Great response for our first PDI competitions of the season. 124 Images submitted which needed to be reduced to 68 for the night to give the judge a chance for meaningful comments on each Image.
A good night with a nice spread of authors in first and second places. Also great to see some new members entering the competitions and gaining vital feedback from the Judge.
Judge Amanda Wright was particularly supportive with constructive comments during her critique of images.
First workshop evening covering portrait retouching(presented by Ant.
New member support Introduction (presented by Ted) and run through of new PhotoEntry software (presented by Vanessa and Cat which gave rise to a good debate on issues found on new competition entries.
Every wondered how a JPEG image can look essentially the same as RAW, but a fraction of the size? A rather dense explanation of the compression process is here:
For those who missed Anthony’s presentation earlier in the year using frequency separation to retouch beauty portraits, here’s fairly good YouTube from the irrepressible email@example.com explaining the technique in Photoshop.