Submitted by jimberneike on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 23:13
Join us the last Saturday of the month for a trip into upper Ogden valley for some Fall time shooting. MSN.com rated the upper Ogden Valley one of the 10 most Scenic areas for fall colors. The centerpiece of the Valley is Pineview Reservoir, with mountain peaks rising more than 9,700 feet, encircling a pastoral setting. The valley to the east of Snowbasin resort is a lovely combination of grassy knoll, Scrub Oak, and Mtn. Maple. We will start with a sunrise shoot of the peaks at Snowbasin and try to catch that first light of the day hitting them. Then we'll spend the rest of the morning shooting different areas in the valley where we can find the best color.
Meet at the Greenery Restaurant at the mouth of Ogden canyon at 6:00AM and we can car pool from there. There is a ski bus parking lot right next to the restaurant we can use, located here: http://goo.gl/maps/DN8Qt Sunrise is at 7:20, this will give us plenty of time to get to and scout for a desirable shooting location.
Or, if you're not quite as early, meet us on a pullout on Trappers Loop Rd. (rte 167) approximately 1.5 miles south of Snowbasin Rd. (rte 226) here: http://goo.gl/maps/CDCFB
Saturday, September 28th, 6:00 AM at The Greenery Restaurant.
On Saturday, October 5th the club will be on Bonneville Salt Flats for a very unusual photographic opportunity. Called the Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot this project draws on the creativity of all participants to produce a huge number of visual delights worthy of great image making. In addition to club photographers, we invite models, dancers, actors, musicians, yoga practitioners and others to be subject in front of our cameras. All are invited to bring clothing and/or props to support their vision for image-making. Some examples include large picture frames, lawn furniture, a bicycle, a canoe, and miscellaneous statuary. Your imagination should be your guide.
Take all this creative energy and combine it with one of the most visually fascinating landscapes in Utah and expectations are high we’ll make some very cool photographs.
In addition, pictureline and Profoto will be joining us with plenty of gear for participants to use and try out. They'll have two different lighting stations set up with D1 Air kits and other Profoto products that you can use with your talent to create some cool lighting effects. Profoto will have soft boxes and other light shaping tools on hand for you to try out and get creative with. The Profoto expert will be on hand along with a handful of knowledgeable pictureline employees.
After finding himself high atop a mountain in Korea at a sacred pagoda without so much as a simple point‐and‐shoot camera, Ray had an epiphany. Never again would he travel without a camera. That was 23 years ago.
Now after traveling over 30 times to exotic locations all over the world, including 3 trips to the Arctic, New Zealand, 3 trips to China, Thailand, Nepal, 2 trips to Ireland, twice to England, Spain, Italy, 8 trips to four different countries in Africa, multiple times to Canada, twice to Mexico, twice to Costa Rica and Korea. Ray has some pretty good ideas about travel photography.
Topics he will cover are:
Where should I go?
What should I take?
How should I pack?
How to approach foreign subjects.
What makes a great travel photo?
Ray’s presentations are informative, fun, packed with great photos and stories, and of course educational.
Join Ray and travel the world through his photography.
Thanks to all the members who participated in the club's 2012-2013 competition season and a special nod of appreciation to the insightful and helpful judges who ranked, scored, critiqued our entires and in the process made better photographers of all of us!
Submitted by jimberneike on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 17:25
Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah will present a nice opportunity for some action photography as cyclist’s race their way through streets of north Salt Lake City. Beginning at 5:30 pm, this stage will include 5 laps around the circuit, giving us several opportunities to capture the racers as they whiz by (these professionals are remarkably fast even as they climb the hill up N. State St. towards the Capitol). See map and website for detailed route information.
Because there will be so many interesting vantage points from which to photograph the race, this post is as much a heads-up about the event as it is a club-sponsored field trip. I’ll update the Bulletin post the day of the race when I’ve decided where I’d like to shoot from, and I’d welcome getting together with other members, but realistically I’d expect that people may want to shoot from many different locations along the 6.7 mile course.
If you’ve never been to a cycling race you may want to give it a try, it’s really quite amazing to see how fast they can push their bicycles. Although there are many ways to capture an event like this, I’d suggest a lens with some reach for greater flexibility. If anyone has suggestions about good vantage points please feel free to email me at the RSVP link. Hope to see you there!