I was thrilled with Dr. Morin’s presentation at our previous IAAPG meeting on 21 November. He was an excellent speaker, sharing his expertise and thoughts while getting our creative juices flowing!
For those that missed this, the topic was “Learning to See Creatively: Elements of Design“. Roger walked us through a series of how to see lines, shapes, forms, texture, patterns, and color in our photographic compositions. “Be a spaceship” was often referred to while he emphasized changing the angle of your shot…to hover, dip, dive, angle away like a spaceship.
I received an e-mail from him and he commented, “depending on my work schedule would love to do Composition 2“. Like many of you, I am looking forward to his next lecture and I will keep you updated when that is placed on our calendar.
For those that requested a PDF of the lecture or perhaps missed it and would like to see it, I’ve added it to Google Drive so you can download it.
Asking $2,000 (firm) Steve – “It’s very lightly used (I’ve used it only for the silent shutter when I take images for the ACT or AMP). I’m selling it – because I’m buying a SONY A9. It’s in perfect operating condition without a nick on it. As you know, I take great care of my equipment.
Although free, it will not be as robust as Lightroom or Capture One. It does, however, have an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm that corrects exposure, colors, contrast and more automatically. If you’re looking for something easy, no fuss and don’t want to go through the trouble of using more advanced editors, give this a try.
I received an offer for this software in my e-mail from Shutter Pulse and I had been thinking about it the past couple of days. Free image editor? Today I decided to check it out to see if it was for real.
Below is the text of the e-mail I received from Shutter Pulse. I simply clicked on the “Get it for Free” and was taken to their page where it asked for my name and e-mail. Within two minutes I had a License code in my Inbox! Meanwhile, in my browser, the software was still downloading 344 MB’s.
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The install was pretty straightforward and took less than 3 minutes on my Windows PC. After installation to make mine a legal copy I just plugged in the e-mail I used to sign up on their site and used the License Key that was sent to that e-mail address.
Without a doubt, this is the easiest image editor I have used. I just played around with it the first 15 minutes and was able to create my first image, and I think it turned out pretty well using the AI algorithms.
As you can see there quite an improvement from the original RAW file (yes you can use TIFF or JPG files as well). I made zero changes from what the AI software did, taking me about 2 minutes. On loading the image the software looks for skies, color, and exposure. On saving it adds contrast, noise reduction, and some sharpening.
If you are in the market for a simple image editor that you can still tweak a little, you can’t beat this free software from Skylum. If you don’t want to subscribe to Adobe Lightroom or pay several hundred dollars for Capture 1, give this a try.
I’m looking for members that would like to join me in this Blog. What I’m looking for are members that would be willing to create a post on topics of their choice, gear review of a recent purchase, techniques they use, etc. No length of post requirement. It can be as short or as long as you like.
As we go forward we can organize these post from our local photographers to suit our needs. For example a Sony DSLR, Film Shooters, Marketplace and other categories.
If you would like to contribute, and it can be whenever or how often you want, or even a single post, send me an e-mail at email@example.com and state that you are interested.
Once I have received your e-mail I will add you to this site so you can create your post and publish it.
I’m still looking for someone that would like to speak at the 19 September meetings. Any topic. The photo challenge is shots you took over the Summer. Just 1-2 photos in JPG file format and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve already received a few.