Processing Milky Way Images, Sept 11 PSPC Topic

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Great Sand Dunes Milky Way, by Doug Coombs

The September 11 Pagosa Springs Photography Club program, Milky Way Processing With Sequator, Photoshop and Lightroom, will be presented by Doug Coombs,  at The Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis Street.

Join us for socializing at 6 PM, followed by a brief business meeting and presentation at 6:30 PM. Anyone interested in improving their photography is invited to attend, whether a novice or experienced photographer.  Club members are encouraged to bring up to 10 photos on a thumb drive to share with the group after the presentation, if time permits.

Club members who are submitting photos for our 2019 Digital Photography Contest take note, the entry deadline is at our meeting on Sept 11. For details, see the post 2019 Digital Photo Contest.

Doug Coombs is a nature and landscape photographer who lives part time in Los Alamos, part time in Pagosa, and part time at numerous great photographic sites throughout the West. He is retired from his job as software engineer/developer at LANL. While not working, taking photos, or processing photos, Doug was President of the Los Alamos Photography Club for over 10 years and is currently president of the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group.

In order to reduce noise, Doug will show how to stack multiple exposures of a Milky Way photo using an open source tool for Windows called Sequator. In a previous presentation, he demonstrated this in Photoshop. After the stacked photo is created, he will demonstrate how he processes the photo in both Photoshop and Lightroom. In Photoshop he we be selecting the sky and the foreground separately to create adjustment layers. He will use RGB curves to change the sky to a blue tone.

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography.  Membership is just $25/calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. To join or renew, fill in the member application form and mail it with a check for your dues to the address shown on the form, or bring it to one of our meetings.

Author: fotohiker

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