Our demonstrator for February was Joe Brown, who presented "Digital Photography and the Power of Photoshop".
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday February 11th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
"Digital Photography and the Power of Photoshop" was a demonstration that included the advantages of digital photography and a primer on Adobe Photo Shop. As you know, it is not the equipment, it is the person using it that "makes" the photo.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.
Joe started out by showing us some of his work.
Joe gave an overview of the digital photography technology.
Because the sensor is not normally a full size 35mm "full frame" sensor
the lenses have a "crop factor" when figuring out their focal length.
He uses 2 Gig memory cards to store his images.
Using smaller cards minimizes the loss if he loses one.
One tip was to try the white balance to improve colors in your photos.
His camera is a digital Single Lens Reflex.
This allows him to make use of interchangeable lenses.
He always keeps his camera in the car ready to go.
The one he uses will shoot 8 frames per second.
Joe is a popular speaker and drew a large crowd.
Joe Brown is a photographer for the Reading Daily Times Chronicle and Woburn Daily Times chain of newspapers. He has been with the papers for the past 20 years and has watched the newspaper industry change from the old days of black-and-white film and darkrooms to the newest digital applications and cameras. Brown's freelance work includes the Boston Herald newspaper, the Associated Press, Firehouse Magazine, and numerous commercial clients all over Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Joe also teaches classes as an adjunct of NEDPW.com and includes one-on-one tutoring on sports photography, digital technology and online photo sales. His web presence, http://www.joebrownphotos.com, is a showcase of his work and a sales portal which has a large following in the local area. Joe is a native of Woburn and a member of the Woburn Guild of Artists, having won numerous ribbons in their competitions.