The first meeting of 2009 for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at SmugMug headquarters in Mountain View from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
After several years meeting at Stanford’s SLAC and Cordura Hall, COBA is moving to where it all started, Mountain View! This month, we’ll be meeting at the SmugMug offices near downtown Mountain View.
67 E. Evelyn Ave, Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94041
- 19:00-19:30: Sign-in and mingling period
- 19:30-20:30: Emerging Trends in Digital Photography
- 20:45-21:30: Camera Bags
Emerging Trends in Digital Photography
Lloyd Chambers will discuss emerging trends in digital photography, followed by practical tips for attaining maximum image quality via appropriate choices in cameras, lenses, tripods, and post-processing, along with tips and tricks and “gotchas”, especially with today’s high resolution digital cameras. Lloyd will bring his suite of Zeiss ZF lenses, and if time allows, discuss the reasons you might choose alternative lenses to the standard Nikon and Canon offerings.
Lloyd Chambers’s diglloyd.com offers a wealth of material on advanced photographic techniques, and his Zeiss ZF Lenses is a reference work on those fine lenses. Lloyd is a lifetime photographer, having used a variety of formats including 35mm, 4X5, 6X7 and 617 film, as well as numerous digital cameras.
His web site, diglloyd.com, is targeted at photographers seeking objective and high-quality information which can be trusted to make buying decisions, to learn or enhance skills, or to find best-practices for a smooth photographic workflow. He also is author of the MacPerformanceGuide.com, a site dedicated to choosing a Mac and enhancing productivity.
If there’s one constant in a photographer’s life, it’s that one can never have enough camera bags. Two and a half years have passed since our last showcase of COBA members’ bags. Be prepared to bring your collection of camera bags to the meeting. Bags come in all different shapes and sizes; some are best used for transportation while others are great to work out of but hard on the shoulders or back. Is there a perfect camera bag out there that can do everything for everybody? We’ll find out!