Here are some Links which may be useful. PLEASE CPPY AND PASTE THE LINKS INTO YOUR BROWSERS SEARCH BAR.
 
Steve’s digicams - is a US based Photo Equipment review site - click on www.steves-digicams.com.
 
Digital Photography Review - another very useful site for all things photographic - click on http://www.dpreview.com/
 
The Irish Photographic Federation - is the umbrella organisation and governing body for Camera clubs in the Republic of Ireland. It regulates Inter Club Competitions, on a Regional and National level, and awards three levels of Distinctions to photographers who have demonstrated their proficiency in photography. Their website can be accessed by clicking here - www.irishphoto.ie
 
ePHOTOzine is an online Photo Magazine, sponsored by a UK equipment supplier. It has lots of Interesting Tutorials, advice, an online gallery, discussion forums - click on www.ephotozine.com
 
The Digital Photography School is an Australian based online photographic website which has lots of free online articles, tutorials and other useful information. Their website can be accessed by clicking on this link - http://digital-photography-school.com/
 
Have a look at Photoventure - they have loads of advice and tutorials suited to every level of experience - here’s the link - http://www.photoventure.com
 
Another great site is Craftsy.com They have lots of free short tutorial, hints and tips, and longer classes you can pay to join up to. Here’s the link to their website - http://www.craftsy.com
 
Similarly the Picture Correct website has lots of useful tutorials and articles - click on http://www.picturecorrect.com/ to access the site.
 
Also Cambridge in Colour’s website has lots of useful hints, tips, tutorials etc - here’s the link - http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
 
Cheat Sheets - guidelines for various photographic sitiuations - check out http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2012/06/27/11-of-our-most-popular-photography-cheat-sheets/ and http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cheetsheets-for-photographers/
 
Irfanview is a useful site which allows images manipulation, re-sizing etc - click on http://www.irfanview.com/ for more information.
 
Camera Simulator - here’s a good site to see the effect of changing Sensitivity (ISO), f-stop (aperture) and Shutter speed. Click on http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator/
 
Training Videos / Tutorials on Adobe TV - click on http://tv.adobe.com/videos/search%2Dadobe%2Dtv/ and search for the produce you want to see training videos for.
 
Also check out Julianne Kost at http://www.jkost.com/lightroom.html
 
Also check out these - Fred Miranda - click on http://www.fredmiranda.com/
 
Lets Go Digital - click on http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/camera/specification/compare.html
 
Links to sites with advice on Lightroom include Here’s a link - https://www.youtube.com/user/cmoeu/videos Also have a at http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/10-pieces-of-advice-for-new-lightroom-users/
 
Picasa is a free download from Google which provides basic photo editing software - click on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasa for more information from Wikipedia. You may need to specify what kind of operating system (Windows 7, Mac, Linux etcetera) you are using to get the correct version for your computer.
 
Nature and the Environment:
 
http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/ is the website for Birdwatch Ireland, while
 
http://www.rspb.org.uk is the websites for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
 
Both of which have lots of useful information about birds and related topics.
 
http://www.discoverwildlife.com/ is the website for the BBC Wildlife magazine, a monthly magazine which has great wildlife and environmental topics, photos, surveys, hints and tips.
 
Confused by all the jargon? This site may be helpful - http://tech2.in.com/features/cameras/jargon-buster-photography/58092
 
Hyperfocal Distance - what is it? - this link explains - http://www.dofmaster.com/hyperfocal.html
 
Audio Visual Software (for putting your still photos to music and a commentary):
 
Picturestoexe - as demonstrated at the Club Monday 15 April 2014 - http://www.wnsoft.com/picturestoexe/
 
Proshow Gold is another programmes used by some of our Members - http://www.photodex.com/proshow/gold
 
Microsoft Movie Maker (which I think either comes pre-installed or as a free download) - click on http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-movie-maker-download
 
There is also a Movie Maker option in Picasa, the free Google Imaging software.
 
Here is a link to Rua Red which Sinead McDonald told us about on Monday 22 April 2014 - http://www.ruared.ie/
 
If you have lost or deleted images by accident you can (probably) retrieve them by using Image Recovery Software such as Card Recovery - click on to this link - http://www.cardrecovery.com/ - the software costs about €40, and is well worth it to retrieve missing images. You should download images from your camera / memory cards as soon as possible to your computer, then delete the images from the card and format it. An external hard drive or cloud storage is also a good way to keep your images safe.
 
You can check the lighting conditions for any location by using these apps - The Photographers Ephemeris, (www.photoephemeris.com), Light Track (http://www.lighttracapp.com) or Focalware (http://spiraldev.com/focalware) - to find out the times the Sun and moon rise and set, and the direction of light for any location, time and date. These apps can be useful in planning a photo shoot.