January 9: Photographing the Weather

The first meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club for 2019 will be held on January 9, at the Community United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 434 Lewis St. Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Experienced photographers and those just starting out are welcome.

Our presentation this month will be given by John Farley. He will speak about Photographing the Weather.  In his talk, John will discuss some things he has learned during more than twenty years in the field photographing interesting and unusual weather phenomena, and will share some of his favorite weather photographs.  He will cover such topics as learning about the weather, how to photograph potentially dangerous weather safely, and good Internet sources for weather information and for weather photography techniques.  He will also share some of his techniques for getting good weather photos, and will specifically discuss several different techniques for lightning photography.

John Farley is a digital photographer residing in Pagosa Springs.  Since John’s retirement in 2006 after 30 years as a sociology professor, he has turned to photography as his primary activity.  He considers the sky to be among the most interesting subjects for photography, because even in the same location, it is never the same twice.  Although John likes to shoot weather, landscape, and wildlife/animal photos, his favorite images are ones that combine two or all three of these elements in interesting ways.  John’s photography has appeared in Weatherwise and Colorado Country Life magazines, in the photo book A Year or So in the Life of New Mexico, in several of John’s sociology books, and at art galleries and exhibits in Madrid and Farmington, NM, Alton and Edwardsville, IL, and in Pagosa Springs.  His work has also been shown in the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show (on six occasions), and at the Photo Arts Santa Fe Photographers Market.  John’s weather videos have appeared on the National Geographic Channel and on The Weather Channel.

For our image share this month, Club members are encouraged to bring their 10 best (or favorite) images from 2018 (OR 10 images illustrating lessons learned in photography).

Author: fotohiker

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