IMPORTANT – November Location change.

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The rooms we usually use at the Ramada in Fresno is not available to us for the 12th November meeting.  We have a room made available for us by the Merced Club, and we will meet in November in Merced.  We will meet at:

Merced County Farm Bureau
646 S State Hwy 59
Merced, CA 95340

The exit from CA-99 for CA-59 S is Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
The Farm Bureau building is west of CA-99. After exiting CA-99 you will be traveling in a southwesterly direction with the meeting location on your left.

The start time is the same as normal, 10 AM, and plan on being there by 9:45 to get your entries and forms in.  Jim Cunningham will be catering the lunch.

Don’t forget to remind your members that End of Year entries for prints will need to be turned in on that date at that meeting.
On line entry of End of Year digital entries are due on that date as well.
End of Year entries are 2 in each division that must have been entered during 2017…with the exception being 2 for the Humor category.

Summer Break!

Just a reminder, there are no meetings in July and August for Council, the next meeting is September and will be a workshop / presentation featuring Lewis Kemper.  More details to follow.

Have a great summer and see you in September!


Are you backing your images up?

The worst thing that can happen to your images is for your hard drive to fail and you not have backups, they all can be gone in an instant.   External hard drives have gotten so cheap now that it’s very affordable to get one and copy all your images to it periodiacally.  I try to back up once per month at least, though I will admit it is sometimes 3-4 months if I haven’t been very active.

There are many programs you can buy to make doing the backups easier, but my favorite one is free, and will copy just the changed and new images, so you’re not copying everything each time.

Sync Toy by Microsoft is what I use, small, simple and works great.  You can get it HERE.


Summer Break!

There are no meetings or competitions in July or August, your next competition will be the September 11th meeting.

Digital images will be due to Craig by September 2nd.


Would you use Instagram if you didn’t have to upload “Phone” photographs?

I’ve had an instagram account for a long time, but I never uploaded because I didn’t want to share “phone” photogaphs. A couple of weeks ago I came across a program that will let me upload photographs straight from my PC. You can even schedule photographs to upload in the future, the downside to that being you have to leave the program open and the PC on, Not a problem for me as I never switch off my PC.

The Program is called Gramblr, there are PC and MAC versions and it is free. You can check it out HERE.


Added a mobile friendly theme.

When you access from a phone or tablet, you should now see a much friendlier page to access. You have the option at the bottom of the page to still access the normal page.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues using this.