The Language of Light Exhibit Comes to the JCC

We're pleased to announce that the Language of Light exhibit is going to be presented once more, this time at the Jewish Community Center. Space limitations will reduce the number of images to around 80, but the upside is that all of the image categories will have representation at one location. So, if you couldn't make it to some of the library branches to see a category, here is your opportunity.

We will have a reception on Sunday, September 7th from 4 to 6 p.m. and everyone is invited. It's a great time to discuss the images and meet with other photographers. Please come out and support your fellow club members!

Exhibit Details:

  • Tuesday, September 2 - Tuesday September 30, 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday 5 a.m - 10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed: Labor Day and September 14
  • Salt Lake Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City

Annual Competition Awards Announced

The winners of the club's yearlong competition were announced during the End of Year meeting held Thursday, August 21. This competiton year was the first to use the new Internet-based system that has improved our efficiency tremendously and been popular with our judges as well.

The coveted Photographer of the Year was awarded to Sterling Sanders who outscored all competitors in the Masters ranking. Sterling has been a long-time competitor who won the Altered Reality division with some striking images. 

Here is the complete list of the 2013-2014 Winners:

  Authentic Altered Reality
1st Place Keith Hill Sterling Sanders
2nd Place Terry Madsen Keith Hill
3rd Place Jim Berneike Terry Madsen
1st Place Eric Vaughan Gregg Beukelman
2nd Place Chris Miller Chris Miller
3rd Place Shayne Shaw Shayne Shaw
1st Place Jason Hutchison Lloyd Blackburn
2nd Place Josh Allred Josh Allred
3rd Place Gretchen Faulk Melody Oliphant
3rd Place Gretchen Faulk Melody Oliphant
1st Place Lin Cheong Lin Cheong
2nd Place Larry Hardwick Larry Hardwick
3rd Place Jim Clark  

If you are a new member, or are considering participating, Competitions are an invaluable way to grow in the craft of photography. Participants will have outside judges rank and critique their images in a constructive manner to provide insights for better image making. Additionally, competitions promote creativity through the "Assigned" categories, where photographers work to illustrate a predetermined theme or concept. Check out the Competition Rules and Guidelines for more detailed information.

Three Pro Workflows Workshop

Join Ray, Randy and Wayne of Pixels Foto & Frame as we continue our series of photography professionals present their post-processing workflows. During this presentation-style workshop you will see three distinct types of workflows: on landscape photography, on wedding photography and on sports photography. Feel free to bring your laptops or take notes, either way, you will learn a lot from these masters.

Where: Pixels Foto & Frame

When: Tuesday, 12-August, beginning at 6:30pm

Tutorials & Guides Online

We have just posted the two presentations from Keith Hill's Live View workshop and Richard Pick's Image Stacking workshop. You may see and download them from our Guides & Tutorials page, as well as other previous presentations.









Albion Basin Wildflower Field Trip

Want to beat the sizzling summer heat while hanging out with your compadres of the Wasatch Camera Club?  Then you should join us for an evening of delightfully cool mountain breezes as we stroll through the alpine woods and meadows of the Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

We'll be hiking on the Albion Meadows trail, it has a rather moderate elevation gain that rambles past a ski lift or two, through some woods, and then to a striking meadow that is a Shangri-La for mountain wildflowers.  We'll begin our hike at the parking lot that surrounds the information booth pictured here, it is just east of the Snowpine Lodge as you stay on the main road, as you go past the Alta ski area. 

Be reminded that the temperatures may be considerably cooler at this elevation, the day I scouted this trail the temp in the valley was 95 while at the trailhead it was 67 - the cool breeze was delightful mind you.  Bring all your favorite photographic gear, and a long lens if you fancy yourself as a wildlife photographer - there's as much fauna as there is flora.

For those that would be interested in carpooling up Little Cottonwood.  We'll meet at the parking lot at the mouth of the canyon at 5:30 and departing so that we can meet at the trail head just before 6:00 pm.  The lot is located here:

The Albion Meadows trail head and parking area can be seen here:

Saturday, July 26, 6:00 pm

Albion Meadows trail head

Please RSVP: here.

Contact: Jim 801-792-3570




Live View / Focus Stacking Workshop

In this Workshop we’ll cover the topics of using Live View and Focus Stacking. The first half will be presented by club president, Keith Hill, and the second half will be presented by club member Dick Pick.

Squeezing the Most Out of Live View A large number of digital SLRs have a truly powerful feature called Live View. These cameras are equipped with an LCD screen on the back of the camera that allows photographers to see 'live' where the camera is aimed and much more. This feature provides numerous aids and advantages that many photographers may overlook in day-to-day shooting. However, used to the fullest, Live View can speed you up and raise your effectiveness in the field. The presentation will center on a Canon 5D Mk II, but other makes and models offer similar, if not exact feature sets. If you plan to attend, it’s recommended you familiarize yourself with your camera’s Live View features and settings. Also, bring the camera with you to the meeting. We won’t have time to cover every question, but you may make some valuable personal discoveries in the meeting.

Focus Stacking Club member, Dick Pick (see bio below) does a great deal of slot canyon photography. The very tight dimensions make sharp focus from near walls to far ends of the canyon a true challenge. Dick uses focus stacking to keep his image sharp edge-to-edge and he’ll share how he does it and show some great examples in the second half of the meeting. Of course, focus stacking isn’t only reserved for slot canyons. If you like strong foreground objects in your landscapes this workshop is relevant as well.

Richard Pick is a native of Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin before moving West. His love for the outdoors is expressed in his landscapes and wildlife images. His landscapes capture the beauty of the Colorado Plateau. His wildlife images are primarily of the diverse bird life here in Utah. His images have been selected for the last two Audubon calendars. Dick has been photographing since his days in college and he continues to perfect his craft to this day.



Date/Time: 22-July, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: SLC Main Library, Conference Room B

Field Trip - Hill AFB Airshow - Sunday June 29th

We'll be heading to South Ogden this Sunday morning for the Hill Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, also called Warriors over the Wasatch.  This will be a great opportunity to see some great flying machinery on the ground and performing in the air.

We'll plan on organizing at 9:00 am (inside the gates) just to the south-east of the public entry portals shown in this map

Be sure and check out their website for all kinds of pertinent information on attending, as their are plenty of restrictions on what they'll allow into the show.  Their website also includes travel and entry routes as well as UTA and shuttle options.

Of course as a U.S. Government event, admission and parking are free.

When: Sunday, June 29, 9:00 am

Where: Hill AFB

Please RSVP: here.

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

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