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October 9, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Using an Apple Pencil was presented by Dale Stephan

September 11, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Photographic Workflow was presented by Mike Kwasniak (Chair of the Suffolk Mac User Group).

August 14, 2021 (MIAMUG & SMUG MacCamp)

MacCamp hosted by SMUG via Zoom

July 10, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Apple TV Questions and Answers, presented by Jim Corsica, Apple TV Aficionado

June 12, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

iMazing App Demo was presented by Gregorio Zanon of DigiDNA

May 8, 2021 (MIAMUG MacCamp via Zoom)

Our May meeting was held virtually. It featured MacCamp with Zoom Breakout rooms.

April 10, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Our April meeting was “Learn How to Keep Older Devices Useful” by Mike PJ.

March 13, 2021 (MIAMUG & SMUG Zoom Meeting)

Our March meeting was “How to Maintain Your Privacy and Security Online in 2021” by Josh Summers.

February 13, 2021 (SMUG MacCamp via Zoom)

Our February meeting was MacCamp, hosted by SMUG. SMUG presented Zoom Breakout rooms so members had the opportunity to meet with much smaller groups.

January 9, 2021 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Our regular January meeting was focused on using Calendars, especially multiple calendars at the same time to manage all your events and activities. This topic was presented by Dale Stephan.

December 12, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

This Saturday we had a special guest, Norm Kaufman, who spoke to us from Florida. Norm is a member of The Villages MUG and has created a presentation on how to pass along your critical emergency information to your survivors.

November 14, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

This Saturday we began with Ritchie Clayton presenting a brief overview on DISCOGS, an online music database cataloging all things audio. Then we conducted our first online MacCamp!

October 10, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

This Saturday we had our past President, Mike P.J. Mike discussing Apple’s move from Intel processors to their in-house designed processors.

September 12, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

September’s presentation topic wasKeynote by Chita Hunter. Chita demoed how to use Keynote to create a photo book/movie of your travels that you can send to family and friends, along with adding a little bling to it.

August 8, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

At our August meeting topic Dale Stephan presented email and contacts. Dale specifically discussed browser-based email and how all the well-known mail applications work with multiple email accounts.

July 11, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Our July meeting topic presented Dale Stephan discussing DuckDuckGo secure browser and search engine.

June 13, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

Rich Weiler presented a “High Level Overview of VHS to Digital Transfer”.

May 9, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

MIAMUG presented “My Favorite App”, a compilation of short discussions, presentations, and demos of apps that we especially enjoy using. There was time available for any member who wished to share as well.

April 11, 2020 (MIAMUG Zoom Meeting)

This month Jim Chilton is talked about his experience “cutting the cord” and leaving cable TV for streaming TV service. It may not be for everyone but cutting the cord may save you money. This meeting was held virtually via the Zoom conferencing software.

March 14, 2020 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month's meeting was cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

February 8, 2020 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month was our first MacCamp for 2020 and was hosted in Saginaw.

January 11, 2020 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This meeting was cancelled due to dangerous road conditions. The meeting on Favorite Apps will be rescheduled at a later date.

December 14, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month was our favorite meeting, our annual Christmas social gathering and entertainment. Rich Weiler presented a bit of fun for all of us. We had our usual table for any snacks or appetizers.

November 9, 2019 (Midland MacCamp)

This month was MacCamp in Midland. We had our famous Subway sandwiches, chips, and cookies galore.

October 12, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we will had Jim Kusmierz providing us with a rundown of various drawing programs that he uses, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate. Jim provided a high level overview of what each of these apps is best suited for and showed you how to use the basic features of each.

September 14, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we had a new guest speaker. Our long-time friend and member, Don Boys, presented some really reasonably priced lenses that work with the iPhone to significantly improve your photos.

August 10, 2019 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month SMUG is hosted MacCamp. This was a great chance to get your questions answered and issues fixed in a 1-on-1 setting.

July 13, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting

This month we had our own Dana Haynes presenting “Managing Your Apple ID”.

June 8, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we had Special Agents from the FBI who talked about on-line security.

May 11, 2019 (Midland MacCamp)

This month our topic was MacCamp. MIAMUG provided Subway sandwiches along with cookies, coffee, water, and soda.

April 13, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month our key speaker was our resident photographer Lynn Dumbrille. Lynn demonstrated iPhone photography in general.

March 9, 2019 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month our key speaker was Dana Haynes, who taught us how the new fangled ride services work.

February 9, 2019 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month was MacCamp in Saginaw.

January 12, 2019 (Regular MIAMAUG Meeting)

This month our own Jim Kusmierz talked about his experiences being the photographer for the Detroit Tigers. In addition to Jim’s presentation, Lynn gave a brief overview of computers and computerized devices in general, emphasizing how they are all built around the same concepts of basic computing.

