Edit the Super Moon Photos

After our very productive shoots on June 21 & 22, we'll meet to look at our "Super Moon" photos and demonstrate some editing techniques.

 

In looking through the photos I've found some excellent examples of issues we can correct in post processing, including (1) perspective distortion, (2) chromatic aberration, (3) barrel distortion (MY PHOTO!), (4) hot pixels (MY PHOTO AGAIN!), (5) unlevel horizon, as well as a number of color and contrast adjustments we can make. I plan to have my "thick skin" on when discussing problems in my photos and so will the people whose photos I'll be using for demonstration purposes. They've been asked in advance if I can use their photos during the meeting and they've agreed, so if I haven't been in touch with you then you can relax because you won't see me using YOUR photos during this meeting!

 

Attendance at the Super Moon shoots is NOT required for this meeting, so RSVP in any case - and why not also bring a friend who might also enjoy being a member of RPEG?

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    • Pamela F.

      Bill, I will pass this on to them, too. Thanks. Nice deal!

      July 13, 2013

  • Barbara O.

    Pamela...if you have an interest in a used (very slightly) camera, I am thinking of selling my Nikon P7100. It is a point and shoot, but more for enthusiasts...with manual, as well as auto control, swivel LCD screen, small, light and fast. Selling with extra battery, charger, and manual. Would like to get $275 for it all. I am getting rid of a couple cameras I don't use much, to get some money for a street photography camera (either the SONY RX 100 M2 or Fuji X100). Here's a link to the camera...new. Contact me if interested...

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-Digital-Optical-Vari-Angle/dp/B005IGVXJS

    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26286/COOLPIX-P7100.html

    July 12, 2013

    • Pamela F.

      Thanks Barbara, I will pass this on to them!

      July 13, 2013

  • Al M.

    Pam, does this imply they already have a highly automated, digital point&shoot with a moderate zoom and want to go the next step? I would narrow it down by the amount of interest that at least one them has in reading the manual and experimenting. For example: (using Canon as an example)
    No interest ==> get another point&shoot with higher image quality, more pixels and features than what they currently have. Small learning curve, better pix. (Canon ELPH series, very compact)

    Moderate interest --> A super zoom with more manual controls and 10-30x zoom (Canon SX160 $170, Sx500 $250)

    High interest --> Canon T3,4 5 series. Lots of flexibility, all the lens that you can afford (and enough learning curve to fill all those idle hours everyone has.[grin]).

    My own experience was that even though I offered my wife her choice of any camera I owned (and free lessons!) many of my favorite kid pictures were taken with the point & shoot that could be grabbed quickly by either of us.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Does someone have a camera recommendation under $1K, for a couple with little kids...compact, interchangeable lenses would be nice but not required. Someone in RPEG has a really nice Lumix, I think, but I don't remember who or what model.

    July 12, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Mike, that's handy that you mention those techniques. I will have to look them up again but it sure was interesting to learn about them from Carl!

    July 12, 2013

  • Mike H.

    I always learn something new when coming to meetings. This week I'll focus on back button auto focus and hyper focal focusing to help sharpen up my images. I was impressed with Carl's example uses of Canon's DPP software to eliminate chromatic aboration.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Dorothy O.

    Thank you, Carl. I appreciate the work you put into preparing your presentation. It was excellent.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Leslee K.

    Carl, thank you for the excellent presentation. It was extremely informative and enjoyable!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Kate L.

    Thanks Carl for a great presentation. I learned a lot!

    July 11, 2013

  • Lou C.

    Carl did a superb job at the helm.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    It was great! I enjoyed the discussion very much.

    July 11, 2013

  • Barbara O.

    Always learn new things at the MEETUPS! Thanks, Carl.... Well done! And thanks for removing the cones from my photo!!!

    July 11, 2013

  • Carl C.

    Thanks to everyone who came. I hope you got something out of it, but not a hillbilly accent!

    July 10, 2013

  • Michael R. E.

    I am on vacation that week, assuming I am back to work.

    July 10, 2013

  • Michael R. E.

    I am on vacation that week, assuming I am back to work.

    May 11, 2013

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