General Meeting - Digital Photography

  • 13 Nov 2010
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Main Classroom Building Rm 136, East 22nd & Chester Ave., Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Film based photography has become almost non-existent. Digital cameras are everywhere, in our phones, laptops, netbooks, tablets and even our desktop computers. But, just like the old film cameras, there are still tips and tricks to taking better pictures and then dealing with your pictures after you take them.

The meeting will be broken down into three parts.

How to Take Better Pictures With Any Camera

Charles Burkett’s presentation will provide a framework to enable you to take better pictures with any camera. Even if your favorite camera is the one in your phone, you will learn helpful hints to enable you to get better results. Charles is an instructor for Ideastream, teaching digital photography-related courses that help teachers use technology in the classroom. Previously, he led the Digital Photography Special Interest Group for the GCPCUG for 4 years.

Photoshop Elements

Rob Erick's presentation will briefly show why digital editing has become the literal “second-half” of photography and will demonstrate a few simple techniques using Photoshop Elements that will help flawed images look better and good images become great. Erick is the immediate Past President of the Cleveland Photographic Society, a 123 year-old organization that boasts over 300 active members and meets weekly in Broadview Heights. He also serves as an instructor in the organization’s School of Photography programs.

Picasa and More

Howard Kass will demonstrate how Google’s Picasa program can be used to organize, edit, as well as share your photographs in online web albums. He will demonstrate how Picasa can be used with GIMP, the open source photo editing program. Howard is an avid photographer for over 40 years, shooting digital since 2004. He is also the president of the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and professional development of digital publishers. CDPUG is a partner organization with GCPCUG.

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