st Year Course or for members who already know the basic manipulation skills. We will begin by learning about ‘Layers’ and their many uses. We will work through a different hand-out at each session. To get the best out of this course you will need to practice at home  between sessions. We meet at the Holmesdale Bowls Club, Riverhead.

    Shared with Knole.

    Image manipulation 2 300

    Contact :   Janet Austin

    Meetings :   Tuesday,  2nd,  10.00 - 12.30


  • Photography


    The activities of this group include trips to take photographs on a particular theme, followed by an appraisal of the results, and trips to photographic exhibitions where we can learn from, criticise and often admire other people’s work.  A basic camera and enthusiasm are all that is required. New members welcome.

    Photography group 300

    Contact :   Mary Allwood

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   3rd,   10.00 - 12.00


  • Taking Photographs


    camera graphicPictures always bring an event report to life, especially if it is about holidays or travels.  Most people use Word for event reports, and it is fairly easy to place photos in your text by using INSERT.  But when you do this, the Word software will usually compress the photos.  This keeps the size of the photo and text files down but also keeps the picture quality down as well.  So the report with its photos is easy and fairly quick to email to the web team, but you may be disappointed with the quality of your photos when they appear on the web site.

    To avoid this problem, here’s what you can do :

    1. Open your Word text file. 
    2. Before inserting any photos, go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Image Size & Quality, and
    3. Put a check/tick next to “(1) Do not compress images in file.”

    This means that any photo will retain its original properties when it appears in your file – in other words it will look quite big physically on your page of text.  In that case you will need to use the “handles” around the photo to shrink it.

    Finally, if you decide to do this, be aware that your finished file will be quite large and so will be quite slow to send by email

    If you decide that you don’t need high quality images, you can let the software compress it and then you can send it as a smaller file.

jeff Lee photo

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