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 August 14th 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 07/10/2022
TOPIC: New Skills, New Thrills Again

Ralph Sutter opened the meeting with comments about sensor cleaning.
He posted relevant information on the SLO Bytes Photography website at
Ralph then offered a variety of images highlighting the background removal feature of Luminar Neo
He also shared images of marauding deer munching on his succulents planter. These were taken with the Vikeri Trail Camera

Kaye Raul visited Port San Luis/Avila Beach before showing images of house plants, tree forms and charming Eto Park in San Luis Obispo.

Alan Raul showed images shot with his Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max of the newly remodeled tunnel under the 101 Freeway in Pismo Beach.
He also had pictures of the downtown Pismo Beach area including the ever-so-famous lighted "Pismo Beach" sign.
These were show in RAW with the built-in camera app and the ACDSee Pro app.
None of the images were cropped or modified.
NOTE: The Apple iPhone Pro Max has a triple-camera array on the rear of the device.
It features a 77mm (equiv.) focal length (3x) telephoto module, a 13mm (equiv.) F1.8 ultrawide module and a 26mm (equiv.) F1.5 wide module.
One of Alan's pictures of Harry's bar used the 26mm F1.5 wide module setting.

Stanford Brown shot images of the sand festival in Cayucos. He then asked other members of the Photography Group for advice in improving his image of a frog sculpture.

John Waller showed off the impressive photographic capabilities of his recently purchased Samsung S22 Ultra phone
The 10+ optical zoom produced sharp results of distant objects. Hand-held lo light photos were also sharp and realistically colored.
Switching to his Canon full sensor DSLR, John captured dramatic video of the Pismo Beach 4th of July fireworks

Our next meeting will take place via Zoom on Sunday, August 14th beginning at 2:00 pm.
An invitation with credentials to join will be sent several days before that date.

The topic is once again New Skills, New Thrills Explore different photographic techniques and share the fruit of your efforts with the group.
Taking up Stanford Brown's challenge to improve his image of the frog sand sculpture, I have uploaded his original picture to the SLO Bytes Photography website.
Download it from and edit it.
Make note of what you did and share the results with the group.
The meeting schedule for the remainder of 2022 is as follows
   September 11
   October 09
   November 13
   December 11
All meetings begin at 2:00pm

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Ralph Sutter