December 8, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month was our annual Christmas gathering. There were Christmas gifts with the chance to win really big this month.

November 10, 2018 (Midland MacCamp)

This month our topic was MacCamp. MIAMUG provided Subway sandwiches along with cookies, coffee, water, and soda.

October 13, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday our local genealogy hobbiest and meeting greeter, Nancy Pavlik, presented genealogy. Nancy has been tracking her family roots for years, including visits to cemeteries. Nancy is really good at genealogy and we are lucky to have her in our group.

September 8, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday, our friend and former President Mike P.J. presented “Cutting the Cord”. Mike discussed options for dropping cable TV service and replacing it with one or more streaming services available thru Apple TV, iPad, Roku, Sling Box, smart TV’s, and many other devices. There are lots of hardware and software options and Mike made sense of it all, helping us understand this quickly maturing method of receiving video content.

August 11, 2018 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This Saturday our friends in Saginaw SMUG hosted the summer MacCamp.

July 14, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday we had an excellent presentation by Mary Nesset. Mary providde us an update on the new Photos application, both for the MacOS and iOS. Photos is the main photo management application on the Mac and it has the sister app also called Photos in iOS.

June 9, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Jerry Brasseur, SMUG board member, discussed scams, phishing emails, and how to identify them. This was an encore performance from SMUG, where it was well received.

May 12, 2018 (Midland MacCamp)

This month our topic was MacCamp. Lunch was provided.

April 14, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month's meeting was cancelled due to bad weather.

March 10, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Zach Moreno discussed iCloud for us this month. As a lot of you recall, Zach did an impromptu iCloud presentation at our November MacCamp. We received a lot of requests for a follow-up/repeat presentation for those who were not able to hear the entire discussion.

February 10, 2018 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This Saturday was MacCamp in Saginaw.

January 13, 2018 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday was a presentation on the iPhone X by Doug Leng. He shared his experience with the newest phone and demonstrated the gestures now that the home button is gone.

December 9, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday was our Christmas party. We wanted to take this opportunity to step back, remembering the year, our friends, and our families. Members brought a treat to pass and drank heartily of the club provided refreshments.

November 11, 2017 (Midland MacCamp)

MacCamp took place here in Midland. We provided Subway sandwiches, cookies, and refreshments.

October 14, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday Zachary Moreno reviewed financial software and how he manages his budget and spending with the help of this software. In addition, Dale Stephan showed a video that highlights Everything Apple Announced in Five Minutes.

September 9, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday Dana Haynes shared more information on using Siri. Siri is very helpful and we often barely scratch the surface of the help available. Dana helped all of us take advantage of this great tool.

August 12, 2017 (Saginaw MacCamp)

For our August meeting, the Saginaw Club (SMUG) hosted MacCamp.

July 8, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday we had two presentations. Our friend Ron Browne is talked to us about using Apple devices to play music as a disk jockey. Also, President, Dale Stephan gave a short presentation/demonstration on how to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV.

June 10, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

In June, Zach Moreno talked about security. He focused on more than just an application but rather on how to protect yourself and what to do if you have a security breach issue.

May 13, 2017 (Midland MacCamp)

This month our Midland club hosted another MacCamp. MIAMUG provided Subway cookies and sandwiches along with coffee, water, and soda.

April 8, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month our topic was Travel Apps. Mary Nesset and Dale Stephan covered several travel related applications. Mary covered Packing Pro. Dale presented Yelp and TripAdvisor.

March 11, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we presented “My Favorite App”. We wanted our membership, to share an overview of their favorite apps. They were able to be iPhone apps, iPad apps, Mac apps, or even Apple Watch or Apple TV apps. We had many members sharing their favorites.

February 18, 2017 (Saginaw MacCamp)

MacCamp was hosted in Saginaw this month. Please note that this meeting was rescheduled from the typical 2nd Saturday to the 3rd Saturday for this month only.

January 14, 2017 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Doug Leng started off the new year with a presentation of the new Apple informational tools included in “About This Mac.”

December 10, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This Saturday we had our annual Christmas party. Members brought a light and festive snack to share. There were gifts galore, so this was the must-attend meeting of the year.

November 12, 2016 (Midland MacCamp)

On this Saturday we had our Midland MacCamp. As before, we will had Subway sandwiches, chips, cookies, and soft drinks.

October 8, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

On Saturday, Mary Nesset demonstrated creating a photo book using Photos on a Mac. Photo Books are a wonderful way to share your pictures and the cost is reasonable. Mary walked us through the process. This was a “this is how you do it” presentation.

