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We are here to share and learn from each other.
We encourage guests to attend our meetings to find out what we are all about,
and we hope you stick around and consider becoming a member.

... to provide a forum for networking, supportive analysis, exhibition and education for photographic artists of all levels.

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July 2 Meeting

Erin Manning, photographer, photography instructor

Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. In addition to creating and hosting the popular Digital Photography 101 video series, she is the author of two books, Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography, both published by Wiley. She enjoys helping people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

Erin spent several years working as a commercial, portrait, and stock photographer, as well as completing a degree in Studio Art/Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association and is a member of the American Photographic Artists, Women in Photography International, and the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group, whose purpose is dedicated to advancing the art and science of digital imaging.

Check out her website for more information!

Photoshop Workshop Series

Photoshop

Dave Salahi will present the second of two classes on Photoshop selections and masks with some examples using layers. Selections are an essential part of many of the things we do in Photoshop because they allow us to selectively modify parts of an photo–as opposed to the entire image. Choosing the right selection tool is an important part of making selections because it can make a big difference in both the quality of the selection and the speed with which the selection can be made.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at the Aliso Viejo Library to get up to speed on the fundamentals of efficiently making selections in Photoshop. If you missed the May workshop or if you just want to review the material visit Dave’s blog to see some video tutorials covering the same info.

Critique Group Meeting

The next critique group will be on on Wednesday, July 16 at the El Toro Library. If you would like to have a photo critiqued please upload it to the Critique Group Gallery. Contact John Chico at lvb88@yahoo.com with any questions.