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Members Evening 2: An Evening with Mark and Graham

July 24-7:45 am - 10:00 pm

This evening we have two very different presentations from members:

 

Mark Patterson – Recent Work

Mark will present some of his  latest work covering a variety of subjects from captive wildlife, portraits, still life, aircraft and a couple of ‘how I did it’ images.  Not all of the images are competition quality images, but add a bit of variety toward things he’s seen and photographed as a record shot.

 

Graham Rabbits – Affinity: the new kid on the block.

Graham will tell us about some post-production software called “Affinity”:  Serif have been around since the late 1990s with their “….Plus” range, including PhotoPlus. It has always been a low cost alternative to Photoshop. Expert opinion was that it was technically equivalent to Photoshop, until you wanted to process Raw images. Quietly, in 2010, Serif assembled a small team with a brief to start from a blank sheet of paper and design a new photo processing system. It emerged for Mac in 2015 and was awarded “App of the Year”.  

In 2016, the Windows version was launched. The Affinity family now includes

  • Affinity Designer (Graphics design vector package)
  • Affinity Photo (digital photo  post processing)

A Publisher and a Data Asset Manager are planned after an imminent launch of Affinity Photo for ipad (Android to follow)

This is a British product – the team are based in Nottingham. To date, reviews have been little short of brilliant. And when Adobe switched to a subscription model, they left an open goal for Serif Affinity. This product has to be worth a serious look.

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Date:
July 24
Time:
7:45 am - 10:00 pm
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