September 10, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

We had a discussion on podcasting by Dana Haynes.

August 13, 2016 (Saginaw MacCamp)

August was MacCamp. This MacCamp was held in Saginaw at the fire station.

July 9, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we will had a special guest speaker, Randy Walker, who spoke about social media and shared his insights on using social media, such as Facebook.

June 11, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Dale Stephan presented an overview of using the “newish” Photos app from Apple. “Photos” replaces “iPhoto”. Due to the new name and the conversion that occurs with the photo library, “Photos” has generated some concerns. Dale's goal was to cover what “Photos” is and help everyone warm up to using it.

May 14, 2016 (Midland MacCamp)

The Midland club hosted MacCamp this month.

April 9, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we had a special presenter. Mike PJ graciously agreed to visit us and share insights on the new Apple TV and its associated tvOS. Mike explained the features of the new system and the benefits of owning one. Dale Stephan also demonstrated the Duet application that allows you to use your iPad as an external monitor for your MacBook or Windows laptop.

March 12, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month Dale Stephan took the opportunity to give a presentation. His presentation was on“Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads”.

February 13, 2016 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month MacCamp was hosted by the Saginaw Club (SMUG)

January 9, 2016 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The January meeting was a team event this year. We contected another “My Favorite Apps” day. We had our members talk about apps they enjoy.

December 12, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

December brought our annual Christmas social meeting. Food, treats, good company, and lots of door prizes made for a good meeting. Doug Leng gave us a brief presentation on getting the most out of your music collection.

November 14, 2015 (Midland MacCamp)

November brought us to the Midland sponsored MacCamp session. Also, we had Subway sandwiches, chips, coffee, soft drinks, and water, along with the ever-popular tray of cookies.

October 10, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

In October, we were pleased to have our newest member, Dana Haynes, present Home Automation.

September 12, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month Doug Leng and David Morgan discussed backup and restore methods.

August 8, 2015 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month was MacCamp in Saginaw. Jerry Brasseur presented his security information once again.

July 11, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month, Jerry Brasseur gave a talk about Security that he presented to the Saginaw club.

June 13, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

June’s meeting introduced the new Photos app for the Mac. Mary Nesset presented a video introduction to the new app as well as a bonus program, an introduction to the Apple Watch.

May 9, 2015 (Midland MacCamp)

This month was MacCamp in Midland. We provided our famous cookie platter with a side of Subway sandwiches. All had a great time and learned things.

April 11, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month Dale Stephan (president) presented ‘Siri’, Apple’s digital assistant. Dale’s intermixed slides showing Siri live on the big screen. Many of the actions he showed were simple and basic to our daily lives and were things that we can all use on a regular basis.

March 14, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month we held a special group of mini-presentations. We called it “My Favorite Apps” and it was open to everyone to participate. The board members kicked off the meeting presenting a quick overview of some of their favorite apps.

February 14, 2015 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month our regular MacCamp took place in Saginaw. The Saginaw group provided free pizza to all attendees along with coffee and donuts in the morning.

January 10, 2015 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

With travel in mind, this month Ritchie Clayton showed everyone how to use Google Maps to help plan those winter trips. Using Maps was in our top 5 topics requested so this was a highly anticipated presentation.

December 13, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The December meeting was our annual Christmas holiday celebration. Members brought treats to share. Our singing elves are worked hard on another epic song and dance number. Because Apple Pay is being so well received and because Doug Leng has had success in using it with his new iPhone, we asked Doug to present how he’s using his iPhone and Apple Pay. He showed us how it’s done at the December meeting.

November 8, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month's meeting discussed the Video Creation Process and was presented by Mary Nesset. Mary showed us details on how she created a video and DVD for her mother-in-law’s 100th birthday party. She described the hardware, software and time requirements, along with how she went about gathering the necessary resources for the video. Finally, she’ll discussed many of the tips and techniques used in iPhoto and iMovie, as well as how to go about exporting a movie file and compiling it into a physical DVD.

October 11, 2014 (Midland MacCamp)

This month MIAMUG hosted MacCamp in Midland. Our club provided their famous Subway lunch complete with chips, drinks, and the oh-so-popular cookies!

September 13, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month Ritchie Clayton presented Google Apps for us. Google has gone a long way into the group-work arena and Ritchie has an extensive background in using their web based applications in his role supporting youth baseball.

August 9, 2014 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month was MacCamp and Saginaw MUG hosted. SMUG provided lunch: pizza, water, pop and cookies.

July 12, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month brought us a special speaker. Our own Nancy Pavlick presented iStudio, the amazingly powerful, yet inexpensive, page layout program. Nancy used iStudio to create the professional appearing genealogy book on her family.

