Smart Phone Image Quality, July 13

Smart phone or dSLR?

The July meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis Street in Pagosa Springs. Our program this month is Have phone cameras finally caught up with big iron in image quality?, presented by Joe Sinclair. This will be a hybrid meeting, also available on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to members; others who wish to attend may request the link by email to abulter@mac.com . If attending in person, feel free to arrive any time after 6 p.m.; the actual presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., MDT. 

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. And for many of us, the one camera that we almost always have along is the one in our smart phone. How do the photos taken with our phone compare to those from a “real” camera? Joe will give a short presentation on the latest expert thinking about smartphone-camera image quality based on a DXOMARK article. DXOMARK is the premier camera/lens testing organization. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated Club member discussion about individual experiences with phone-camera image quality. Just how good are smart phone photos? What’s your experience?

Joe Sinclair has been a member of the Photography Club for several years. In addition, he is a member of the Napa Valley Photographic Society in California. He has been photographing for 60 years and has received numerous awards for his photos. 

Club members may bring up to five images to share and discuss with the group following the presentation. Given our theme this month, consider bringing some of your own smart phone photos. If you are attending in person, bring your images on a flash drive; if attending by Zoom, please email them to abutler@mac.com no later than July 12. As a reminder, submitted images should be JPEG (JPG) format. Resize to about 2000 pixels in the longest dimension.

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography.  The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills.  The Photography Club’s membership year begins in January. For new members, dues are at $25 per year ($35 family). For more information about the club, and to download a membership application, visit our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/ .

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