Tutorial ahead of Peterhead visit

A vaulted ceiling, also taken by Jim Gray.
A vaulted ceiling, also taken by Jim Gray.

There was a quick change to the published programme due to the weather at the last meeting of the Fraserburgh Photographic Society.

The head-to-head competition with Banff Camera Club, scheduled to take place on March 14, was swapped with the digital imaging tutorial that was to be held on March 28.

The tutorial was led, as always, by Paul Woodburn and covered ‘Creating Panoramas’ and ‘Difficult Indoor Lighting Situations’.

Before looking at how panoramas could be achieved in Photoshop, some guidance was given about how to take the shots that are going to be stitched together to make up the panorama.

Members shared their experiences on taking these shots.

Paul Woodburn had prepared an exercise on creating a panorama for those members who had their laptops and, where necessary, gave assistance on using Photoshop

The difficult indoor lighting was an exercise prepared by Mr Woodburn in stacking several images of the same scene taken with different exposures.

Once stacked through Photoshop, the final image took the parts of each one to produce a perfectly exposed image without any parts that were over or under exposed.

At the next meeting, on March 21, Bill Buchan of Peterhead Photographic Group will be revealing the marks he has given to images submitted to the themed competition on ‘Weather’.

For more information on the Fraserburgh Photographic Society, visit their website at fraserburghps.weebly.com, where you can find previous competition entries and the society’s calendar of events.