Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

August 2016 General Meeting

iPhone camera and photo lab

August 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Apple's groundbreaking iPhone and iPad technology enable even amateur photographers to produce Pulitzer-worthy photos with a swipe and a tap. But now that a billion of us use the same cameras – exactly the same cameras – what does it take to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary?

Editing has become more important than ever as we routinely take multiple photos every day and maintain vast photo libraries of thousands of (possibly not very well organized) shots. Armed with a little know-how, you can take a good photo and make it great.

Mike Wish, an avid traveler and hobby iPhotographer, will share some simple tricks to get the most out of your photos by tinkering with them using the apps you already have, and showcasing some others that you'll definitely want.

Note: this meeting will be primarily about editing (as opposed to shooting) so bring your iPad or iPhone with photos from your summer events and vacation so you can follow along! (And participate in our 2016 Washington Apple Pi Photo Contest.)

We will begin with our award-winning Question & Answer session, though the awards are (still) apparently lost in the mail.

Once again, we will attempt to stream the meeting over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

The General Meeting will be in our usual location, Enterprise building, Room 178 on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax VA. Check back closer to the meeting date for any updates or changes.

George Mason University map

Enterprise Hall, our normal meeting place, is #16. Click on the map for a much larger version of the George Mason University campus map.

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road). Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Shenandoah Parking Garage (formerly the Sandy Creek Parking Garage because it is located on Sandy Creek) is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $4.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.