First-off tonight was Eddie who brought his laptop and asked if I could show him exactly how to transfer photographs from his laptop to a CD.
Eddie adjusts and saves his photos in Picassa, a free utility available via Google. Up to this point I had never used Picassa but once within its interface I found under the Create menu, an option to create a gift CD. From here all that was necessary was to insert a blank CD, select the photos to be burned to the CD then select the option to Burn to CD. Simples!
It appears that Picassa, as well as burning photo files, adds some run-time files and modules which allows one to have a standalone slide show. We now have one satisfied customer.
During our usual photo critique sessions, photos of a little figurine of a kneeling man supplied by Deborah at our last studio night were viewed. Apparently Nigel’s attention was drawn to a certain area of the photo and this followed by other ill-chosen comments created real hilarity in the room and instant sunburn for Nigel. It didn’t end there. Another inadvertent comment resulted in a search for oxygen for Shirley who was having a fit at the front row!
Due to other commitments, there was no blog for last Wednesday or Friday evening, but amongst our activities were sensor cleaning and photo critique. I also ran one of the tutorial CDs showing the use of the Pen Tool in Photoshop to make an accurate selection. I was surprised to learn that Photoshop Elements doesn’t have a pen tool option.
William showed us an AV of a recent wedding, followed by Shirley’s AV about the unsuccessful recovery and wrecking of a yacht in Groomsport harbour. Darren had some great photos and his most striking in my opinion was of his dog and himself perched on the end of a pier at Portavoe reservoir. A little bit of controversy followed about who’s photo it really was Darren’s because it was taken with his camera or Marks because he pushed the button. The jury is still out…..
On Saturday 2nd June ,we will have our next Club Outing to Whitehead Railway Museum. Full details on the club website, http://www.bangor-camera-club.co.uk/bangorcameraclub_summeroutings.html