Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

The judge is Stephen David Johnson

Theme: Reflections

A reflection can be a mountain range mirrored in a still lake or a macro reflection of a flower in a drop of dew—or anything in between. Mirrors, glass, store windows, the sides of a truck, a puddle in the road, reflective sunglasses, a shiny floor—the possibilities are endless. See if you can create a reflection that tells a story, enhances a scene, and is an integral part of a true, fine art photograph. (Try searching “reflections in photography” for ideas and tips.)

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Upcoming Club Events

October 2016 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

1180 Pepsi Place

The judge for our competition in October will be Steven David Johnson. Steve teaches in the visual and communication arts department at Eastern Mennonite University and is department chairman. Steve specializes in nature photography with an emphasis on environmental conservation. You can view a selection of his photography at www.stevendavidjohnson.com. Learn more about his course in Conservation Photography at: http://www.emu.edu/vaca/photography/conservation-photography/. In addition to teaching, Steve has a professional background as a director of digital media, webmaster, and photographer.
His photographic credits include Orion, BBC Focus Magazine, NSTA books, National Geographic Traveler, Blue Ridge Country, Sufi Journal, Wings, Pastemagazine.com, npr.org, and The London Guardian. Steve’s photographic images and portfolios have been featured in the journals Ruminate, Numéro Cinq, Flycatcher, Newfound, Pan, and Rock and Sling. Steve also will present a program of his work as a nature photographer.

Workshop

Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -

6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

“Capture It - Sharp!"

The most common complaint from most photographers of any experience level is "my images aren't sharp," and "I can't get my focus to lock." This is often due to a lack of understanding of how the powerful autofocus (AF) system works. This workshop will give you a better understanding of focus and sharpness, and hopefully help you take photographs that you're very happy with!

Larry Bouterie and John Hulburt will present this workshop in two parts:

Basic focus topics (30 minutes):
1. Manual vs AF. How to use Live View. How AF works including spot, matrix and continuous servo modes. -- John

2. Eye diopter adjustment and inserts -- Larry

3. Depth of Field -- John

4. IS and VR, when to use and when to avoid -- Larry

Advanced topics:

5. Use of Back Button AF mode -- John

6. Diffraction related to DOF -- Larry

7. Focus stacking using Helicon -- Larry

8. Focus Fine Tuning -- Both

Why is this important? Does my camera support it?
Canon & Nikon recommendations
Other options
Demo how to use LensAlign
Questions & Discussion

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Northside Library

November 2016 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

Workshop

Workshop

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -

6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Larry Bouterie and others on the CCC executive committee will introduce members to our efforts to create a presence for CCC on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in an effort to expand our reach and recruit new members. We need your input into making a good go of this, so we hope you can attend and participate.