June 14, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The June meeting featured Mary Nesset presenting 1Password, a password management solution.

May 10, 2014 (Midland MacCamp)

MacCamp was hosted by the Midland Club. Lunch was provided.

April 12, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The April meeting was presented by Mary Nesset who showed us all about the Mac Operating System's Time Machine application for backing up our computers.

March 8, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The March meeting was presented by Doug Leng who showed us the latest versions of iWork and noted the changes from the previous versions.

February 8, 2014 (Saginaw MacCamp)

This month's meeting took place in Saginaw, where the SMUG group hosted MacCamp.

January 11, 2014 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

We kicked off the year with a presentation on photo editing by Lynn Dumbrille. Lynn has gotten a lot of questions at MacCamp about editing photos so we felt it would be a good time to revisit this topic.

December 14, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This was MIAMUG's Christmas party. We had two great mini-presentations: Lee Pavlik presented “Cyber Cookie Crumbs” (a tutorial on how to remove cookies from your web browser) and Ritch Clayton presented “Adding and Burning CD’s in iTunes”. A great time was had by all.

November 9, 2013 (Midland MacCamp)

MacCamp was hosted by the Midland Club. Mary Nesset introduced Mavericks. Lunch was provided.

October 12, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Doug Leng presented information on the new iPhones and new iOS 7 operating system.

September 14, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Bruce Peck continued his presentation on the Mac OSX System Preferences.

August 10, 2013 (Saginaw MacCamp)

Our August meeting was MacCamp which was hosted by the Saginaw club.

July 13, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month our own Bruce Peck reviewed the Mac OSX System Preferences.

June 8, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Doug Leng presented information about the Apple’s iCloud service.

May 11, 2013 (Midland MacCamp)

MacCamp was hosted by the Midland Club. Lunch was provided.

April 13, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mike PJ presented "Security" on your Mac and on the Internet at the April meeting.

March 9, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Lynn Dumbrille presented iTunes 11 at the March meeting.

February 9, 2013 (Saginaw MacCamp)

Our February meeting was MacCamp which was hosted by the Saginaw club.

January 12, 2013 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

President Dale Stephan kicked off the year with a presentation on iPad Tips and Tricks. He geared the presentation toward the newer iPad user but some of the tips were helpful for users of all skill levels.

December 8, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

The December meeting was our Christmas party. In addition, Doug Leng presented iOS6, the latest operating system for iPhones and iPads. There were "special" entertainment and drawing prizes galore!

November 10, 2012 (Midland MacCamp)

Midland hosted MacCamp this month. We provided lunch with subs, chips and cookies. There was a huge attendance and our members learned lots!

October 13, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Our meeting for October featured an introduction to the iWork apps. The meeting started with Rich Weiler promptly at 9:30 am, who presented Keynote. This was followed by Doug Leng presenting Pages and wrapped up by Lynn Dumbrille presenting Numbers.

September 8, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mike PJ presented the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion is Apple’s next step in merging the iPad/iPhone experience with the Mac.

August 11, 2012 (Saginaw MacCamp)

The Saginaw Club presented our summer MacCamp.

July 14, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

We had a panel discussion on keeping current using Apple computers, phones, and iPads. Mary Nesset, Bruce Peck, Ritchie Clayton and Randy Walker were on our pane, with Lee Pavlik moderating.

June 9, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mary Nesset presented iPhoto for iOS. Mary showed us how you can do your photo editing right on your iDevice using iPhoto for iOS.

May 19, 2012 (DISIG Meeting)

Our members met for a photo shoot at Dow Gardens.

May 12, 2012 (Midland Mac Camp)

This month it was our turn to host MacCamp. We provided a light lunch consisting of sub sandwiches, chips, soda, and a cookie. There was a session helping our members with Dropbox, presented by Mary Nesset.

April 21, 2012 (DISIG Meeting)

The program featured two speakers: Doug Leng described the latest version of Portrait Professional, and Lynn Dumbrille wgave ten reasons not to buy a Nikon D800 (but he probably has a thousand reasons why he loves it.)

April 14, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Doug Leng and Dale Stephan presented some tips and advice on what to do when you buy a new Mac. Topics spanned from AppleCare to Lion, along with highlights on your purchase options.

March 17, 2012 (DISIG Meeting)

The program dealt with Photo Editing.

March 10, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mike P-J presented iCloud/iOS5 and Ritch Clayton presented iScore, a baseball-oriented application.

February 18, 2012 (MacCamp Saginaw)

MacCamp was held in Saginaw. There were fifty attendees who shared their experiences and challenges with each other.

