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Mono Special Interest Group

Co-ordinator: Graham Kay – 0403 199 713

Next meeting:   To be advised


April 23, 2020 Meeting

On April 23 the Mono Group convened via the new Zoom technology. There were 11 members on line ( interestingly, one of the largest gatherings since the group commenced) and with Graham controlling proceedings,  we followed our previous agenda of each participant providing two raw images for group processing according to, firstly, the directions of the owner and then, secondly, to the suggestions of all the participants.

By the end of the evening some excellent results were achieved, and much new knowledge gained with the guidance of all present, especially from Graham and Michael. Their knowledge of Lightroom makes the process of Monochrome conversion all the simpler. It was interesting to note that several of the attendees thought this was an excellent method of displaying the processing the images as you could easily see the Lightroom screen, without distractions, and easily follow along with the edits as they were progressed to completion.

If you would like to join in the fun, please let Graham know so he can include you in email circulars. Email Graham at grahambkay@gmail.comThanks again to Graham for hosting the event.

August 13, 2019 Meeting

Another very successful and enthusiastic meeting was held with some fabulous contributions from all who attended. It was generally agreed that future meetings, at least for the short term, should be as follows.

  • Each attendee to bring along 1 or 2 photos in original RAW format.
  • Processing to be done in detail with input from all.
  • At previous meetings we have glossed over much of the Lightroom processing detail but it appears that members are keen to see the processing techniques in detail.
  • A “mini workshop” in effect, with everyone learning from each others experience.
  • All processing to be done primarily with Lightroom, with an occasional visit to NIK plugins (Silver Effects Pro).


June 25, 2019 – Meeting

Another successful and insightful evening was had; thanks to all for your contribution to the night.


May 7, 2019 – Workshop Meeting

On 7th May we had our first workshop style meeting. What a most enjoyable evening it was with plenty of input and learning. for the attendees.


March 26th, 2019 – Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the “B&W SIG” was held. Present: Judy, Margaret, Arthur, John, Pam, Graham, Liesel

The group decided that we would not have separate outings but incorporate them into the Scenic SIG outings. It would be convenient for Mono SIG members to communicate to one another Monochrome opportunities when on a Scenic SIG outing.

It was decided to have meetings at intervals of around 6-8 weeks. At those meetings we would do one or all of the following.

a) Bring along prints/DPI’s for discussion and critique. Any prints should be accompanied by a DPI.

b) On occasions agree on a general theme for photos for the following meetings.

c) On occasions we would set up a PC with Lightroom or similar and share suggested processing techniques including “Silver Effects Pro”. d) Group education and discussion of the monochrome/B&W options within Lightroom/ACR.

e) Any other activity that may be determined from time to time.

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