Submitted by HB1Photography on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:55
Every year hundreds of thousands of waterbirds, songbirds and raptors visit the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area during the migration and nesting seasons. Many birds stay there during the summer and some stay year-round. More than 200 different species have been documented on the management area.
The area is managed by the State of Utah. It is located on the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake, near the town of Farmington.
What you can expect to see:
Feeding. July and August is food storage time for Wilson's phalaropes. These tiny shorebirds are commonly observed feeding in the shallows to store up energy for their migration to Argentina. Shorebird migration continues into early fall.
And if you are willing to stay long enough we will also take sunset pictures,
pictures at Blue Hour and
nightfall pictures of the Wasatch Front.
What to bring: Binoculars and spotting scopes can help you get a closer look at birds and animals. Please bring telephoto lenses.
Meeting Time/Place: We will meet at the north entrance to Goose Egg Island at 5pm on July 19th (this Sunday). The parking lot gate will be closed so please park out front.
Submitted by Keith Hill on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:26
Cole Thompson presents, "Why Black and White." He will recount his journey to black and white, illustrate why he loves the medium and reveal his most important secrets and tips. He will also explain his photographic philosophies including Photographic Celibacy, Simple and Cole's Rule of Thirds.
His presentation is 75 minutes long and he’ll showing lots of images, telling lots of stories (some of which are even true) and talking about a lot of things including:
Why B&W Appeals to Me
What I Look for in a B&W Image
My Conversion from Photographer to Artist
Copying Ansel Adams
My Vision Epiphany
What is Fine Art?
The Role of Equipment and Processes
Listening to Other’s Advice
Asking Others for Advice
How Long do Projects Take?
Some Before and After Images
My Six Photoshop Tools
Comparing and Competing
How I Choose a Project
Be Open to New Possibilities
How I Found My Vision
Why do I create?
How to Make Money From Your Photography
And Many Stories From My Portfolios.
Whew…all this in 75 minutes!
And at the end, he’ll be giving away three prints.
When: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16th
Where: City Library, Conference Room B, Salt Lake City
Submitted by Keith Hill on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 09:30
The Wasatch Camera Club is pleased to announce another exciting overnight field trip opportunity for its members. Join us October 22-25 for a photographic expedition through Zion National Park. This field trip is open to all levels of photographers who are looking to capture some of the most dramatic landscape scenes to be found in North America.
During this field trip we will have the pleasure of being guided for one day by the famed professional landscape photographer, David West. David resides in the local town of Springdale with his family and has enjoyed many years of accomplished success as a professional with his workshops in Zion and his beautiful gallery in Springdale. View some of David’s fine work at davidjwest.com.
The precise itinerary for this trip is yet to be determined but we will start on Friday morning with our daylong tour with David. Additional shooting locations will be generally easily accessed by a short walk from parking areas and shuttle stops, but we may include a moderate 2-3 mile hike. Locations may include the famous bridge over the Virgin River at sunset, the exquisite morning light that filters through the colorful foliage along the valley floor, the misty waterfalls poring over the cliffs at Emerald Pools or the mysterious rock formations of the Checkerboard Mesa.
Participation will be limited to 12 members, to be selected by lottery. This trip, like all other overnight field trips, will be rain or shine! Expenses to consider include $150 per person for the guide service, travel to and from Zion NP, lodging (a block of rooms has been held at a Springdale hotel), food, and beverages. Registration is now CLOSED.We will close registration on June 16th. WCC will then select participants by lottery. The lucky lottery winners will be required to pay a $50 deposit to hold a spot, which will be credited toward the guide expense. Clear your calendar and stay tuned!
Presented by our own Shayne Shaw, this workshop will focus on how to photograph the night skies. In particular you will learn how to capture the beauty and majesty of the Milky Way.
Topics covered include...
Best lenses and equipment for shooting at night
Proper camera settings
How to find and forecast the position of the Milky Way
How to compose and focus at night
How to properly light paint foreground landscape features
In Shayne's words:I love just about every type of photography ... nightscapes in particular have become a strong passion of mine. Shooting almost any subject at night can add mystery, intrigue and a special beauty that shooting the same subject during the daylight can't match. I honestly believe that there are things in this world that nobody will ever see if some photographer doesn't take a photo of it. That especially holds true at night. I love teaching the night photography techniques I have learned to others with the hope that it will help them become better photographers.
Submitted by Keith Hill on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:25
Last February the club put together an innovative new program format to allow members to share their work in a brisk and orderly fashion that proved to be very popular. The new “Ten in Ten” meeting has participating photographers to have ten minutes to present ten images and provide the background as they see fit. These ten images can have any theme you wish: your best from 2014, a short visual travelogue, or a project you are working on. Also, we’ve added two minutes at the end of each Ten segment for questions. Think of it as Ten in Ten + Two.
If you want to share Ten in Ten sign up here. We will take the first ten who sign up and you will be notified if you are selected. If so, bring your images on a USB storage device to the meeting. Please use the competition format for the images. (Digital images should be in sRGB, JPEG format (.jpg) at a maximum size of 1920 pixels on the long side and at a resolution of 300 ppi.)
When: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21st
Where: City Library, Conference Room B, Salt Lake City
Submitted by HB1Photography on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:39
A late evening/night shoot at Upper Provo Falls & Mirror Lake
If "stilling the waters" is on your photographic bucket list join us at the Provo River Falls in the High Uintas. The water is fast, pure, uncluttered on beautiful slab rock formations. Club member Clint Phipps will show us some places where we can photograph small waterfalls using techniques to smooth the waters’ motion. Neutral density filters anyone?
Then, later in the evening we will capture the Milky Way, stars and potentially shooting stars over the Provo River and Mirror Lake. We will also be learning light painting techniques to enhance the overall composition.
It will be an exciting shooting experience, especially for those who have never shot the Milky Way before. We will have a workshop before the field trip where we will go over proper camera settings, how to compose and focus at night, how to find and forecast the Milky Way position and light painting techniques.
Where: From Kamas, take highway 150 to the Provo River Falls parking lot approx 24 miles.
When: Sat. June 13 @ 5pm
What to bring:
-Wide angle lens with a fast shutterspeed (any lens that has a range from 11-35mm would be great and an f-stop of 2.8 or faster)
-Cable release (you can use your camera’s self timer if you don’t have this)
-Headlamp – preferable with a red light setting (your eyes can adjust better to red light in the dark)
-Hiking shoes (there might be some light scrambling involved on and off the worn trails)
-Warm layered clothing and gloves – it still is cold during June nights
-Bug juice for the early hours of the evening
-Any food/snacks/drinks you may want for the few hours of shooting
A word to the wise, deer and black cows are everywhere, especially at twilight, slow down and no texting!
To optimize everyone’s experience we will limit the number of participants to 20 using a new selection method. Registration will be open April 23rd to April 30th. Then we’ll use a lottery to select event participants. This will give all registrants an equal chance of being selected rather than the “first come, first served” we have used for earlier club opportunities.
Registration is now closed. Also, overnight camping may be possible. More information.