Why Join the Camera Club

The Southwest Missouri Camera Club has a lot to off anyone interested in photography, whether you take photos with a cell phone, a point and shoot camera, or a camera that costs thousands of dollars.   The club offers competitions, field trips to practice and gain tips from fellow photographers, special training sessions, and educational presentations at regular meetings.

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Processing Can Be Fun - Elaine Miller

The Second Quarter Competition presentation is this month, so I thought it might be interesting to see a before-and-after of some of my previous entries. I enjoy processing almost as much as I do taking the photos, which is a good thing since all these photos needed help. 

Hennepin County Library
28-135mm lens, 1/80, f5.6, ISO 100

Hennepin County Library
28-135mm lens, 1/80, f5.6, ISO 100

All were shot in RAW, hand-held with no flash. I don’t remember the steps taken during processing, but I used Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik HDR Efex Pro. I usually shoot in either manual mode or aperture priority, at the lowest ISO possible. Unless I forget to check the settings, which is why the state fair shot had an ISO of 400 in bright daylight. At least I remembered to take the lens cap off!

Minnesota State Fair
50mm lens, 1/3200, f8, ISO 400

Minnesota State Fair
50mm lens, 1/3200, f8, ISO 400


Garlic
24-105mm lens, 1/500, f8, ISO 400

Garlic
24-105mm lens, 1/500, f8, ISO 400