From Mark Oehler,
“For the last couple years I have been volunteering to photograph the Eastern Iowa Engineering and Science Fair. It involves going to each display and photographing the student(s) with each one. There are usually a couple hundred displays and it takes most of the morning and early afternoon for one photographer to do it. I was wondering if someone in the club might be interested in helping with it this year.
It is scheduled for March 15th.”
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I know you’ve all been wondering “what is the meeting about this month?” !!
Sorry to all !… the life of a Show Choir dad and photographer (along with my regular full time jobs) has left me wondering where February disappeared to… did we even have a February?!? All I remember is being darn cold and paying higher heating bills! :o)
Well, here is the answer you have been looking forward to! This month we will be talking about “Composition” , as one of the topics many people at the January meeting added to their “want list”!!
We have some fun ideas of how to show some examples “live” , and if all goes well, I think we will all have some fun and hopefully even learn a few things.
Bring your questions, your imaginations, and your cameras too, (if you need help with any settings)!
See you Sunday!
Landscape Photographer Etiquette… or anyone for that matter….
We’ve all had a run-in, either minor or excessive, with a person or photographer that thinks their shot or time is more important than the time you’ve already invested in setting up, or getting your shot. Maybe you haven’t had the privilege of meeting one of these people? Some people either don’t have any consideration, or they just never learned to share growing up? I did have a mild experience in Arizona, but it was quickly diffused by a couple other photographers that had my back, because I shared the spot with them to get great shots before the “group” and their leader showed up, (and the participants in the group were great too). Once their leader figured out we were all about sharing the spot, he warmed right up.
Here’s an entertaining blog post with a list of examples of some of the people you might meet along your travels.
River Action and the Figge Art Museum are co-sponsoring a workshop for photographers of all skill levels who are interested in exploring ways to improve the quality of their photos.
The workshop, Beyond a Snapshot: the Art of Building and Creating Fine Photographs, will be held on Saturday, March 8th at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. The workshop will begin at 12:45p and conclude at 4:30p.
Beyond a Snapshot Print Info
This great article comes from Outdoor Photographer Magazine, “Go B&W in Winter”
Thanks to Aaron Schaldecker for reminding me about this one.
Here’s a short article with some great tips for shooting B&W.
We will be covering a lot of things B&W over the next few months to get you ready for the 2014 State Fair Photo Competition.
Here’s a great “quick start guide” for anyone new to Adobe Lightroom, written by “the Lightroom Queen” herself, Victoria Bampton. And the best part…. it’s FREE!
Adobe has finally listened to photographers complaints about the “Creative Cloud” and has put together a great bundle for roughly the same price as updating your Lightroom every year!
Now you can get Lightroom AND Photoshop for $9.99 a month on the creative cloud! This might be worth considering. :o)
If copyrighting your photos is something you want/need to do but don’t know where to start or how to do it, this Sunday’s meeting (May 19) will be the one you don’t want to miss!Mark Oehler will be showing us how to submit images to the Copyright Office for registration and the benefits therein.
If you have a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements, there is a plugin that brings over many of the features from the full version of Adobe Photoshop right into Elements.
Actions, scripts, filters, adj. layers, smart objects, etc. Check out the link below to get the details!