Next meeting is Thursday, September 26, 7:30 pm,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.
TOPIC: Introduction to Topaz Studio with Connie Reinhart
Topaz Studio Classic is a free download that is an excellent photo editing program. It includes basic adjustments as well as dozens of pre-sets that will make your photos sing. Included are a healing brush, cropping tool, basic adjustment, brightness/contrast, and a very nice vignette. Many adjustments and plug-ins can be purchased that make it one of the best processing packages available.
Connie will go over the free features and demonstrate their uses. Then she will show the best of the adjustments and plug-ins. One of the best sharpeners out there is the AI Clear. You will be amazed to see that work. Precision Contrast and Precision Detail let you take control every aspect of your photo. HSL Color Tuning is far better than any other hue/saturation tool out there.
She will also compare Topaz Studio to Adobe products. There are things that Adobe can do that Topaz cannot – and vice versa. Finally she will introduce Topaz Studio 2. This program is not free, but includes many of the adjustments that have to be purchased in order to use them with Studio Classic. It is well worth the price!
Challenge for September
All Creatures Great and Small
We usually do some kind of a “how was your summer?” topic. Over the summer, most of us will run into some photographic creatures: bears, bugs, penguins, etc. Kids and grandkids also count. So do stuffed animals from the carnival.
Send ONE image to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to include your full name!
One image per member, please!
Check out the LINKS & RESOURCES page for Summer Photography Opportunities
Photographer of the Month - Yvonne Wright
We have been recognized for our 70 years of membership in the Photographic Society of America. Only two other clubs are at the 70 year milestone. In the fall of 2018, we will celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Club.
The 2019 Scavenger Hunt pictures are now available for review
on the Pocono Photo Club Website!
The photos are labeled by photographer and club affiliation and arranged as slideshows by category.
The results may be found here: 2019 Scavenger Hunt Results
Our special thanks to Ann LeFevre in the Pocono Photo Club for her detailed work on this project.