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

NEXT MEETING Sunday, May 21st 2017 @ 2:00 pm
NOTE: This meeting is off-schedule, moved back one week in deference to Mothers' Day.
Our normal meeting date is the second Sunday of each month

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

TOPIC: Photograph Technology

The topic for the Sunday, May 21st meeting will be Photographing Technology

"The challenge is all about technology, but don't limit yourself to today's advancements. Look to the past for some amazing subjects to shoot. Also use this opportunity to drive your choice of gear. Improvise with some unconventional equipment, like shooting through a magnifying glass or building your own light modifier"

NOTE: Once again, this assignment was suggested by Lightbox a 52 card deck with a photo challenge for every week of the year. Learn more at

See the Links page for tutorials on Links and other topics

MAP at

You will find a dashcam video tracing the route through the village of Arroyo Grande to the Photo Group on YouTube at

Notes from the April 23rd Session

TOPIC: Depicting Time

The topic for the April 23rd 2017 meeting was Depicting Time

NOTE: This assignment was suggested by Lightbox a 52 card deck with a photo challenge for every week of the year. Learn more at

The meeting opened with Ralph Sutter calling attention to some recent changes that he made to the Digital Photography web site. Sutter added a local search engine at the top of each page. Ralph also created prominent listings for royalty-free images and music on the Links page. pointed out two new links;
   Blending Modes Explained - Complete Guide to Photoshop Blend Modes offered by himself and
   No Copyright Music; suggested by Alan Raul

The group depicted the passage of time in a variety of ways. One popular approach was to show clock faces often accompanied by interesting narratives from Don Jones and John Waller on the history of the timepieces.

Some members displayed time-lapse photography of flowers. Others showed structures and geological features weathered by the passage of time. John Waller used morphing software transform his image as a child to his current state many years later.

We also saw Monica Tarzier's spectacular images of the Carrizo Plains and Soda Lake in the Spring.

Link to Notes of Prior Sessions

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