Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

The judge is John Connell

Theme: Wonders of Rain and Tools from the Past

'Tools from the Past' was originally for March (Enter both)

Tools can be anything, large or small, used to do any kind of job. The topic will give you an easy and wide range of subjects to choose from. The trick will be to present the tool in a way that will move the observer. Work at presenting your tool in a way that will tell a story or create a feeling of nostalgia (or possibly relief that you don’t have to use that thing anymore).

“Singing in the rain” . . . “When it rains it pours” . . . “Don’t rain on my parade” . . . familiar phrases for (most) all of us, each one of which may bring to mind interesting photo opportunities for capturing a moody photograph: A child with a ball and glove looking forlornly through a rain spattered window, people with colorful umbrellas crossing a busy street, a person walking a rain-drenched dog, water gushing from a building rainspout. Just be careful to keep your gear dry! Search “rain photography ideas” for inspiration.

Note: We will *not* have an Open competition in April but will have two Assigned competitions, instead.

The judge for our competition is John Connell. John is a photographer from Fairfax, Virginia. He has served as a board member and President of the Vienna Photographic Society and has been generous in supporting our club as a presenter and judge.

The presentation will be given by Mary Louise Ravese. Her topic is "Compositional Design in the Urban Landscape: Embracing the Architectural Abstract." Mary Louise is a nature and travel photographer located in Raleigh ,NC. She offers fine art photography and photographic instruction including photo workshops, classes and private instruction. Portfolios of her work can be found at www.bellavistaphotography.com/gallery.html.

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Upcoming Club Events

Workshop

Workshop

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Seth Silverstein, who won the club's Jim Simmons Photographer of the year award for 2018, will show us how he creates the "deep focus" close-up images that played such a large role in his winning of that award.

Seth will cover all the whys and hows of focus stacking, covering all the steps in setting up a subject, providing proper lighting, capturing the series of photos necessary, and then using special software to produce amazingly sharp and detailed finished photos. He will also demonstrate the equipment used in the process, from the basics to the more specialized.

You don't want to miss this one!

Peer Review

Workshop

Tuesday, April 2, 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 between 1000 and 2000 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.

April 2019 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Westminster Canterbury

The judge for our competition is John Connell. John is a photographer from Fairfax, Virginia. He has served as a board member and President of the Vienna Photographic Society and has been generous in supporting our club as a presenter and judge.

The presentation will be given by Mary Louise Ravese. Her topic is "Compositional Design in the Urban Landscape: Embracing the Architectural Abstract." Mary Louise is a nature and travel photographer located in Raleigh ,NC. She offers fine art photography and photographic instruction including photo workshops, classes and private instruction. Portfolios of her work can be found at www.bellavistaphotography.com/gallery.html.

Workshop

Workshop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:15pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Theme TBD

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 from 1000 to 2000 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.