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Resumé of Previous DIG Meetings
2016
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  Tuesday 6 December 2016
Attendance : 11
News :
  • The photography subjects for our 2016 DIG meetings will be:

    7 February - Georges River LGA
    7 March - G is for …
    4 April - Bottles
    2 May - Churches
    6 June - Close Up
    4 July - Diagonals
    1 August - Graffiti
    5 September - Joints
    3 October - Parallel Lines
    7 November - Vegetables
    5 December - Street Scape
 
  • Neil Schlosz was awarded third place for his entry in the Landscape/Seascape category of the 2016 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition.
  • Copies of "They are Different but Still Friends", the book produced by Georges River Council and featuring DIG members' photos, were distributed to members whose photos were included in the book.
Discussion :
  • The 2016 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition award-winning photos were viewed and enjoyed.
  • The Georges River Council boundary map shows the area in which to capture places and landmarks for the 2017 Seniors Week photo exhibition.
Activity :
  • "Georges River Council Places and Landmarks" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 7 February 2017.
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 1 November 2016
Attendance : 11
News :
  • The monthly photo topics for 2017 were distributed.
Discussion :
  • Options for merging overlapping photos with Microsoft's free Image Composite Editor (ICE) were discussed.
  • Microsoft Paint's ability to print a photo or image across multiple sheets to create a poster were explored.
Activity :
  • "Colourful Objects" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 6 December 2016.
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 4 October 2016
Attendance : 16
News :
  • The Digital Photography Exhibition for Seniors Week 2017 will be held at Kogarah Library from 6 to 24 March 2017.
Discussion :
  • The steps required to prepare a portrait for the newsletter were described:
    • Scan or take photo,
    • Transfer image to PC,
    • Edit photo with GIMP.
  • Features of the free Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT) were discussed.
Activity :
  • "Surface Textures" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 1 November 2016.
Members' Photos :
  • 11 members presented photos on the subject "Lights".

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  Tuesday 6 September 2016
Attendance : 10
News :
  • The topic for our 2017 Seniors Festival exhibition will be "Georges River LGA".
  • Our entries for the 2016 ASCCA Digital Photography Competition were submitted.
Discussion :
  • The use of GIMP and Inkscape to prepare and arrange portraits for the 2016/17 Committee wall chart were discussed.
  • Photo themes for our 2017 monthly meetings were selected from the "328 Photography Themes" list.
Activity :
  • "Lights" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 4 October 2016.
Members' Photos :
  • 11 members presented photos on the subject "Backsides".

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  Tuesday 2 August 2016
Attendance : 13 + 1 visitor
Discussion :
  • Methods of finding photos on your computer were discussed.
  • A "Geeks on Tour" article describes how Google Photos can create animations from a selection of photos.
Activity :
  • "Backsides" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 6 September 2016.
Members' Photos :
  • 13 members presented photos on the subject "Leaves".

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  Tuesday 5 July 2016
Attendance : 14
Presentations :
  • The group viewed "18 Apparently Fake Photos"
  • The application PicPick was used to capture a scrolling web page.
  • Geoff Turton showed how the photo editing application GIMP can be used to prepare an image for the newsletter.
Activity :
  • "Leaves" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 2 August 2016.
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 7 June 2016
Attendance : 14
News :
  • Margaret Barnett and Robin Ireland are preparing a "PhotobooksRus" course.
Discussion :
  • The advantages and operation of Google Photos were discussed.
  • The features and operation of the Windows 10 Photos app were examined.
Activity :
  • "Tools of Trade" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 5 July 2016.
Members' Photos :
  • 12 members presented photos on the subject "F is for …".

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  Tuesday 3 May 2016
Attendance : 11
News :
  • Vivid Sydney 2016, a great opportunity for night photography with lots of colour, will be held at various locations around the Sydney CBD from 27 May to 18 June 2016.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton showed the website what-dog.net which can identify dog breeds from their facial features in a photo. Some amusing results arise when a human's face is used instead of a dog's.
Activity :
  • "F is for …" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 7 June 2016.
Members' Photos :
  • 11 members presented photos on the subject "Large and Small".
  • Some members showed their "Curves and Spirals" photos which had been taken for the cancelled DIG meeting on 5 April 2016.

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  Tuesday 5 April 2016
Cancelled :
  • Our April had to be cancelled to make way for the 2016 Seniors Festival Computer Expo.

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  Tuesday 1 March 2016
Attendance : 13
News :
  • 40 of DIG members' "On the Move" photos are on display at Mortdale RSL during April for Seniors Festival 2016.
  • Since the Seniors Festival Expo will be held at 91 Queens Rd, Hurstville, on Tuesday 5 April 2016, the scheduled DIG meeting will be cancelled on that day.
Discussion :
  • Google will cease support for Picasa on 15 March 2016. Picasa can still be used as a desktop app to manage and edit digital photos. However, it will no longer be able to upload photos to web albums. Google's Photos app will be used to perform this function in future.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 3 May 2016 will be "Large and Small".
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 2 February 2016
Attendance : 13
Activity :
  • The topic for photos to be presented at our March meeting is "Out of Place".
Members' Photos :
  • 15 members presented photos on the subject "Transport".

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