After all the preaching from this pulpit about getting healthy captures in the first place, now we turn around and devote a whole meeting to the top ten ways to fix poorly shot pictures in post-production??   Sure!  Even healthy people get sick sometimes, and the same is true for our photos.

We'll have our usual fun at this meeting, starting out with a couple of videos, followed by our review of SOME of the uploads by members from Friday's seagull and sunset shoot.  Then let's run down a list of what I'll be calling the top ten tools for fixing flaws in pictures.  No, I certainly don't expect that everyone will agree with my choices, but what if we let ADOBE give us some hints as to which ones are at the top of THEIR list?

Each tool will get a concentrated demo lasting between five and ten minutes, and our goal  will be to cover SOMETHING of interest and value to everyone there - no matter what your skill level - AND, to include skills that you'll be able to use that night when you go home on your own computers.  Even if you're not a habitual note-taker, you might want to slip a couple of 3x5 cards and a pencil stub into your shirt pocket for this one, just in case.

It's not too late to RSVP, and of course we'll love it if you bring a friend along too!





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  • Beth

    I REALLY wish I could have made it to this meetup. Hope you cover this topic again sometime in the future so I can be there!

    August 22, 2013

  • Anne

    Agree, great job Steve, thanks! Now I just need to start using the techniques I learned!

    August 15, 2013

  • Grey (.

    As a "newby" I found the info enlightening, although some of the terminology was lost on me! Study and application will undoubtly change that! Thank you Steve.

    August 15, 2013

  • Lou C.

    Steve outdid himself again. He put a lot of thought and effort into the presentation, yielding something for everyone...

    August 15, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    Pam, sorry to be only replying to your post now. I just learned about it. I don't know anything about Gimp, except that as you say it's a free program, and that we've never had a presentation on it before. Why don't you jump in and give us a presentation in a couple of months when you're up to speed on it? And it's true that Adobe's taken some heat from long-time followers recently. I'm pretty sure they'll survive it, though.

    August 11, 2013

    • Pamela F.

      It might take me quite a while to get more than a fleeting glance at it - but I will try! We were disappointed to miss the meeting last night but we had a whirl of a day with some emergencies.

      August 15, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Wish I could be there. Anyone want to take notes for me?

    August 14, 2013

  • Sherry

    Hopefully :)

    August 14, 2013

  • stephen s.

    thanks so much!

    August 14, 2013

  • Brad A.

    It will be good to get back into the swing of things. I plan on being there tomorrow evening. If we get a chance, can we go over the picture of my uncle and the reflection I wish to harness and how that was accomplished. Thanks. Brad

    August 13, 2013

  • Rich E.

    first miss in a long time... Prepping for my my son's wedding on Friday

    August 12, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Bill and I will be there. For some reason the count doesn't show us.

    August 9, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Steve, I downloaded Gimp which only works on Chrome. Do you know anything about that program? I don't mean how to use it, just do you know whether photographers use it? It seems to have a lot of PS features and it's free. (!) but the icons are SO different that I haven't dug into it. With so many people irked with Adobe I'm wondering whether it might be worthwhile. Wouldn't THAT be nice...

    August 7, 2013

  • Paul

    I would prefer all Lightroom or all Photoshop as some of us don't have both.

    July 22, 2013

    • Pamela F.

      Paul, I have Photoshop and I'll bring my laptop if that's any help.

      August 6, 2013

    • Pamela F.

      Which one do you have?

      August 7, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Bill is coming, too.

    August 7, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday the 13th. That was a mistake. Note that it's Wednesday the 14th.

    August 1, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    I'll be out of town

    July 25, 2013

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