December 2019 Update

I hope everyone had a grand Thanksgiving day!

You may remember I said I was having a problem with our website’s slideshow plug in (app). I contacted the company and they helped me out with the plug in and is now working as intended.

I was able to update the WordPress website. In doing so, caused the crash of the site. Still working on some bugs. Make a change and some things don’t work right after. Still waiting on info about the security of the site. I want to change the website to include a secured URL address. “https:// www. fontenelle…” We currently have an “http://www….” address.

December meeting Slideshow

I have photos from only 10 people. This is another opportunity to shine and show off your photos. This is not like dragging out the Kodak Carousel and looking at some over and under exposed photos of the cousins at a water park and have to sit through 45 minutes of a boring Kodachrome slide show.

Send me your four or less photos. Size them at around 2000 pixels on the long side. If you are unfamiliar on how to resize your photos send me what you can and I can resize them for you. Don’t be afraid to send us some of your favorite photos. The subject of the photos are up to you. They can be new pictures or older ones you would like to share. Our photo taking talents run the gamut of experience. Remember some mail servers limit the size of the files sent. If you run into this problem, just send the photos individually. Send to either the webmaster (me) or Phil Mininni (me). After the December potluck I will put the slide show on the home page of our website.

New Members

I want to welcome two new members that joined our club at the November meeting. I apologize for not recognizing them at that time. Welcome Brent Headley and Nathan Lentsch. Nathan has the distinction of being our youngest member. The challenge of any group club is to continue to be relevant and interesting. I hope we as a group can keep encouraging each other to continue to be active in the club.

Photoshop and Lightroom

My wife Sue was an employee of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She retired from there also. As a retiree she was eligible to get the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for $10/year. Well that has changed. Retirees are no longer eligible due to contract changes between the University and Adobe. So I was torn whether to subscribe or fall back on my Photoshop Elements 8 program. I decided to go with Photoshop and Lightroom. It costs me $9.99/month plus tax. I am going to learn more about the program. I have already taken some online courses. I don’t have to tell you that the older I get, as the saying goes”if you don’t use it…” The cost is not too bad. If your not already using PS and LR, check their website out, Adobe.com.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or corrections below. See you all at the Christmas Potluck Dinner on December 19, 2019.

Video of the month

Tony and Chelsea Northrup are photographers with their own YouTube channel. They are pretty down to earth people. They also have their own business. They sell photo books. One of them I recently purchased. It is “How To Create Stunning Digital Photography” It is easy to read and understand. You can also download the book. It has links to a lot of their videos. It may even be a great Christmas gift for someone.

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