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Meeting Reminder: This Sunday

 

As a reminder, on Sunday will be our monthly Linn Area Photo Club meeting.

 

Topic:  My Digital Workflow: Lightroom and Photoshop

In addition, those of you who want to participate at next month’s Canon Printing Workshop on Sept 23rd, this will be a great time to bring cash or a check to complete your registration.     We still have several open spots.    If you cannot attend Sunday’s meeting, send in your fee to the Club’s mailing address.

This is great workshop to help you improve your prints and to take home with you a couple of large format prints.

 

 

 

Reminder: LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop

Why don’t my prints look like the images on my computer?

Should I be using 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit to print?

Should I convert my images to JPG or TIFF prior to printing or leave them as a PSD?

What Color Space should I use?  Adobe RGB, ProPhotoRGB, sRGB, AppleRGB?

Who handles color management?  Photoshop, Printer, No Management

 Do I need to flatten my image layers in Photoshop before printing?

What software gets the best results?  Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

 

If you don’t know these answers to these questions, our upcoming seminar on September 23rd is for you!

Canon Printing Workshop: Sept 23rd

Send a $20 check to the Club’s mail box or send a “save me a space” email  to vice-president@linnareaphotoclub.org and bring your payment to the August Club Meeting.

 

Reserve your spot soon.  There are a limited number of spots left.

 

 

Canon Printing Workshop: Sept 23rd

Why don’t my prints look like the images on my computer?

Should I be using 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit to print?

Should I convert my images to JPG or TIFF prior to printing or leave them as a PSD?

What Color Space should I use?  Adobe RGB, ProPhotoRGB, sRGB, AppleRGB?

Who handles color management?  Photoshop, Printer, No Management

Do I need to flatten my image layers in Photoshop before printing?

What software gets the best results?  Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

 

If you don’t know these answers to these questions, our upcoming seminar is for you!

LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop

Those of you who came to the Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop this year with Tyler Stableford had an opportunity to meet Kelly Anderson with Canon.  Kelly came to the event to provide participants with large format prints as an added benefit to this year’s workshop participants.  While we had Kelly at the event we asked if she  would come back to do one day “Printing Workshop” for LAPC members and workshop participants.    Kelly agreed and stated that she would try to fit it into her schedule for this year.
Well, Kelly is coming Saturday, September 23rd!!!!!    She and another printing expert from Canon USA are coming and bringing with them two Canon Pro 1000’s and two Pro 100’s!  Four printers for you to use!
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LAPC/Canon Printing Workshop schedule:
Two, four hour sessions:   30 people in the morning session and 30 people in the afternoon session.  (Both sessions will provide the same learning experience so don’t worry about missing out on anything if you attend either session.)
  • Morning Session        (8am to Noon)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

  • Afternoon Session     (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm)

– 2 to 2.5 hours of seminar
– 1.5 to 2 hours of hands-on printing: Working with the two Canon Reps, participants can print one (and maybe two depending upon time and resources) of their images to take home that day ….. either 17″ X 22″ or 13″ X 19″.

 

Cost:

There will be a $20 fee to register and reserve your spot for this exciting learning experience. This fee will be used to cover facility costs and drinks/snacks that will be provided during the event. One print is worth more than the $20!

Send a check to reserve your spot. Include with the check a note to indicate that you prefer either Session 1 (morning) or Session 2 (afternoon). (All efforts will be made to place you in your primary session…. but if that session is full we will move you to the session with open spots.)

Linn Area Photo Club
P.O. Box 225
Marion, IA 52302

 

On August 5th, if there are any spots still available that the Club members have not filled,  we will send an email to all the 2017 LAPC Photography Workshop participants inviting them to join us…. so reserve your spot soon.

 

LAPC Executive Committee

 

Canon Prints & Sunday’s Meeting Reminder

For those Club Members who attended the 2017 Linn Area Photo Club Photography Workshop and requested a Canon print, those prints will be available at Sunday’s meeting.   Kelly Anderson (Canon) got those prints done and shipped them back to us.     Justin and Rick have three boxes of prints, so join us Sunday and get your print!  (We also have a few jump drives for those who did not pick them up at the event before leaving.)

 

In addition, at this month’s meeting we will be going over Camera Operations.

So…..  Bring your camera and your user manual! 

