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PRINTING ON THE WEB

DS Colour labs
Inexpensive, high quality colour & mono printing on sizes from 5" x 3.5" (16p) 18" x 12" (£1.25). They use the Fuji Frontier Digital Lab system, a chemical process not inkjet. A fast turn-around, delivery usually within 2 days of upload.

They offer a limited range of papers: gloss, luster and pearl (metalic finish). To get the best results you should download their colour profiles to apply to your images in Photoshop/Elements/Lightroom etc but you can stick with sRGB if you prefer.

Great for colour but exceptional for mono work and their Luster paper for mono is a good choice.

See below: How To… Prepare an image for upload to DSCL.

Moo.com
Great quality, low priced, digitally printed, small run, business cards, greetings cards etc. Check out their Mini Cards, 100 cards for around £10 with a different image printed on each card. Images can also to be directly imported from your Flickr pool.

Make your own high quality photo book

Several Members of the club have made professionally printed collections of their work using the following companies. They all provide free online or downloadable apps to help you create your book.

Blurb

Albelli (Now part of Bonusprint)

MagCloud

HOW TO's

How to… Focus Layering in Photoshop and Helicon Focus

YouTube video link

Helicon Focus (software)

Both essential viewing if you're interested in close-up, macro photography and perfectly focused shallow depth-of-field (DoF) images

How to… prepare an image for upload to DS Colour Labs
PDF

AWPS INFORMATION DOWNLOADS

Programme
PDF

New Members' info pack
PDF

LECTURE NOTES

Polina Plotnikova ARPS (28-04-15)
PDF

Flower Portrature Workshop notes (29-07-2017)
PDF

Texture Layering in Photoshop & Elements
PDF

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP
'Floating in Photoshop'

Primer to our special effects/montage photography workshop

USEFUL LINKS & INFOMATION

NUJ
Freelance photography fees guide

Fstoppers.com
Guide to Pricing Commercial Photography

UK Photographers' Rights
PDF download

Phaidon
UK publishers of a wide selection of beautifully produced and well priced photography books.

Digital Workflow
Very informative presentation from Croydon Camera Club written by Mike Farley LRPS. View online or download the pdf.

Adobe Tutorials
Comprehensive tutorial videos for Photoshop Elements 9/8/7, Photoshop CS and Lightroom

RAW vs JPEG
Information on shooting in these formats.
PDF Download

Parky's Evernote Photo links
Useful resource weblinks
Text file

Advice on choosing a lens
www.bestbuy.com

(Most computers will open PDF

HELP WITH CLUB COMPETITIONS

Guide to preparing and resizing images for DPI competitions in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom for our DPI competitions.
(Click here to go to the page or click the PDF download link below)

Uploading Images to PhotoEntry PDF

Preparing files for on-line printing PDF

Preparing Print Mounts for club competitions
PDF

Mono competition images
A quick visual guide to explain the definition of MONO in club print and DPI competitions.

GEAR

Tripods - How to choose one that's right for you.
Luminous Landscape

Neutral Density (ND) Filters
What they are and how to use them

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Flamstead Astrophotography handout PDF

Flamstead Astrophotography Exposure Times PDF