Next Photography Club meeting Wednesday

Photo courtesy Doug Combs
Milky Way over New Mexico. Doug Combs will be the featured speaker at this month’s Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its April meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The April Photography Club meeting will feature Doug Combs, a software engineer and developer. The rest of the time, he is a married father of two who enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and exploring the countryside with cameras in tow.
Although the majority of his work is landscape and nature photography, he enjoys cityscapes and sports photography, as well. With retirement only a few years away, he and his wife, Miyuki, are ready for extensive travels throughout North America and perhaps internationally. He shoots with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D digital cameras and a various assortment of lenses.
Combs will discuss the Lightroom catalog, exporting from the catalog to various file formats such as .jpg, .tiff, .psd and .dng. Additionally, he will show how to export from initial catalogs made on a notebook computer, which he does often while out of town to a master catalog on an external drive. Finally, he will show a free Windows backup utility called SyncToy that is very useful for synchronizing backups across multiple internal and/or external drives in order to gain redundant backup copies of your photos.
Members may bring up to 10 images on a flash drive to share with the group. Those of you who do landscape or nature photography are encouraged to bring examples of your images for discussion.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website