Snow Goose Migration Field Trip FULL

Professional wildlife photographer Rob Daugherty will take us to his favorite spots to photograph the impressive Snow Goose migration as it passes through Utah. With Rob's expertise and knowledge of the area this will be a unique opportunity to photograph one of nature’s most amazing spectacles.  Rob will help members and give some advice and tips for shooting. We are very fortunate that Rob as agreed to do this for our club, so we encourage members to register ASAP as we imagine this trip will fill up quickly.

Early each spring, tens of thousands of Snow Geese begin their 3,000 mile voyage home to their nesting grounds in Canada's Northwest Territories. Starting from where they winter in Southern California & Mexico, these travelers navigate their way home with amazing precision and faithfulness. Delta Utah is one of their first stops as they follow the melting ice northward. They are drawn here by the abundant food source in the form of the new green shoots that are starting to appear.

DETAILS: Participation will be limited to 20 members and everyone must register to attend. If we exceed 20 members that would like to attend, we will consider having an additional day on Sunday March 8th. In that event we will update the posting and email all the club members about the additional openings. There will be a $45  due at the time of registration to cover the cost of Rob Daugherty's services for the day.

WHEN: Saturday March 7th

WHERE: Meet in the Wal-Mart parking lot SE corner at 136 SR73, Saratoga Springs

TIME: Be at Wal-Mart at 6:00 AM and we will all carpool to Delta from there.


ITINERARY: We will arrive at Delta about 7:30AM and shoot all morning. We will break for lunch around noon. Then after lunch go out and shoot for several more hours, finishing up in mid-late afternoon.

WHAT TO BRING: Please wear warm clothing, caps, boots and gloves. March in Utah may cold and possibly some snow. For photography equipment you will want to include your camera, extra batteries, tripod and lens ranging from wide angle to your longest focal length you own.

REFUND POLICY: Trip deposit refunds will be granted in the case of unexpected emergency, illness, family issue or accident under the following conditions. 100 % Refund: When the trips reservation can be filled with another person. 50% Refund: When the trips reservation cannot be filled by another person.

Ten in Ten Meeting Announced

 The club is putting together an innovative new program format to allow members to share their work in a brisk and orderly fashion that’s sure to be of interest to all. In the new “Ten in Ten” meeting participating photographers will 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.

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.)

PhotoOp 15 Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce our next PhotoOp15 speaker will be Moose Peterson. Moose is a prolific author, award-winning photographer and a Nikon Ambassador. He will center his presentation around two popular topics: landscape and wildlife photography.

PhotoOp15 will be held Saturday, April 11th at the Salt Lake Community College Sandy and is sponsored by pictureline, Nikon and the Wasatch Camera Club. Get more details on the PhotoOp Event page.

PhotoOp is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. There will be a small charge to cover event expenses. This will be the fourth PhotoOp the club has offered and attendance has grown each year.

Iconic Monument Valley Fieldtrip Coming Up - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

The Wasatch Camera Club announces its first overnight field trip to Monument Valley! Join fellow club members May 14-17, 2015 in the heart of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. Hone your landscape photography skills, hang out with others passionate about the art, and capture some awe-inspiring shots.

As one of the most dramatic, iconic landscapes in North America, Monument Valley is the quintessential symbol of the American West. Sandstone buttes, many over 1,000 feet tall, rise above the valley floor resulting in a mystical place of gigantic proportions.

During field trip, we will have a Navajo guide to help us explore the remote backcountry not accessible to the general public. The full itinerary has yet to be determined, but other stops may include Natural Bridges National Monument, House on Fire, Fallen Roof, Mexican Hat, Valley of the Gods, and Gooseneck State Park. Dawn, sunset, night photography...they’re all game.

Participation will be limited to 10 members. There will be a $50 non-refundable deposit required for the guide’s service. Participants will cover their own travel/lodging costs and there will be additional fees. Stay tuned for more information.

Note: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Registration will be opened in an upcoming e-mail, so watch your inbox carefully. If the trip fills up, your registration will be automatically added to a waiting list. Successful registrants will be notified by e-mail within 24 hours after the registration open e-mail. They will post their deposits at that time.

Jewish Community Center Welcomes Exhibit by Jeff Clay

It’s a pleasure to announce a special one-man show at the Jewish Community Center by club Vice President and phenomenal photographer Jeff Clay from February 2nd to the 27th.  Fresh back from a photo junket to Cambodia, Jeff will include three works from this trip and a little over 60 other works including landscapes, travel and architecture.

You’re invited to the artist’s reception on February 11th from 7 to 9 p.m. where you can view the images as well as engage the artist himself. Refreshments will be provided.

When: Monday, February 2 - Friday, February 27

Where: Salt Lake Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City

Hours: Monday - Thursday 5 a.m - 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From Mundane to Magnificent Photoshop Workshop

Doug Pizac -- who has presented many informative and educational Wasatch Camera Club workshops (see bio below) -- will demonstrate some simple and quick Photoshop techniques that can turn mundane images into magnificent art. When prints were made in a wet darkroom a variety of tools and tricks were used to bring out detail and enhance/expand the tonal range.  Starting  with Camera Raw, Doug will show you the equivalents of hot developer, hot water, potassium ferrocyanide, etc. when using PS burn and dodge tools.  In addition, if you have an image that you would like to offer as a demo, bring it on a flash drive that is formatted for use on a PC laptop.

When: Tuesday, January 13, 6:30pm
Where: SLC Downtown Library, Conference Room 4 (4th Floor)

Bio: Doug gained his expert photography and darkroom skills through multiple internships with photographers, editors and master printers at National Geographic during college and a workshop with Ansel Adams before his death. With his computer programming knowledge he has been able to translate these procedures to Photoshop.  He also has Adobe certification in Photoshop.  After 30+ years with The Associated Press as a staff photographer he now freelances and is transferring his decades of experience to college students through teaching.

Winter Steam Festival Field Trip - CANCELLED

Due to the weather forecast of a Snowstorm for Sunday 28th with winter storm warnings, we have decided to cancel the field trip to the Golden Spike Train Museum. We feel the long drive (3 hours round trip) in those road conditions would probably not be a good idea. Our apologies and I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.

Send questions to: Lloyd Blackburn at  his email, or questions 801-403-5280

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