January 21, 2012 (DISIG Meeting)

The DISIG group met at the church at 9:30 am and carpooled to the Detroit International Autoshow in COBO Hall for a photo shoot.

January 14, 2012 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Dale Stefan and Lynn Dumbrille presented a program of what you can do with your iPad and iPhone. Lynn focused on photography, editing and getting photos from various cameras into the iPad while Dale focused on various Apps and Favorites — how to acquire them and what they can do for you.

December 10, 2011 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

It was Party Time for MIAMUG Members: The MIAMUG Christmas Party was enjoyed by all. We brought goodies to pass and our favorite apps to tell about. We’ll also had a Q&A session and Dale Stephan told us all about Apple TV. Therel was singing and dancing, plus the biggest drawing of the year.

November 19, 2011 (DISIG Meeting)

The Digital Imaging Special Interest Group meeting in November was a success. The turnout was adequate and the topic talks were great. Doug Leng covered many of the features of iPhoto 11, and Ron Browne showed us how to enhance portraits in Photoshop 3.

November 12, 2011 (MacCamp Midland)

The November Mac Camp was the biggest and best yet. The turnout was good, the interest was high, there was plenty food, and Mac know-how was flowing all over the place.

October 8, 2011 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mike PJ continued the discussion on Lion. There also was a vote on the new bylaws.

October 4, 2011 (Web Design SIG)

Members' copies of RapidWeaver were used to create a practice website on their local computers. This was a “hands on” approach with lots of individual one-on-one help. We learned how to set up a simple website with several linked pages, adding text and some photos.

October 1, 2011 (DISIG Meeting)

The October meeting was held at the Northwood Auto Show on October 1st for a walk-around photo-shoot.

September 17, 2011 (DISIG Meeting)

Alan Syverud gave an excellent talk on Macro Digital Photography. He covered details such as depth of focus, where to focus, f-stops and composure.

September 10, 2011 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Mike PJ took us from top to bottom through the new Lion operating system. He will continue with Part 2 next month.

September 6, 2011 (Web Design SIG)

We further investigated RapidWeaver as a possible web design software for our group. Members brought their downloaded demo versions of the software for use at this meeting.

August 20, 2011 (DISIG Meeting)

Members met at the Midland County Fair and went on a photo shoot.

August 13, 2011 (MacCamp Saginaw)

We met at the firestation in Saginaw for our quarterly MacCamp. Randy Walker presenting a brief overview of Lion. We had a great turnout and lots was learned by all!

August 2, 2011 (Web Design SIG)

Mary Nesset & Lynn Dumbrille presented general information about creating a new website. Mary showed us general information on using RapidWeaver and iWeb. Lynn used Dreamweaver and Lightroom to create his own photography website.

July 16, 2011 (DISIG Meeting)

Discussion of photos brought by group members.

July 9, 2011 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

Randy Walker presented the amended by-laws and explained them to the membership; following this, he also discussed “How to find and use the Apps Store.”

June 18, 2011 (DISIG Photo Shoot)

About a dozen of our DiSIG members walked up and down Main Street, taking pictures and discussing digital photography for this photo shoot. The Midland Daily News published a great article about DiSIG in the Accent section of the June 26 Sunday paper.

June 11, 2011 (Regular MIAMUG Meeting)

This month's meeting's topic was a Buyer’s Guide for all your Mac purchasing plans. Three of our board members presenting information on buying various Apple products. Ann Hotchkiss discussed Mac laptops; Dale Stephan presented information on desktop Macs; and Mary Nesset showed us all the iOS devices - Apple TV, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.

June 7, 2011 (New Web Design SIG)

The initial meeting of the new Web Design SIG was held on June 7, 2011. We had lots of members interested in learning how to design a website. Randy Walker gave us an overview of the process involved in all aspects of web design. The group decided to meet next time on the first Tuesday of August.

May 14, 2011 (MacCamp Midland)

Our two clubs meet for a day-long MacCamp in Midland. We enjoyed Barbeque at lunch and had a fun-filled presentation by our own, Lee Pavlik, showing us what MacCamps are all about.

April 9, 2011 (MIAMUG)

This month, various people presented their favorite iPhone/iPad apps. We’ll used the new document projector to present all these apps.

March 12, 2011 (MIAMUG)

This month, our meeting focused on financial applications for your Mac. Al Forster presented an investment spreadsheet package he has developed, and Randy Walker showed how to keep track of your personal finances with iBank.

February 19, 2011 (DISIG)

This group began a multi-month total immersion hands on workshop on “studio”. It was all about bending and controlling light and composition.

February 5, 2011 (MacCamp Saginaw)

MacCamp was held in our Saginaw location. Michael Potter from the Thumb User Group gave an excellent presention of 1Password.

