August Technical Night – Special Presentation by Rad Drew – Smartphone Photography using Snapseed and Lightroom Mobile

Please join us August 28th at 7 pm EDT as we learn how to better use that camera we always have with us, our Smartphone! Rad is an excellent instructor and I know you will really enjoy his presentation. He is proof that you can make extraordinary images with your Smartphone!

Rad Drew Bio
Teacher, photographer, and tour leader, Rad A. Drew, creates with the iPhone, mirrorless, and infrared cameras. He is a frequent contributor to PSA Journal, and was listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018. His creative images have been recognized internationally and exhibited in galleries around the world including SOHO Gallery and SOHO Arthaus in NYC, the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival, and Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Rad is an associate editor for PhotoPXL.com, and the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer . He is a contributor to The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone, serves as a Topaz Labs Affiliate, and is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™. See Rad’s work and tutorials on his websiteFacebookYouTube, and Instagram, and subscribe to his newsletter.

Webinar Description:

In this 90 minute presentation, photographer, Rad A. Drew, from Indianapolis, Indiana, will cover two topics: 

  • The Magic of SnapSeed! Process your Mobile Images to Perfection!, and
  • Create and Process RAW on your Mobile Phone!

Part 1 Description: The Magic of SnapSeed (for iPhone and Android)
SnapSeed is one of the most powerful apps for processing images on mobile devices. It’s like having Photoshop in the palm of your hand! Photographer, Rad A. Drew, will share tips and tricks that you can use to edit and stylize your images using SnapSeed on your mobile phone.
What you’ll learn…

  • You’ll be introduced to the SnapSeed interface and the various tools for processing your images
  • Rad’s simple workflow for processing any image in SnapSeed
  • How to use SnapSeed’s hidden masking feature for eliminating noise in clouds and sky, and selectively sharpening parts of an image, such as the eyes in a portrait.
  • How to stylize your image with textures and filters for a vintage look.

Install the Free SnapSeed App
Install the free SnapSeed app on your iPhone or android phone prior to the presentation.

Part 2 Description: Create and Process RAW on your Mobile Phone! (For iPhone and Android)
Lightroom for mobile is an app that allows you to record images in high quality RAW format and to process those images with Lightroom’s powerful RAW editing tools on iPhone and Android phones.

What? You don’t subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud and you don’t want to? No worries!

There is a FREE VERSION of Lightroom that has everything except three tools – Selective, Healing, and Geometry – none of which are required for creating and processing RAW files. 

If you already subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud, the complete Lightroom for your mobile phone is included with your monthly Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. If you don’t subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud, install the free app on your phone.

  • Get the Lightroom app for iPhone 
  • Get the Lightroom app for Android.

What You’ll Learn in this Webinar: 

  • Why photographers prefer recording and processing RAW 
  • How to make images in RAW format with the Lightroom Pro Camera, including HDR and Long Exposures. 
  • Six steps for processing your RAW files to perfection in about two minutes using Lightroom’s powerful RAW processing tools. 
  • How to save the processed images to your phone’s camera roll. 

RAW images and RAW processing has long been the standard for serious digital photographers, but, until recently, recording and processing RAW was not possible on mobile devices. Today, however, we can tap the power of RAW right from our mobile device. 

Some more of Rad’s smartphone images.

Jim will send out the Zoom invitation a few days before the meeting.

Hope to see you all there! This is one you should not miss! We will not be recording the presentation

Lynn Wiezycki, VP

TBCC Technical Meeting – Friday July 24th at 7:00 pm

Here are the notes from the presentation:

Lightroom – Cloud Centric Ecosystem Notes

CC can run on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and there is a web version
https://lightroom.adobe.com/
Any images imported directly into CC sync full size to the cloud and count against your space
If you have desktop LRC synced to CC a full size copy goes there also
Location (target folder) can be specified in LRC preferences on LR sync tab

Only one catalog can be synced from LRC to CC
Any images synced from LRC to CC go as a smart preview to the cloud and all mobile devices
Smart previews are fully editable on any of the mobile devices
They take up only 2% of the space of an equivalent RAW file
High enough resolution to be printed up to 12×18
Images synced from LRC to CC do not count against your space
Star ratings sync both ways
Titles and captions sync both ways
There are no color labels in CC
Keywords sync the first time between platforms but subsequent changes to them do not
Images in CC are automatically tagged with keywords by Adobe Sensei AI
The Sensei generated keywords are invisible and are used for the search function

Making unlimited photos available in the CC ecosystem without using any of your allotted cloud storage space:

Enable “Auto Add” in Preferences on mobile device
Setup a target import album in CC on mobile device
Take a picture with the phone camera
Full res image resides in the target album in the entire CC ecosystem (counts against space)
Go to the target folder in LRC and see that the full res image has synced there
Go to “All Synced Photographs” collection at top of panel on left side of LRC
Locate the image and remove it – ignore the scary warning
Full res image is gone from the CC ecosystem and the space is freed up
Full res image still exists on desktop hard drive in the sync target folder
Add the image from that folder to any synced collection in LRC
Smart preview version populates throughout the CC ecosystem (does not count against space)
Image is now available on all devices without counting against your allotted storage space

