Category Archives: 2019

CAPA Fall Round Competition Image Uploads

On Sunday, September 8, the CAPA Fall Round competition upload form will become active. The form will close at end of day Sunday, September 22. A few days after the form goes active I will be traveling and will not be available until after the form closes.

If you intend to submit images to this competition you must have a new competition account. Most of you already do. However, do you remember your user ID and password? You might want to try to log in before the upload competition form goes active (the upload page can be viewed) and before I am away, just in case. If you have forgotten your ID I can look it up. If you have forgotten your password I can NOT look that up (it is encrypted), so you will have to set up a new password from the login panel “Lost your password?” link. Any time you log in, please log out (top right Howdy menu) when you want to leave the page!

There are three PDF documents available from the members-only web page: “Competition Uploads”, “Upload Guidelines” and “Upload Login”. I strongly suggest you read all three before you begin uploading your images. You will be given the new members-only password when you renew your membership, but last season’s password will still work for a limited time. Every Guild member uses the same password to access the member-only web page. This is not your competition account password.

Both the Competition Uploads and the Members Only links are available from the top right sidebar of the website.

Darryl Robertson

Seminar 1, Monday, September 9, 2019

Post Production at the Novice Level

*** The museum is open and the seminar is a go! ***

Dear fellow photographers,
I am hoping the approaching hurricane will not leave us without power and we’ll be able to see each other on Monday. We’ll send an update on Sunday.

Our first seminar night will be at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 9 at our usual meeting place at the Museum of Natural History.

There will be two seminars on Monday:

The Orton Effect – Darryl Robertson
What it is, why you should use it (or not) and how to do it.

Post Processing / ON1 Photo RAW and Topaz Studio 2 – Laszlo Podor

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is the third version of Photo RAW – a true Lightroom/Photoshop replacement…
  • Topaz Studio 2 – creative photo editing from start to finish…
  • Browser / user interface
  • Editing
  • Effects
  • Layers
  • Adjustments – local and global
  • Masking – luminosity masks and more
  • From RAW to finished image

We’ll touch on some features of Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC as well.

If you wish, you can bring your laptop or tablet and follow the presentation. Both products have trial version for 30 days.

If you have any questions or if you would like to see some specific features of ON1 Photo RAW or Topaz Studio 2 , please let me know. You can e-mail me or we can discuss some of the questions after one of the next meetings.

To download the trial versions, go to the following pages:
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 (15% off with individual CAPA membership)
Topaz Studio 2

Happy shooting,

Field Trip 1: CANCELLED
Interactive Portrait Shoot
Saturday, September 7, 2019

*** Due to hurricane Dorian this field trip has been cancelled ***

Just a reminder: The annual outdoor seminar and photo shoot

Where: The Dingle Gazebo
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rain date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bring your camera and flash unit (find out how to set the flash to manual setting)

Kids, family members and your own model(s) are welcome

Topics: Natural light direction, handling fill flash, posing the model

I have several models coming in. They are all friends of mine. They are not getting paid. I promised them all kinds of photos. So please let me have them afterwards on a flash drive at one of our meetings. I’ll load the images to a laptop from the flash drive immediately so you can have the flash drive back pronto.

Do not give me images that are so small that all you can see are big pixels. Do not put your name across the photos so as to make them unusable. Remember that the photos are really their payment. Bring in a number of photos… In the past members having taken 200 shots would pass in just 3 or 4.

Thank you in advance,