Welcome to Worcestershire Camera Club

Worcestershire Camera Club is a friendly club aiming to encourage the enjoyment and practice of photography. We hope our varied programme of talks and events will offer something for everyone to enjoy whether you're a novice just starting out or a qualified professional.

There's a wealth of information on the website, but if you're new to the club take a look at our weekly club magazine, Photonews for a taste of what we get up to. The Club regularly meets on Tuesday evenings during the season, September to May, with 3 specialist interest groups meeting on Thursdays throughout the year. You can find out more about joining the club by visiting this page...

This year's Tuesday evening programme is now available to view on the website

At the top of the Club’s website there is a slideshow:

 

 

I like to change the images every month, so I’m always after new photographs from our members.

*** Note new image size of 1200 x 487 *** 
Please note that to account for increasing screen sizes and resolution images should now measure 1200 x 487 pixels. I will update this page in due course, but the technique outlined below stays the same, only the numbers change. 

 

Creating images of the correct dimensions…

• In Photoshop

Note: Remember to work on a copy if you want to keep the original image.

Using the crop tool you have the option to select the aspect ratio. Choose ‘Photo Ratio’ and set 850 px as the width, 345 px as the height and then for resolution put 72 pixels/inch. When you drag out your crop rectangle it will restrict the dimensions to the ratio needed. When you hit return it will reduce the original image to 72 dpi (if it wasn’t that already).

 

• In Lightroom

In the Develop Menu, select the ‘Crop & Straighten’ tool. There’s a drop down menu where you have the option to add a custom ratio - input 8.5 x 3.45. This will give you the correct ratio when you drag the handles of your crop window.

 

When you export your image, make it a jpeg of 72 pixels per inch and set the width to 850 pixels.

 

Then send your images to me! Email a jpeg to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and don't forget to include your name so I can add a copyright note to each image.

Please have a go. If I haven’t explained something clearly, let me know so I can try again!

I look forward to receiving your images. Thank you. Karen