On Saturday, October 5th the club will be on Bonneville Salt Flats for a very unusual photographic opportunity. Called the Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot this project draws on the creativity of all participants to produce a huge number of visual delights worthy of great image making. In addition to club photographers, we invite models, dancers, actors, musicians, yoga practitioners and others to be subject in front of our cameras. All are invited to bring clothing and/or props to support their vision for image-making. Some examples include large picture frames, lawn furniture, a bicycle, a canoe, and miscellaneous statuary. Your imagination should be your guide.
Take all this creative energy and combine it with one of the most visually fascinating landscapes in Utah and expectations are high we’ll make some very cool photographs.
In addition, pictureline and Profoto will be joining us with plenty of gear for participants to use and try out. They'll have two different lighting stations set up with D1 Air kits and other Profoto products that you can use with your talent to create some cool lighting effects. Profoto will have soft boxes and other light shaping tools on hand for you to try out and get creative with. The Profoto expert will be on hand along with a handful of knowledgeable pictureline employees.
After finding himself high atop a mountain in Korea at a sacred pagoda without so much as a simple point‐and‐shoot camera, Ray had an epiphany. Never again would he travel without a camera. That was 23 years ago.
Now after traveling over 30 times to exotic locations all over the world, including 3 trips to the Arctic, New Zealand, 3 trips to China, Thailand, Nepal, 2 trips to Ireland, twice to England, Spain, Italy, 8 trips to four different countries in Africa, multiple times to Canada, twice to Mexico, twice to Costa Rica and Korea. Ray has some pretty good ideas about travel photography.
Topics he will cover are:
Where should I go?
What should I take?
How should I pack?
How to approach foreign subjects.
What makes a great travel photo?
Ray’s presentations are informative, fun, packed with great photos and stories, and of course educational.
Join Ray and travel the world through his photography.
Thanks to all the members who participated in the club's 2012-2013 competition season and a special nod of appreciation to the insightful and helpful judges who ranked, scored, critiqued our entires and in the process made better photographers of all of us!
Submitted by jimberneike on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 17:25
Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah will present a nice opportunity for some action photography as cyclist’s race their way through streets of north Salt Lake City. Beginning at 5:30 pm, this stage will include 5 laps around the circuit, giving us several opportunities to capture the racers as they whiz by (these professionals are remarkably fast even as they climb the hill up N. State St. towards the Capitol). See map and website for detailed route information.
Because there will be so many interesting vantage points from which to photograph the race, this post is as much a heads-up about the event as it is a club-sponsored field trip. I’ll update the Bulletin post the day of the race when I’ve decided where I’d like to shoot from, and I’d welcome getting together with other members, but realistically I’d expect that people may want to shoot from many different locations along the 6.7 mile course.
If you’ve never been to a cycling race you may want to give it a try, it’s really quite amazing to see how fast they can push their bicycles. Although there are many ways to capture an event like this, I’d suggest a lens with some reach for greater flexibility. If anyone has suggestions about good vantage points please feel free to email me at the RSVP link. Hope to see you there!
Submitted by jimberneike on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:16
Want to beat the sizzling summer heat while hanging out with your compadres of the Wasatch Camera Club? Then you should join us for an evening of delightfully cool mountain breezes as we stroll through the alpine woods and meadows of the Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
We'll be hiking on the Albion Meadows trail, it has a rather moderate elevation gain that rambles past a ski lift or two, through some woods, and then to a striking meadow that is a Shangri-La for mountain wildflowers. We'll begin our hike at the parking lot that surrounds the information booth pictured here, it is just east of the Snowpine Lodge as you stay on the main road, as you go past the Alta ski area.
Be reminded that the temperatures may be considerably cooler at this elevation, the day I scouted this trail the temp in the valley was 95 while at the trailhead it was 67 - the cool breeze was delightful mind you. Bring all your favorite photographic gear, and a long lens if you fancy yourself as a wildlife photographer - there's as much fauna as there is flora.
Thurs 7/25: I'm adding information for those that would be interested in carpooling up Little Cottonwood. We'll meet at the parking lot at the mouth of the canyon at 5:30 and departing so that we can meet at the trail head just before 6:00 pm. The lot is located here: http://goo.gl/maps/3CO07
Photographer Steve Berlin will be leading us in our second exploration of outdoor portrait photography. Steve will be focusing on supplementing natural light with flash.
He will apply the principles of portraiture lighting and teach us how to use battery-operated speedlights and simple modifiers to make good portraits. We will learn to use strobes to supply a soft key light whilst the sun supplies the ambient light for background, fill, separation, etc. This involves learning how to adjust the camera and strobe so as to obtain an appealing key light exposure and balance that with the look of the surroundings. Steve will also teach us how to properly “drag the shutter” to control ambient exposure.
Be prepared to use manual settings only -- on camera and flash -- and not work with TTL controlled flash for this session.
Members are encouraged to bring their cameras with flash hotshoes and should know how to make manual adjustments of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Steve will bring sets of speedlights, radio triggers, stands and modifiers that will work on any camera. He prefers that people not bring their own flash unless they are able to use it independently, as he will not have time to familiarize himself with other flash systems.