Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Anything Art Goes Digital

Monday was the December meeting of the Anything Art quilting bee. I am very pleased with this group and how well we are bonding after only four meetings. This time we got together at Ruth-Ellen's house, which is not too far from where I live. The topic was digital cameras and photo editing. Ruth-Ellen is not only knowledgeable in this area, but provided very professional handouts. We tried all kinds of new functions on our digital cameras. We hung one of Ruth-Ellen's quilts outside on a cold, overcast day to take pictures.

Don't the ladies look studious! Mary H. was also there, but not in the picture.

Ruth-Ellen has rigged up a wire to her deck railing, and attaches the quilts with those heavy black paper clips.

Here is the detail shot I took of her lovely art quilt, which was quilted by Cathy Kirk.

After the photography lesson, we learned how to make potato latkes, and shared a pot-luck lunch. Then we went to the computer to see how Ruth-Ellen organizes her photos with a program called Lightroom, and edits with Photoshop Elements. I am determined to become good at using Elements---some day!

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