Digital Photography

Bill Phelon

Chairman: 254-8338

The June Digital Photo Zoom meeting was another in our Zoom photo sharing efforts. We’ve still not reached the “expert class,” but we’re working on it. At this meeting, we shared a dozen of our best travel photos. Some of us even had “new” to the group travel photos!

In July, members with be Zooming their “Old Sports Photos of Kids!” Actually, this can be photos of themselves as kids, their kids or other people’s kids. Or just kid photos, if you’re not into sports. Back when I was a kid the first “sports” that I encountered were when I entered high school. No middle school sports, no little leagues. It might have had something to do with the war…. There was a fat little kid on the swimming and water polo teams in high school that I seem to remember.

During this “social distancing ” era, the Digital Photo group will be holding “virtual” meetings using Zoom. As always, we’ll be meeting on third Fridays of the month beginning at 10:00 AM.Photo group members will be sent a Zoom link (possibly even the day before the meeting). New SIR Branch 8 members interested in digital photography should email the chairman to be placed on our email list.

            Bill Phelon, Chair         Dave Davis, Vice Chair
            254-8338                     838-1753

updated 6/20/2020  by DLS


                   THEME ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2020

Jan People in Motion/Action Photography *
Feb Scavenger Hunt – Nick *  
Mar Macro Photography    
Apr Art of Composition    
May Pet Photography    
Jun 12 Favorite Travel Photos  
Jul Old Sports Photos of Kids  
Aug Environmental Portraits *  
Sep Tell a Story    
Oct Go Crazy with Editing *  
Nov Photographing Your Backyard *
Dec Christmas Lunch    
* Member Suggestion      

The Digital Photography Group meetings begin at 10:00 AM on the third Friday of the month. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided, for which we ask a $2 donation.   All levels of photographer are welcome, from point and shooters to sophisticated mirrorless & DSLR users.  We even entertain phone photos!

To provide some structure to our meetings, we assign “themes” for our photos.  Each Theme runs for at least two meetings, giving us more opportunity to get the shots we want.   Thus, each meeting will have a new Theme as well as photos from the Theme for the previous month or months.   Monthly photos may be divide in any manner between the two Themes  – i.e., you don’t have to split your photos 50-50.  Another benefit of including shots using a previous month’s Theme is that you can take photos using ideas or techniques learned from others the previous month. 

Your photo limit for showing is 12 shots on a flash drive.  Although we have “theme assignments,” we also strive for flexibility – you may bring photos you think the members would enjoy or learn from, whether or not they support the current Themes.  Or, if things are not working out, you may skip showing your photos in any month. 

During the photo showings, we do encourage you to discuss both your photos and those of others – what you liked, what you didn’t like.  The goal is to help each of us improve our photography.