Iconic Monument Valley Fieldtrip Coming Up - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

The Wasatch Camera Club announces its first overnight field trip to Monument Valley! Join fellow club members May 14-17, 2015 in the heart of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. Hone your landscape photography skills, hang out with others passionate about the art, and capture some awe-inspiring shots.

As one of the most dramatic, iconic landscapes in North America, Monument Valley is the quintessential symbol of the American West. Sandstone buttes, many over 1,000 feet tall, rise above the valley floor resulting in a mystical place of gigantic proportions.

During field trip, we will have a Navajo guide to help us explore the remote backcountry not accessible to the general public. The full itinerary has yet to be determined, but other stops may include Natural Bridges National Monument, House on Fire, Fallen Roof, Mexican Hat, Valley of the Gods, and Gooseneck State Park. Dawn, sunset, night photography...they’re all game.

Participation will be limited to 10 members. There will be a $50 non-refundable deposit required for the guide’s service. Participants will cover their own travel/lodging costs and there will be additional fees. Stay tuned for more information.

Note: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Registration will be opened in an upcoming e-mail, so watch your inbox carefully. If the trip fills up, your registration will be automatically added to a waiting list. Successful registrants will be notified by e-mail within 24 hours after the registration open e-mail. They will post their deposits at that time.

Jewish Community Center Welcomes Exhibit by Jeff Clay

It’s a pleasure to announce a special one-man show at the Jewish Community Center by club Vice President and phenomenal photographer Jeff Clay from February 2nd to the 27th.  Fresh back from a photo junket to Cambodia, Jeff will include three works from this trip and a little over 60 other works including landscapes, travel and architecture.

You’re invited to the artist’s reception on February 11th from 7 to 9 p.m. where you can view the images as well as engage the artist himself. Refreshments will be provided.

When: Monday, February 2 - Friday, February 27

Where: Salt Lake Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City

Hours: Monday - Thursday 5 a.m - 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From Mundane to Magnificent Photoshop Workshop

Doug Pizac -- who has presented many informative and educational Wasatch Camera Club workshops (see bio below) -- will demonstrate some simple and quick Photoshop techniques that can turn mundane images into magnificent art. When prints were made in a wet darkroom a variety of tools and tricks were used to bring out detail and enhance/expand the tonal range.  Starting  with Camera Raw, Doug will show you the equivalents of hot developer, hot water, potassium ferrocyanide, etc. when using PS burn and dodge tools.  In addition, if you have an image that you would like to offer as a demo, bring it on a flash drive that is formatted for use on a PC laptop.

When: Tuesday, January 13, 6:30pm
Where: SLC Downtown Library, Conference Room 4 (4th Floor)

Bio: Doug gained his expert photography and darkroom skills through multiple internships with photographers, editors and master printers at National Geographic during college and a workshop with Ansel Adams before his death. With his computer programming knowledge he has been able to translate these procedures to Photoshop.  He also has Adobe certification in Photoshop.  After 30+ years with The Associated Press as a staff photographer he now freelances and is transferring his decades of experience to college students through teaching.

Winter Steam Festival Field Trip - CANCELLED

Due to the weather forecast of a Snowstorm for Sunday 28th with winter storm warnings, we have decided to cancel the field trip to the Golden Spike Train Museum. We feel the long drive (3 hours round trip) in those road conditions would probably not be a good idea. Our apologies and I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.

Send questions to: Lloyd Blackburn at  his email, or questions 801-403-5280

Wildlife Photography Workshop on Monday 17-Nov

On Monday, November 17th, local photographer Rob Daugherty will be presenting a workshop on wildlife photography.

Rob takes frequent trips to our nation’s most picturesque National Parks include Yellowstone, the Tetons, Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Bryce, and Capitol Reef, as well as numerous state parks, wildlife refuges and bird sanctuaries to capture fantastic portrait and environmental shots of our nation's wildlife. He leads in-field workshops to most of these areas also.

Rob will share technical information as well as give you the low-down on what lenses to use, when to shoot, how to find wildlife, where to go, what to look for, and what not to do. He will also, of course, be sharing some of his gorgeous photography!

Join us at 6:30 on Monday, 17-November at the downtown SLC Library. Due to popular demand, we have moved the workshop to Conference Room 4 (on 4th Floor)!

To read more about Rob and see his portfolio check out his website.

Don't let this one get away from you!

 

 

 

 

Utah Wilderness 50 Exhibit Presentation

Join us on November 5th for a presentation at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The museum is currently hosting an exhibit of 50 photographs in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. On hand to lead our ’tour’ of these images will be renowned photographer and writer Stephen Trimble (who was also one of the judges for the contest), exhibit designer and curator Tim Lee, and Jeff Clay, the Coordinator of the exhibit.

Steve will focus on what it took to be selected as one of the 50 winning images. He will discuss photographic concepts such as composition, subject matter, and emotional impact. Tim will describe how to put together an exhibit that leads the viewer through a storyline. Jeff will talk about the genesis and significance of the exhibit and provide insights on the image selection process. Also, hopefully at least a few of the club photographers that were fortunate to place in the exhibit will also be on hand to personally discuss their images.

Where: Natural History Museum of Utah. Purchase your museum tickets and then meet in the Canyon, the large open space on the first floor up from the ticket counter. If you arrive late, proceed directly to the Sky Gallery on the 5th floor.

When: November 5th, 6:30-9pm  

Museum Cost: Adult, $13; 65+, $11; Free to members.

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Starry Starry Night on Mirror Lake: CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION

Very quickly we have surpassed expectations in the number of people who have signed up for this fieldtrip. Therefore we have closed the registration. Considering how popluar night time photography has become, it is likely that another one will be on the Bulletin sometime in the future! 

Join us on Saturday, October 25th, for a Milky Way shoot at  Mirror Lake Recreation area. That evening we will capture the Milky Way reflecting in several beautiful little lakes. For anyone that has never photographed the stars there will be a "how to" session before we head out. This could be great learning experience you have never done this kind of shooting.

This field trip will be on a "go/no go" basis just in case the weather doesn't cooperate and the skies are overcast. Check on the website the Friday before to see if the fieldtrip has been canceled. There will also be an email sent out on Friday the 24th to everyone that registers, letting everyone know if the trip is still on or not (weather permitting).

What to bring: Widest angle lens you own. The best lens is about 14-24mm for full frame bodies and 8-16mm for compact sensor bodies. Tripod and cable release if you own one. Flashlight, best kind are the multi-color headlamp flashlight. Bring WARM clothes including gloves and warm cap for your head, it could be very chilly up there since Mirror Lake area is above 10,000 ft elevation and it is late October. 

Where and When: We will meet that evening at 6 PM at the Mirror Lake campground parking area at the picnic sites and boat launch (see map). For anyone that would like to carpool meet at the UTA Park & Ride at 4PM and carpool (3498 E 3900 S). We will plan to start shooting at around 8:30 and finish by midnight, though if you want to leave earlier or later, that is fine as well.

Tips for shooting: Please read Royce Bair site for tips on shooting the Milky Way.

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