Choosing the Right Cameras and Lenses

A new year is upon us and are you sure you have the right camera and lenses for what you want to photograph? Digital SLRs, full-frame, APC sensor, mirrorless, four-thirds and point-and-shoots (and even film!)…they all have their place. Super wide angle, medium telephoto, primes and zooms…which to choose for what? You wouldn’t use a sledge hammer to secure a nail so make sure you understand what imaging tools are available and which would be best for YOUR photography.

Jens Nielsen and Dave Ward of Pictureline will present a 2 hour workshop entitled ‘Choosing the Right Cameras and Lenses’ on January 14th beginning at 6:30pm. This workshop will be at Pictureline and if interested you should RSVP here.

Jens worked for the very well-regarded Borge Andersen in his the photo lab from 1986 until 1989 when he founded Pictureline.  For 25 years Pictureline has been one of the dominant photography stores in Utah. Jens has taught numerous classes and seminars that relates to photography and the business of photography.  

Dave has been involved in photography since he stole his father’s camera in the 7th grade. Photography was a way to document his day-to-day life and adventures in rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking. Dave brings his passion for photography to his numerous Pictureline classes and community education adult learning classes.

Field Trip: Yoga studio shoot, Friday, January 3rd, 6:30pm

Join the Wasatch Camera Club this Friday evening for a study of light and shadow on the human form.  The owner of Infusion Yoga & Pilates Studio in Bountiful has graciously opened her studio to give us the opportunity to shoot with 3 or 4 Yogis.  Depending on the number of lights we want on each model we'll have from 2 - 4 light setups and we'll rotate between photographers giving everyone ample opportunity to shoot.

The studio has 3 separate rooms that we can use, and my hope is to arrange each area for different effects.  The studio walls are plain off white, but I'll also have a black backdrop setup for effects like this sample image.

I'm asking the Yogis to wear their most comfortable and flattering outfits, but don't hesitate to bring some simple but interesting props as well.  I'll be bringing a long leather trench, hat, scarves, umbrella . . you get the idea.  Mix it up if you like, but don't make it too complicated.

As in past shoots with unpaid models we ask that all the participating photographers share their best images with each of the Yogis as a show of appreciation for their time and effort. I'll be setting up a folder at our WCC Box site where images can be uploaded.  Hope to see you there!

When: Friday, January 3rd, 6:30pm

Where: here

Please RSVP: here.

Contact Jim if you have questions: 801-792-3570

Hill Aerospace Museum Field Trip - Saturday, 7-Dec, 10:00am

Join us for some aviation and aerospace history this Saturday at the Hill AFB Aerospace museum.  The museum exhibits more than 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles on the grounds and within hanger galleries. 

Their collection also includes a wide variety or ordnance and munitions, an assortment of aerospace ground equipment, military vehicle, uniforms, and thousands of other historical artifacts.  And for anyone interested in the first machines to take flight, there are also models of the earliest Wright Flyers.


The museum is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and while admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.  A gate pass onto Hill AFB is NOT required.  Tripods ARE welcome.

Directions: head east on Exit 338 off I-15, the museum is visible from the moment you exit the highway.

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 am

Please RSVP: here.

Call Jim if you have questions: 801-792-3570

Language of Light Selections Announced

The club enjoyed an exceptional response to the call for entries for the Language of Light exhibit. Close to 500 images were submitted across the six categories and without doubt these photographs are clear evidence that our club members are very talented.

The committee of six judges independently reviewed all the submissions and scored each. Exhibits Director Jeff Clay then tallied the scores and filled each library space with the top selections. As you will note, the different venues accommodate different numbers of images.

To see if your image(s) were chosen, you can see a list here.

To see all the submitted images go here.

If your image was selected you can now begin the framing process and we have provided a number of suppliers and options on how to proceed here. Three framing establishments are offering nice discounts for Wasatch Camera Club members and Language of Light entries in particular. Don’t forget to ask for your discount on this project.

The Language of Light exhibit is on track to be a huge success and we hope you share in the pride of being a member of such a highly skilled group of photographers.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Exhibits Committee.

Well-received photographer/presenter, Jeffery Allred returns

We can truly say, and back by popular demand, the club is very pleased to welcome Jeffery Allred who was enthusiastically applauded for his presentation two years ago. This time Jeffery will show some of his documentary travel and photo essay work while including some suggestions on composition and shooting techniques.

Jeffrey Allred has spent 27 years as a photojournalist for the The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, Getty Images,  Deseret News and  the Salt Lake Tribune.  Some of his recent stories of note include covering the 2013 Final Four basketball tournament, the Haiti earthquake in 2010,  the 2009 Sugar Bowl,  a Mexican immigration series in 2008, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.   The Haiti earthquake coverage garnered him a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot - 2013 Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a large part of the salt flats being under water, we've had to cancel this year's event.  I hope you'll be able to join us on our next outing or club event. 

The Wasatch Camera Club Leadership Team

Submissions Now Open for Language of Light

From now through the end of October the Wasatch Camera Club Exhibits Committee will be accepting submissions for our Salt Lake Library system-wide (main library plus 5 branches) photographic exhibit titled The Language of Light.

You must be a member of the club and all details plus the submissions' links may be accessed from this Language of Light page


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