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SmugMug and Camera Phone Photography at the July 2007 COBA Meeting

The July meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Agenda

19:00-19:30: Sign-in and mingling period
19:30-20:15: SmugMug
20:15-21:00: Photography with Camera Phones
21:00-21:30: Monthly Assignment: Fourth of July

SmugMug

SmugMug is a popular digital photo sharing website based in the Bay Area. Founded by a father and son duo in 2002, SmugMug has developed quite a rabid following among photographers around the world, thanks in part to excellent features such as unlimited storage, secure backup, no ads, and fantastic customer support.

Markham Bennett, the SmugMug’s Director of Business Development, will present an overview of SmugMug. He will discuss what makes SmugMug different from all of the other photo sharing sites out there, what SmugMug offers to amateur and professional photographers, and what SmugMug sees ahead for its future and the future of digital photography.

Photography with Camera Phones

You might not take your digital SLR everywhere you go, but you certainly take your cellphone. More and more mobile phones today come with built-in cameras. In the meeting, we’ll discuss how camera phones have contributed to citizen journalism and the latest techniques for getting your images out from your camera and onto your computer or the web.

iPhones, Treos, and other camera phones will be on hand at the meeting.

SmugMug Monthly Assignment: Fourth of July

It’s that time of the year again. Crack out the BBQ grill, your fireworks, and your camera! This month’s assignment is the Fourth of July and Parks. Head out to the park or your backyard and take some great photos. We’re looking forward to seeing your best at the meeting!

But wait, there’s even more reason to be participate in this month’s assignment. One lucky COBA member will get a free 1-year Pro account subscription on SmugMug for having the best photo of the group!

Only new photographs taken from the previous meeting date to the next meeting date will be accepted.

Note: If you already created your monthly assignment on the theme PARKS, that’s fine too!

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