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 06/14/20
TOPIC: Animals; please share images of fauna that walk the earth, fly the skies or swim the seas
The meeting took place via Zoom. Ralph Sutter began the meeting. He reviewed the links posted on the web site at

Ralph then shared photos of animals seen around his house and at Santa Margarita Lake. Sutter used two programs to display his images; Photodex Proshow Producer and DaVinci Resolve. Photodex ceased to exist on 01/31/2020 but their software still works with the exception of their on-line resources. Ralph found the freeware program, DaVinci Resolve to be a very sophisticated video editor whose features equal or surpass those of Adobe Premiere.

Doug DePue showed the elephant seals of Piedras Blancas. They were photographed long before that stretch of Highway 101 offered dedicated viewing areas and vehicle parking lots.

Alan Raul used Adobe Spark and other Adobe products to create photo collages of some of his four-legged friends.

Bob Styerwalt documented Bath Day for his puppy, adding images of backyard birds and bees.

Kaye Raul showed painted cow statues, livestock and wildlife found near the Madonna Inn and the Avila Barn as well as photos of her dog shedding snow drifts of hair.

Stanford Brown captured still images of bison, elephant seals, domesticated fishing cormorants, bears, deer and sundry other wild animals photographed around the world.
Connie Sutter pressed into service stuffed animals and hand puppets from her days as a classroom teacher, finishing off with a shot of her new and very lively puppy.

John Waller shared images of seals in Morro Bay, deer in Yosemite, many animals of the Santa Barbara Zoo and others roaming Hearst Ranch.

NEXT MEETING: Sunday, July 12th, 2020@ 2:00 pm
The topic is Artistic Growth; 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

   August 9th
   September 13th
   October 11th
   November 8th
   December 13th

Map at
Dashcam video at

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

Ralph Sutter

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