August 2015 Meeting Report

150809-D007WSIG Leader: John Krill #3160

Meeting Time Is Now 12:30 PM

We had 5 members at the meeting.

Small Meeting

This being Summer we usually get a small group at these meetings. August was no exception. We spent most of the meeting talking about what each of us is doing with our cameras during the Summer months.

User Questions

We spent most of the remaining time answering questions. It had been very encouraging that members are bringing in their questions. Keep them coming.

What Does The Camera Control In Program and Auto Modes?

More advanced cameras such as Digital Single Lens Reflex, DSLR, have the ability to allow the photographer to control many aspects of the camera. But there are two options that give the camera more control of the camera’s operation.

Program Mode: In this mode the camera controls the Aperture & Shutter Speed. The photographer still has control of everything else, such as ISO and White Balance.

Auto Mode: Simply put with the camera in Auto Mode it controls everything. All the photographer needs to do is Point & Shoot. Picture taken.

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Service?

This one as kept everyone confused primarily because Adobe has done a terrible job of explaining what it is. Also their web site is confusing and I think for a reason. For instance if you have an existing product and you just want to upgrade to the latest version it is tricky getting to the page that explains pricing and weather you CAN upgrade.

Follow this guide to get to the ordering page that lets you do an upgrade.

Adobe.com >>   Click the MENU Icon and Select All Products at the bottom of the page. Select a product and Click the Buy link. From this page select the version you want. For me it was Lightroom Desktop. Yes it’s for the Full Version but on the next page you can change that to Upgrade. At I want to Buy change it using the drop-down menu to Upgrade. And then select your current version, I Own, with the drop-down list to select your current version. Done I hope.

Photoshop and Lightroom CC?

If you want the Creative Cloud, CC, version of these two products select Creative Cloud from the Menu Icon and scroll down to the bottom of the page and there it is! Select Buy under Photographers. This option includes: Photoshop CC plus Lightroom for desktop, mobile and web for US$9.99/mo. Clear?

NEW and Exciting Developments at NOCCC

We now have our own Facebook page. To find the Club’s Facebook account just do a Google search for Computer Club NOCCC and one of the listing will be for our Facebook account. If you are use Facebook make sure you LIKE the NOCCC page.

September Meeting

I haven’t decided on a subject for the meeting. If you have any ideas just show up at the meeting and tell us what you need to know. The questions we get during the meeting really keep me on my toes.

PS: You have any ideas?

Standard Stuff That Is Always In This Report

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

Check out the SIG BLog for other information and maybe info on what we will discuss at the next meeting.

As always we will answer any and all questions.

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

See you at the next meeting.

Where the Pictures From The Main Meeting Go To Die

Note: I am using a new Web location for the photos I take at the meeting. I now upload the photos I take to Microsoft OneDrive and flickr. A link will be put here every month to the folder location with the current month’s photos.

OneDrive: http://1drv.ms/1UPbC4i

flickr: http://tinyurl.com/ozvc2h9

SIG BLog: https://nocccbgphotosig.wordpress.com/

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

Pricing For Photoshop CC with Lightroom CC

Adobe has some confusing web pages and by using SMALL font size when it describes a product you can miss what lies behind the small print.

At yesterdays NOCCC meeting of the Beginning Digital Photography SIG we didn’t examine the small print on this and other pages but the reality is that nothing has changed.

You can still purchase Photoshop CC AND Lightroom CC as a package for $10/Month.

Here is the page with the various plans. The one we are interested in is the “Photography” plan. Be sure to read all the FINE print.

The Adobe CC Plans: https://creative.adobe.com/plans

Really Big Download

Really Big Download

That’s right it’s over a Two GigaByte download for the new Windows 10. I have no idea how long that will take with my DSL going full blast. And that’s not that fast.

Personally I’m going to wait a while. If you have downloaded Windows 10 already let us know how it went.

June 2015 Meeting

The New Invades The OldSIG Leader: John Krill #3160

Meeting Time Is Now 12:30 PM

We had 6 members at the meeting.

User Questions

We spent most of the remaining time answering user questions. It had been very encouraging that members are bringing in their questions. Keep them coming.

NEW and Exciting Developments at NOCCC

We now have our own Facebook page. To find the Club’s Facebook account just do a Google search for Computer Club NOCCC and one of the listing will be for our Facebook account. If you are use Facebook make sure you LIKE the NOCCC page.

July Meeting

I will not be at the July meeting since it falls on the July 4th weekend. I will be back for the August meeting.

PS: You have any ideas?

Standard Stuff That Is Always In This Report

 If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

Check out the SIG BLog for other information and maybe info on what we will discuss at the next meeting.

As always we will answer any and all questions.

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

See you at the next meeting.

Where the Pictures From The Main Meeting Go To Die

Note: I am using a new Web location for the photos I take at the meeting. I now upload the photos I take to Microsoft OneDrive and flickr. A link will be put here every month to the folder location with the current month’s photos.

OneDrive: http://1drv.ms/1FEJaJs

flickr: http://tinyurl.com/parkll2

SIG BLog: https://nocccbgphotosig.wordpress.com/

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

Tidbits For June 2015

Dust Matters. Are You Sure?

If you really think dust is a problem when inside a lens think again. Here’s a post from LensRentals that shows you why dust doesn’t matter.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/06/i-dont-know-why-it-swallowed-a-fly-weather-sealed-lens-with-a-fly-inside

Photography and YouTube: Where to Start

The Candid Frame with Ibarionex Perello

Ibarionex Perello is the host and producer of The Candid Frame Photography podcast. He is a photographer as well as the author of Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light.


 

Art of Photography with Ted Forbes


 

Tony and Chelsea Northrup


 

DigitalRev TV: Camera and Lens Reviews.


 

The Camera Store: Camera and Lens Reviews

Memory Cards – What Do All The Numbers & Letters Mean

TS_MEMORY-CARDSMystery solved. I’ve always wanted to know what all the numbers and letters meant on the face of SD and other memory cards. Thanks to B&H Photo Video I now have a much better appreciation of what I’ve already purchased and, of course, what I need to know for future purchases.

Mouse click on the image of just click this.