August 16 Meeting: Improve Your Skills

Just like in previous years, we’re using the summer months for our “Improve Your Skills” meeting, with a couple of short sessions in which the club’s own officers and members share knowledge, experience and insights. This year we have three sessions that cover a little bit of everything, as follows:

Session 1 – Developing Photos

Alexander S. Kunz, Photographer

In this session you will learn how to identify common flaws in digitally processed photos, and how to quickly fix them in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (or Adobe Camera Raw CC). Alexander S. Kunz is the club’s vice president and Lightroom tutor. His upcoming workshop for the club is about Developing Photos in Lightroom and this session is a brief excerpt from it.

Session 2 – HDR Software Roundup

The club’s own Peter Tellone is one of the experts in High Dynamic Range photography and software. He’s a professional photographer and has more than 40 years of photographic experience. Peter is a former writer for Photo Technique Magazine, B & H Photo, Tuts+ Network. He shares insights into photography on his own website at and in-depth information about HDR photography on In his session he will give us a brief look at all the current HDR Processing software, showing their features and advantages.

Peter is an affiliate of ON1 Software and Skylum (former MacPhun). Both companies have generously provided special raffle prizes that we’ll be giving away at this meeting. You’ll have a chance to win an ON1 Photo Raw and an Aurora HDR Pro software license!

Session 3 – Dragonfly Meetup Primer

Steve Cirone

In preparation for our August Activity, the Dragonfly Meetup at Santee Lakes, our president Steve Cirone will share his Dragonfly Photography Basics to Secret Tricks with us. Steve is a former photo workshop and tour leader and with the knowledge he shares, everyone will be able to come home with some great dragonfly photos!

Intermission and MemberShare – Immediately Following

After the three sessions, we will have a brief intermission where you can pay your Photo Club Membership if you want to join the club, and purchase additional tickets for our sponsors raffle.

MemberShare will occur after the intermission. Here’s a quick reminder of the guidelines:

  • send up to five photos via Dropbox file request
  • prepare to speak no more than 10-20 seconds on each photo
  • please share your original photographs with us
  • Deadline for MemberShare submissions: Wednesday, August 15th, 9pm
  • feel free to include a portrait format headshot with your photos!


Please don’t wait until the very last minute to submit the photos you want to share. We need time to prepare the image presentation. When the MemberShare is especially popular, we may have to reduce the amount of images from each member. If that happens we will announce it before MemberShare begins, and hope for your understanding.

As always, our club meetings are open to the general public. Please invite your friends to join us for an informative and great evening! Find more information here: Meeting Location and Details.

Don’t forget, with your 2018 Membership you will receive one raffle ticket each month for free! You can purchase additional tickets for $1.00.

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