Tidbits For March 2015

It’s been almost a year but were back at it.

March 7: Amazon has Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 on sale at 50% at $49.99. If you haven’t got a recent copy of Photoshop Elements then this may be a good thing otherwise I wouldn’t bother.

The link: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

March 6: First up is a rugged point-and-shoot from Panasonic. The Lumix DMC-FT5. You need to go to B&H and determine for yourself if it’s right for you.

The link: Lumix DMC-FT5

March 6: You want to buy a digital SLR but just don’t know how determine what’s right for you. You might consider a short course in buying a DSLR by CreativeLive. It’s a learning center on the web. They’re offering a 3 hour short course on buying your first DSLR. The live class is FREE. Only when you want to view the course later does it cost you.

The link: How to Choose Your First DSLR Camera

 

Walk About Camera Good For Falls And Going Overboard

This little camera is waterproof and can take a fall from 7 feet. Has built-in WiFi and GPS.

Price seems about right too.

Check it out at Amazon and B&H Photo Video.

February 2015 Meeting Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG

Chapman University SIG Leader: John Krill #3160

We had 7 members at the meeting.

YouTube Video Of The Month

We didn’t show a video this month. You can still visit the SIG blog and click on John’s YouTube Playlist to view all the videos we have shown during the meetings and many more.

Cloud Printing Using Your Own Printer

One big question everyone had with the Chromebook was printing. Well folks I’m here to tell you it’s no big deal.

Google now has developed the software to print from just about any device to any printer that is setup to accept print jobs from that device. Here is the link at Google that explains everything.

https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/index.html, I was able to setup my photo printer to accept prints jobs from my Android tablet and it worked like a charm.

Once I get the Samsung Chromebook I will make sure one of our home printers, most likely the Black and White laser printer, for print jobs.

They also have printers on the market that can be used as a stand-alone printer requiring no computer. I just may get one of those.

Ain’t technology grand?

What Is Multi-Touch Screen

While showing examples of a daily email specials one of the items was a Dell laptop with a multi-touch screen. Multi-Touch is exactly what you do with your smartphone and tablet. This technology is now part of Windows 8.1.

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.

March Meeting

I will bring in my newly acquired Samsung 11” Chromebook and we will discuss what can be done with this machine as far as photography is concerned. I will continue to show one or two Youtube videos at the beginning of the meeting. We will discuss ISO. What is ISO? Maybe more slideshows? Anyone have some travel or family pictures to share? How about photos of children?

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/1CqEsBH

flickr: http://tinyurl.com/pow28yq

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

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

 

One Photographer’s Process For Creating An Ideal Photograph

In this video, Ibarionex demonstrates how he builds a photograph by evaluating the light and the setting first then waits for the right moment to take the picture.

New Time: 12:33 PM To 2 PM

New Performance Center At Chapman University

New Performance Center At Chapman University

John Krill 3160, SIG Leader

The Beginning Digital Photography SIG new meeting time is 12:30 PM to 2 PM.

We will meet in the same room.

We will follow The Advanced Digital Photography SIG so those that go to both SIGs can still do so.

Reason For Time Change: I’ve had to get to the meeting early to set up and I stay until the end of the Main Meeting to take photos of the raffle winners. This means I’m at there from 8 AM until after 4 PM with nothing on my schedule from 10:30 AM until the Main Meeting at 2 PM.

Now with the SIG time change I go from our SIG meeting directly to the Main Meeting.

Much better.

I think?

It’s A Phone With A 1″ Sensor and Leica Lens. For Real!

Panasonic Packs a Whopping 1-Inch Sensor and Leica Lens In Its Lumix CM1 Smartphone!

CM1It’s an Android smartphone with a really cool camera. It’s aoly available in Germany and France so as always we wait, and wait, and wait.

OK Nikon and Canon lets get your act together and gives us something similar but better. Right? Better?

Here’s the story

September 2014 Meeting Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG

Chapman Univ Parking LotSIG Leader: John Krill #3160

We had 8 members at the meeting.

Youtube Video Of The Month

We didn’t show a video this month. You can still visit the SIG blog and click on John’s Youtube Playlist to view all the videos we have shown during the meetings and many more.

Rent Before You Buy

Before buying that new digital camera you might want to rent one first. May camera stores provide rentals and you can also go online to rent that future purchase. I recently rented a Fujifilm X100S from LenRentals.com. The entire process was pain free and I learned that I probably wouldn’t buy that camera.

The featured photo was taken with the Fujifilm X100S,

NOTE: The day after I returned the camera to LenRentals.com Fujifilm released an upgrade to the X100S. The new camera, the X100T, included many of the changes that I talked about during the meeting. Now comes decision time. We will see.

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.

October Meeting

I will continue to show one or two Youtube videos at the beginning of the meeting. Will discuss ISO. What is ISO? Maybe more slideshows? Anyone have some travel or family pictures to share? How about photos of children?

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.

No photographs this month.

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

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com