UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday December 2nd 7:00 PM
Evaluation Night: Abandoned Structures
@ 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: Abandoned Structures

Send EI Submissions to sccphoto3@gmail.com by November 25th.

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
Assigned

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

Tuesday December 9th 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
@ Safety Harbor Library
All club members invited
Tuesday December 16th 7:00 PM
Program Night: Mini-Essays and
Holiday Party
@ 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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Click here for Mini-Essay instructions

Monday January 5th 7:00 PM
Evaluation Night: Open
@ 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: Open

Send EI Submissions to sccphoto3@gmail.com by December 30th.

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
Assigned

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

Tuesday January 20th 7:00 PM
Program Night: Year-End Competition
@ 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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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.
2015 PSA Annual Conference
West Yellowstone, MT
September 27 to October 3, 2015
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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
11/23 Evaluation Results: October and November
11/7 Seminar: 2015 PSA Annual Conference
11/7 Tour: Frog & Reptile Macro Workshop

11/4 Gallery: November EI Results
11/2 Gallery: 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

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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
10/16 Info: Added new member sponsor responsibilities
10/13 Contests: Photo Club Arizona 2015 Exhibitions
10/9 Contests: Life Balance 2014
10/7 News: 2015 SCC Officers
10/7 Gallery: October EI Results
10/4 Gallery: National Geographic Traveler 2014 Photo Contest Winners
10/4 Contest: Between the Sky and the Earth 2014
9/21 Exhibitions: Updated
9/15 Events: Updated SCC meeting dates & locations
9/14 Evaluation Results: September
9/9 Events: New dates for October & November meetings
9/2 Gallery: September EI Results
8/30 Articles: eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free
8/29 Contest: Digital Contest ISO2014
8/28 Seminar: Scott Kelby's Shoot Like a Pro Seminar Tour
8/18 Evaluation Results: August
8/15 Contest: Belgrade Photo Salon International 2014
8/15 Article: 100 Photography Tips