More Useful Links

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Societies, Clubs, etc.

WGPS is affiliated to …
The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU), which is one of the photographic unions in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). 

The PAGB site has some high level information about photography clubs in the UK.

The RPS Digital Imaging Group has useful info.

Photographers’ Sites and Galleries

The Bigger Picture – Rebecca Stunell nice landscapes, photo journal and other things photographic. (Mike Lee 22/02/10)

The Luminous Landscape
Canadian photographer Michael H. Reichmann’s beautiful site with tons of interesting stuff, including galleries, reviews, locations, tutorials, and more…. (MBW 29/10/08)

Norman Koren
“Welcome to my website, in which I share my passion for photography, my ideas, and even a Visitor’s guide to Boulder, Colorado…” Lots of tutorials, too including for instance Making Fine Prints in your Digital Darkroom (MBW 29/10/08)

Flickr
Flickr is a photo sharing website, a great place to display your images, and to get inspiration from the images of others.(JRD 11/11/08)

Photo Net: A Community of Photographers
Photo Net is an online community with hundreds of thousands of active members and many more casual viewers visiting daily. About 5.5 million visits a month. A quick peek and you too might be hooked. (MBW 29/10/08)

Facebook
Facebook is a fun and social networking site where you can find friends and chat and play silly games if you like. On the plus side, once you add your own information and join, you can search for Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society and join the group we’ve made

Cambridge in Colour
Another beautiful site in two parts: A fine gallery on Cambridge and an excellent collection of digital photography tutorials, such as Understanding Digital Camera Sensors (MBW 29/10/08)

ePHOTOzine claims to be the UK’s largest and friendliest on-line photography magazine, with the latest news, reviews and techniques. Upload photos, enter competitions and share your views in our busy forums. (MBW 6/11/2008)

Getting Things Printed

Most people in the club already seem to use DS Colour Labs!

Pics2Posters are good for large prints.

Orbit Printing are usually the cheapest good-quality option for canvas printing.

Photobox
Photobox  gives you a place to store your pictures, and provides quality printing options.  They can be cheap but you need to look for discount offers as the standard prices are often high.

Equipment and Technique

Canon Japan’s EOS Digital site – in English – has tons of useful stuff for Canon EOS enthusiasts. The latest EOS firmware updates are detailed. There are links to useful stuff both for beginners and advanced digital workers. Picture Styles explains the features of the various in-built styles and how to adapt them. One of the links Enjoy Digital SLR is a fine set of tutorials that help one to understand the scope of the EOS digital cameras, and how to use them effectively. Much easier than studying the manual. (MBW 6/11/2008)

Digital Photography Review
“Here you will find all the latest digital photography and imaging news, reviews of the latest digital cameras and accessories, the most active discussion forums, a large selection of sample galleries, a digital camera database and buyers guide and the most comprehensive database of digital camera features and specifications.” It is chock full of quality in-depth practical reviews of decent equipment. Even better, it’s a UK site. (MBW 29/10/08)

Bokeh and Background Blurring with Canon Lenses
One of several excellent investigations on William Castleman’s fine site. Lots of wonderful pictures too, including birds and astrophysics. (MBW 29/10/08)

Imaging Resource
Comprehensive and informative digital camera reviews. Up-to-date – for example “Oct 28, 19:57 EDT – Canon has released firmware version 1.0.3 for the EOS 50D…” (MBW 29/10/08)

Tutorials

Think Camera is a vast UK site full of up-to-date information. Excellent tutorials on its Advice page. There’s A Complete Guide to Photoshop using CS3 as the basis, but starting with basics. There’s a 5-part Landscape Photography tutorial with good coverage.

Getting Started at Imaging Resource has several good tutorials. How To on the same site has excellent features on all kinds of digital imaging topics. Some pages are old – like many digital photography books – but much is still valid. See the page JPEG Revealed for de-mystification of the common file format. (MBW 8/11/08)

Cambridge in Colour mentioned elsewhere has some good basic tutorials.

Using Your Digital Camera is a comprehensive on-line resource, also available to purchase as a download. “This book is organized around the concepts of digital photography because that’s how photographers think. You think about scenes and subjects, highlights and shadows, softness and sharpness, color and tone.” (MBW 9/11/08)

The British Photographic Exhibition (BPE) Circuit

We have been privileged to see the Bebbington Salon in recent seasons. It is part of the BPE circuit. The British Photographic Exhibitions site has two links. One gives full details about the prestigious circuit, and its awards. The companion page is a full calendar, with entry details and closing dates. (MBW 6/11/08)

Public Competitions

Find out about current photographic competitions in the UK and worldwide via the photographycompetitions.net web site. This covers most photographic competitions except the ‘salon’ type. (MJH 18/06/11)

Fun

Canon Creative Park
Fun for all the family. Creative Park has hundreds of beautiful paper-craft cut-outs of animals, buildings, toys, puzzles, gifts, mostly for printing on A4 thin card stock, with full instructions. At all skill levels from toddler to expert adult. Also a fine selection of greetings cards by Japanese artists. Free downloads to enjoy, and justify that new photo printer to your better half! (MBW 29/10/08)

LOCAL NEWS

I’d like to recommend a web-site to members: www.wilmslow.co.uk, which is a community driven website offering news, views, useful information, and discussion on the things that matter to those that live, work and socialise in Wilmslow. There is already a link on this site to our Society, so I felt it would be beneficial for you all to be aware of this web-site! ( GFS 20/12/2009 )

Well I’d like to recommend The Wilmslow Website – the first & longest-lasting (20 years now) Wilmslow-related web site; and indeed the only Wilmslow-related web site run by a member of WGPS (me). (MJH 04/03/16)