We will break into small groups based on the brand of your camera (Nikon versus Canon versus Other).     Club Members in each group will help each other with questions and technical advise specific to your camera and your needs.

So please bring your questions.    Things you might want to learn are…… “How do I ….”

  • Change Shutter Priority:  Aperture versus Speed  versus Manual
  • Change ISO
  • Change White Balance
  • Change Auto Focus Mode:  AI Servo versus AI Focus
  • Change Button Functions
  • Change Picture Style: Standard versus Portrait versus Landscape versus Neutral versus Faithful
  • Change Metering Mode: Center Weighted versus Spot versus Evaluative
  • Change Drive Mode:  High Speed versus Single Shot versus Low Speed versus Timed
  • Change Color Space
  • Set up or Change Bracketing
  • Read My Histogram and make some adjustments
  • Change flash modes

           ……and more.

 

Justin & Rick

Only Five Days Left To Register!

  Award-Winning Presenter:

                  Tyler Stableford

Lifestyle/Adventure Photographer

http://www.tylerstableford.com/PHOTOGRAPHER/thumbs

Tyler will take you through the entire process from “Shoot to Print”.   Utilizing a live photo shoot you will have the opportunity watch & learn as Tyler walks you through all the steps and thought processes he utilizes to capture one of his award winning photos.

Next he will show you his digital workflow… how he picks the images he wishes to edit followed by the onscreen editing of those images to prepare them for print.   You will learn lots of tips, tricks and secrets of photo editing using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Finally he will walk you through all the steps necessary to print those images.    In the end, his goal will be for you to see the final prints of several of those images using a Canon printer at the event.

 

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

8:30 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.

Seminar Fee:  Free

Hot Sandwich Catered Lunch:  $13

(Lunch fee is nonrefundable and includes a small donation to the Church)

New Covenant Bible Church

3090 N Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids

 To Reserve your Spot:

LinnAreaPhotoClub.org/events/stableford

 

LAPC Photo Display

 

Those who would like to display some images at the LAPC Photography Workshop on April 29th, need to have their images to Doug Hoeger by April 27th so he can create tags for them to be hung and help recognize your work.    You can drop them off at Photo Pro, just tell the staff they are for Doug.

Rules

11″ X 14″ Mounted…. unframed Panoramas larger then the 11″ X 14″ can also be submitted

Mats are fine but still in the overall size of 11″ X 14″

No Frames

Up to 4 images

 

Look forward to seeing your images!

 

LAPC Photography Workshop Committee

 

 

 

Only Three Spots Remain

Last chance to sign up for the Day 2 Workshop on Sunday, April 30th.

On Wednesday it will open to the public.

 

 

 

         

As a part of the 2017 Linn Area Photo Club Photographers Workshop we have added a Day 2 Workshop on Sunday, April 30th.

Join award-winning photographer Tyler Stableford for a small group (14 people), hands-on workshop.    We have lined up a couple of local farmers (and farms), who have agreed to participate in in a fine-art portraiture shoot of “Iowa Farmers at Work”.   Tyler will walk us through all the steps that he goes through on a location shoot to “compose” an image.    You will learn about lighting, background, camera settings, posing, metering, etc.   You will have an opportunity to take some images alongside Tyler as he coaches the group through all his steps.   These farms will also have some interesting still-life photo opportunities, and depending upon weather, some actual field-work images as these farmers may be in their fields preparing them for planting.    Should the weather not cooperate, as it is spring in Iowa, these farmers haves some large barns and we will move indoors for our photo ops.

Be sure to bring your tripod and flash along with your camera, as we will begin the day in the morning with potential low-light conditions or indoors if mother-nature does not cooperate.    The workshop will start at 8:00 am and end at 3:o0 pm.      The cost is $100 (non-refundable).   A very small cost you will be able to work side-by-side with an award-winning pro.    Bring your lunch, as we will work through the time frame.
When the morning photo shoot is done, you will have a chance at a nearby location to watch Tyler utilize some of the skills he taught on Day 1 to process a few of these new award-winning images.
To reserve your space, send an email to Vice-President@linnAreaPhotoClub.org and a check to:
Linn Area Photo Club
P.O. Box 225
Marion, IA 52302
 

Remember this event is limited to 14 participants and is open to LAPC Members on a first come basis for one week.  After March 22nd,  sign up will be opened up to the public.   So send an email and your personal check quickly to the address above.

