Tutorials

Back Button Focusing

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Back Button Focusing

Collected below are links to various internet offerings on Back Button Focusing including both WHY many professional photographers use it and how to set it up for a sampling of common camera types.  Since Back Button Focusing is integral to Autofocusing strategies.   Tutorials are included on principles and applications for settings in different shooting situations. […]

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How to Photograph Hummingbirds by Bruce Wight

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How to Photograph Hummingbirds by Bruce Wight

Click on the link below to view the Slide Show presented by Bruce Wight at the January 2017 SCPC Meeting How to Photograph Hummingbirds 2

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YouTube – Resource for Photography Education

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YouTube – Resource for Photography Education

Introduction This article addresses: Part 1 – About You Tube – Characteristics of and “how-to” suggestions for YouTube as a learning tool for all things photographic.  This info is biased toward those unfamiliar. Those familiar with YouTube may just want to skip to Part 2. Part 2 – You Tube Links – Specific links and recommendations […]

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About Metadata

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About Metadata

Below you will find a collection of tutorials about photo metadata including definitions, recommendations, how-to videos, etc.  Over time various pertinent applications will be addressed.   Such as Lightroom, MAC OS finder, Windows File Explorer, Photoshop, etc. Metadata Glossary of Terms: Metadata-   information that is held as a description of stored data (data about data) […]

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June 2016 Updates to Photoshop CC 2015.5

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June 2016 Updates to Photoshop CC 2015.5

Here are some videos which demonstrate how to use some of the new features in Photoshop.

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Lightroom and Photoshop Quick Tips

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Lightroom and Photoshop Quick Tips

TOPICS Simulate Neutral Density Filter in Photoshop Useful when some of the image is in the sun and the other in shadow usually making a difficult exposure without filters. We usually see this problem if we have a bright sky in the image. Download images to practice the technique yourself. (Note:  You have to have […]

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Laura Hoffman — New Classes at Saddleback College Community Education

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Laura Hoffman — New Classes at Saddleback College Community Education

Many South County Photo Club members know Laura and have taken her classes. Laura has also been a frequent speaker at our meetings.  Some have asked when she would start offering classes again. Happily, we can report that registration is open for her photography classes at her new home:  Saddleback College Community Education.  She still has small class sizes, […]

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SCPC Member Recommended Smart Phone Photography Apps

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SCPC Member Recommended Smart Phone Photography Apps

Use the link below to access a .PDF Document containing a list of  Photo Apps for both IOS/Apple and Android.  After you open the document you can Click on the “X” for a link to the respective “iTunes” or “Google Play” page for more info about the app and purchase if desired. Note:  Many of […]

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How to Determine if You’re Running Photoshop CC 2014

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How to Determine if You’re Running Photoshop CC 2014

Are you REALLY using the latest version of Photoshop CC? Here’s how to make sure (hint – Adobe has two versions of PS CC)! When Adobe upgraded Photoshop CC to the “2014” version they did a “crazy” thing…rather than just updating the application they created an entirely new application (and really didn’t create a way […]

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Close-Up (Macro) Photography and Focus-Stacking for the Beginner (and those on a “tight” budget).

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Close-Up (Macro) Photography and Focus-Stacking for the Beginner (and those on a “tight” budget).

By Rick Valasek While a large number of people in the club have expressed an interest in close-up or macro photography they are really not sure if they should spend the expense of purchasing a special “Macro” lens. Since these lens range from $300 to $1000 the investment is significant; especially if you are unsure […]

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