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Digital Photography SIG



Jim Sandham

SIG Leader

Jim Sandham


The Digital Photography SIG
is held I
n the Activity Room, Middle Building

 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


SPEAKER: Art Rothenberg
TOPIC:  "Point & Shoot Photography -- the Power of a Pocket Camera"
THURSDAY, January 2, 2014, at 7:00pm
Cypress Creek Christian Church - Activity Room - Forum Building
6:30 PM:

  • Membership sign-in, pay dues, and greet visitors     
  • Spend time with other members and share your questions and answers

7:00 PM to 7:15 PM:

  • General Meeting Announcements

7:15 PM to 9:00 PM:   

  • Digital Photography SIG

I've been signing up guest presenters for each month of 2014.  I recently had a conversation with fellow club member Art Rothenberg about my efforts, and he volunteered on the spot to do a presentation for us in 2014.  When I asked if he'd like to do his presentation in January he paused, and then said "I think I can do that.  Put me on the calendar."  And so, 2014 begins with one of our own members presenting!

Art provided the following background information about his presentation: 
"In this presentation, the photographs shown to you will have no main topic. They are an across-the-board variety of all that I thought was photogenic enough, using a simple point and shoot camera.    
I love the handiness and ease of shooting with Point and Shoots, especially when all I have to do is reach in my pocket and turn it on and fire away.  When I bought my first camera, there was little to no versatility built in them. I had to limit my shots based on that.

I currently use a fixed-lens high-end zoom with all kinds of bells and whistles on it.  Though the new one opens up new vistas of picture taking, I do miss my Pocket Cameras' no muss-no fuss, put it in my pocket, and we're off.  I have compiled many photos from many locations with many topics. I hope you enjoy the presentation as much as I have enjoyed putting it together for you."
Well, obviously Art DOES have a topic -- one that is probably very familiar to many of us non-professional photographers.  If he does well at his very first presentation , maybe I can have him come back to present other topics!
See you on Thurs. Jan. 2nd at 7:00 PM.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!


Jim Sandham, 1960 PCUG Dig. Photo. SIG Leader
3710 Blue Lake Drive
Spring, TX 77388-5109
Ph. 281-353-4751


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