Calendar

August 27, 2020

Program Night, Two Masters Presentations

Jun
24
Thu
Mike Funk’s Masters Presentation
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

Mike will be presenting his Masters Program on Wildlife/Bird Photography.

Topics include: Foundations + Fundamentals; Equipment; Field craft; Processing images + Software used; Ethics/Etiquette; Resources, with examples of images to show topics covered.

 

Jun
27
Sun
Critique Night
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The next competition is on July 8th. The critique night for it will be …….Sunday June 27th,  from 4 – 6 pm. The categories will be Pictorial, Journalism, Travel and Monochrome.

These critique sessions really work. Most of the time, a little tweak really can raise the impact of an image. Once and a while, we get rid of a loveable clunker that only the maker is attached to.

As a reminder, here is how the process works:

        – Please email me that you would be interested in getting up to 3 of your images reviewed. Also let me know what 15 minute time slot you would like between 4-6 pm

        – I will respond within a few hours and see if we can settle on a convenient time

        – No later than 2 days before the appointed evening, send me your images in the same format as you upload to competition

        – Also include your phone number and the image titles

– On the appointed time slot, I will call the number you gave me and we can discuss your images

– If I am running more than 5 minutes late, I will text or email you

 

Tony

Jun
30
Wed
Entries Due
Jun 30 @ 11:59 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Travel, Journalism, Monochrome

Judge: TBD

Jul
8
Thu
Competition with Charles Ginsburgh
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Travel, Journalism, Monochrome

Judge: Charles Ginsburgh

About Charles Ginsburgh. “My name is Charlie Ginsburgh, and unlike many judges and club participants who have been taking images since dirt was first invented, I have only been actively involved in photography since 2011. I am a biochemist by trade, and as such have always been interested in nature, life and what makes living cells tick. One thing I enjoy is creating (design and manufacture) stained glass panels. I have done this off and on for over twenty years or so, and have given away much of my work to friends and family. In 2010 I sought to create a photographic catalog of my efforts, and proceeded to discover the joys and frustrations of photography. Fast forward to the present, and I am currently more involved in photography than in my stained glass endeavors.”
 
When I look at many truly excellent examples of photography, I generally am familiar with how the image was collected (technical aspects and the such) but am often struck with the thought that “I might not of seen that shot, were I there”. My journeys through photography have taught me the value of “seeing” what is in front of you, and how difficult it can be to do so. This represents a continuing challenge in my own photography which I find immensely rewarding.”
 
“I am up to taking pictures of almost anything (and I do), but I have a special affinity for macrophotography. In that discipline, I find that I focus (if you pardon the pun) upon “normal” life around me, showing a side of life which is always there, but is rarely seen. I believe that this is but another manifestation of “seeing”. I can be in group of master photographers at some truly mind-blowing scenic and/or iconic local, and darn if my eye isn’t caught by the little weed buried in the dust next to my left foot. Oh well, to each their own.”
 
“Examples of my photographic efforts can be viewed at my SmugMug site (https://charlie-g.smugmug.com).
When I first view an image I “look” for the emotional content of the image, and how I am affected by the image. There is nothing more satisfying than when an image (yours or another’s) is first viewed by a group, and hearing an immediate, collective spontaneous gasp from the audience, a sure sign that some level of emotional connection has
been achieved. I next look for how effectively the image was “seen” by the maker, and only then do I focus upon the more technical aspects (composition, capture and presentation) employed to capture the maker’s vison of the image. In the end, with each image I am striving to comprehend the maker’s vison of the image, and how effectively this
vison was captured.”
Jul
22
Thu
Bill Stacy’s Master’s Presentation
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

A Journey in Crop Sensors

The journey began with backpacking trips in Alaska with a compact zoom camera containing a tiny sensor a fifth the size of full frame. Portable and always available for surprise wildlife encounters.

Topics: Crop sensors, crop factors, and field of view. Advantages of small sensors in camera size and magnification explained along with the disadvantages in pixel count and image noise. Illustrating some  remedies via de-noise software, resizing software, and image stacking (night sky photography).

Aug
4
Wed
Entries Due
Aug 4 @ 11:59 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Travel

Judge: TBD

Aug
12
Thu
Competition with Richard Martin
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Travel

Judge: Richard Martin

Sep
1
Wed
Entries Due
Sep 1 @ 11:59 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Travel, Journalism, Monochrome

Judge: TBD

Sep
9
Thu
Competition with Frederic Larson
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Travel, Journalism, Monochrome

Judge: Frederic Larson

Oct
6
Wed
Entries Due
Oct 6 @ 11:59 pm

Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Monochrome

Judge: TBD