February 1, 2011 (iLife SIG)

This meeting was cancelled due to bad weather.

January 15, 2011 (DISIG)

We spent the first part of the meeting discussing future direction for DISIG. We then reviewed pictures using the overhead.

January 8, 2011 (MIAMUG)

The talk at this month’s general meeting was all about Searching, both on your Mac and on the web. Randy Walker showed some of the power of Google, and Mike PJ presented Spotlight on the Mac. Randy Walker showed some of the power of Google, and Mike presented Spotlight on the Mac.

January 4, 2011 (iLife SIG)

Those who have iLife 11 were encouraged to bring a short (5 minutes or less) example of the new features in iMovie 11.

December 11, 2010 (MIAMUG)

We celebrated Christmas at this meeting. Members brought lots of goodies to eat and we had a generous prize drawing. Photo morphing was demoed by Rich Weiler and Ron Browne and Lynn Dumbrille presented the "State of the Union" for the Digital Imaging SIG.

December, 2010 (iLife SIG & DISIG)

Both Special Interest Groups were cancelled for the month of December.

November 9, 2010 (iLife SIG)

This meeting had to be cancelled at the last minute. Members were notified.

November 13, 2010 (MacCamp)

We had a regular MacCamp at our Midland location.

November20, 2010 (DISIG)

We practiced what we learned about critquing.

October 5, 2010 (iLife SIG)

This iLife SIG meeting was a mini MacCamp or iLife Camp. We brought our projects and questions.

October 9, 2010 (MIAMUG)

Rich Weiler and Melissa Lile will showed us how to design and order calendars and books in iPhoto.

October 16, 2010 (DISIG)

This month's meeting was a continuation of last months editing workshop centered on fixing photos.

September 7, 2010 (iLife SIG)

Michael Marve and Nancy Pavlik presented their iMovie projects - a wedding montage and graduation montage, respectively, for review.

September 11, 2010 (MIAMUG)

Mike PJ presented his software products, Seasonality and SeasonalityGo. He described each of the products and what went into building them as a software developer.

September 18, 2010 (DISIG)

This meeting was an editing workshop centered on fixing somewhat bad pictures.

August 14, 2010 (MIAMUG & SMUG)

MacCamp was hosted by the Saginaw Club in Saginaw.

August 21, 2010 (DISIG)

Members learned how to critique pictures quickly.

July 10, 2010 (MIAMUG)

Doug Leng gave us a very informative lesson in backing up our computers.

July 17, 2010 (DISIG)

Group members met at the Tridge in downtown Midland for a photo shoot.

June 12, 2010 (MIAMUG)

This month, Don Boys gave us a comparison of the editing capabilities of Aperture with iPhoto.

June 19, 2010 (DISIG)

Group members met at Dow Gardens to take pictures in the Rose Garden.

May 4, 2010 (iLife SIG)

Rich Weiler shared two methods to help improve shooting video. Members worked on their editing techniques learned at the last meeting.

May 8, 2010 (Midland MacCamp)

We served BBQ sandwiches for lunch that day. We saw a brief presentation on new iPads lucky members had purchased at the beginning of the day before splitting off into casual groups.

May 15, 2010 (DISIG)

Our planned photo shoot at Dow Gardens was cancelled due to rain. So we met and discussed various photographic topics at the church instead.

April 6, 2010 (iLife SIG)

We covered different methods of trimming clips so they “fit” into one project timeline. We also covered one or two SHORT “Improve Your Camera Techniques” at this meeting.

April 10, 2010 (MIAMUG)

Randy Walker presented an excellent talk on “Mandatory Mac Maintenance,” with tips on easy maintenance tasks that will help keep your Mac in tip-top shape. You can download the pdf of his talk here.

April 17, 2010 (DISIG)

The DISIG group had three presentations; Ann Hotchkiss showed travel pictures (Technical redo), Ron Browne enlightened us on doing street photography, Lynn Dumbrille talked about macro photography tools, hardware, and basic techniques.

March 13, 2010 (MIAMUG)

Doug Leng spoke about iTunes in depth at the general MiaMUG meeting this month. He also covered Wire- Tap Studio, an application that allows you to record and add effects to audio on your Mac. Finally, David Morgan spoke about using the TV-out feature on a video-capable iPod or iPhone.

March 20, 2010 (DISIG)

The DISIG group gave four presentations; Ann Hotchkiss showed travel pictures, Dale Stephan talked about infrared photography, Melissa Lile described the school assignment that resulted in her Mac book, Lynn Dumbrille spoke on JPG, Dangerous to man.

February 2, 2010 (iLife SIG)

Rich Weiler showed us how to import video into iMovie.

