Useful Web Sites

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) 
Here’s a free application that you can download on to your desktop that may be of interest to you if you haven’t already found it – The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE).  It will help you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. 
 
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in the UK.  It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations.  It organises National competitive photographic events for the Federations and for clubs.  The PAGB also provides services such as recorded lectures to clubs and it awards its own photographic distinctions (known as awards for photographic merit) direct to qualifying club members:  http://www.thepagb.org.uk

Rules and Guidance for PAGB competitions:  http://www.thepagb.org.uk/competitions.htm

Royal Photographic Society (RPS)
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 to promote the Art and Science of Photography, a mission it continues to this day.  Membership is open to everyone interested in photography in the UK and throughout the world, be they amateur or professional, artist or scientist, young or old.  Many members also join one or more of the specialist Groups within the society. Events are also organised by local Regions or Chapters:  http://www.rps.org

 Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU)

One of the federations of the PAGB.  The YPU provides an organisation of camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the Yorkshire region:  Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU)

Black and White Digital Photography Tutorials
This website helps to guide you through the art of creating great black and white photographs.  Ian Barber provides tutorials for Photoshop, Lightroom and offers one to one workshops:  Digital Black and White

OnOne Software
Free presets to dowload for Camera Raw, Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture and much more:  OnOne software

ProAm Imaging
Commercial printing laboratory.   The website includes information on calibrating your monitor, profiling, and sending your finished DPI’s off for printing:  ProAm Imaging

Extreme Macro Photography

Extreme-macro.co.uk is a free learning site by macro photographer Johan J. Ingles – Le Nobel geared towards budget-conscious intermediate level macro photographers who want to know how to do extreme macro photography and the equipment that we use.  This site really is a good, solid, information-rich site, with macro calculators, tutorials, downloads, user feedback and comments, ongoing equipment reviews and so on.  It was also a webby nominee in 2015.

Extreme-macro.co.uk covers the lens and objectives we use, the photography techniques to use them, types and styles of lighting, specialist macro equipment such as positioning stages and bellows, useful software for stacking and postprocessing and general insect curation techniques used in 1:1 to 20:1 range of field and studio macro photography, with a particular emphasis towards focus stacking..