Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

The judge is Jim Steele

Theme: BLACK AND WHITE/SEPIA

Not every color photograph translates into a good monochrome. Before being able to produce great images, a photographer needs to learn how to “think” in black and white. The three most important aspects to look for in an image are contrast, shape, and texture. Try going through some of your own work to identify pictures that convert well. For some great tips on camera settings, etc. see https://petapixel.com/2014/11/24/6-black-white-photography-tips-monochro...

Jim Steele will judge our competition in March and will present the program. Photography by Jim and his wife Kathryn can be seen at Studio 343 in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA and on their website at http://www.photographybysteele.com/index.html. Jim uses both traditional and digital photographic imagery in color and black and white and works primarily in medium and large format.
From Jim's artist statement: "Photography is a combination of vision, craft, and editing. As photographers, we take far more photographs than will ever reach the walls. One of the great strengths of the photographic medium is the freedom to explore a subject much as a painter might create sketches. How we select the images on which to work is a very personal journey. Sometimes it takes years for me to understand or explore the possibilities of an image. I have to wait until they are ready to speak to me. Sometimes I’m listening and sometimes I’m not."
Jim has taught photography courses and workshops at the Art League School in Alexandria, the Smithsonian Institution, Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, and has guest lectured at Georgetown University.
The title of Jim's presentation is “The Powerful World of Black and White”.

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Upcoming Club Events

March 2018 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

1180 Pepsi Place

Jim Steele will judge our competition in March and will present the program. Photography by Jim and his wife Kathryn can be seen at Studio 343 in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA and on their website at http://www.photographybysteele.com/index.html. Jim uses both traditional and digital photographic imagery in color and black and white and works primarily in medium and large format.
From Jim's artist statement: "Photography is a combination of vision, craft, and editing. As photographers, we take far more photographs than will ever reach the walls. One of the great strengths of the photographic medium is the freedom to explore a subject much as a painter might create sketches. How we select the images on which to work is a very personal journey. Sometimes it takes years for me to understand or explore the possibilities of an image. I have to wait until they are ready to speak to me. Sometimes I’m listening and sometimes I’m not."
Jim has taught photography courses and workshops at the Art League School in Alexandria, the Smithsonian Institution, Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, and has guest lectured at Georgetown University.
The title of Jim's presentation is “The Powerful World of Black and White”.

Exhibition Committee Meeting 3/13/18

Meeting

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Exhibition Committee will meet Tuesday, 3/13/18, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Hollymead Firehouse. All Charlottesville Camera Club members who are interested in participating in exhibits and joining the group are encouraged to attend.

Workshop

Workshop

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Topic TBD. Suggestions and volunteers welcome!

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Northside Library

If you're not attending our peer review get-togethers regularly, you're missing out on a great chance to learn all aspects of photography--and to have a good time in the process. This is your opportunity to show some of your photos to fellow club members and get friendly, encouraging, non-judgemental feedback. Less experienced photographers will learn the most, but we all learn something during these sessions. Experienced photographers are encouraged to come and share their knowledge with others!

Bring three images on a thumb drive in JPEG format, or just come to enjoy the show.