October 2013 Meeting Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG

SIG Leader: John Krill #3160

We had 12 members at the meeting.

The New Apple iPhone and It’s Camera

Saw a short video on the camera inside the new iPhones. There’s nothing that the camera can do that hasn’t been invented elsewhere but what is important is that it almost makes all the current point-and-shoot cameras obsolete. Why the camera makers in Japan haven’t innovated as Apple has with their cameras built into their phones is a mystery to me.

How hard is it to build the Android OS into their cameras along with Wifi thus giving them some of the capabilities of smart phones and being able to instantly upload photos to one or more of the social sites such as Twitter or Facebook?

Questions and Comments

Sending Photos Via E-Mail

One member has been having problems sending photos via email. Suggested they ZIP all the photos into one file and send them via Adobe’s SendNow. Some e-mail providers the size of attachments to e-mail and others limit the number of attachments to an e-mail. Some even do both.

By using SendNow you by pass both of these restrictions. Your photos are sent via SendNow and held until the recipient downloads them.

Changing Image Resolution For Printing

Another questions had to do with resizing a digital photo for printing. They wanted to know if taking a photo that has a resolution of 72 dpi and resizing it to 240 dpi will effect the image quality.

The short answer is yes but the member was only making 4”X6” prints and they stated that the prints looked great.

When I use Photoshop Elements to print a small image I don’t change the properties of the image at all. I just let Photoshop Elements to all work. In most cases the prints looks fine.

November Meeting

Not sure at this time what we will be talking about in the November meeting. Maybe something to do with Christmas.

I still want to do a ‘Walk About.’ Didn’t I say that last month? Bring your camera and we’ll walk about and see what kind of picture taking problems we can find and maybe answer.

If you have specific picture taking problems then bring your camera and just maybe we can solve your problem.

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.

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 and Flickr. A link will be put here every month to the folder location with the current month’s photos.

SkyDrive Photos for the October 2013 Club Meeting: http://sdrv.ms/GEoDwz.
Flickr Photos for October 2013 Club Meeting: http://tinyurl.com/kxxzqny.

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

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

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