We look forward to to seeing you at this event in April.

Thanks,

LAPC Photography Workshop Committee

2017 LAPC Photography Workshop – Update

Great News!

Canon will have a print professional at the workshop in addition to our speaker.  Throughout the day (while we are in the meeting) she will be printing “participant” images on a Canon Pro-1000.  

So bring a jump drive with one image you would like printed!     Must be in a PSD or TIFF (16 or 8 bit) format only.

She will be printing 17″ X 22″ and 13″ X 19″ images until her supplies run out.  (Her words. ” I am bringing a slew of paper, ink and print tubes!) 

Sorry she will not be editing any images prior to printing, due to time restraints and so as many participants as possible can get an image printed.

So get yourself registered and an image ready for printing!

Tyler Stableford – Lifestyle Adventure Photographer Seminar

Canon Pro-1000:  Professional photographers openly share what they need, want, and even don’t want in a printer. Like stunning black and white prints with deep blacks and detailed gradations. A wide color gamut that accurately reproduces even the most difficult colors. And at Canon, we listen. Introducing the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.    A 17″ wide format professional printer with an 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system that does it all. Arguably one of the best printers we’ve ever engineered. Distinguished by a bold red line.

2017 LAPC Photographers Workshop – Volunteers Needed

On April 29th, the Club will be hosting about 250 participants at the 2017 LAPC Photographers Workshop.     We need your help on Friday (28th) and/or Saturday (29th).

On Friday night, at 5:00 pm we will to a preliminary set up of the event at New Covenant Bible Church.     Table & Chairs ( for lunch), Photo Display,  Meeting Room Setup, etc.

On Saturday, at 7:30 am we will need your help to run the event and assist our guests.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Registration – Food Tickets
  • Photo Display
  • Break time Refreshments
  • Lunch Help (Assisting Caterer)
  • Clean Up After Event
  • Monitoring Crowd
  • Stage Set Up

If you have volunteered in the past or want to help this year for the first time, send an email with the date(s) you can assist to:   Vice-President@linnareaphotoclub.org

Also, if you have not registered yourself for the event please do so at:   http://linnareaphotoclub.org/events/stableford/

 

Photography Workshop Committee

2017 LAPC Photographers Workshop – Day 2 Workshop

     

 

As a part of the 2017 Linn Area Photo Club Photographers Workshop we have added a Day 2 Workshop on Sunday, April 30th.

Join award-winning photographer Tyler Stableford for a small group (14 people), hands-on workshop.    We have lined up a couple of local farmers (and farms), who have agreed to participate in in a fine-art portraiture shoot of “Iowa Farmers at Work”.   Tyler will walk us through all the steps that he goes through on a location shoot to “compose” an image.    You will learn about lighting, background, camera settings, posing, metering, etc.   You will have an opportunity to take some images alongside Tyler as he coaches the group through all his steps.   These farms will also have some interesting still-life photo opportunities, and depending upon weather, some actual field-work images as these farmers may be in their fields preparing them for planting.    Should the weather not cooperate, as it is spring in Iowa, these farmers haves some large barns and we will move indoors for our photo ops.

Be sure to bring your tripod and flash along with your camera, as we will begin the day in the morning with potential low-light conditions or indoors if mother-nature does not cooperate.    The workshop will start at 8:00 am and end at 3:o0 pm.      The cost is $100 (non-refundable).   A very small cost you will be able to work side-by-side with an award-winning pro.    Bring your lunch, as we will work through the time frame.
When the morning photo shoot is done, you will have a chance at a nearby location to watch Tyler utilize some of the skills he taught on Day 1 to process a few of these new award-winning images.
To reserve your space, send an email to Vice-President@linnAreaPhotoClub.org and a check to:
Linn Area Photo Club
P.O. Box 225
Marion, IA 52302
 

Remember this event is limited to 14 participants and is open to LAPC Members on a first come basis for one week.  After March 22nd,  sign up will be opened up to the public.   So send an email and your personal check quickly to the address above.

We look forward to to seeing you at this event in April.

 

Thanks,

LAPC Photography Workshop Committee