“Chasing Rainbows in Patagonia”, June 10

Chaltén (Fitz Roy) and Poincenot, in black and white.
Chaltén (Fitz Roy) and Poincenot, two of the spectacular peaks in Argentinian Patagonia. ©Andy Butler

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, June 10, 2015 at the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM.

The June meeting will be presented by club member Andy Butler. The presentation is titled “Chasing Rainbows in Patagonia” and will be based on a recent hiking trip in southern Chile and Argentina. Photographs from Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park will be featured. Recommendations on camera equipment and photographic approach while traveling will be discussed as well. Members are encouraged to bring 10-15 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion, time permitting.

For more information concerning the meeting, contact Jean Moats (970) 507-1017, Steve Merchant 264-1226 or TJ Reynolds 731-9581.

May Club Meeting

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM. The business meeting will include election of club officers for the 2015-2016 club year. The Photography Club will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month year around at 6:00 PM at the Quality Resort.

The May program will be devoted to an appreciation of member’s work. Members are encouraged to bring 15-20 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion. In addition, members may identify up to three of their photographs to be voted on at the end of the program. Best-of-the-program will be selected by attendees as well as two runners-up. Balloting will be anonymous.

Photography enthusiasts at all levels of ability are invited to attend Club meetings at no charge for the first meeting. If interested, you are invited to join for annual dues of $25 for individuals, $35 for a family membership, and $10 for a student membership.

Membership dues will be payable at this meeting for the 2015-2016 club year.

April Meeting-Canceled

The Quality Resort will be doing remodeling in April which will preclude our use of the room we normally meet in. Therefor,  we have decided to cancel the April Meeting and resume in May. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the of the time off to get out and take beautiful photographs in preparation for future meetings. The May Program will be presented by Michael Rudd and the June Program will be devoted entirely to review and discussion of member photos (plus selection of a Best Photo of the meeting and two runners-up).

Our regular weekly Kaffee Klatsches will continue throughout for those of you in the vicinity of Pagosa Springs. Come on out and keep up with us at these informal get-togethers.

March Program: Show and Tell

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015 in the Aspen Room (note new location) of the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM. The Photography Club will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month year around at 6:00 PM in the Aspen Room of the Quality Resort.

The March program will feature a camera and lens “show and tell”. Several members have been invited to display and discuss the camera(s) and lenses they use for their photography pursuits, including equipment features/parameters, why they chose a particular item, cost, and pros and cons they have experienced with the equipment. Discussion and questions to follow.

Members are encouraged to bring no more than 10 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion following the program, as time permits.

 

Abiquiu Area Photography

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, February 11, 2015 in the Pinon Room of the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM.

The February program will be presented by club member Bob Green. His presentation is entitled: The Faraway Nearby: Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and Environs. The intent of this program is to provide local photographers with the incentive and the information necessary to take advantage of this unique area that is only two hours south of Pagosa Springs. Several maps will be used to provide directions to the various sites that the speaker visited during an October 2014 trip to the Abiquiu area. Photos taken during the trip will illustrate many possibilities for photographic studies. These include Abiquiu itself, Plaza Blanca, Dar al-Salaam Mosque, Piedra Lumbre, the Chama River, Christ in the Desert Monastery, and Ghost Ranch.

Members are encouraged to bring no more than 5 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion following the program, as time permits.

 

Photo Club January Program

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will resume its regular monthly meeting schedule Wednesday evening, January 14, 2015 in the Pinon Room of the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM.

The January Photography Club program will be presented by Al Olson. Al is a long-time member and past-President of the Club. He will address the eight critical elements that influence the sharpness of an image, where the details assert their individuality and where each detail is separate and distinct. Some elements that can cause lack of sharpness are under direct control of the photographer while others are affected by the quality of equipment. Examples will be used to show how sharpness (as well as depth of field) varies with lens focal length and with changes in aperture. Tips will be provided on how to capture good “Bokeh” (a function of some lenses), and there will be a brief review of lens design and what to look for when purchasing a lens.

Members are encouraged to bring 10 – 15 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion following the program, as time permits.

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