The San Luis Obispo Digital 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
Our meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts.

Notes from the Meeting of 07/12/2020
TOPIC: Artistic Growth; Learn a new skill for use inside or outside the camera and present it to the group.
The meeting took place via Zoom
Ralph Sutter Showed the Links Page at
He called attention to
   Reading Histograms and
   Shooting in Full Manual Exposure

Anticipating possible Zoom problems, Ralph mentioned that he had previously uploaded his slide shows to YouTube at
   Created with DaVinci Resolve and
   Created with Irfanview

Kaye Raul showed how she used Photoshop to transform still images into simulated oil paintings. She also spoke about in-camera adjustments such as focus peaking and focus assist. She then shared stunning close-up images achieved with these tools.

Alan Raul explained how he went about cleaning the sensor on his camera, urging other members of the group to learn more by following the link,

John Waller explored time-lapse photography and astro photography, experimenting with different iso, aperture and speed settings to achieve optimum results.

Linda Styerwalt alerted everyone that there is currently a comet passing overhead near the Big Dipper. Learn more at

NEXT MEETING: Sunday, August 9th, 2020@ 2:00 pm
The topic is Artistic Growth-Phase Two; Held over by popular demand
Learn a new skill for use inside or outside the camera and present it to the group. The meeting will take place via Zoom

A Zoom invitation will be e-mailed to Photo Group members shortly before the meeting.
The meeting schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follows

   September 13th
   October 11th
   November 8th
   December 13th

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

Ralph Sutter

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