Antelope Island Sunrise Field Trip

Photograph Antelope Island’s beautiful “lakescapes” and landscapes along with any available wildlife on the the surrounding Great Salt Lake shoreline. Sunrise occurs at 7:35am, and we hope to take advantage of the early light.

WHEN/WHERE: We will meet at 7am Saturday, Mar. 17th in the parking area on the south side of the road just before the entrance booth for the state park (if you reach the booth, you can do a u-turn and double back to the parking area), to discuss carpooling/options. The park itself opens at 7am. Directions: Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15 in Layton, then drive west on Antelope Drive for 7 miles to the park entrance booth.  The island itself is another 7 miles across a causeway.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Wear appropriate clothing/footwear for light to moderate hiking along shorelines and bluffs. Weather conditions may vary considerably at this time of year. Wider lenses will be useful – but a variety of lenses may come in handy.  Bathrooms available. Photo exhibit by Keith Vaught is showing in the visitor center.

COST: Park entry fee is $9 per car ($6 for senior)

Please RSVP to

CONTACT: Chris Miller (801-389-2500 cell)

Landscape Photographer David Muench Coming to Salt Lake City

The Wasatch Camera Club is pleased to announce that David Muench will be visiting Utah and making presentations at the club’s PhotoOp 12 on Saturday, March 24.  Muench is acknowledged by many to be one of the top ten landscape photographers in the world today.

Mr. Muench will giving presentations entitled "Plateau Light" and "Bristlecone 50,” as well as giving a lecture named "Composition, Lighting, Location/Subject Selection, Natural Connection, Timeless Moments, Ancient Connections and the Greater Spirit."

For club members he will finish the day by critiquing members' photographs. This is a rare opportunity to gain feedback from our of the acknowledged landscape masters.

For more details and reserving your attendance, see this page.



Nikon Parts Issue

Club member, Dave Sanders recently forwarded an e-mail raising a concern about Nikon and their decision to stop selling parts to camera repair shops. If the plan they outlined comes to fruition Nikon users will only be able to have their cameras repaired at Nikon repair venues. Some fear this will result in a degradation of repair services and are working to get a petition signed to persuade Nikon to change their approach and continue parts sales to regular repair shops.

For non-Nikon users this could also be a concern because your brand may choose to go this way too.

The camera club is neutral, but we do think you may want to read the petition's introduction that does a good job of outlining the concerns pertaining to this issue. You can sign the petition on the same page if you choose.

The Leonardo Museum Fieldtrip: Saturday, Feb 18th

Please join the Wasatch Camera Club for a field trip to The Leonardo, a fascinating and colorful museum that is a fusion of art, science, and technology.  Of course the museum is camera friendly, although no tripods or flashes.  

In addition to their permanent exhibits there is also a travelling exhibit:  “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement” a photo documentation of some of the most telling images of the civil rights era.  This exhibit will be at The Leonardo through May 2012.

There is a $14 admission fee ($12 for 65 and over) into the museum, so we’d recommend setting aside some time on this day so that you can make the most of your visit.  Saturday hours are from 11am to 7pm.

The museum is not brightly lit from corner to corner, so it may present some lighting challenges depending on what you’re trying to capture.  Recommended would be your best high ISO performance camera, a variety of focal lengths and fast lenses, and a clever attitude for holding still the shot that you’d like to capture.

The museum is located just south across the plaza from SLC’s main library, at 209 East, 500 South.  Plan on meeting just inside the doors of the main entrance in the ticket lobby at 11am.  Being next door to the library, you may also want to visit that facility as well – if the roof is open there may be additional possibilities.

February Meeting: Members Photo Critique

You know the feeling, you’ve been to the club’s competitions and felt like you’d like to add your own two cents to the critique, so, in that vein the Wasatch Camera Club is re-introducing Member Photo Critiques.

This is an opportunity to show and discuss your work whilst also receiving suggestions from your fellow members. Bring 3 - 6 images on a memory stick and time permitting we'll have a good exchange of views about how to improve and learn about various techniques as well.

Critiquing others photos and having your own critiqued in a positive and lively social setting amongst your peers is a wonderful means to better understanding the way you feel about an image. We all have some type of visceral emotional reaction to an image, whether good, bad, or neutral – listening to other’s reactions is good exercise.

If you have an opinion on the images that you see, then you have a voice that is worth hearing. Even if you don’t have much experience in critiquing, you can learn to do it, and the effect it will have on your understanding of an image can be very valuable.

Special Fieldtrip - Freestyle Ski Competition (Jan 19-20)

WHAT: A rare opportunity to capture images of freestyle skiers as they attempt aerial tricks and compete on a halfpipe and slopestyle course. This will be a chance to experiment with stopping motion, panning, and getting creative with athletes in motion in a classic Utah winter environment. Access should be excellent, and we will meet briefly with the Park City freestyle ski team coach for orientation to the courses and events (as well as safety). We would like to collect images from participants in the event that the Park City freestyle team can use them on their website.

Framing and Matting Workshop

Photography is an art and good art creates emotions. To sell your art you must create an emotional connection between the image and the viewer. A well presented image can connect with the viewer and create that connection, which can turn the viewer into a buyer. 

So how do you go about creating the best presentation? That is exactly what our upcoming workshop will teach us.

  • Ever wonder why there are so many different types of glass? What are the differences and why would you choose the cheapest or the most expensive?
  • What about matting? Why do galleries use plain white when there are so many prettier colors and textures? What is a cotton matte, a fabric matte and what is the big deal with acid free?
  • Frame styles? Think, thin, wood, metal... What works best with photographs?
  • What are mounting options?
  • How to assemble your frame project?

John Zacharopoulos the owner of "The Framing Establishment" has been kind enough to offer this workshop in his Murray store and to help answer these questions and any others questions that you might have. He will walk us through all of the above bullets and demonstrate how his company prepares your image for the best possible presentation. You will come away with a better understanding and a greater appreciation for presenting your work to others.


Tuesday January 24, 2012 7:00PM to 8:30PM

The Framing Establishment
5664 South 900 East Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Please RSVP in order to give John an accurate count in order for there to be enough seats for all.

With the clubs first exhibit on display and several more in the works this is a great time to have the questions you wondered about during the preparations of our first exhibit answered from a professional before we begin our next.

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