Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:45pm to 8:30pm

The judge is Ben Greenberg

Theme: For the Love of Books

Show your appreciation for books by photographing them or a scene in which they are the only or main component, or where they at least play a key role. Think about creative placement or unexpected perspectives to broaden the range of this theme. Or instead of thinking about books as a noun, perhaps pay homage to a favorite author or the main subject of a book, creating a more conceptual image or using the book as a point of focus to tell a story. Whatever you come up with, a book has to be somewhere within your frame.

Meet & Greet 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM ED

Charlottesville photographer and photography educator Ben Greenberg will judge our competition.  Ben is known for his wonderful landscape images, including his highly successful book of panoramic landscapes titled "Natural Virginia."   He also provides photography instruction.  This summer Ben will teach a course on the aesthetics of photography, emphasizing the decisions that determine whether the photographer achieves real visual impact and wows the viewer.  in recent years, Ben has pursued his interest in wildlife photography.  On March 16 he will present a program of wildlife images including his observations about how a landscape photographer adjusts his equipment, technique and approach to photograph wildlife.

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Upcoming Club Events

March 2021 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Online Zoom Meeting

Meet & Greet 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM ED

Charlottesville photographer and photography educator Ben Greenberg will judge our competition.  Ben is known for his wonderful landscape images, including his highly successful book of panoramic landscapes titled "Natural Virginia."   He also provides photography instruction.  This summer Ben will teach a course on the aesthetics of photography, emphasizing the decisions that determine whether the photographer achieves real visual impact and wows the viewer.  in recent years, Ben has pursued his interest in wildlife photography.  On March 16 he will present a program of wildlife images including his observations about how a landscape photographer adjusts his equipment, technique and approach to photograph wildlife.

Presentation: The Transition from Landscape Photography to Wildlife Photography

Other

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Online Zoom Meeting

For several years Ben Greenberg has been pursuing wildlife photography in addition to his ongoing landscape work. He will present a program titled "The Transition from Landscape Photography to Wildlife Photography" featuring a diverse collection of his wildlife images and his thoughts about how a landscape photographer adjusts his equipment, technique and approach in order to achieve success in capturing wildlife images. This discussion will help prepare us for our assigned topic for July--Wild Things.

Photo Review

Workshop

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Online Zoom Meeting

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, upload up to three JPEGs (sized to 2000 pixels on the longest side) to the current photo review entry on the PhotoContest Pro website before the deadline. (If you need help with that, check out the information available on the CCC website under Competition Info.)

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIME FOR THIS MEETING.

Watch for the link in your e-mail inbox.

Gerry

April 2021 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Online Zoom Meeting

Meet & Greet 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

"Small Wonders--a presentation on how to master macro photography"

Workshop

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Online Zoom Meeting

Close-up or "macro" photography is among the most challenging and yet rewarding forms of our art, and this presentation will go a long way in either getting you started or helping you refine your skills. You'll learn the best tools and techniques for getting close to and capturing sharp, well-composed photos of the almost unlimited "small wonders" in your world.

The original plan was for CCC members to piggyback onto a presentation I'm providing for the members of the Shenandoah Photographic Society in March. However, I decided that this might limit the time available for you to ask questions and offer comments, so the two presentations will now be held separately.