Olympic Oval Fieldtrip - January 26

What: Join Wasatch Camera Club members for a visit to the Utah Olympic Oval facility to photograph the Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2013:


Seating is general admission in the bleachers, and we should be able to periodically stand next to the rink to photograph racers during 500m and 1000m events. This will be an opportunity to obtain images that capture the motion or stop the action of athletes engaged in world class competition.

When/Where: We will meet at 12:30pm Saturday, January 26 in the bleachers inside the oval (look for photographers). Competition begins at 1pm. The oval is located at 5662 South 4800 West in Kearns, UT  (west of the 4700 S exit near the southwest corner of the I-215 loop).  Park on the south side of the oval facility. This fieldtrip will last the duration of the skating events on Saturday.

Other Information/What to bring: Entry fee is $5.00 per person. Flash is NOT permitted. A variety of lenses will be helpful to adapt to a variety of conditions. 

RSVP: Please RSVP to fieldtrip@wasatchcameraclub.com.

Contact: Jim Berneike (801-792-3570) or Chris Miller (801-389-2500).

Reading & Photographing Sacred Architecture by Val Brinkerhoff

A special presentation by Val Brinkerhoff has been scheduled for February 27. Val’s fine art print work has been exhibited widely and his photography and writing have been featured in periodicals including Photo Life, Photo Electronic Imaging, Photo Techniques, Darkroom Photography, PhotoGraphic, Modern Photography, BYU Studies, and others.

He will be presenting images of sacred places taken from around the globe. His technique is masterful and the images are very compelling. Find out more here.








Temple Square Christmas Lights Fieldtrip

No place does it better than Temple Square for Christmas lights.  Join us for an early meet and we'll share strategies about night photography, and tune up your season's spirit. We will meet first at 4:30pm to capture the sunset/twilight atmosphere. For those who cannot make it that early, there will be a second meeting time at 5:30pm. We will also try to coordinate a place and time nearby to gather afterwards to exchange images and holiday cheer.

WHEN/WHERE: Meet at  4:30pm (Wed. Dec. 19) at the west entrance gate to Temple Square on West Temple. We will also arrange to meet at the same location at 5:30pm for those who cannot make 4:30pm. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dress warmer than you usually would (photography doesn’t generate body heat). Zoom lenses can be fun to play with to create motion effects with lights. Don't forget to bring a tripod and cable release as well. For more information on Temple Square Lights click here.

COST: Free!



Lightroom Workshop: In-Depth Use of the Develop Module in Lightroom 4

Join Jon Scarlet on Tuesday, 27-Nov for our Lightroom II workshop. Jon will spend most of the time exploring the Develop module in Lightroom 4 focusing on such things as:

  • crop, straighten, size a photo for printing
  • spot removal, blend or clone
  • red eye removal
  • the graduated filter, what to do when you forgot your polarizer
  • the Adjustment Brush-how to change a focused area of the image
  • the Tone Curve - fine tuning intensity of the image

Open to members, bring your laptops if you have one and be prepared to move your lightrooming up a notch or two!

Member Critique Meeting Thursday, 18-Oct in a NEW LOCATION

The Wasatch Camera Club offers Member Photo Critiques as a way to provide participants with a better understanding about how others perceive their images. This is done 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.

SPECIAL NOTE: We are considering moving eveturally to the IHC Training Center for our club meetings. This meeting will be a trial run and will be held at the facility at 5300 South and I-15. See map.

Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot Proves a Success

Everyone brings a different set of expectations and a dose of uncertainty to this event. We worry about weather, having the right equipment, and whether we’ll have enough talented folks to fill our frames. Happily, all concerns were washed away with a very successful event on Saturday, September 29th.

In some ways, it boggles the mind with all the photo opportunities the Salt Flats shoot presented. On site were a large inventory of props that included everything from religious statues, a girls’ bicycle, picture frames, a door, luggage, furniture and even a canoe. Add to that twenty or more models, dancers, other performers and the remarkable backdrop of the Salt Flats and there were more subjects to shoot than time to shoot them.

As hoped, we were able to capture the rising full moon in many of our images as shown nearby. Using flash on the subjects was a challenge, but the results were truly spectacular.

Based on positive sentiment expressed this year, we’ll definitely be putting another Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot on the calendar for next.


As always, thanks to all of the club’s directors who put it together, especially, Chris Miller and Jim Berneike. Great job.




Introduction-to-Intermediate Lightroom Workshop

Photo courtesy John BallardJoin us Tuesday, October 9th for our Introduction-to-Intermediate Lightroom Workshop. John Ballard will cover a number of topics:

  • What is Lightroom?
  • What is new in LR 4?
  • Importing from your camera
  • Photo organization
  • Editing images
  • Exporting images
  • Modules: Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, Web
  • Metadata
  • Filtering



Whether you are novice Lightroom user or an old hand at it, there will be something for you at this workshop. Bring your laptop and follow along.

Where: SLC Downtown Library, Conference Room B

When: Tuesday, October 9th

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