Digital Photography

Bill Phelon

Chairman: 254-8338
rphelon@juno.com

“Using Filters” was the subject of our June meeting. Several members of the group demonstrated their proficiency in using lens filters, others of us leaned on creating filter effects using photo editors. Dave Davis gave us four versions of “Elements versus filters,” but Dave Morse’ presentation really brought the house down. He “edited” one photo into a year long seasonal gallery of photos!

The subject for the upcoming July meeting is Silhouettes. Dave Davis has, again, provided us with several readings on the subject. Although this is a very old process that predates photography, modern photography offers us many variations on the subject.

A week or so before the July 20, meeting, our host, Bill Espey, will be emailing directions to his home and asking if you will be attending the meeting. Please respond promptly so he can plan for seating and refreshments.

Bill Phelon, Chair:   rpheon@juno.com      254-8338   
Dave Davis, Vice Chair:  dav.davis@comcast.net  838-1753                                                          ———————————————————————————————

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. 

THEME ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018

January   Input for Photo Group Display in February
February   Motors power driven
March   Composition
April   Composition Color in Photography 
May   Composition Positive and Negative Space
June   Using Filters in Photography
July   Silhouettes
August   Bird photography
September   Understanding Exposure
October   Waterfall Photography
Novermber   Tell a story with 12 or less photos or wall art collection
December   Digital Photo Activity Lunch

 

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