Competition Meeting Friday night, July 17,2020 at 7:00 pm

Please remember to submit your images to mytbcc@gmail.com by midnight on Wednesday July 15th. Assigned subject this month is “Hometown Pride”.
All details for submissions may be found at:

https://mytbcc.com/competition-image-submission-instructions/

Zoom Meeting Invitation:
James Sykes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TBCC Competition Meeting
Time: Jul 17, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89962007931

Meeting ID: 899 6200 7931

July Technical Night – Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Cloud presentation by Jim Sykes

If you have Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription, you may have noticed you had 2 versions of Lightroom included in your subscription. Until recently they were both designated as Lr. As the result of a recent Adobe update, the two Lightrooms are now more distinctive. There is Lightroom Classic designated as LrC and Lightroom Cloud designated as Lr.

There are some substantial differences between these applications so our own Jim Sykes will take us through the differences and give some pros and cons of using Lightroom Cloud (Lr).

Lightroom Classic is the version we use for Competition Night and Critiques. With the recent update there were a few changes to Lightroom Classic (LrC) that Jim will tell us about, also.

So join us online for a Zoom meeting Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7pm to learn more about Lr and LrC.

Jim will send out a Zoom invitation just prior to the meeting date.

See you then!

Lynn Wiezycki

Winners of the Macro/Closeup Photo Contest Announced

Thank you to all the members who submitted entries for this photo contest. Our judge and Technical Night speaker, Mike Moats, did a quick critique on all the entries and then announced the 2nd and 1st place winners.

Note: the meeting was recorded so if you missed it is posted on our website.

Our Winners

Our 1st place winner is by Helga Jackson. She wins a lifetime membership to Mike Moats’ Macro Photo Club and a 13 X 19 print of her image from JRS Photo, Jim Sykes.

“Oil in Water II” – 1st Place Winner by Helga Jackson

2nd place went to Karen Robinson! She will receive a 13 X 19 print of her image from JRS Photo, Jim Sykes.

“In the Fronds” – 2nd Place Winner by Karen Robinson

Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you

Thank you to all the members who participated.

A big thank you to Mike Moats for taking the time to judge the entries and to make some minor suggestions and changes to a few of the entries to illustrate what he thought would have been made them stronger images. Also, thank you to Mike for giving us the lifetime membership to his Macro Photo Club to give as a prize. Please take a look at Mike’s website and I encourage you to join his club and attend his educational offerings.

Thank you to Jim Sykes for providing the prints as prizes. Please contact Jim at JRS Photos for all your paper printing needs.

Let me know if you would like to have more contests like this that are outside our normal club competition/critique set up.

Stay well and see you at the next meeting, Friday, June 19, 2020 for our regular competition/critique night.

Lynn Wiezycki

Club Meeting Friday, May 15th 2020 at 7:00 pm

This Friday night is our monthly competition/critique night. The assigned subject is “Into the Distance”. (Show an interesting scene that is composed with a visually distinct vanishing point.)

Please submit your images by no later than midnight on Wednesday night May 13th. Due to scheduling requirements I need to be firm with this deadline in order to accommodate preparing the scoresheet and image galleries in advance of the meeting.

Zoom Invitation:

Topic: TBCC Competition Meeting
Time: May 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86356098590

Meeting ID: 863 5609 8590

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday night!

– Jim Sykes

Infrared Photography by Tony Sweet – Technical Night in June

To continue our learning and sharing during these difficult times, I am very happy to announce that we have booked Tony Sweet to give his talk on Infrared Photography at our June 22, 2020 Technical Night via Zoom.

Tony’s Bio:

Coming from an artistic background as a professional jazz artist and professional close up magician (sleight of hand artist), Tony has always sought creative, deeply personal endeavors.

The transition from jazz artist to nature photographer was a seamless transition as both require an improvisational nature and an ability to adapt too quickly changing conditions.

Tony was named as a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and has been published worldwide for over 35 years. He has authored 8 books, contributing to many others, co-produced an educational DVD series, and teaches and lectures throughout the US, Canada, Iceland, and Cuba. 

Tony is co-owner, along with Susan Milestone, of their Visual Artistry Workshops Series and Creativity Seminars. Tony and Susan have also launched an online educational series, beginning with ProCritiques and One on One private sessions.

Please visit http://tonysweet.com

Examples of Tony’s infrared work:

I took my very first online photography classes from Tony back around 2005! My first workshop was also with him and Susan in the mountains of Tennessee. He was teaching color nature photography but showed us some of his amazing infrared images! I was hooked and vowed to get a converted camera as soon as I could…. I know you will want to try this different and interesting way of seeing the world, after hearing Tony speak and seeing more of his images!

Please join us at our Zoom meeting on June 22, 2020, and learn from this internationally known photographer.

Jim will send the Zoom invitation out and post it on the website just prior to this meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Stay well!

Lynn Wiezycki