Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Theme: Golden Light

Photography is all about light, and the quality of light can make the difference between an OK and a “wow” image. The golden hour, approximately the first hour after sunrise and the last before sunset, is when the color of the light shows red and orange to yellow or, as its name suggests, a golden or “warm” color temperature. Golden lighting is often soft, diffused and with little contrast, since the sun is low in the sky. This type of light is ideal for both landscape and portrait photography. Try Googling golden light photography for some examples and tips.

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Upcoming Club Events

Workshop--Shooting the Street


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

"Street Photography" is a broad term encompassing several sub genres of candid photography, including portrait, event, architecture, fashion, travel, documentary, and journalism, among others. This initial workshop, led by Steve Muskie, will explore and discuss several of those genres. We will look at examples of many photographs, both black and white and color. We'll also discuss cameras and lenses from phones to DSLRs and more: what works best for certain genres and work styles. Finally, we will discuss the fear or intimidation of photographing strangers and approaches to overcoming it.

It is likely that there will be a follow-up workshop to show street photos shot by workshop participants and discuss their experiences.

Peer Review


Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 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 photos (sized to about 1000 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive. TIFF format images work best for image-editing on screen, but JPEGs will do.

Special invitation to the general public: We're opening this session to non-members who would like to meet members of the Charlottesville Camera Club and witness one of our most effective educational activities. While we won't have time to review any of your images, we will welcome your visit and will be happy to tell you more about the benefits of joining our club.

October 2017 Meeting


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm