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The San Luis Obispo Photography Group serves the general San Luis Obispo County areas of the California Central Coast. We are a Special Interest Group of the SLO Bytes PC Users Group; SLO Bytes
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts. Our meetings are normally held via Zoom on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.

Notes from the Meeting of 11/14/2021
TOPIC: Each One Teach One; Share with others a program that you use or a technique that you practice
The SLO Bytes Photo Group originally added the First Session to our monthly meetings so that we could present our own historical images and those of others found on-line.

For the past several months, no one has offered such content.
For this reason, we decided to suspend the First Session indefinitely. The December 2021 Photo Group will begin at 2:00 pm with members sharing original images taken since the November 2021 meeting.

The November Second Session opened with Ralph Sutter showing images of sunsets and palm trees shot at home and land/seascapes seen while hiking near Cayucos and Avila Beach.

Stanford Brown followed offering shots of the Salinas River, Paso Robles and surrounding areas. His selection included dogs, alpacas, foxes and squirrels as seen on his walks through the countryside.

Alan Raul presented next. He used the Linux photo display program, Eye of Mate, to show thumbnails and exposure data. We saw sunsets, seascapes and cairns. Alan added interest with the selective use of black and white inside color images.

Kaye Raul demoed several recent Adobe releases; Creative Cloud, Premiere Rush and Photoshop Express.
She compared the sky replacement capabilities of Photoshop to that of Luminar AI, highlighting the strengths and shortcoming of each. See Kaye's links at https://www.slobytes.org/digital/documents/kaye-notes-1121.docx

John Waller used the Object Selection Tool, just added to Adobe Photoshop, to highlight multiple objects in the same image and transform them. He used neural filters for manipulating depth of field and changing selective focus.

Our last meeting of 2021 will take place on December 12th beginning at 2:00 pm
The topic is Portraits; Share images of people
The meeting will take place via Zoom.

A Zoom invitation will be e-mailed to Photo Group members shortly before the meeting

See the Links Page for tutorials and other resources


Ralph Sutter