SIG Report – November 2011

Family Portrait

Family Portrait at the Beach

November 2011 Meeting NOCCC Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG
SIG Leader: John Krill #3160

NEW Room Science 131A: We have moved our meeting location from Science 127 to Science 131A. To repeat we will be meeting in Science 131A from now on. Science 131A is next door to Science 127. Clear?

What’s The Difference Between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements Organizer?

We view a movie at TV.Abobe.com that goes over the differences between Organizer and Lightroom and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both.

I also show how Picasa can be a help when Organizer is too slow and doesn’t do something well. Picasa is faster than Organizer doing searches. Also Picasa is much easier at adding and using Keywords.

The location of the film at TV.Adobe.com is: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-complete-picture-with-julieanne-kost/should-i-use-lightroom-or-bridge/

I might add that Julieanne Kost is a very good teacher of Lightroom and Photoshop.

Creating A Custom White Balance Setting In Your Camera.

Many digital cameras will allow you to create a custom White Balance setting. Cameras vary as to the procedure but in general you take a photo of something white (it doesn’t need to be in focus.) You actually don’t get a photo but the camera uses the image to create the custom White Balance setting.

If you need to create a custom White Balance setting check you camera’s manual to see if it can be done. If you have problems bring the camera and manual to one of our meeting and we will see what we can do.

How Do I Put The Date/Time On An Image?

Many cameras will allow you to put a Date/Time stamp right on the image. Again check your cameras manual to see if yours is one of them. If not you can you a program like Photoshop Elements to put the Date/Time on your image.

But first you need to know the Date/Time. In Photoshop Elements Organizer right-click on the image and select properties. In the Properties window there will be the Date/Time for that image. Just write that data onto the image in Elements Editor using the Text tool.

Picasa: You can also use Picasa to get the Date/Time. Under The View menu select Properties. The Properties window will list the Date/Time for the image selected.

Standard Stuff That Is Always In This Report

This report should be up on the SIG’s blog. I may go into greater detail and I will include screen shots as well.

I’ve been lax in posting to the blog. I hope to correct this. Because our meetings are once a month and last for only one and a half hours there is much more I can cover with the blog.

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.

We had 14 members at our SIG meeting.

See you at the next meeting.

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 SkyDrive. A link will be put here every month to the folder with that months photos.

SkyDrive Photos: https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=15ea646958d5fabd&page=play&resid=15EA646958D5FABD!178

PS: I know it’s a LONG link and if you go to the NOCCC web site you can find the link at the Beginners Digital Photography SIG report.

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

Picasa Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/noccc.bgphotosig

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

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