What we're about

This Meetup Group will build on its reputation of providing high-quality Photoshop, Lightroom and other photo-related events and workshops (primarily in central New Jersey, New York City and other locations across the Northeast US).

The group was originally founded in 2011 by longtime professional photographer and Photoshop professional Susan J. Meyer, and it is currently managed by Andrew Darlow, a NJ-based author, photographer and consultant.

Note from Andrew to members: Thank you very much for being a part of this group. I’ve met a number of members in the past, and I look forward to meeting many more at upcoming events.
Below is my bio so that you know a bit more about me, and in what areas of photography I specialize. I encourage you to suggest Meetups on specific topics from the link on the top of the group’s main webpage.

BIO: Andrew Darlow

Andrew Darlow is a photographer and consultant based in New Jersey. For over 20 years, he has consulted on the topics of digital photography, digital output, and color management. Andrew Darlow is photographer, writer and digital imaging consultant.

He is the former Editorial Director of Digital Imaging Techniques Magazine, and the current editor of ImagingBuffet.com, an online imaging magazine. His photographic work and technical articles have been published internationally and featured in numerous magazines and websites, including Photo District News, Popular Photography and Rangefinder magazine.

He has lectured and conducted seminars and Master Classes around the world at conferences and for photography organizations and schools, including the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, WPPI and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. His work has been widely exhibited and his prints are held in numerous private collections.

His book, "301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers," (http://www.inkjettips.com) covers tips and techniques for prepping, printing and displaying prints made using inkjet printers. The book was chosen as the winner in the “Photography: Instructional/How-To” category of The National Best Books Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

His pet photography has been featured in many publications and websites, including Animal Fair magazine, The Home News Tribune, NJ.com and The AKC Gazette, the official publication of the American Kennel Club. Darlow has photographed a wide variety of people and their pets in both formal and informal situations, and his photo sessions have included custom prints on watercolor paper, photo paper and canvas using inkjet and photo printmaking material.

Over the last 20+ years, Darlow has photographed numerous dog shows, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He has appeared on radio shows and his pet photography has appeared on the News 12 New Jersey Television program. Darlow has donated his photo and custom printing services over the years to a number of causes, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Women's Venture Fund, The Seeing Eye (Guide Dog Training Institute), and the garden tour for Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats). His book, "Pet Photography 101: Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat," (http://www.photopettips.com/) contains over 100 tips for getting better images of people and their pets.

Upcoming events (1)

Three Free Photography Seminars in Princeton, NJ 1/27/2019 (Sun)

Please join me and two of my friends at a free photography event happening next Sunday in Princeton, NJ. Here are the details of my talk, with an overview of the day's schedule: Learn tips and techniques to help you get the most from your DSLR or mirrorless camera when traveling around the block or across the globe. Throughout the workshop, I’ll be covering these and other topics from my book, Focus and Filter: • Which camera settings to consider when you’re on the go, including Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Auto ISO; • How to shoot through glass; • How to carry your gear with ease; and • How to capture action in different situations (cities, wildlife, etc.). Date: January 27, 2019 (Sunday) Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM Venue: Rising Star Photography Society, 414 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 Fee: FREE Parking: Free parking is available in front of the studio. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Darlow here: http://imagingbuffet.com/contact-us/ Schedule 11:00AM – 12:00PM: Seminar 1 – "Travel Photography Tips for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Owners" by Andrew Darlow 12:00PM – 01:00PM: Seminar 2 – “Introduction to Luminar, the post-processing software” by Dr. David Songquan Deng 01:00PM – 03:00PM: Photography Exhibition presented by instructor of Rising Star Photography Society; Slide show presentation “Arctic Adventures - Greenland, Norway and Faroe Islands” by Dr. Kah-Wai Lin Biography of the Speakers Andrew Darlow Andrew Darlow is a New Jersey-based photographer, educator and consultant. Over the past 25+ years, he has taught amateur and professional photographers how to improve their photography, workflow and digital print output at conferences, industry events, and educational institutions, including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions, and his prints are held in numerous private collections. Darlow's articles and images have been included in many publications, websites, books and TV programs, including Animal Planet, People Magazine, NJ.com and CBS News. He’s the editor of imagingbuffet.com and the author of four books, including his newest book, Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot (Ulysses Press). An Amazon Hot New Release and No. 1 Best Seller, Focus and Filter received an award at the 2018 International Book Awards. To download a 25 page PDF excerpt from the book, visit www.FocusAndFilter.com. David Songquan Deng, PhD Like most of his friends, Songquan Deng came to the United States as a student. After got his EE Ph.D. degree, he worked in the Power Supply and Semiconductor industry for many years, and he believed that would be his career until he retired. As Songquan says, "The best part of life is the uncertainty, which means you never know what will happen next. It could be good or bad, happy or sad. Whatever it is, it won't be boring!" In 2008, he received a very important birthday gift from his dear wife – a Nikon D80 DSLR camera. It opened his eyes to an exciting world, filled with lights and colors. In January 2012, it became obvious that photographing cities was much more interesting than soldering capacitors onto circuit boards. Songquan quit his engineering job and became a full-time freelance travel photographer. Songquan’s photography collection contains images from many places across the globe, including North America, Europe and Asia. As his travels continue, new collections are added frequently. Combined with both artistry and a commercial perspective, Songquan Deng’s work is used widely by major companies, such as Yahoo, National Geographic and Forbes. His work also appears in a large number of magazines, and on many book and CD covers, post cards and calendars. This event is sponsored by NiSi Filters and Skylum Software.

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