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;
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
Meeting of 09/10/2023
The next meeting will take place on October 8th 2023 beginning at 2:00 pm via Zoom
The topic will be Try a new technique or refine a known one, demonstrating how to accomplish it
: Close-up Photography
opened the meeting with close-up images taken using a Sony A7iv camera
, Zeiss 4.0 24-70mm zoom lens
and a Vello 2x teleconverter
Using the 2x teleconverter made it difficult for the autofocus to produce sharp images. In his last image, Sutter switched to a Vello 3x converter, connecting the camera to a 26" monitor to aid in focusing. That produced a noticeably sharper image. During the Second Session
, Ralph shared a slideshow of his August kayaking trip to the San Juan Islands. View it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ES840b2Pm6o
shot a variety of closeup images with his Leica Q3
He then took more closeup images using his Sony A7iv
with a new Sony 70 - 200 F4.0 zoom lens
He then added a new Sony 2x teleconverter
and shot more images.
All JPG's from both cameras were directly from the camera (s) WITHOUT any software modifications.
Alan Raul's current gear consists of the following:
began close to home, sharing images of vases,orchids and household items.
followed suit offering details around his BBQ pit and crisp images of dog fur before showing a stunning closeup of the moon taken with a 500mm lens and a 2x extension tube.
The next meeting will take place on October 8th, 2023, beginning at 2:00 pm via Zoom The topic will be Try a new technique or refine a known one, demonstrating how to accomplish it
The meeting schedule for the remainder of 2023 is as follows
See the Links
page for tutorials and other resources