February 13, 2010 (MIAMUG)

All day MacCamp was held sponsored by the Saginaw club (SMUG).

February 20, 2010 (DISIG)

Several DISIG members presented on different topics.

January 9, 2010 (MIAMUG)

This month Mike PJ joined Donald Boys and Doug Leng to present different photo sharing web sites. They covered MobileMe photo galleries, Flickr, and

January 16, 2010 (DISIG)

The DISIG group had an iMovie-related topic this month. First, Lynn Dumbrille gave a presentation on Photoshop Elements 8, including an overview of it’s features, a bit of philosophy, and a short demo of the software. Then, Rich Weiler demonstrated how to give a presentation of photos in iMovie. Rich added music and titles, then burned the video to DVD.

January 19, 2010 (iLife SIG)

At this meeting, some of the logistics of the SIG were discussed, such as deciding an ongoing meeting time and place.

December 12, 2009 (MIAMUG)

A review was given of our club's offerings by several of our board members. We celebrated with our annual Christmas party.

November 21, 2009 (DISIG)

A 20-minute movie was seen that wraped up the series on portraits. The group then participated in planning what needs to be covered in 2010.

November 14, 2009 (MIAMUG)

This day-long meeting was a MacCamp and was a great success. Just under 60 people attended, and there was a lot of great discussion throughout the day. About a half dozen people installed Snow Leopard on their Macs, and as far as I know everyone’s upgrade has gone smoothly. Thanks to everyone who helped make this MacCamp possible.

October 17, 2009 (DISIG)

This meeting, expanded our prior experience based on lessons learned and use additional equipment. We talked about mixing flash with continuous lighting and demonstrated Nikon’s Camera Control Pro 2. This gave us a live view of what the camera sees displayed on the projector screen. We used only one workstation this time with more control on the quality of pictures.

October 10, 2009 (MIAMUG)

Social Networking was the topic for this Saturday’s meeting. Mary Nesset introduced us to Facebook, Dan Lacher talked about Twitter and Mike PJ discussed LinkedIn. This was an informative and useful presentation.

September 19, 2009 (DISIG)

Following the great show on portrait photography by Kathy Morley, Lynn Dumbrille made a short presentation and following that a mini studio was set up with demos.

September 12, 2009 (MIAMUG)

Ritch Clayton will took us on an audio adventure, showing us how to transfer Vinyl to Digital.

August 8, 2009 (MIAMUG & SMUG)

MacCamp held in Saginaw

June 20, 2009 (DISIG)

The field trip to Dow Gardens was cancelled due to poor expected weather on Saturday.
Instead, a Q/A session took place at the The Wheeler Street Church of Christ.

June 13, 2009 (MIAMUG)

iMovie & iDVD presented by Rich Weiler

May 16, 2009 (DISIG)

Lighting 101, "The Built-in Flash", presented by Don Boys

May 9th, 2009 (MacCamp)

Spring MacCamp held in Midland

April 18th, 2009 (MIAMUG & DISIG)

This was a combo meeting where Mary Nesset presented iPhoto '09.

March 21st, 2009 (DISIG)

Members brought their own photos to clean up at the "DISIG MacCamp".

March 19th, 2009 (MMFUG)

We discussed Final Cut Pro's basic interface, the organizational and editing processes.

March 14th, 2009

Doug Leng presented iWork (specifically Numbers and Keynote)

February 28th, 2009 (MacCamp)

Spring edition of MacCamp held in Saginaw.

February 21st, 2009 (DISIG)

Lynn Dumbrille presented Picture 102, covering basic camera controls.

February 19th, 2009 (MMFUG)

We talked about the basics of digital storytelling.

February 14th, 2009

JP and Ritch presented Apple Pages and Adobe InDesign.

January 17, 2009 (DISIG)

Picture 101: How to get a great shot.

January 15, 2009 (MMFUG)

Shooting and editing video with a green screen.

January 10, 2009

JP presented preliminary news from Macworld and Doug Leng gave an overview of Adobe Photoshop CS4.

December 20, 2008 (DISIG)

Meeting was canceled.

December 18, 2008 (MMFUG)

Meeting was canceled.

December 13, 2008

Mike PJ finished up the online security talk, and we shared 4 different free/cheap applications for your Mac.

November 20, 2008 (MMFUG)

Meeting was canceled.

November 15, 2008 (DISIG)

Lynn presented highlights of CS4/Camera Raw 5.1/Bridge/ and maybe a little work flow with Lightroom 2.0.

November 8, 2008

Mike PJ presented the second part of his security talk: security on the internet.

October 18, 2008 (DISIG)

The SIG shot fall colors at the Whiting Forest in Midland.

