Tips & Tricks Articles

As the years go by we generate loads of Tips & Tricks articles and as a member of Images Photography Group you are entitled to claim your free copy of this information.
Simply contact our treasurer at and tell him/her what you would like to have.

Currently available on request to members only:

ASA ISO Photography

Black & White


Camera Settings

Cleaning Your Monitor

Creating a Border in Digital Images

Creating AVs

Converging Verticals

Fill Flash


Floral - Macro Photography

fStop - Depth of Field

High Key

Intro to PhotoShop

Lens Hoods


Neutral Density


Picasa - Email Settings

Picasa - Resizing Images

Remove Lens Distortion to Straighten Elements in a Photo


Still Life

Creating a Triptych

Black & White (by Michelle McCarthy - May 2012)



Information, help, tips and much more. As a club our aim is for members to share their experience and knowledge with other members so we all learn and grow our photographic skills while having a lot of fun along the way.

Monitor Calibration

The key to getting good results from your digital images is to have a properly
spydercalibrated monitor.
This means that when you get prints done or put images into club that they will be far closer to what you see on your screen.
This is such an important part of digital workflow that the club has purchased a Datacolor Spyder3 calibration unit for the use of members to calibrate LCD & CRT monitors as well as data projection systems.
The Spyder3 unit is available for members to hire at a nominal fee of $10 for a week so you can use it to calibrate as many monitors, laptops etc as you need in that time. Full instructions are included.

Contact the treasurer at to book the Spyder3 unit.

Websites of Interest:

NZ Photography Associations
PSNZ - Photographic Society of NZ
NZIPP - NZ Institute of Professional Photographers
 International Photo Competitions:
A list of open international competitions
A list of open international competitions
Camera and Lens Reviews:

All things digital 
Photoshop/Lightroom plug ins
The home of Photoshop, Lightroom and much more
Better Photography Magazine
Digital Photo Magazine


Luminous landscapes
Lots of turorials and a huge range of subjects
Digital Photography School
Lots of turorials and a huge range of subjects
Achieve Perfect Portrait Expressions
PhotoShop Actions, How To Make
Digital Photography Bulletin Board
Lots of tutorials and a huge range of subjects
Cambridge in Colour
Using 10 Stop ND & Grad Filters for Lanscapes/Sunsets
By Auckland Landscape photographer Chris Gin
General Interest: