Introduction to Photography

Useful Links and References

What makes a great Competition Photograph?

Advanced Photography Group tutorials

The following are links to explanatory notes of tutorials that have been run by John Harvey at our Clubs monthly ‘Advanced Photography Group’ sessions – please feel free to have a look, but for the full training experience we recommend joining Ely Photographic Club! John has put a great deal of time and effort into preparing these guidance notes, and we hope that you find them useful, but please do not copy or otherwise use these documents without our consent.

This page contains links to all of the notes that were formerly on the Help Page of this website.

Taking photographs

Camera Settings and Techniques

Focal Length Comparison Tables

Photography tips – taking landscape images

Photography tips – taking wildlife images

RAW vs jpeg

List of Photographers worth a look

General Post Processing

Basic step by step photo processing 

Black and White Processing

Mobile phone image editing using the Snapseed app

Noise Reduction and Sharpening

Printing at Home

Preparing a print for a competition or exhibition using an online print company

White Balance Correction

Post-processing in Lightroom Classic – latest post-2022 tutorials

File Handling

Lightroom Classic – Exporting photos

Lightroom Classic training – Part One

Lightroom Classic training – Part Two (updated Oct 22)

Loading photos into Lightroom Classic

Pre 2022 tutorials

(These documents are still appropriate for users of older versions of Lightroom, which has been upgraded significantly since these tutorials were written)

Lightroom training – Part Two

Lightroom training (older versions) – Part One

Lightroom Training (older versions) – Part Two

Post-processing in Photoshop

Colour Grading

Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Basics for Photographers

Layers in Photoshop

Layer Masks in Photoshop

Removing Halos in Photoshop

Removing Lens Flare including frequency separation

Using Blend If to modify colours

Using the Hard Mix Blend Mode

Using the Warp Tools


These documents are © Ely Photography Club: Author – John Harvey