2014 Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot CANCELLED

Sadly, we have elected to cancel the Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshop due to weather-related causes. Recent storms and cool weather have left the Flats with standing water. Based largely on information from the Bureau of Land Management it appears the Flats will not have time to dry out before October 11th.  This is the second year the club has had to cancel the event, but we are not alone. This year's Speed Week has had to reschedule it's events twice.

The Leadership Committee is working a smaller, similar photo opportunity and we will announce it when details are finalized. Otherwise, we'll see you on the Flats in 2015.    

Astro-, Infrared-, Time-Lapse Photography Workshop

Clarence Spencer will conduct an information-rich workshop on astro- and star photography, infrared photography and time-lapse photography. Clarence is the owner of Spencer’s Camera & Photo of Alpine, UT. He specializes in camera and photographic equipment repair, infrared and astronomy camera modifications and forensic camera modifications.  His work has been used by virtually every US federal agency including NASA.  One of his custom astromodified cameras was completed for NASA Astronaut Don Pettit for use onboard the International Space Station and is currently still in flight.  Clarence has experience in Infrared Photography, Astrophotography and Time-lapse photography and regularly teaches one-on-one classes regarding each method.  Almost every weekend he can be found in the west desert or high mountain clear air of Utah photographing everything on and above the earth. He will bring gear and equipment and will focus on the 'how-to' aspects of this fascinating areas of photography.   

When: 23-September 6:30-9pm
Where: SLC Downtown Library

Infrared Timelapse - B&W and Color IR - I from Spencer's Camera & Photo on Vimeo.

The Language of Light Exhibit Comes to the JCC

We're pleased to announce that the Language of Light exhibit is going to be presented once more, this time at the Jewish Community Center. Space limitations will reduce the number of images to around 80, but the upside is that all of the image categories will have representation at one location. So, if you couldn't make it to some of the library branches to see a category, here is your opportunity.

We will have a reception on Sunday, September 7th from 4 to 6 p.m. and everyone is invited. It's a great time to discuss the images and meet with other photographers. Please come out and support your fellow club members!

Exhibit Details:

  • Tuesday, September 2 - Tuesday September 30, 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday 5 a.m - 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed: Labor Day and September 14
  • Salt Lake Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City

Annual Competition Awards Announced

The winners of the club's yearlong competition were announced during the End of Year meeting held Thursday, August 21. This competiton year was the first to use the new Internet-based system that has improved our efficiency tremendously and been popular with our judges as well.

The coveted Photographer of the Year was awarded to Sterling Sanders who outscored all competitors in the Masters ranking. Sterling has been a long-time competitor who won the Altered Reality division with some striking images. 

Here is the complete list of the 2013-2014 Winners:

  Authentic Altered Reality
1st Place Keith Hill Sterling Sanders
2nd Place Terry Madsen Keith Hill
3rd Place Jim Berneike Terry Madsen
1st Place Eric Vaughan Gregg Beukelman
2nd Place Chris Miller Chris Miller
3rd Place Shayne Shaw Shayne Shaw
1st Place Jason Hutchison Lloyd Blackburn
2nd Place Josh Allred Josh Allred
3rd Place Gretchen Faulk Melody Oliphant
3rd Place Gretchen Faulk Melody Oliphant
1st Place Lin Cheong Lin Cheong
2nd Place Larry Hardwick Larry Hardwick
3rd Place Jim Clark  

If you are a new member, or are considering participating, Competitions are an invaluable way to grow in the craft of photography. Participants will have outside judges rank and critique their images in a constructive manner to provide insights for better image making. Additionally, competitions promote creativity through the "Assigned" categories, where photographers work to illustrate a predetermined theme or concept. Check out the Competition Rules and Guidelines for more detailed information.

Three Pro Workflows Workshop

Join Ray, Randy and Wayne of Pixels Foto & Frame as we continue our series of photography professionals present their post-processing workflows. During this presentation-style workshop you will see three distinct types of workflows: on landscape photography, on wedding photography and on sports photography. Feel free to bring your laptops or take notes, either way, you will learn a lot from these masters.

Where: Pixels Foto & Frame

When: Tuesday, 12-August, beginning at 6:30pm

Tutorials & Guides Online

We have just posted the two presentations from Keith Hill's Live View workshop and Richard Pick's Image Stacking workshop. You may see and download them from our Guides & Tutorials page, as well as other previous presentations.









Albion Basin Wildflower Field Trip

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.

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

The Albion Meadows trail head and parking area can be seen here: http://goo.gl/maps/M9RYZ

Saturday, July 26, 6:00 pm

Albion Meadows trail head

Please RSVP: here.

Contact: Jim 801-792-3570




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