October 16, 2008 (MMFUG)

The club got an inside look of Jack Pine Productions in Sanford.

October 11, 2008

Doug Leng lead a discussion on iPhone 2.0 software and his favorite apps.

September 20, 2008 (DISIG)

Members were asked to select their best recent picture and place it on the Web in the DISIG Yahoo Group. Then, they modified the picture using an action.

September 18, 2008 (MMFUG)

Everyone brought examples of how they use Final Cut Pro.

September 13, 2008

Mike PJ presented Security on your Mac: Local (Offline) Security. A PDF of the presentation slides have been posted on the members-only articles page.

August 21, 2008 (MMFUG)

Examples of how members use Final Cut Pro.

August 16, 2008 (DISIG)

Make your photos sizzle! Attendees learned how to make a picture really stand out.

August 12, 2008


August 9, 2008

Extended Q&A session: attendees got their questions answered.

July 24, 2008 (MMFUG)

Premier meeting of the Final Cut Pro Users Group. An introduction to using Final Cut Pro.

July 19, 2008 (DISIG)

A workshop to edit flower pictures taken in June at the Dow Gardens.

July 12, 2008

Mike PJ, back from WWDC’08 in San Francisco, filled us in on all the scuttlebutt from Apple, Inc.

June 21, 2008 (DISIG)

Dow Gardens field trip.

June 14, 2008

JP Hansen demoed Bento, a new personal database from the producers of Filemaker.

May 17, 2008 (DISIG)

Don Boys presented his experiences taking an online photography class through Then Doug talked about Adobe Photoshop Express, a new free web-based photo editing tool.

May 10, 2008

MacCamp took place during the usual meeting time.

April 19, 2008 (DISIG)

Photographers from the Midland Daily News discussed how they tell a story with photos.

April 12, 2008

Lee Pavlik and Doug Leng discussed different resources you can use to find help when you need it.

March 15, 2008 (DISIG)

Lynn Dumbrille presented Photoshop's minimum tools, Capture NX, mechanic, and RAW processing.

March 8, 2008

Ritch Clayton talked about Digitizing Audio, including how to digitize audio from LPs/casettes to play them on your Mac.

February 16, 2008 (DISIG)

Owner of Midland One Hour Photo and Frame, Roger Loschke, answered your questions on how to get the best pictures from your camera.

February 9, 2008

JP Hansen and Mike PJ talked about all the latest announcements that were made at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

January 19, 2008 (DISIG)

Lynn Dumbrille conducted a workshop. Groups of 2-3 people shared a Mac and performed image touch-ups using operations such as crop, select, copy, paste, transform, sizing, blend, burn, dodge, adjustment layers, paint bucket, sharpen, saturate, tone, white balance, and a filter.

January 12, 2008

Dan Lacher showed the club all the new features in Mac OS X Leopard.

December 15, 2007 (DISIG)

Sandy Clark presented a short lecture on archival framing and some low-cost ideas for displaying our work. Then, next door at the Meier Camera Store, Jerry showed us what's new and exciting.

December 8, 2007

Doug Leng briefly presented SnapZPro, WireTap Studio and Spam Sieve.

November 17, 2007 (DISIG)

We will have a one hour discussion on the different types of tripods and monopods that are available. Then, Doug Leng will show how you can use iPhoto to make cards, letters, and calendars for the holidays.

November 10, 2007

Mike Piatek-Jimenez gave an overview of Apple's iLife '08 with an emphasis on the new features in iPhoto.

October 20, 2007 (DISIG)

Making Fall Colors Pop! This meeting focused (no pun intended) on taking pictures of autumn colors.

October 13, 2007

Mary Nesset presented "So You Want a New Mac?" She gave an in-depth look at what to consider when purchasing a new computer, and went through the specifications of all the Macintosh computer models currently available from Apple.

September 15, 2007 (DISIG)

This meeting involved outdoor photography — people, plants and structures. Controlling lighting outdoors including the use of filters and reflectors was demonstrated.

September 8, 2007

Doug Leng took a detailed look at the book "Take Care of Trouble Shooting Your Mac." All members have received a free pdf copy of this book!

August 11, 2007

Mary Nesset presented a couple of inexpensive shareware applications.

July 14, 2007

Mike Piatek-Jimenez gave a presentation talking about the latest announcements made at the Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC).

June 9, 2007

Doug Leng demonstrated the new Photoshop CS3. Doug showed us some of the new features of this comprehensive photo editing application.

May 12, 2007

Our May meeting took place at Messiah Lutheran Church, where we held a MacCamp with the Saginaw Macintosh Users Group (SMUG). A great time was had by all and everyone learned a lot.