DI Group Thames Valley: "Getting value from your pixels" with Dr Tony Kaye, and our PDI competition judged by Micki Aston

18 May 2014

10:00 - 15:30

Wokingham, Woosehill Community Hall
Emmview Close
United Kingdom
RG41 3DA

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Group Member£8.00
RPS Member£12.00
Non RPS Member£12.00

Dr Tony Kaye ASIS FRPS
Imaging Science Group

Are You Getting Good Value From All your Pixels?

The camera pixel race has not abated, many cameras have pixel counts that are far in excess of what is needed for a high quality print.  We receive marketing messages all the time about new and improved cameras. The Nokia Lumia 1020 mobile phone boasts a 41MP sensor. The £17,500 Hasselblad H5D-40 medium format professional camera with lens has a 40MP sensor. This prompts two questions, how many Pixels do we need? and how many are we effectively getting in practice? This talk will focus on the resolution of the human eye and how that translates into how many pixels are really needed for high quality prints.  
Having shown how many pixels we need, we will move on to discuss how many pixels worth of resolution we are really getting.  Cameras are now being advertised as not having anti-aliasing or low pass filters claiming they will produce more detailed images than from cameras with the same number of pixels with the filter, is this true? The talk will look at the way digital cameras sample images, the need for low pass filters, and whether the effective number of pixels in your pictures is governed more by optical and software considerations, than the number of pixels on your camera’s sensor.

Our PDI Competition judge is Micki Aston

Micki Aston MCIoJ CPAGB is a prominent figure in the world of photography. She has been widely published in a variety of books and other photographic publications, as well as having had her work regularly exhibited in the Cotswold Monochrome International Salon. She judges both inter-club and county competitions throughout southern England, as well as lecturing extensively on her travel photography.

The REVISED Rules for our 2014 PDI competition can be found here.

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Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. Bring a pack lunch.

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PARKING: There is no parking at the Community Hall itself, except for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing heavy equipment to an event. Parking is in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park, accessed via Fernlea Drive - 200 metres beyond Emmview Close, and just after the entrance to Morrisons. For those using SatNav, the postcode for Morrisons is RG41 3SW, and for Fernlea Drive it is RG41 3DR.

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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Thames Valley