Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The judge is Andy Jezioro

Theme: Light from Behind

When the main source of light strikes your subject from behind, it can be transformative. Translucent subjects can radiate with almost surreal color as the light passes through them, and the subject’s edges can glow, wrapped in a golden halo. But capturing a backlit subject well can be challenging, so for tips on how to succeed, go to:

https://expertphotography.com/backlighting-photography/

This meeting will be held online, owing to the corona virus.  Members for whom we have current email addresses will receive an invitation to join the meeting and instructions about how to join. 

Competition entries will be shown on your screen and the judge will give comments and a score for each entry.  There will be no presentation.

The judge will be Andy Jezioro, a versatile photographer and an accomplished judge.  He is a past-president of the Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club and held a number of leadership positions with that club.  Andy has taught photography at Northern Virginia Community College.  In retirement, he and his wife have relocated to Massanuttan, VA.

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Upcoming Club Events

Peer Review Has Been Cancelled!

Workshop

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

April 2020 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Online Zoom Meeting

This meeting will be held online, owing to the corona virus.  Members for whom we have current email addresses will receive an invitation to join the meeting and instructions about how to join. 

Competition entries will be shown on your screen and the judge will give comments and a score for each entry.  There will be no presentation.

The judge will be Andy Jezioro, a versatile photographer and an accomplished judge.  He is a past-president of the Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club and held a number of leadership positions with that club.  Andy has taught photography at Northern Virginia Community College.  In retirement, he and his wife have relocated to Massanuttan, VA.

Wildflower Field Trip

Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 6:00am to 1:00pm

NOTE: THE PEER REVIEW ORIGINALY SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT WEEK, APRIL 25.

Your club is featuring a wildflower field trip on the beautiful Back Creek Gorge Wildflower Trail near Covington, Virginia. This is a short, easy trail along a spectacularly beautiful, turquoise-blue spring-fed stream in the George Washington National Forest. For more information, go to https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/southern/BackCreek/index.shtml.

The drive from Charlottesville is about 1 hour and 45 minutes, so we'll be urging everyone to carpool. You should be sure to pack a lunch.

As usual, please let me know if you plan on joining us and if you would like to either be a driver or join one of the car pools. We will be leaving early so we catch the best morning light. Details on where we meet before leaving will be provided.

Rain date will be the next day, Sunday April 19.

Moving Targets: How to shoot action photos

Workshop

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Jim Wolfe--one of our club's best bird photographers--will tell and show us how he captures tack-sharp photos of birds in flight, as well as other moving targets. The techniques you learn will apply to any action photography you may be interested in.

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Northside Library

Here’s your opportunity to get friendly feedback on your images from your peers. Want some suggestions on how you might improve an image before entering it in a competition? Having some difficulty getting the “look” you want with lighting, composition, or editing? Want to understand more about why a judge may have scored an image as he or she did? Then you’ll find this casual and supportive meeting helpful. And, if you choose to join in evaluating the work of others and contributing your thoughts, you will likely strengthen your own picture-taking skills. Members of all skill levels are welcome, and of course you’re welcome to just attend the meeting and observe.

If you’d like feedback on your photos, bring up to three TIFFs (sized to about 1500 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive. (JPEGs are OK as well, but any editing we demonstrate on your photos will be more accurate in the TIFF format.)