Had our first meeting (at least the first of the meeting I will be acting moderator) last night and small attendance but of the initial key players in the forming of the club. Went over my plan and showed some examples of the video clips on different topics. Great input and so the next meeting will reflect the recommended agenda changes.
A. Every other meeting will be devoted to Photo (Theme) Night – unless there is a Speaker scheduled for that evening. There is a great need to allow members to show their photos and there should be a central theme for the photos to follow that evening. General discussion and clique of the photos will be promoted so all can learn from each others view point and knowledge of techniques and post-processing procedures.
B. Videos or clips of tutorials will be limited to no more than 10 minutes and cover only one topic for the meeting hour– that will allow more time for discussion and hands-on demos. There will be 2 segments:
First hour – Camera and photo equipment.
2nd Hour – Post processing including output to printers and Web. i.e. Facebook, Picasa,
(Note: As there are many different software packages for editing photos and members will be using both PC’s and Mac’s, and we can’t cover them all. – We have chosen the most popular editing software packages that work on both Mac & PC’s
Adobe Photoshop Ext ( editing software – layers & video )
Adobe Lightroom ( cataloging/editing program )
for the meetings and will ONLY show videos and demos on them. But, this information should be applicable to all other editors.)
C. The Club has a Facebook account and it will be updated to reflect the changes and make announcements for up-coming meetings – I will try to add a full page, landing-page to the site and set a group tab for communication.
This all seems like a hell of a lot of work – glad I am retired –
but will also look forward to others joining in to help. If you have a special idea we can use – step forward and we will give you meeting time to develop and mentor it.
See you at the next meeting on Aug 23rd Sangdee Gallery