Club Notices

Our season is now over

We start again with our Welcome Evening on the 4th September in the Church Hall


We have number of Summer Events planned - Please see our Outings & Events page 



If you would like to support our Club please consider buying a lottery ticket from the BH Coastal Lottery and designate the Club as your cause to support. Not only does the Club benefit but also the local community.

 Support Parkstone Camera Club when you play BH Coastal Lottery - BH Coastal Lottery 

*If you would like to join our meetings please contact us at to register your interest.

If you would like to join Parkstone Camera Club then please use the following link to our membership form.

Please visit the site regularly to keep in touch with the Status of the club's meeting programme.

Changing a Sky

  1. Open the image with the bland sky.
  2. Open a suitable sky image.
  3. Try to ensure that the light direction and colour match  the picture.
  4. For example, a Mediterranean sky would not match the Scottish highlands on a rainy day.
  5. Resize the sky layer to match the size of the picture. (Image – Size)
  6. Select all of the sky [Ctrl A].
  7. Copy [Ctrl C]
  8. Go to picture and paste in the sky [Ctrl V]
  9. This will probably obscure the underneath image.
  10. [Ctrl T] for Transform.
  11. Use the corners etc. to size the sky to fit the sky area of the image.
  12. Consider the blending options and the opacity to match as close as possible.
  13. Keeping on this layer (original picture) choose Blending Options (fX at the bottom of the adjustment layers.)
  14. A drop down menu appears. Choose Blending Options.
  15. A new window opens. Go to the sliders at the bottom.
  16. Choose the bottom slider (Background Layer) and drag the leftmost slider to the right.
  17. The underlying image now appears through the sky.
  18. Click OK
  19. Depending on the underlying image you might need to paint out any sky that interferes with the image.
  20. (Make a layer mask and using black paint over the areas where you do not want the sky to show).

Anthony Scott-Morley