A Facebook Group, restricted to KSCCC Members, has been operational for several months. This group is being used by camera club members to post pictures for comment and review. You only need to have a Facebook account to join this group. If time permits, photos posted to the Facebook Group for review may be shown during the monthly meeting.
With the KSCCC having shut down live meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one feature that we have been unable to offer our members is comments and critiques on their images. The KSCCC website is not a particularly good platform for this, so a few KSCCC members have been testing using a Facebook Group as a place to post images for review. This is an approach other photo clubs and photo sites are using.
During this period of social isolation due to the COVID-19 virus, why not learn to use Photoshop Elements? You can download a fully functional 30 day trial copy of the latest version of Photoshop Elements here using your Google, Facebook or Apple sign-in or by creating a free Adobe account.
Once you have Photoshop Elements downloaded and installed, take advantage of the free tutorials from Adobe, the many useful YouTube tutorials, and the free instruction on Lynda.com available through the Ottawa Public Library (as described in this earlier blog post).
Until the Centre re-opens, if you need help with any of this and if you are running Windows 10, I’ll be glad to schedule one-on-one remote tutorial sessions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
As always, if you have questions about photography, send them to email@example.com and we’ll try and find you an answer.
It seems like the company Photodex Corporation, which produces the popular slide show software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, is having some problems. Internet reports plus my and a friends attempts to contact customer support verify they are not functioning at they have in the past. Rumors are they are trying to restructure and may re-introduce to the marketplace. They have great and popular products, but until the company’s situation clarifies I would suggest our members not purchase the software.
In addition to your membership in the Kanata Seniors Centre and Camera Club, you are able to take advantage of the one-on-one training available.
Need help on figuring out your digital camera, how to download images to your computer or network, how to improve them with Photoshop, how to manage your digital assets, including backup and recovery, how to protect your personal data? All of these and more is available with the Tech Tutors at the Kanata Seniors Centre.
Learn about your computer, tablet, phone or e-reader from these experienced instructors in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Using Kanata Seniors Council computers, or your own laptop or device, they can help you get things going and keep them working right.
These sessions cost $8.00 per hour or you can book three one-hour sessions for $20.00. If you want to book a session, check in at the Reception Desk at the Kanata Seniors Centre to see what times are available.