Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

The judge is Matthew Schmidt

Theme: Abstracts and Altered Reality

The second in our Abstract and Altered Reality competition. Up to 2 entries will be accepted. Both entries will be scored.

Note: We will *not* have an Open competition in September.

The judge for our Abstract and Altered Reality theme will be Matthew Schmidt. Matt lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia. He serves as webmaster for the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs and for his club, the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Matt balances his technical work by studying techniques used by painters and photographers and applying those methods in his photography. He is heavily involved in organizing and conducting the annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit.

The presentation will be given by Glen McClure. Glen is a native of Norfolk, and some of his portrait photography has featured dockworkers from there. In addition to these and other striking portraits his travels to Ireland, Italy and France have yielded a rich array of landscapes.

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Upcoming Club Events

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Northside Library

See website for details

Peer Review

Workshop

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

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 images, bring up to three TIFFs or JPEGs ( sized to 1000 to 2000 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.

September 2019 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Westminster Canterbury

The judge for our Abstract and Altered Reality theme will be Matthew Schmidt. Matt lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia. He serves as webmaster for the Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs and for his club, the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Matt balances his technical work by studying techniques used by painters and photographers and applying those methods in his photography. He is heavily involved in organizing and conducting the annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit.

The presentation will be given by Glen McClure. Glen is a native of Norfolk, and some of his portrait photography has featured dockworkers from there. In addition to these and other striking portraits his travels to Ireland, Italy and France have yielded a rich array of landscapes.

Gear Up for the November Print Competition by Attending the Printing Workshop

Workshop

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Westminster Canterbury

Photo Printing Workshop

When: Saturday, September 21
Set up at 8:30. Class from 9 until 4, with a brown bag lunch (you bring) to conserve class time

Where: Monticello Room, Westminster Canterbury

Instructor: Eliot Cohen Visit his website at http://eliotcohen.com/wp/
Very well-qualified instructor:
Taught at Northern Virginia Community College, where he received awards for excellent teaching
Taught at the Corcoran College of Art
Taught photography at the Smithsonian Institution

What: Provide what you need to know to produce a quality print
calibrating your monitor for color and brightness
output-sharpening your photo for size and viewing distance
selecting the most appropriate paper or other medium
finding the right printer profile
mastering print settings in Lightroom, with some attention to Photoshop as well
soft proofing--why and how
making and evaluating the print

Cost: $100 per person, limited to 12 participants
We will request full payment of tuition within two weeks to hold your place in the class.

How to Participate: Call or email Jim Fergus to reserve a spot. fergusjim@gmail.com (434)-825-3050

Workshop

Workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Topic TBD