The following useful PDF guides / tutorials have been written / spotted by Club Members:

Image Preparation for Club Competitions

Exporting images from Lightroom for PDI competitions (2018)

Digital Image Guidance_v2

Printed Image Guidance_V2

Resizing Images

Printing with a Border in Lightroom

3rd Party Printers Guidance v1

Mounting of Prints & the cutting of Mount Board

Other Guides

Basics of Composition

Optimum exposure

Getting off Auto Sep 2016

Replacing Sky Guidancev2

Sharpening Digital Images v1

To RAW or not to RAW

Use of Filters

Sharpening Digital Images v1

Camera Basics

Importing Photos to Lightroom

Intructions for using Canon 400D to take HDR photos

7 common Post-Processing mistakes

Adding images into a new install of Lightroom



Keith Truman found the following sites covering Photoshop techniques:

General Techniques:

Replacing skies using ‘blend if’ feature:

Three methods to replace a sky in photoshop:


Keith Truman has found the following websites of use to existing / potential Lightroom users:

Useful Presets:

Video Tutorials:

E-book Quickstart Manual:

Archive / Guides that have been updated

Getting off the auto setting on your camera


The Club has a selection of books covering all aspects of photography. Bob Dennis manages these for the Club, to borrow them contact Bob at the club.


  • Photography Handbook by Lee Frost
  • A-Z  Digital Photography by Lee Frost
  • Digital Photography by Michael Busselle
  • Landscape Photography by Nial Banvie


  • SLR Bible by Nigel Hicks
  • Photography Problem Solver by Les Meehan


  • Light in the landscape by Peter Watson
  • Landscapes by John Freeman
  • Field Guide to Landscape by Peter Watson
  • Nature by Arnold Wilson


  • Adobe photoshop 7.0 by Martin  Evening
  • New Book of Photography by John Hedgecoe’s
  • Close-up & Macro by R. Thomas
  • Black & White by William  Cheung
  • Black & White by John  Freeman


The Club has a selection of DVD Training Guides / Tutorials. Bob Dennis manages these DVDs for the Club, to borrow them contact Bob at the club.


We have obtained 5 DVDs from Beckham Digital as follows:

  • Starter Disc
  • Layers Revealed
  • Shooting Raw
  • Photographic Techniques and Manipulation
  • Monochrome Magic

Whilst these DVDs are specifically about CS5 they are also applicable for those of us with earlier versions of Photoshop


2 DVD have been purchased from Laura Shoe’s excellent series:

  • Lightroom 4: The Fundamentals & Beyond
  • Lightroom 4: Producing great output

These DVDs will also be applicable for those of us with Lightroom 3


A DVD from Infinite Skills titled “Learning Adobe Photoshop Elements 11” has been obtained. This of course is very applicable to earlier versions of Elements