What’s On: April 2021

Panos from Mou Waho by Nicola Pye

Apologies for the phone pics, but I wanted to show off the amazing landscape that Anastasia took us to recently, and to thank her for organising such a great trip to Wanaka and Mou Waho. If you haven’t been there before, you must! And if you haven’t been away on a DPS trip, I can’t promise such perfect surrounds and weather every time, but we usually find something interesting, so watch this space for details of the the next trip. Until then, here’s this:

DateActivityDetailsLocation
7:30pm, Monday 5 April  (no View Finder for Easter Monday)    
2pm, Saturday 10 AprilHuriawa Pa/Karitane photo walkMeet at 2pm in railway station car parkKaritane and Huriawa Pa
7:30pm, Monday 12 April  Club meeting: speaker exchange with Greymouth Photography Club, featuring Nicki Mora, Elizabeth Passuello and others  Print Of The Month: Open  Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce  
11:59pm, Saturday 24 AprilClosing date for Projected Image Exhibition submissionsMembers will be emailed details 
7:30pm, Monday 19 April  Focus group meetings   Zoom and various  
7:30pm, Monday 26 April  (no meeting for Anzac Day)    

Current programme.

  • Nicola

What’s On: March 2021

It’s a kind of magic by Noelle Bennett

Welcome to autumn! After a small Level 2 blip in February, and another one running currently, it’s important to remind everyone that we don’t run our club meetings unless we are at Level 1, just to be on the safe side. Any club meetings that are scheduled during Level 2 or above will be moved to Zoom. There’s a link to the programme underneath the table below. We try to keep this updated as much as possible, but sometimes the changes happen a bit too quickly, so please keep our ‘club meetings at Level 1 only’ protocol in mind, and keep an eye on your emails for any meeting changes.

DateActivityDetailsLocation
7:30pm, Monday 1 March  View Finder #8: Georgina Steytler, The Art of Bird Photography   Zoom  
7:30pm, Monday 8 March  Club meeting: Izumi Schmidt – Reality of photography in the digital era  Print Of The Month: Open  Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce  
7:30pm, Monday 15 March  Focus group meetings   Zoom and various  (confirm with group)  
Saturday 20 – Monday 22 March  Wanaka/Mou Waho tripContact Anastasia for detailsWanaka
7:30pm, Monday 22 March  (no meeting for Otago Anniversary Day)  

Current programme.

  • Nicola

What’s On: February 2021

Zorb by Nicola Pye

Welcome back to DPS! Our first talk with Daniel Wong was a great opener to set the tone for 2021, and seemed to be well enjoyed by everyone there (give or take a few minor technical hitches 😮). Please see below for our February plans.

DateActivityDetailsLocation
7:30pm, Monday 1 February  View Finder #7: Petra Leary – Aerial Photography   Zoom  
Monday 8 February  (no meeting for Waitangi Day)  
7:30pm, Monday 15 February  Focus group meetings   Zoom and various (confirm with group)  
7:30pm, Monday 22 February  Club meeting: Gail Stent – My journey into underwater photographyPrint of the Month: Open
Appraiser:
Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce  
TBC FebruaryPort Chalmers photo walkHosted by NatMAT group 

Current programme.

  • Nicola

Monitor Calibration

What?

Monitor Calibration is the process of measuring and adjusting the colours on your computer monitor to match a common standard.

Images from https://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/X-Rite-i1Display-Pro

Why?

Every screen displays colours slightly differently. The image you see on your computer monitor screen will look slightly (or hugely!) different on your phone screen, and different again on anyone else’s computer monitor screen. This is partly due to the inner workings of the screens, and partly due to tweaks and settings on each screen.

Calibrating monitors to a standard set of colours, lessens the differences between the different monitors and improves the consistency of colour rendition. Consistency becomes particularly important when you want to print, as the professional printers are also calibrated to the same standard.

How?

DPS has the X-rite i1 Display Pro screen calibrator available to borrow to calibrate your screen/s.

Basically you download some software to your computer (and restart your computer), plug in the calibrator, then, following the instructions, you hang the calibrator in front of your screen and let it do it’s magic!

The calibration process will measure a range of colour variables (colour, gamma, brightness, contrast etc), and optimise your screen settings. These settings are stored on your computer or monitor and used each time you use your computer screen.

Depending on your screen a calibration will take about 10 minutes to complete.

How do I borrow the calibrator?

REQUEST: by emailing Nicola (secretary.dpsnz@gmail.com) and ask to borrow the calibrator. Judith will then get in touch with you about when and how you’ll get the calibrator and when it needs to be returned by.

USE: following the instructions.

RETURN: the calibrator, or pass on to the next member, by the date agreed when you requested the calibrator.

I want to read more about monitor calibration.

Excellent! Here are some useful sites (which are also the references for this blog post):

These next two sites provide further reading about calibration and discuss using a different calibrator the DPS one.

  • Judith

What’s On: December 2020

Tama by Emiko Cowell

Just a few more activities for the year, then we’re done! Our first meeting for 2021 will be at Mornington on 25 January, but watch this space in case we organise any photo walks or field trips before then.

DateActivityDetailsLocation
Wednesday 2 – Tuesday 8 December  Members’ Photo Exhibition Community Gallery
7:30pm, Monday 7 December  View Finder #6: Julia Coddington, Women in Street Photography   Zoom  
7:30pm, Monday 14 December  Club meeting: President’s EveningTrophy presentations, quiz, bring a plate for shared supper  Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce  

Current programme.

  • Nicola