Monthly Meeting (and shoot?)

Agenda as of today. Subjects suggested so far:

Digital Frames

White Balance

Presentation by Ken Claussen about his Lightroom workflow. 

1:30 - 2:00 Meet and Greet

2:00 - 3:00 Lightroom Workflow

3:00 - 3:15 Break - During break I will talk about making digital frames in PS Elements

3:30 White Balance

4:30ish - Photo Scavenger Hunt in Historic Downtown Dublin See comments for subjects


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  • Steve Stambaugh J.

    Pamela you can now get Photoshop CC with Lightroom and all the extras for $9.99 a month through Adobe online. You will always have the newest updated version this away also and it will be a full version not a student version.

    3 · July 19

    • Pamela C.

      Thank you for the info. $10/month is way cheaper than the $[masked] versions.

      1 · July 23

  • Brenda G.

    I really appreciated Ken's presentation. Only wish we could have worked more than one image and I would have rated it 5 stars. But I thought it was very helpful,overall. Thanks a lot, Ken!

    2 · July 21

    • Ken C.

      Thank you, I had intended to do 6 or 7 images. Somehow that didn't happen. We did a few more towards the end, but we did spend a lot of time on the first image.

      July 21

  • Ken C.

    No problem, I posted a list of links and other useful resources in the "Pages" section here:
    http://www.meetup.com/Centeral-Ohio-Photo-Group/pages/How_to_get_the_most_out_of_Lightroom/

    1 · July 21

  • Kevin W.

    Sorry I had to bail early also, but I had to grab some food and be somewhere at 5.

    July 20

  • Cheryl

    Sorry I had to bail early, but I really enjoyed your presentation, Ken. I'll hope to get Lightroom sometime soon. Meanwhile, I'll suffer through Photoshop Elements. Sorry, All, that I missed the shoot. My times for play are pretty much limited to 3 hours max, on a good day.

    July 20

  • Bob from D.

    After the Meeting we may have a photo scavenger hunt in Historic Downtown Dublin. Here is the List, copy it now.

    Dublin Scavenger Hunt

    1 – Interesting old store front
    2 – Interesting new store front
    3 – Bridge
    4 – Waterfall
    5 – Tombstone
    6 – Frog
    7 – Dog
    8 – Statue
    9 – Flower Garden
    10 – Flower closeup (Macro)
    11 – Bike Rack
    12 – Sign
    13 – Car
    14 – River Box
    15 – Stairs
    16 – Door
    17 – Person
    18 – Church Steeple
    19 – Item for sale
    20 - Window

    July 20

  • Ken C.

    My Guiding Principles of post processing:
    1. Pre-visualization - Look at your image and visualize in your mind what you want the final image to look like.
    2. Start with the changes that will have the most impact overall. IE. White Balance corrections, Picture Mode settings, Lens corrections, and Clarity.
    3. If you are unsure about what effect a setting will have, try sliding it to either extreme first before deciding on a final setting.
    4. You don’t have to use all sliders/settings on every image, although certain sliders are likely to get some tweaks on most images.
    6. For RAW images, Lightroom applies a default of 25 to Sharpening across the entire image. Don’t forget to adjust your masking and other sharpening settings.
    7. Always check to see if you need Spot correction and turn the Visualize slider to Max. It is often difficult to see on screen without help.
    8. If the image is intended for print, add extra exposure (1/2 to 1 stop) as printing will usually darken the image.

    1 · July 19

  • Dee K.

    Will people be going out and taking photos? Do photo walks still happen? I'd like to have some discussion of places we might want to visit for photo walks. I'd love to do downtown with a group -and preferably not during some huge festival. Thanks.

    July 19

    • Kevin W.

      Photo walks still happen, and I will be scheduling more soon. Sorry, I've been very busy lately.

      July 19

    • Bob from D.

      Be sure to introduce yourself to Arnie Berger at the meeting. He is the birding expert and has a group that does bird shoots.

      July 19

  • Cheryl

    Hi, Bob,
    Something I'm struggling with right now is processing dng files into jpgs in Photoshop Element 7 (until I get my vs. 12 update installed). On Nikon, I have to convert my raw files (nef) to dng then import them to Photoshop Elements. When they get there, it's a laborious process to individually edit the dng then convert it to a jpg or other. If there's a way to batch process any of it, I would love to hear it. While this may be only a Nikon issue, it may relate to processing raw files to finished products generally - I don't know. Just hoping that someone has some suggestions, as my workflow is right now so cumbersome that it doesn't get done. HELP!

    So my subject suggestion is: workflow management in Photoshop Elements.

    Thanks!
    Cheryl

    July 10

    • Cheryl

      Thanks, Ken. A friend told me that she also has great experience with Lightroom, and she's using a D7000, as am I. If we can connect at the meeting, I'd love to hear more.

      July 14

    • Ken C.

      I think you will get a chance to hear more since I am giving a presentation on Lightroom ;)

      July 19

  • Bob from D.

    I am still running v10 and had downloaded the DNG converter so I could access my Nikon Raws. After installing "Mavericks" somehow I can access the raws. Not sure what I did but I muddled my way through. Sorry I can't help more.

    1 · July 12

    • Cheryl

      Thanks, Bob. Just in the door and haven't checked out Mavericks but will try before the meeting. I appreciate your feedback.

      July 19

    • Cheryl

      Just looked for Mavericks and found it to be a Mac product. Unfortunately, I'm using a PC. Oh well...

      July 19

  • Bob from D.

    I have been unable to get Adobe to recognize us as students. Plus their student package "starts at" $9.99 a month the same as regular price, but includes several note packages that most of us won't use.

    July 19

  • Pamela C.

    Any chance ever of getting a group rate on a student version of Photoshop?

    July 18

  • Bob from D.

    Ken Claussen, a very talented local photographer, has just agreed to share his Lightroom workflow techniques with us at the meeting. He said he would be willing to take some of our "raw" images and do his standard routine to them to take them to the next level. So, please bring some images shot in "raw" for him to work on during the session.

    2 · July 16

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