COBA, Journal, Photography

PMA Roundup, Phoxle Photo Accessories, and Gadgets

COBA is back for 2008!

The February meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2007, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Switching to Google Groups

I’m moving away from the Mailman mailing list to Google Groups for future COBA announcements. I have sent out an invitation message to all existing members on the COBA mailing list. Please add yourself to the COBA Google Groups to get future news and announcements.

PMA Roundup

Chris Pedersen is back from the recent Photo Marketing Association conference. He will have pictures and descriptions of some of the most interesting new cameras, lenses and gadgets shown last month in Las Vegas.

Phoxle Photography Accessories

Chris will also talk about Phoxle White Balance Filters and Flash Match Filters. These are products from his new company that were introduced and presented at the PMA show. He’ll demonstrate how they work and show several compelling examples. He promises not to dive too deep into the graphs & charts unless provoked by the audience  ;-)

Gadgets

Every year, we see what new gadgets are in COBA members’ camera bags. Alvin Wong will demo the new VIsible Dust SensorLoupe, a tool to locate dust and debris on your sensor. I’ll be showing off a $1 tripod, a tool that will help stabilize your lens in the absence of a monopod or tripod.

COBA members are highly encouraged to bring their own photo gadgets to the meeting for show and tell. If it’s useful to you, let’s see it!

SmugMug Monthly Assignment: HOLIDAY

With the holidays over, it’s time to go through your photo collection from the past two months for this week’s monthly assignment. The winner 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.

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