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This group is intended as a fun, enjoyable environment to learn and practice the craft of photography, digital and film. Learning the craft from other photographers is the best way to further hone your enjoyment of the art of photography. All ideas and suggestions are more than welcome, as this forum is meant to increase your love of photography. Whether you are an amateur, professional or somewhere in between all are welcome.

Upcoming events (5)

Monthly Meeting - Comparing DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, by Marco DeVito

Monthly topic: (This will be an online Zoom meeting) Marco DeVito will compare DSLRs to mirrorless cameras. Here is some of what Marco plans to discuss: DSLRs or mirrorless cameras - should you switch? Topics include: • Definitions • History • Technology overview • Technical aspects: Size and weight Viewfinders Auto focus Shooting speed and delays Battery life Image quality Stabilization Lenses Video • Other considerations: Price Existing equipment owned Familiarity (feel, layout, menu structure) Future of technology • Summary This will be an online Zoom meeting. Once you RSVP, you should see the meeting link in the Online Event location area. If you click on the link, it will take you to the meeting. You should be able to attend the meeting up to 15 minutes prior to the meeting date and start time. If you have never used Zoom, you will be prompted to install the Zoom application. Once the application is installed, you can enter the meeting. When you first enter the meeting, your audio and video will be turned off. You can click on the audio and video ICONs in the Zoom tool bar to turn on your audio and video. Monthly Critique: You can submit photos from a recent meetup, related to the monthly meeting topic or any other photograph you want critiqued. Limit: two photos per member. Please follow the guidelines & instructions below for uploading photos: https://www.dropbox.com/s/emmw22fmnbyra87/Photo%20Upload%20Guidelines%20for%20Fresh%20Start%20Critique.pdf?dl=0 It is by sharing our work and getting constructive criticism that we grow as photographers... :) See you there... The leadership team.

Monthly Meeting - Creative Use of Shutter Speed - By Heather Smithson

Monthly Topic : Creative Use of Shutter Speed This month’s topic is shutter speed. Photographers can choose to freeze action, portray a scene pretty much as seen by the eye, or portray movement in a single image. After a quick overview and some examples of stopping fast moving objects, the majority of presentation time will be used to cover how we can creatively use long shutter speeds to capture blurred motion in interesting ways. Some of the topics covered may include apps, tools and equipment, light trails, motion blur in nature, as well as panning, zooming, and other techniques for using shutter speed to explore and create images. This will be an online Zoom meeting. Once you RSVP, you should see the meeting link in the Online Event location area. If you click on the link, it will take you to the meeting. You should be able to attend the meeting up to 15 minutes prior to the meeting date and start time. If you have never used Zoom, you will be prompted to install the Zoom application. Once the application is installed, you can enter the meeting. When you first enter the meeting, your audio and video will be turned off. You can click on the audio and video ICONs in the Zoom tool bar to turn on your audio and video. Monthly Critique: You can submit photos from a recent meetup, related to the monthly meeting topic or any other photograph you want critiqued. Limit: two photos per member. Please follow the guidelines & instructions below for uploading photos: https://www.dropbox.com/s/emmw22fmnbyra87/Photo%20Upload%20Guidelines%20for%20Fresh%20Start%20Critique.pdf?dl=0 It is by sharing our work and getting constructive criticism that we grow as photographers... :) See you there... The leadership team.

Monthly Meeting - Photo Pills: The Planner Module - Kim Willits

To get the most out of this meeting, please ensure that you have PhotoPills installed on your phone so you can follow along as we go through the Planner module. PhotoPills is an essential phone app that can help you plan your photoshoot from start to finish, eliminating the guesswork that sometimes requires multiple visits. For this meeting we'll discuss two features: The Planner module and the My Stuff section. The Planner module allows you to pick an exact shooting spot on a map and determine where the sun, moon and Milky Way are at any date and time. The My Stuff section allows you to save, edit, and load plans you've created in the Planner module, as well as Points of Interest (places you marked as interesting, but haven't created a plan for yet). These two features are not all that PhotoPills can do, but it's a good start. PhotoPills is a large app and honestly, it's complicated and not very intuitive. So to understand how to work with this app, it's best to explain the most usable features one meeting at a time. Once you know how one module works, it should be easier to understand the other modules, since most of the buttons, graphs and options work in a similar fashion. If you want to get a head start on learning how PhotoPills works, just visit PhotoPills.com and click on the Academy link. You can also access the Academy from your PhotoPills app by selecting the Academy tab. If there is interest, we can schedule another PhotoPills meeting to discuss other important and beneficial modules within the PhotoPills application. Just let me know in the comments below for this meeting! This will be an online Zoom meeting. Once you RSVP, you should see the meeting link in the Online Event location area. If you click on the link, it will take you to the meeting. You should be able to attend the meeting up to 15 minutes prior to the meeting date and start time. If you have never used Zoom, you will be prompted to install the Zoom application. Once the application is installed, you can enter the meeting. When you first enter the meeting, your audio and video will be turned off. You can click on the audio and video ICONs in the Zoom tool bar to turn on your audio and video. Monthly Critique: You can submit photos from a recent meetup, related to the monthly meeting topic or any other photograph you want critiqued. Limit: two photos per member. Please follow the guidelines & instructions below for uploading photos: https://www.dropbox.com/s/emmw22fmnbyra87/Photo%20Upload%20Guidelines%20for%20Fresh%20Start%20Critique.pdf?dl=0 It is by sharing our work and getting constructive criticism that we grow as photographers... :) See you there... The leadership team.

Monthly Meeting - Lightroom changes since 2017, by John Fogg

Monthly Topic: Many substantial changes have been made to Lightroom software since Adobe moved to subscription-only versions in Oct-2017. John Fogg will outline all of the changes and new features to the Library and Develop modules in Lightroom Classic, from version 7 to the current version. Many of the changes and additional features will be demonstrated during the meetup. Feel free to bring your laptops with LR Classic installed on them if you would like to follow along. Please note that this will not include any discussion of the cloud-based Lightroom version from Adobe." This will be an online Zoom meeting. Once you RSVP, you should see the meeting link in the Online Event location area. If you click on the link, it will take you to the meeting. You should be able to attend the meeting up to 15 minutes prior to the meeting date and start time. If you have never used Zoom, you will be prompted to install the Zoom application. Once the application is installed, you can enter the meeting. When you first enter the meeting, your audio and video will be turned off. You can click on the audio and video ICONs in the Zoom tool bar to turn on your audio and video. Monthly Critique: You can submit photos from a recent meetup, related to the monthly meeting topic or any other photograph you want critiqued. Limit: two photos per member. Please follow the guidelines & instructions below for uploading photos: https://www.dropbox.com/s/emmw22fmnbyra87/Photo%20Upload%20Guidelines%20for%20Fresh%20Start%20Critique.pdf?dl=0 It is by sharing our work and getting constructive criticism that we grow as photographers... :) See you there... The leadership team.

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