Creating Close Encounters, March 14

Eight-spotted skimmer along a lake shore
An Eight-spotted Skimmer perched along the edge of Lake Forest, photo by Andy Butler.

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet on Wednesday, March 14, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. before our program. Both experienced photographers and those just starting out are welcome to attend.

This month’s program will be “Visualizing an Unseen World: Close-up and Macro Photography.” It will be presented by Club president Andy Butler.  Photographing the “unseen” small details of our world can add an extra dimension to your photography, and is something that can be done with a variety of cameras. Andy will discuss close-up equipment, technique & depth of field, lighting, and composition. Examples shown will include primarily flowers, butterflies and dragonflies.

Members may bring up to 10 images on  a flash drive to share with the group. Those of you who do close-up photography are encouraged to bring examples of your images for discussion.

For questions or information about the Photography Club, please visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/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.

 

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.

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.

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