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Notes of the March 11th 2018 Photo Group
« on: March 12, 2018, 06:32:16 PM »
Hello All,
Here are my notes from the SLO Bytes Photo Group meeting of 03/11/2018
TOPIC: Fire

The session opened with Ralph Sutter calling attention to recent postings at http://www.slobytes.org/digital/links.html, the Links page of the club web site. There, you will find a listing of 13 free photo editors.

Sutter then played a video showing fire ranging from the false fire of a realistic battery-operated candle to a birthday celebration, burn pile and wood stove.

Alan Raul followed with fire images of propane heaters in sidewalk cafes and flckering flames in a church sanctuary. He then demonstrated how applying warming filters can heighten the impact of the scene.

Kaye Raul mixed fire and smoke in her photos, explaining the challenges of capturing the latter in a way that added to the composition.

John Waller took the opportunity to share pictures of firefighting aircraft and to experiment with the Fire effect in Photoshop, setting ablaze ocean horizons and telephone wires.

Monica Tarzier showed rustic scenes illuminated by the campfire or the outdoor fire pit.

The presentations were followed by a wide-ranging discussion of image editing, image presentation and photography in general. The consensus view is that auto-advancing slide shows are more apt to be viewed in their entirity than presentations in which the viewer has to click on each image to advance the program.

Several members praised the capabilities of the slideshow presentation program, Proshow Gold; http://www.photodex.com/proshow/gold.

The next meeting of the SLO Bytes Photography Group will take place on Sunday, April 8th beginning at 2:00 pm.  The topic will be Circles.  Attendees are encouraged to bring images of things circular.

Ralph Sutter
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