Member's Photos Critique at Next Meeting

The Wasatch Camera Club offers Member Photo Critiques to provide participants a better understanding about how others perceive their images in a positive and lively social setting. The open forum offers problem-solving suggestions, new perspectives and valuable feedback on images presented. Novice to master level photographers are encouraged attend.

Please bring 3 to 6 of your images on a USB thumb drive prioritized in the order that you’d like them critiqued. At the beginning of the meeting we’ll count the number of participants and allocate our time accordingly.

Bring a positive attitude, an open mind, a willingness to share your thoughts, and a desire to learn from others.

 

WHEN: April 25th at 7pm

WHERE: Salt Lake City Public Library - 210 East 400 South, Conf. Room B

 

Great Salt Lake/Blackrock Sunset Field Trip, Saturday April 20th

Looking forward to getting out in warm weather again?  Need a good excuse to hang out with your good buds and fellow photo enthusiasts of the Wasatch Camera Club?  Our next field trip will give you opportunity to honor both of those desires, so put this field trip on your calendar and join us.

We'll be meeting at a relatively small geologic feature commonly referred to as Blackrock that lies about 3/4 mile west of the Great Salt Lake marina (which is about 20 minutes west of SLC).  Head west on I-80 and take exit 104 (UT-202, also Saltair exit) turn north and you'll reach a frontage road. Left on frontage road through gate to GSL Marina.  Continue past the Marina, the road becomes dirt, in roughly 3/4 of a mile you'll reach Blackrock, which is aptly named.

Sunset will be happening at 8:13 that evening, so I think we should begin coalescing at 6:30 so that we have ample time to send vibes to mother nature for some good dramatic clouds (in fact, you're encouraged to do that all day long).

 

Please contact Jim @ 801-792-3570 if you have further questions or suggestions.

Please RSVP 

See you there!  

From Capture To Canvas: Creating your own Best Practices Workflow

Presented by David Breslauer. David will illustrate workflow management from A-to-Z. He will offer advise before you leave for a photoshoot, while you are there, and for when you return.

David Breslauer currently works for MerlinOne , a leading provider of enterprise digital asset management solutions to large publishers and organizations. If you see a photo in The New York Times, or USA Today, it passed through their Merlin Picture Desk®, where it was selected for production.

David does end-user training and teaches customers best-practices as they relates to digital workflow. His job has taken him to MerlinOne customers in Hong Kong, Brazil, Amsterdam and of course around the United States. He blogs about digital asset management occasionally.

A graduate of from the University of Texas, he is a former Associated Press photojournalist, and prior to his AP stint, he worked for two daily newspapers in Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Houston Chronicle. While at The AP, he traded his camera bag for a pocket protector. He stopped shooting pictures while part of a team that introduced one of the first digital darkrooms used by large organizations; The Leaf Picture Desk.  It predates Photoshop.

In addition to his work at MerlinOne, David pursues his landscape photography whenever time permits.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Field Trip

Join other Wasatch Camera Club members as we head to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for a field trip on Wednesday, March 27th from 6 to 8pm to photograph the works of art in their collection.  This field trip will present yet another fine opportunity to hone your photographic skills as you work with their art to create your own. 

As noted by a recent competition judge, when photographing works of are it's important to be mindful of the context and the story you're telling, to consider how you're representing someone else's work of art.  To make the exercise more challenging there is NO use of tripod or flash at the museum.

The museum also discourages backpacks and large camera bags, so travel light with as little extra baggage as possible.  There will be some restrictions on what we are allowed to photograph as some of the traveling exhibits are not under the museum's jurisdiction.  WCC club members on the field trip this evening will get a discounted entrance fee of $3.00

The university campus is a confusing maze of roads and buildings, please see their map.

See you there!

Perspectives on Workflows Workshop: Part II on 7-Mar

As a follow-on to Keith Hill's Workflow Workshop, Jeff Clay will concentrate on the successful processing of a number of landscape, travel, architectural and portrait images. From RAW to ready-to-print, upload or export, Jeff will march you through his use of Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a number of plug-in applications from Photomatix and Nik Software. We will explore black and white conversion, HDR/exposure blending, panorama stitching, keystone correction, luminosity masking, and more.

The time and location are Thursday, 7-March in Conference Room B at the Salt Lake City Library at 7 p.m. See you there!

 

 

 

Fieldtrip this Sunday (10-Feb) to Photograph Bald Eagles at Farmington Bay

We’re heading back to Farmington Bay to photograph the bald eagles that often spend the winter in the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. Numbers can range into the hundreds during good years, but can also be as low as few to none (as was the case much of last year). We expect to drive along the Unit 1 dike road to the Turpin area parking area.

WHEN/WHERE: Meet at 8:30 AM, Sunday, February 10 at the management area visitor kiosk and management headquarters on 1325 W. Directions: The headquarters is located south of the intersection between Glover Lane (925 South) and 1325 W, west of I-15 and Legacy Highway in Farmington. http://wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/farmington_bay.php

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Your most powerful zoom and telephoto lens will be most helpful. Easy short to moderate hiking on flat dirt roads.  All visitors to this area should act with restraint and respect, and obey all signs, so as not to frighten wildlife, or otherwise have an adverse effect on the environment.

COST: Free

Please RSVP here.

Contacts: Chris Miller (801-389-2500)

Perspectives on Workflows Workshop: Part I on 5-Feb

Presented by Keith Hill (part I) and Jeff Clay (part II)

Moving images from RAW to finished masterpieces can be frustrating and time consuming. Many struggle with software decisions: how to apply what tools to use and when, whether and how to convert an image to black and white, dodging and burning, blending exposures, etc., etc., etc. These are all elements that help determine your workflows. Developing efficient and effective workflows take time and trial and error and what comes out in the end is something personal. The Wasatch Camera Club will be presenting two nights of workflow development.

The first workshop will include using Lightroom to import, select and develop images. It will also include “bumping” the image into Photoshop for fine tuning. Also included will be using the Export feature to ready your images for a club competition. The second workshop will use many of the same steps as the first, but will include use of plug-ins, black and white conversion, HDR/exposure blending, and panorama stitching. The purpose for two workshops back to back is to show you the different approaches to workflow develop taken by two photographers and to give you the opportunity to try out your own efforts and then return to pose questions.

Bring your laptops if you have one and be prepared to get your workflow sped up! We'll be meeting this Tuesday, 5-Feb in our favorite location Conference Room B at the Salt Lake City Library at 7 p.m. See you there.

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