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Resumé of Previous DIG Meetings
2017
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  Tuesday 5 December 2017
Attendance : 11
News :
  • The photography subjects for our 2018 DIG meetings will be:

    6 February - H is for …
    6 March - Money
    3 April - Arches
    1 May - Jugs
    5 June - Opposites
    3 July - Back Alleys
    7 August - Insects
    4 September - Sports
    2 October - Monuments
    6 November - Hidden
    4 December - Pairs
 
  • DIG meetings will resume in the new year on 6 February 2018.
Discussion :
  • "Where was this photo taken?"
    If you are not sure where some of your travel photos were taken, Google photo search can be a good way to help you refresh your memory. Google will find images of landmarks that match those in your photos.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 6 February 2018 will be "H is for …".
Members' Photos :
  • 13 members presented their "Street Scape" photos.

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  Tuesday 7 November 2017
Attendance : 8
News :
Demonstration :
  • The online digital image editing service at http://editphotosforfree.com was used to remove backgrounds from photos.
  • Use of the surprisingly good free online OCR (optical character recognition) service at https://www.onlineocr.net to convert text in .pdf documents and images to editable text was demonstrated.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 5 December 2017 will be "Street Scape".
Members' Photos :
  • 11 members presented their images of "Vegetables".

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  Tuesday 3 October 2017
Attendance : 13
News :
  • The 21st Sculpture by the Sea exhibition will be held between Bondi and Tamarama from Thursday 18 October to Sunday 5 November 2017.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 7 November 2017 will be "Vegetables".
Members' Photos :

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  Tuesday 5 September 2017
Attendance : 9
News :
  • The ASCCA Photo Competition closing date has been extended to 4:00 pm on Friday 15 September 2017.
  • Photo themes for our 2018 monthly meetings were selected from the " 328 Photography Themes" list.
Presentation :
  • The Paint 3D application contained in the Windows 10 Creators update was briefly examined.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 3 October 2017 will be "Parallel Lines".
Members' Photos :
  • 9 members presented photos on the subject "Joints".

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  Tuesday 1 August 2017
Attendance : 11
Activity :
  • "Joints" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 5 September 2017.
Members' Photos :
  • Photos featuring "Diagonals", carried over from our July meeting, and "Graffiti" photos were presented at the August meeting. Presentation of "Diagonals" photos scheduled for to-day was deferred to the August meeting.

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  Tuesday 4 July 2017
Attendance : 19
Presentation :
  • ASCCA's Training Officer, Ray Hart, presented, an excellent condensed version of his "Google Photos" course.

    In addition to the 15 GB of free storage offered to Google account holders, for Gmail and general Google Drive storage, Google offers unlimited free storage for digital images up to 16 megapixels in size.

    Google Photos can be accessed by apps designed for PCs, laptops and portable devices or a browser-based version at www.google.com/photos/about/.

    In addition to offering excellent backup storage for your digital photos, Google Photos provides image editing and sharing features.

Activity :
  • "Graffiti" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 1 August 2017.
Members' Photos :
  • Presentation of "Diagonals" photos scheduled for to-day was deferred to the August meeting.

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  Tuesday 6 June 2017
Attendance : 14
News :
Presentation :
  • Margaret Barnett and Marilyn Richardson demonstrated how to create a 2018 calendar featuring members' photos, using photobooksRus.
Activity :
  • The subject for photos at our meeting on 4 July 2017 will be "Diagonals".
Members' Photos :
  • 10 members presented "Closeup" photos.

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  Tuesday 2 May 2017
Attendance : 11
News :
Activity :
  • "Closeup" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 6 June 2017.
Members' Photos :
  • 10 members presented their photos featuring "Churches".
  • Members' photos from 2016/17 were viewed to select a collection for inclusion in a photobooksRus calendar at our meeting on 6 June 2017.

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  Tuesday 4 April 2017
Attendance : 10
Discussion :
  • What topics should be included in a "Managing Digital Photos" course?
Activity :
  • "Churches" is the subject for photos at our meeting on 2 May 2017.
Members' Photos :
  • 10 members contributed "G is for …" photos carried over from our cancelled March meeting.
  • 10 members also presented photos on this month's scheduled topic "Bottles".

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  Tuesday 7 March 2017
  Meeting cancelled.

Venue booked for a 2017 Positive Ageing Festival event.

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  Tuesday 7 February 2017
Attendance : 15
News :
  • The DIG meeting scheduled for 7 March 2017 has been cancelled, to make way for a Seniors Festival event that will be held at 91 Queens Rd on that day.
  • "G is for …" photos that were to be presented at our March meeting will be held over and shown with "Bottles" photos at our meeting on 4 April 2017.
Presentation :
  • Geoff Turton demonstrated the multiplatform digital image editing application Polarr, which is available at https://www.polarr.co/.

    This application has been adapted for Apple, Android, Windows and Linux operating systems, as a Chrome browser extension and also as an online applicatiion.
Activity :
  • Photos on the subjects "G is for …" and "Bottles" will be presented at our meeting on 4 April 2017.
Members' Photos :

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