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 on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm
Beginning with our February 14th SLO Bytes Photography Group meeting, we will begin at
1 PM and end around 4 PM.
The change is to accommodate all members of the group at their perspective photography level and capabilities.
We are making this change since we no longer have the time to discuss new software and applications that we are using.
1 PM - Members may show past pictures which they shot or pictures from the Internet which exemplify the current months topic.
1:50 PM - Stand up, coffee/water, snack break, pet the dog, etc.
2 PM - Members will show current pictures taken within the last 30 days on the assigned topic of the month.
3:30 to 4 PM - Member (s) can demonstrate a software application or technique used to modify the image. This may also include a particular shooting technique.
Members may attend any part(s) of the 3-hour Zoom session.
from the Meeting of 02/14/2021
: Close-up Photography The meeting took place via Zoom
With this meeting, the Photography Group implemented the new meeting schedule shown above. It was successful with broad participation across all segments.
In the First Segment
, Doug Depue
provided numerous images of flowers and other objects from his portfolio.
led off the Second Segment
with details of Big Falls, Little Falls, Nojoqui Falls, Salmon Creek and his pet dog.
showed thumbnail images found in his tutorial on creating a router jig for fluting screwdriver handles turned on a wood lathe.
followed with closeups of pier planks, rusty nails and Toyon berries.
continued sharing images of flowers, door hardware and several very sharp images of assorted items attached to a wall plaque.
offered closeups of flowers and dog paws
chose coins, bolts, padlocks, lichens and ground squirrels
The Final Segment
brought a discussion of the software editing program, Luminar AI
Ralph showed his tutorial on Masking with Luminar AI
and shared his Notes to Self
on using the program; https://www.fullbean.com/tutorials/luminar-ai-notes.docx
Sutter observed that Luminar AI does not offer Layers, unlike Luminar 4. Various participants expressed their disappointment with this change.
John Waller demonstrated photo enhancement by color separation. He also showed images of frolicking dogs in overlapping freeze frame.
Finally, we investigated how to successfully share screens inside Zoom. Several members were unable to do so.
After the fact, Ralph Sutter wrote a tutorial on screen sharing and posted it at https://www.fullbean.com/tutorials/zoom-screen-share.docx
Our next meeting will take place on March 14th
The topic is Perspective
; as defined by each member
A Zoom invitation will be e-mailed to Photo Group members shortly before the meeting
The meeting schedule for the remainder of 2021 is as follows
May 16 (Mothers' Day falls on May 9th)