September Monthly Meeting

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. The theme night photography from the August meeting is your challenge to work on for this meeting, then submit your best shots to the Sept Pick Three slideshow. The next topic to be discussed at this meetup will be landscapes.
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Here's the rundown on how the monthly meeting goes.

1. "Pick Three" slideshow:
Members are asked to submit 3 photos in advance of the meeting to share with the group. The photos are combined into a slide show. Then as the photos are presented you'll have an opportunity to introduce yourself and talk a little about your photos. The group also has an opportunity to offer up praise, constructive feedback, or ask questions about your pictures.

2. Technique Presentation and Discussion:
Each month, we will present a short (10-15 min) presentation on the monthly topic. After the presentation, we will take some time to engage the group about the topic and techniques and answer any questions. This is an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and experience too.

3. General Discussion:
When we are done sharing everyone's photos, we will open up the group to general discussion. This is where you can have your questions answered by a large diverse group of photographers. Sometimes we will continue the discussion over drinks nearby.

When to submit your pictures
The week before the monthly meeting, we will reminding those of you who RSVP'd to submit your photos.

Where to submit your photos
To submit your photos post them to our Flickr group and make sure to tag them "Sept2013Meeting" or they might get missed. For help posting to Flickr and to the group, see this thread from the discussion board.

What to take pictures of
As for the subject of your pictures, this is very open. The monthly technique (night photography) is intended to be somewhat of a homework assignment for you to practice over the following month, so submit these pictures if you were able to participate. Otherwise anything goes (but please keep it PG-13). If you have a picture you just love, send that. If you have a picture that didn't turn out right and you want help, submit that too. In the end, what is really important is that you just go out and shoot, and show us what you did.

When to take your pictures
The goal of this "show and tell" is to make sure people are getting out and taking pictures. So we would prefer if the pictures were taken since the last meeting. If you are new to the group, then by all means pick a few from your portfolio you are especially proud of, but we really want to encourage you to get out and shoot something new.

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  • Stacey Meanwell

    Wondering if anyone has a strong feeling about a good noise reduction software program...

    September 7

    • Alfredo

      I like Dfine because you can selectively clean areas that have too much noise. In some cases noise can add to the photo. I am very happy with it. there are a number of others; I have read good things about Noise Ninja. here is a link to Photographer Magazine they have a nice list and description of what you can get. Hope this helps. http://www.amateurpho...­
      Cheers, Alfredo

      September 7

    • Stacey Meanwell

      Thank you, Alfredo! I have uploaded a number of images to my "jackson Hole" gallery, www.MeanwellPhotographis­.com

      September 7

  • Marla Freeman

    I just added 3 sunset pictures, but I think I put them in the wrong place. They were from Marla Freeman at Del Mar California from my I phone.

    September 7

    • Bill

      Marla, you have them in the correct place. Click on the images of photos above and you'll find them.

      September 7

    • Marla Freeman

      Thanks....I did find them. Very excited to find this group. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience.

      1 · September 7

  • Bill

    Loved the Tiny Tech on ISO, now for the challenge of landscape! Great to see so many people coming out to the meetings, especially good to see so many first timers; Welcome!

    3 · September 6

    • Janelle

      I very much agree it was great to meet so many new faces. The tech talks were great. Just wish I could comprehend as quickly as explained. Sorry I'm a bit dyslexic that way, but I keep trying! I was impressed with how many great photo shots were displayed. Makes me wonder why some are looking for advice...they are already so good! I hope I can step up to their level someday! It was great fun & I look forward to future meet-ups.

      4 · September 6

    • Perry Kivolowitz

      All of us are looking for advice! :) Every shutter actuation is a new opportunity to learn whether from a success or a disappointment.

      September 7

  • Stacey Meanwell

    I really appreciated how everyone was so open to sharing their expertise. I learned a lot!

    1 · September 7

  • Eileen Williams

    Great meeting! Thanks to Kris, Bill, Perry and Adam for a very informative evening.

    1 · September 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting! Very informative!
    Thank you to all.

    1 · September 6

  • jiju

    Very informative and Inspiring

    3 · September 6

  • Cheryl Schiltz

    Although I didn't get the opportunity to speak to everyone, I very much enjoyed seeing everyone there. It was nice to put a face to a "screen name" on Flickr or other groups. It's wonderful to have a "tech talk" to learn about various photography ins and outs and I really look forward to learning more. This was my first meeting and won't be my last! Thank you!

    4 · September 6

  • Marla Freeman

    Very informative, interesting and well done.

    2 · September 5

  • Katie McEnaney

    Shameless self-promotion, but I have a few blog posts on topics from night that might be of interest ...

    Photographer's Ephemeris: http://www.archaeofrog.com/2013...­

    Maximize your Tripod (tips and links for cheap remotes): http://www.archaeofrog.com/2013...­

    Using stacking (like the star trails photo); http://www.archaeofrog.com/2013...­

    5 · September 5

  • Perry Kivolowitz

    I hope to present a tiny tech talk on ISO.

    4 · August 9

  • Maria Masse

    Looks like I will not be making it :(

    September 4

  • Megan Janel

    I really hoped I could make this event to meet some group members (I'm brand new to the group) but it looks like I'll be working late tomorrow. Next time!

    September 3

  • Mark Robarge

    I had hoped to make the September gathering (my first) to meet some of you folks, but another commitment popped up and I won't be able to make it.

    August 29

  • Janelle

    I will try to make this.

    August 19

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