Welcome to Charlottesville Camera Club

Next meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Theme: Walls and Fences

Albemarle County alone offers a plethora of fences for you to photograph, from old and decayed to carefully kept. The walls of old barns and city buildings can put a whole new twist on the topic. And don’t forget graffiti! Fences and walls may be used to lead the eye into the image, as a way to emphasize an element of your composition, or as the main subject of your photo. For some ideas and examples you can try the following two websites: https://www.lightsta... or http://www.better-di...

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Upcoming Club Events

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, January 5, 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 to 1080 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.

Peer Review

Workshop

Monday, January 7, 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 1080 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive.

January 2019 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Westminster Canterbury

Exhibition Committee Meeting

Other

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Northside Library

The Exhibition Committee will meet at Northside Library on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Any Charlottesville Camera Club member interested in exhibiting or joining the Exhibition Committee is welcome to attend.

Workshop--Back to Basics

Workshop

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Beginning photographers, as well as many with more experience, struggle to fully understand and take advantage of their camera's exposure settings. Instead, they may simply set their cameras to "Auto" or "Program" and hope for the best.

Today's cameras are technological marvels compared with those of the past, so they're able to produce perfectly acceptable photos under many different circumstances. But all too often they can produce disappointing results: photos where not enough of the subject is in focus, where the background is too soft or too sharp, where a moving subject is blurred, or where there's way too much "noise" visible. So to avoid the inevitable disappointments, you'll want to know how to make some basic camera settings that will almost always give you the photos you expect.

This workshop is the first of a "Back to Basics" series designed to get beginning photographers off to the right start and to help more experienced photographers learn some of the fundamentals that they may have forgotten. We'll begin the evening with a short presentation on some of the problems that constantly bedevil photographers who rely on their camera's software to make decisions for them. We'll also look at the three key components of the "exposure triangle" and how you can control them to your advantage. Then we'll pull out our cameras and put those principles to work.