December 7 meeting info

The December meeting will feature a bunch of useful information from a program that Brian Chabot and Paul Schmitt attended in October.  The Great Smoky Mountain Photography Summit is a 4-1/2 day program that begins each day with multiple outings led by pro photographers to some of the best places in the National Park. Each day continues with a variety of presentations from those same photographers. There were sessions on editing, creativity, use of flash, travel and more.  Brian and Paul pulled together some neat photos, some useful references, and valuable tips to make your photographic skills even stronger.

Paul will also continue the discussion of backup options for photographers.  He just completed backing up his 1.2 TB archive using BackBlaze and will talk about his experience.
We will also be discussing future plans for club events, so your participation at the meeting  is important.

 

 

November 2 meeting info

Our photo sharing theme will be “best of fall”.  Bring up to three images to show us!

On a personal note from the CNP webmaster/post writer, I hope that you are all having a great fall in the northeast.  I’m in the Anza-Borrego desert, photographing cacti, ancient mountains, and wildlife, and it sure doesn’t feel like fall out here!

Update for October 5

Our next meeting is October 5, 7:30 in 404 Plant Science (our usual meeting room). This will be a technology-focused meeting.

Adam won’t be able to make it (see previous post), so Paul will present on approaches to storing and managing electronic images. He has a brief presentation on some new software he is learning to use. We will have time to share one or two images that you would like feedback on- any subject or topic. 

Drone photography and tech topics at our next meeting

Our next meeting is October 5, 7:30 in 404 Plant Science (our usual meeting room). This will be a technology-focused meeting.

Update:  Adam won’t be able to make it, so Paul will present on approaches to storing and managing electronic images. He has a brief presentation on some new software he is learning to use. We will have time to share one or two images that you would like feedback on- any subject or topic. 

Professional photographer and videographer Adam Baker will share what he has learned in getting involved with drone photography. This is a rapidly developing imaging technology. Although few of us may use this equipment, Adam will give us an introduction to what is involved.  We also will continue a discussion begun at the last meeting on how to store images. Paul will lead the discussion, but we will share and get feedback on the variety of approaches used by CNP members.

Our photo assignment for the November meeting is “Best of Fall.” How you represent the fall season is up to you. It is a major transition for the temperate natural world. There are lots of opportunities for creativity or an excuse to visit favorite or new locations.

Hope to see you next Thursday!

June 1 meeting info

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Our June 1 photo sharing theme will be “spring fling”.  We will also discuss ways to create photo books.

In addition, please retrieve your photos from the Unitarian Church show by noon today (June 1).

Improve your Lightroom skills at our next meeting on April 13

Our April meeting is on a special date and time, 7:00 pm Thursday, April 13 in the Stone Computer Center in Mann Library.

This room is on the left as you enter the library itself. With guidance from Adam Baker, we will be working with Lightroom to develop our editing skills. Lightroom is a premier editor with a strong intuitive design. The RAW image file is central to this. Adam invites CNP members to send him a problem image in RAW format for a teaching example. This is a great opportunity for any skill level. Don’t miss this!

There will not be a meeting on April 6, our normal date.

March 2 meeting info

adam_baker-mountainOur March photo sharing theme will be “patterns of winter”.  Adam Baker will give a presentation on his journey though the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon coast.  The photo above was shot by Adam during his trip, and it will be a real treat to hear the backstory of his stunning photography.

Feb. 4 photo shoot at the Bailey Conservatory

forget-me-not-960Brian has arranged to have the L.H. Bailey Conservatory available for our use on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 -11:00am. This is the large greenhouse along Tower Road in front of the Plant Science Building. The Conservatory was recently rebuilt and restocked with displays of interesting plants. There are opportunities to practice macrophotography with Paul and Kathy available to share their approaches to greenhouse photography. Gather your tripods, macro lenses and related gear and join us!

Feb. 2 meeting: A special presentation on putting nature in video

conowingo-eagle_2016-12-14_266-fbJoin us for a presentation by Professor Emeritus Charles Walcott on the process of Putting Nature in Video. A distinguished ornithologist and science communicator, Prof. Walcott will describe his equipment, techniques, and approaches for producing short videos on the natural history research of his colleagues. Those interested in developing or improving their skills with video photography are welcome.