The San Luis Obispo Digital Photography Group serves the general San Luis Obispo County areas of the California Central Coast.

We are a Special Interest Group of the SLO Bytes PC Users Group; aka SLO Bytes

Our meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts.
The tentative meeting schedule for 2018 is as follows
    April 8
    May 13
    June 10
    July 8
    August 12
    September 9
    October 14
    November 11
    December 9

NEXT MEETING Sunday, April 8th 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Map at
Dashcam video at

TOPIC: Circles
The topic for the Sunday, April 8th meeting will be Circles
Share images of things circular.

Notes from the March 11th Session; TOPIC: Fire
The session opened with Ralph Sutter calling attention to recent postings in the Links Page of the club web site. There, you will find a listing of 13 free photo editors.

Sutter then played a video showing fire ranging from the false fire of a realistic battery-operated candle to a birthday celebration, burn pile and wood stove.

Alan Raul followed with fire images of propane heaters in sidewalk cafes and flckering flames in a church sanctuary. He then demonstrated how applying warming filters can heighten the impact of the scene.

Kaye Raul mixed fire and smoke in her photos, explaining the challenges of capturing the latter in a way that added to the composition.

John Waller took the opportunity to share pictures of firefighting aircraft and to experiment with the Fire effect in Photoshop, setting ablaze ocean horizons and telephone wires.

Monica Tarzier showed rustic scenes illuminated by the campfire or the outdoor fire pit.

The presentations were followed by a wide-ranging discussion of image editing; image presentation and photography in general. The consensus view is that auto advancing slide shows are more apt to be viewed in their entirity than presentations in which the viewer has to click on each image to advance the program.

Several members praised the capabilities of the slideshow presentation program, Proshow Gold.

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

Link to Notes of Prior Sessions

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