In parallel with the Creative Light Exhibition, members of Ilkley Camera Club presented public photographic workshops and talks. It was a great opportunity to pick up tips and ideas to improve your photography, ask questions or seek advice.
All the events were free and ran at the Manor House Museum.
Saturday 21 February: Basics of photography and digital for beginners
Understanding the key camera controls and how they affect your images, the elements of good composition, and working with digital images. With John Chamberlain.
Saturday 28 February: Basic Photoshop
A tour of one of the most popular photographic softwares for processing your digital shots. How to brighten or darken images, crop shots, hide blemishes, and give your pictures more depth. With Phil Reeds.
Saturday 7 March: More advanced Photoshop
For those already familiar with Photoshop software, we examine some of the more complex skills including layers, masks and merging images. With Geoff Smith.
Saturday 14 March: Event photography
Tips on dealing with pressure situations like weddings, sports events and concerts when you need your photography to be on top form with images that capture the emotion of a special occasion. With Nick Hodgson and Karen Spencer.
Saturday 21 March: Understanding Lightroom
Lightroom is a well-known alternative photo processing and organising software. A useful session if you have yet to make your choice or want an overview of how to enhance your photos. With Richard Tomlinson.
Saturday 28 March: Use of filters, NIK & TOPAZ for more creative images
We look at some of the labour saving and mind-blowing software effects that you can use to make you photographs stand out from the crowd. With Laurie Tetley.
Saturday 4 April: Producing a competition image
Ideas and advice on how to improve your images so they can be real winners at competitions and exhibitions. With a Club panel.
Saturday 11 April: Audio visual
AV is one of the most popular ways of showing images from your travels or presenting a storyline. We show you how to put a sequence of images to music in a creative manner. With Mike Barnes.