The SLO Bytes 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; SLO Bytes
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts. Our meetings are normally held via Zoom on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.

The next meeting will take place on July 10th beginning at 2:00 pm. The topic for the meeting is open-ended. Members are encouraged to try new techniques and share with the group the results of their experiences.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. An invitation will be e-mailed to Photo Group members shortly before the meeting

Notes from the Meeting of 06/12/22
TOPIC: New Skills, New Thrills Again

Ralph Sutter opened the meeting with images of his recent landscaping project as well as shots from his orchard and vegetable garden.
Ralph added a video of rocks sliding downward as he scooped them into a wheelbarrow.

Kaye Raul offered weather-worn barns, scenes from Oceano and Port San Luis before demonstrating the use of the level horizon tool in Adobe Lightroom/

Alan Raul showed images shot with his Sony A7iv with a 35mm F2.8 lens of the north end of Pismo Beach at low tide.
He then showed images shot with his 24-70mm F4.0 lens of the sand dunes and the Pismo Beach Creek area.
Images were modified with a variety of image editing software to get the desired effects he wanted to share.
Alan's photography gear is listed on DP Review

Stanford Brown found fractured trees and scenes high above Las Vegas
before retreating to Paso Robles where he added angles inside his house and local landscapes.

John Waller demonstrated the use of luminosity masks inside Adobe Lightroom.
This technique allowed him to enhance yellow flowers in a field of yellow while affecting the flowers but not the field behind.
John then applied the technique to trees in Morro Bay and the iconic rocks of Yosemite.

Connie Sutter looked at trees and the shadows that they cast.
She then shifted focus to a rock outcropping that she excavated as part of her landscaping project.

The session closed with Kaye's positive review of several lesser known lenses for her Sony A7iv camera.
Alan called attention to the free web space offered by DP Review
There, he posted details of his camera gear and showed samples of his photos.
Ralph showed some of the camera resources that he posted to his web site at

The meeting schedule for the remainder of 2022 is as follows
   August 14
   September 11
   October 09
   November 13
   December 11
All meetings begin at 2:00pm

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

Ralph Sutter