Past Master

by | Apr 28, 2017

Sideways by John Ryland.

Master is not a term I use very often, but in this case it is perfectly apt. Before he moved away from the area John Ryland was member of Stroud Camera Club and on Thursday evening he visited to give us a talk on his favourite images. When it comes to image making John is a true master.

People watching is where he likes to play; spotting a whimsey, capturing a candid or just simply telling a story. If they are sleeping, great, if they have a beard, fantastic and if he can combine the two, even better.

John gave us an overview of his workflow, showing how he processes his image using Lightroom, from a flat looking RAW file to an image popping off of the screen. is a site that he recommend, packed with information, on how to use Lightroom.

I am also a Lightroom user, however I only use it to catalogue and manage my files, so I will be viewing these tutorials with great interest and try to learn how to edit my own images.

John has a great eye for composition as demonstrated in the above sheep image. This was not part of his presentation but was one of his entries for a club competition a few years back and, for me, is one of his very best and demonstrates just how good his eye is.

To see more of his work use the link below and pop over to John’s website