UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday February 2nd 7:00 PM
Evaluation Night: Nature
@ Safety Harbor Library
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Safety Harbor Library
101 2nd Street N, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Downtown near Safety Harbor Spa
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Assigned Subject: Nature

Send EI Submissions to sccphoto3@gmail.com by January 26th.

Early sign-up sheets for Prints are now on-line.
Click the applicable link below to make your entry.
Cutoff time is 4:00 PM on Evaluation Night.
General - Color
General - Monochrome
Assigned

Blank label form for printing Print entry label at home using
Avery 5164 or 8164 labels.

Tuesday February 10th 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
@ Safety Harbor Library
All club members invited
Tuesday February 17th 7:00 PM
Program Night: GoPro Camera
presented by Roy Colbert
@ Hospice Roosevelt Community Service Center
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The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Roosevelt Community Service Center

5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater 33760
Between US19 N. and 49th St.
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Saturday February 21st 6:00 PM
SCC Awards Banquet
@ East Lake Country Club
East Lake Country Club
1055 E Lake Woodlands Pkwy
Oldsmar, FL 34677

6:00 PM Open cash bar
7:00 PM Dinner (Chicken Marsala, London Broil or Salmon)

$35 per person; mail check to Dave Valdez
13867 Feather Sound Drive
Clearwater, FL  33762
Tuesday March 3rd 7:00 PM
Evaluation Night: Creative
@ Safety Harbor Library
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Safety Harbor Library
101 2nd Street N, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Downtown near Safety Harbor Spa
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Assigned Subject: Creative

Send EI Submissions to sccphoto3@gmail.com by February 24th.

Early sign-up sheets for Prints are now on-line.
Click the applicable link below to make your entry.
Cutoff time is 4:00 PM on Evaluation Night.
General - Color
General - Monochrome
Assigned

Blank label form for printing Print entry label at home using
Avery 5164 or 8164 labels.

Tuesday March 17th 7:00 PM
Program Night: TBD
@ Hospice Roosevelt Community Service Center
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The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Roosevelt Community Service Center

5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater 33760
Between US19 N. and 49th St.
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SPECIAL INTEREST

Software Updates:
Photodex has a free upgrade to ProShow Gold 6
HDRSoft has a free upgrade to Photomatix 5.0
Google offers a free upgrade to the complete Nik Collection

Nick Muskovac's book "Pixel Magic"
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Nick Muskovac has published a book titled, "PIXEL MAGIC". The book discusses how to make creative electronic images on the computer. It is for sale on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Contact Nick directly if you prefer to buy the book directly from him for $20.
Florida Camera Club Council 2015 Conference
Fort Myers at Florida Gulf Coast University
March 6-8
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Florida Camera Club Council 2015 Conference
March 6-8 in Fort Myers, FL
2015 PSA Annual Conference
West Yellowstone, MT
September 27 to October 3
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2015 PSA Annual Conference
Sunday, September 27 through Saturday, October 3, 2015
Conference registration begins April 1, 2015

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
315 Yellowstone Avenue, West
West Yellowstone, MT  59758
Adobe Lightroom 5 Highlights
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The new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is an efficient and intuitive image processing and organizational tool for precise editing control. Work quickly and effectively with large groups of images—Lightroom 5 features a host of new tools, including the Advanced Healing Brush, Upright tool, Radial Gradient, Smart Previews, video slide shows, and refined photo book creation control. Additionally, such features as highlight and shadow recovery, selective adjustment brushes, a white balance brush, one-click adjustments to multiple images, advanced black-and-white conversion and intelligent noise reduction are also supported for complete control over the final appearance and output of your photographs. These tools and processes are housed in an easy-to-navigate, non-destructive editing environment that enables simplified online sharing via social networks or online web galleries, location-based organization, extensive metadata-editing capabilities, and close integration with Adobe Photoshop.

  • Advanced Healing Brush– Easily remove objects and fix defects—even those with irregular shapes such as threads or lint—with a single brush stroke. Take precise control over what's being removed as you make unwanted objects just disappear.
  • Upright– Straighten tilted images with a single click. Upright analyzes images and detects skewed horizontal or vertical lines. You choose one of four correction methods, and Upright can even straighten images where the horizon is hidden.
  • Radial Gradient– Lead your viewer's eye through your images with more flexibility and control. The radial gradient tool lets you create off-center vignette effects, or multiple vignette areas within a single image.
  • Off-line editing with Smart Previews– Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Just generate smaller stand-in files called Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to Smart Previews and your changes will be automatically applied to the full-size originals later.
  • Video slideshow sharing– Easily share your work in elegant video slideshows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device.
  • Improved photo book creation– Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Highlights
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  • Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
  • Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquefy, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
  • New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more.
onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 9
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New onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9
Create extraordinary images, inspire your creativity, and solve the most common photo problems with Perfect Photo Suite 9—a complete photo editor designed to make your images look their best. Work the way you want and perform editing tasks that are too time-consuming in Adobe® Photoshop®, or impossible to do alone in Lightroom®, Photoshop Elements, or Apple® Aperture®. You'll have all that you need to enhance, retouch and stylize images, replace backgrounds, and create high quality enlargements.

Year-End Winners

Year-End Winners Slideshow

Current Evaluation Result Summary

Current EI Gallery

Current EI Photo Gallery
 

WHAT'S NEW on the SCC website
1/29 For Sale: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
1/24 News: Janet Stein obituary
1/20 Seminars: National Geographic Photographers
1/19 Tour: Cuba Photography Tour
1/18 Gallery: January EI Results
1/18 Seminar: Florida Camera Club Council 2015 Conference
1/18 Seminar: Nikon School
1/1 Club Info: New 2015 Officers

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1/29 For Sale: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
1/24 News: Janet Stein obituary
1/20 Seminars: National Geographic Photographers
1/19 Tour: Cuba Photography Tour
1/18 Gallery: January EI Results
1/18 Seminar: Florida Camera Club Council 2015 Conference
1/18 Seminar: Nikon School
1/1 Club Info: New 2015 Officers
12/31 Seminar: Tampa Bay Photo Shootout
12/21 Evaluation Results: December
12/3 For Sale: Nikon D90
12/2 Gallery: December EI Results
11/23 Evaluation Results: October and November
11/7 Seminar: 2015 PSA Annual Conference
11/7 Tour: Frog & Reptile Macro Photography Workshop
11/4 Gallery: November EI Results
11/2 Gallery: 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition