Our July 21st BATW meeting will be hosted by the wonderful Yerba Buena Center for the Arts located at 701 Mission Street, San Francisco. Public transportation is nearby, as well as many garages.

Presenters will be John SundsmoLee Daley and Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

“A well-crafted picture is worth a thousand words”

The BATW July professional development meeting will showcase why photography has become more important in getting your work recognized and appreciated. A brief introduction will highlight the increased value of “Featured Images” and social media links because of changes made in the “Mobile First” initiative at Google. The advantages offered by Instagram as a social media platform will be discussed.

Following on the theme of Judith’s fine June meeting themed “Shameless Self promotion,” we will look at how the use of your photographs along with these other platforms can bring more professionalism to your article postings. End result? More readers as you increase your chances of being “found” by search engines like Google and Baidu.

Tutorials will also include introductory overviews of Instagram and Snapseed, which is a free cell phone photo-editing app from Google. If you haven’t done so already, please download the Instagram and Snapseed apps before the July meeting.

Here’s some details of this fantastic app: Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by photo gurus at Nik Software (acquired by Google 5 years ago.) It is available as a free download at the App store or $4.99 for the professional version.

SNAPSEED KEY FEATURES… 

  • 29 Tools and Filters, including: Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective (see list below)
  • Opens JPG and RAW files
  • Save your personal looks and apply them to new photos later
  • Selective filter brush
  • All styles can be tweaked with fine, precise control
  • “Insights” feature with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography

Meeting Schedule:

10-10:30 a.m. – Meet ‘n greet with light breakfast snacks and coffee provided by YBCA,

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – BATW program and announcements, followed by a quick presentation from YBCA, then time for members to browse the gallery.

12-1 p.m. – Board member meeting — to also be held in the Annex Space.

Important…   Attendance is capped at 30 and is limited to members only, guests permitted as space allows. RSVP through your email invitation and include any guests. If space allows for guests, we will email you in order of registration receipt. Guest fee of $10 will be collected at the door.

Note… BATW meeting attendance policy is to charge members $10 if they register and fail to show up or if they show up without registering. If you need to cancel, please go online to Events to cancel, or email events@batw.org.