Next Camera Club Meeting 17th February
The next camera club meeting is on Wednesday the 17th of February. Meetings continue every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night in the Gateway Hotel at 8 pm. As always new members are always most welcome.
At our next meeting we will do a tutorial on watermarking your photos and re-sizing them for uploading to the internet, either to a website or to social media sites like Facebook or Twitter for example. There are so many different photo editing programmes on the market now. Some are subscription based such as Lightroom or Photoshop CC and others can be purchased. There are also so many free photo editing software programmes, we wouldn’t know where to start!
Most of the free programmes while quite good, they can be fairly limited in what they can do. Some would have a lot more features than others. One of the best editing programmes out there is Adobe Photoshop. The new versions can be a little expensive, either bought outright or by monthly subscription. There is however a free version of Photoshop available legally! Adobe released a free licence for Photoshop CS2 in 2014. Although its 7 or 8 years old, it is still a very powerful editing programme. You can download it over on our “Downloads” page.
At the next meeting we will do a tutorial on how to add your own watermark in CS2. We will also demonstrate how to create an “Action” in CS2 to batch process your photos. It will make your processing much quicker, re-sizing, compressing and watermarking your photos automatically.
The monthly theme for the month of February is “Reflections”. We have a different theme each month and we will add each monthly theme to our Calendar page.
Free Google Drive Storage
In case you missed our last post, Google are offering 2GB of extra free storage on google drive. All you have to do is complete your google account security check. Details are in yesterdays post. You’ll need to be quick though, the offer ends on the 11th!
ISS Flyover Ireland in February
If you are interested in seeing the International Space Station (ISS), it will be flying over Irish skies for the coming week or so. Hopefully the skies will clear enough for us to spot it! Times are below;
|Mon Feb 8, 7:12 PM||3 min||48°||22° above SW||35° above ESE|
|Mon Feb 8, 8:48 PM||< 1 min||12°||12° above W||12° above W|
|Tue Feb 9, 6:20 PM||5 min||38°||21° above SW||10° above E|
|Tue Feb 9, 7:56 PM||1 min||50°||22° above WSW||50° above SW|
|Wed Feb 10, 7:04 PM||3 min||57°||27° above WSW||27° above ESE|
|Wed Feb 10, 8:39 PM||< 1 min||18°||15° above W||18° above W|
|Thu Feb 11, 6:11 PM||4 min||50°||32° above SW||12° above E|
|Thu Feb 11, 7:47 PM||1 min||52°||27° above WSW||52° above SSW|
|Fri Feb 12, 6:55 PM||3 min||58°||33° above WSW||18° above ESE|
|Fri Feb 12, 8:30 PM||< 1 min||22°||16° above WSW||22° above WSW|
|Sat Feb 13, 7:38 PM||2 min||41°||25° above WSW||37° above SSE|
|Sun Feb 14, 6:46 PM||4 min||51°||39° above WSW||12° above ESE|
|Sun Feb 14, 8:21 PM||1 min||19°||14° above WSW||19° above SW|
|Mon Feb 15, 7:29 PM||3 min||29°||21° above WSW||17° above SSE|
|Tue Feb 16, 6:37 PM||4 min||38°||33° above SW||10° above SE|
|Tue Feb 16, 8:12 PM||2 min||13°||10° above WSW||12° above SSW|
|Wed Feb 17, 7:21 PM||3 min||19°||18° above SW||10° above SSE|
|Thu Feb 18, 6:29 PM||3 min||26°||25° above SW||10° above SSE|
|Fri Feb 19, 7:12 PM||1 min||11°||11° above SW||10° above SSW|