September 16, 2012

Today’s meeting of the GTPCC

was held in Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas


Attendance: 15 members and 8 guests.

0  New Members:

0  Renewals 


Guest Speaker:Doug Hargraves of Barnes & Nobel

Speaker Presentation: Digital Photography-The New Art Form 

At 1:40 pm: Dr.Sams Q&A Session: Topics discussed:

Nook Book 

The Bible on One Page

Windows mail spam protection



www.superantispyware.com portable scanner


Note: Run portable programs in Safe mode

Laptop/lithium batteries

Antivirus programs on cell phones

Galaxy S3 and iphone 5

iHeartRadio app

At 2:30 pm: Guest Speaker Presentation:

Main presentation by Doug Hargraves from Barnes & Nobles on Digital Photography

Takes and edits pictures all on phone; iphone mostly, but sometimes android. (More apps

available for iPhone and interior pics better on iPhone)

Uses Dropbox, Evernote, SugarSync (faster uploading) and iCloud to save pics.

Uses all-in-one camera lens for phones ($60): wide angle, fisheye & macro.

Other accessories: Apps ($4 most expensive) & gorilla tripod ($30).

8 megapixel camera on phone.

HDR (high dynamic range) photography – use apps such as lensflare & lenslight,

photoblender, filter storm to look like a painting. People hardest to edit.

Also uses iPhoneography & iCamera HDR & eBook Iphone Art In My Life by Dewitt


Other apps discussed: Snapseed, Procamera, Topcamera, Torch, Rays, Fast Tap, Color

Splash, Camera 360.

For Android, uses Camera 360 & Camera Zoom FX apps.

At 3:55 pm: Announcements were made by our President

Club to sell desktop computer (with Windows 7) including wireless keyboard, wireless mouse plus projector with remote control and screen. See Jerry to make bid.

Next month's meeting: Shopping Online by Ira Wilsker


4:15 pm: Door prize drawing held by Jerry McDaniel, Winners were:

Sue Johnson: Logitech V220 Optical Mouse donated by Zydeco Technologies

Gilbert Saldana: Voice Recorder Photo Frame donated by GTPCC

John Lauve: USB Extension Cable donated by GTPCC

Dorothy Harris: Note Cards and Stationary donated by Barnes and Noble

Billie Jean Sorrells: Tweakers  Portable Mini Speakers donated by Computer Dimensions

John Ruisch: Keyboard Picture Frame donated by Dr. Sam Giglio

See "Door Prizes" page for all door prize winners and donors.

4:35 Meeting adjourned. 

Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary