The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, January 14 at the Pinckneyville Community Center. The center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA.
This month’s meeting will focus not so much on individual photos but on best practices for managing all your photos from vacations to portraits to landscapes to nature to urban street scenes to whatever genre you enjoy most.
We’ll lead off with a discussion of Digital Asset Management (DAM) led by Bob Chadwick. Bob will concentrate on the Import function: taking data from your SD card to the computer, where you then organize and manage the data using software such as Lightroom.
Here’s a sample Lightroom screen:
What types of DAM tools can you use to boost the impact of your photos? Bring your questions and curiosity to the meeting!
We’ll then shift to this month’s Show ’n Tell entitled “New Perspectives in Controlling Photography Software” led by Brian Walton. According to Brian, “a standard keyboard and mouse are obvious choices but not necessarily the most empowering options at a photographer’s disposal in the current landscape. Customization within common photography software packages and various external controllers can be adapted to your needs.”
We hope you’ll come ready to join Brian and the group in exploring some of those options. A few of the options might surprise you.
The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake, GA
At our December meeting, Bob Chadwick will examine how to photograph subjects in motion. He’ll also walk us through how to overcome motion blur problems and in some cases how to take advantage of motion to enhance the image of certain subjects. Here are examples of the types of photos he’ll discuss. Feel free to bring your questions and examples of subjects in motion.
Show ‘n Tell
The Show ‘n Tell portion of the December meeting will feature images from Colombia, where Alfonso Ceycedo grew up. He’ll take us back to the time when he was a young man before digital photography came along. Here are examples of images Alfonso will show and tell us about.
Monthly Theme: Doors
Also, remember our theme for the month is “Doors.” Hope you’ll bring 1 to 3 photos of doors, along with a brief story about why you wanted to capture each image. We have a dozen photos so far from 3 states and 2 continents!
The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm Pinckneyville Community Center 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Berkeley Lake, GA
Overview and demonstration ON1 Photo RAW 2020
Our November meeting will be devoted to an overview and demonstration of ON1 Photo RAW 2020, a new tool from ON1.
This new photo editor attempts to provide the full range of tools for all your photo editing needs. ON1 says:
With ON1 Photo RAW 2020, you have control of what’s yours and what matters to you with photography – it’s Photography Your Way. This professional-grade photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor, and effects app, includes everything you need in one photography application. New features include … custom camera profiles, SmugMug integration, improved noise reduction, a map view, a Print Module, speed/performance enhancements, and much more!
The Show ‘n Tell portion of the November meeting will feature images from the Cataloochee Valley, which is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. David Dunagan recently visited the valley during the elk mating season and will be sharing images he recorded over a 5-day period.
The monthly meeting of the Peachtree Corners Photography Club will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm Pinckneyville Community Center 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Berkeley Lake, GA
This month’s presenter will be Ludwig Keck
Overview and demonstration of Topaz Studio 2
Our October meeting will be devoted to an overview and demonstration of Topaz Studio 2, a new tool from Topaz Labs.
Topaz Labs uses the slogan “creative photo editing” and says:
“Edit your images beautifully with powerful filters and frictionless masking in a fine-tuned non-destructive layer workflow.
“A workflow devoted entirely to creative photo post-processing.
“Topaz Studio 2 has only one purpose: creative photo editing. This starts after you select your image and ends when you export your finished work. It’s designed specifically around the artisanal post-processing workflow of carefully crafting a single image to your vision. Studio is the editor to use when you want jaw-dropping images and you’re not afraid to spend the time to get them. It’s for creating works that push the bounds of your artistic vision; the few that you know you’ll look back upon in years as one of your best creations.”
This tool is derived from the powerful and creative plugins by Topaz Labs that have enabled taking images to new and imaginative levels.
You will be delighted and tempted by the marvelous possibilities.
Show ‘n Tell
Our Show ’n Tell presenter this month will be Bob Chadwick.
Bob will be showing and discussing photos from the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas. In addition, he’ll give some details on his subjects, equipment, and settings.