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
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:


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

Meeting ID: 899 6200 7931

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

Meeting ID: 863 5609 8590

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday night!

– Jim Sykes

Camera Club Competition Meeting 04/17/2020

Hi everyone,

Here is the info for the upcoming competition meeting to be held online on 04/17/2020 at 7:00 pm:

The competition subject is “The Unknown”. Present an image that engages the viewer in a mystery. Ideally your image should tell a story or part of a story that leaves the viewer with some question(s) in mind. Just to be clear, this is quite different from an abstract photo. An abstract photo can stand on it’s own as a pleasing visual arrangement of colors and/or patterns without necessarily telling a story or leaving questions in the viewers mind.

Please observe the submission deadline of midnight, Wednesday April 15th so that we have time to prepare everything in advance for the meeting on Friday.

For technical details on using the Zoom video platform or submitting images click here.

We are making a few improvements to our virtual meetings for members. First, we are increasing the number of submissions that you can make. You are now allowed to enter up to a maximum of 3 digital entries. Here is how that breaks down: If you enter only one image it may either assigned or general. If you enter two images they may both be assigned, or they may both be general, or they can be split as one assigned and one general. If you enter three images they must be split as either two assigned and one general, or two general and one assigned.

Second, since no one needs to drive home from the meeting we are extending our targeted ending time to 9:30 to accommodate the additional entries. Anyone is welcome to exit the meeting at any time they wish as this will not pose a distraction or cause an interruption to the proceedings. We don’t want to rush through the critiques.

Third, board members are being given moderator privileges during the meeting. Please observe our typical meeting etiquette. You are always free to comment and participate but please keep it on topic if possible and avoid creating visual video distractions or unnecessary audio distractions if possible. Please be aware that we can all hear extraneous noise in your environment such as other people, nearby televisions, you typing on your keyboard etc. Any board member can now anonymously mute your audio or blank your video temporarily if they deem it necessary to maintain the flow of the meeting.

Lynn recommends the following short video from Larry Becker for anyone that is interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeJ17CX_wbg

Looking forward to seeing everyone online! – Jim Sykes

Competition makeup video meeting April 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Hello Everyone,
Thanks to all that attended last Friday night’s video meeting. We will have a video meeting this Friday night as a makeup for the missed competition night of March. It will also serve as our first test of a video conference competition night. If you did not attend the last video meeting and are unfamiliar with the technology we are using then please go to the newly published page on our website that has some instructions and links to some tutorials. It’s actually very easy to use.

Because this will be our first test of a video competition meeting please understand that in order to accommodate the fact that it may take extra time to accomplish some tasks and deal with any technical issues that arise we will be limiting the entries. As we smooth out the process we expect to increase the number of entries allowed at future meetings.

Participation will be simple. Join the meeting by simply clicking the invitation link at the bottom of this message. You can attend the meeting from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It’s best to use a device that has a camera and microphone. Refer to our website page for detailed information. All scheduled video meetings will also be posted in advance on the home page of our website and you can join the meeting from there if you wish. During this meeting Jim, Robert, and Lynn will be the judges. If you need technical assistance during the meeting you may use the chat function in the Zoom interface to privately contact Bryan S for help.

If you wish to submit image files for competition the detailed instructions follow. For this particular meeting 2 digital entries will be allowed per member. One assigned entry and one general entry.

Images must be submitted via email to mytbcc@gmail. Image file attachments should be a maximum size of 10 MB per file to accommodate the email submission process. Depending on your service provider you may be able attach 2 files to a single message or you may need to send them in separate messages. There is an image at the bottom of this message that shows exactly what to do in Lightroom to prepare your image files appropriately for submission. In the body of your email please follow this format to ensure that we have the necessary information from you:

Your name (This is important because your email address may be different from your name and we need to make sure we can you can give you your score.)

Image One – Assigned or General

Image One – Title (Make absolutely sure the digital file is named identically – this is very important.)

Image Two – Assigned or General

Image Two – Title (Make absolutely sure the digital file is named identically – this is very important.)

Please note that if you do not do this part correctly we may not have time to contact you for corrections in order to be able to include your submission(s) in the meeting.

There is currently a deadline for submissions for all competition meetings of Thursday midnight prior to the day of competition. This is because we have to setup some special scoring systems to accommodate the new meeting format and we need plenty of time on Friday in advance of the meeting to have everything prepared.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting on Friday night. Here is the invitation information for the meeting:

Topic: TBCC Competition April 3, 2020
Time: Apr 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(Please sign in a little early if possible)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 299 573 075

Recommended Lightroom settings for digital image file submissions: