Submitted by jimberneike on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:35
Of course history is surrounding us all the time, in old buildings, old forests, deep canyons, and even the acquaintances that we keep. Sometimes though we come across forgotten pieces of history, things that are no longer commonplace in our surroundings, and for that reason they may trigger memories or ideas about a past that we don't often visit.
On Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 am the Wasatch Camera Club will be visiting an auto junkyard where resides many old cars and trucks - some from as far back as the late 20's or early 30's. Although certainly not preserved, it is remarkable to see some of the things that have lasted so many years. Rick, the owner, has asked that nothing leaves his property except the images in our cameras.
We're going early for the nice morning light, please be sure of how to get there before leaving home. The yard doesn't have a name posted, but it sits at the SE intersection of 700 S. and 4400 W. I'd recommend going west on 400 S at Redwood Rd. - continue west for approximately 2 miles, as you drive the road bends south on a couple of occasions and becomes 700 S. Continue under Bangerter Hwy and you'll be there in about 1/4 mile. I would not recommend driving north on 4400 W to get there, the train tracks often have stopped trains on them - you may be waiting a long time to go the extra 500 feet that you need to.
This is a junkyard, please wear appropriate clothing and heavy-lugged footware - getting tetanus might ruin your day.
Doug Pizac will be demonstrating two workflow procedure topics that will make your life easier, faster and more productive.
The first is a continuation of the Camerabits’ Photo Mechanic demo given by David Breslauer in April. Doug will show how this powerful program performs mass captioning, metadata entry, code replacement, and FTP uploads to sites like SmugMug, Photoshelter, Flickr, etc. Once you’ve properly prepped your raw images, the second topic on Photoshop will guide you on how to add sizzle and pop to your imagery quickly with the help of custom-made Actions and enhancement tips.
Attendees can bring an example of their work as part of this workshop. They should bring two files on a flash drive of their own -– the original file out of the camera (before) and how they did post-production on it (after). Doug will then demo using the original file and compare the attendee’s final image to his.
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 achieved his Adobe associate certification in Photoshop last year. 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.
WHEN: Tuesday, 7-May at 7pm
WHERE: Main Branch, Salt Lake City Library, Conf. Room B
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
Submitted by jimberneike on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 15:34
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.
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.
Submitted by jimberneike on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 16:24
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.
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!