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 1:00 pm.
The expanded format has the meeting beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 4:00 pm
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.

Notes from the Meeting of 04/11/2021
TOPIC: Black and White - Architecture The meeting took place via Zoom

In the First Segment, we saw images of architecture on-line from humble to haughty and then rendered in black and white.

Stanford Brown showed sharp images of ancient temples in Cambodia

The Second Session opened with Ralph Sutter showing chicken coops and local buildings first in full color and subsequently reduced to black and white.

Kaye Raul followed suit, sharing houses throughout the San Luis Obispo area.

Alan Raul opened with structures and vessels by the sea; Morro Bay, Port San Luis and Avila, along with driftwood shelters and the iconic Halcyon Temple of the People.
View Alan's pictures at

John Waller, using Photoshop, showed the different results to be achieved by first allowing Photoshop to transform color images to black and white and then manipulating custom color ranges for much different results. John used familiar sites for his transformations; the Santa Barbara Mission, Oceano Train Depot and the Arroyo Grande one room schoolhouse.

Bob Ward carefully edited a chicken coop before moving to the old ranch house beside Costco San Luis Obispo and finally applying several of Luminar AI's portrait tools to change the look of the subject.

Doug Depue introduced the group to iFun Screen Recorder, using it for a video capture of content from Surfline.
Our next meeting will take place on May 16th pushed back one week by Mothers' Day falling on May 9th.
The topic is Color Please share images in which color stands out; not just color photographs but eye-catching images dominated by one or more colors. 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 2021 is as follows
   May 16 (Mothers' Day falls on May 9th)
   June 13
   July 11
   August 8
   September 12
   October 10
   November 14
   December 12

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