Club News

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.

Photo Club Holiday Party

In lieu of our regular second Wednesday meeting the Club will host a Christmas Party for all paid-up members, their spouses, or guest. The party will take place on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Quality Resort, Highway 160, in the fine dining room. The party will start at 6:00 PM and finish at 8:30 PM and members may come and go as they desire. Food and drinks from the regular Resort menu will be available for purchase by attendees during the party. Appetizers will be furnished by the Club.

The purpose of the party is fun, fellowship, and food, not necessarily in that order. We would like each member to bring a flash drive or CD with 15 of your favorite photos to be shown for the enjoyment of the attendees and not for critique.

In order to make arrangements for the number of members and guests planning to attend please RSVP to Jean Moats jeanmoats2010@centurytel.net ,  no later than Friday, November 28th.

November Photography Club Meeting

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, November 12, 2014 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 Photography Club will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month year around at 6:00 PM in the Pinon Room of the Quality Resort.

The November Photography Club meeting will feature a round-table, question and answer format, involving both those with advanced knowledge and those seeking knowledge. Members are encouraged to bring any questions they might have about photographic techniques, equipment, post-processing, and challenging conditions, etc. for discussion and sharing of answers/opinions. No question is too minor. The aim of the meeting is to assist all members to attain their personal goals in Photography.

Members are also encouraged to bring 10 – 15 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion, during the meeting.

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.

Photography Club Exhibit!

Mark the date!!! Saturday, November 22, 2014 will be our Photography Club Fall Exhibit to be held at the Aspen Room of the Quality Resort from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This day is set aside for you to display your photographs and tell stories through your images. To sell a print would be the “icing on the cake”, however, the real purpose is to expose your talents & mingle with the public. Remember, this is a no cost to you event and a great time to meet and mingle with your friends, the residents of Pagosa Springs, and visitors coming into town for the upcoming holiday.

Tables (20″x70″ &/or 30″x70″) can be supplied, if needed.

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