SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Share – Inspire – Grow
This is a great way to delve deeper into a chosen area of photography with other like-minded members, and develop meaningful friendships as well. The challenge is to find mutually agreeable times to meet, and for that reason small groups work best. There can be more than one SIG on the same topic. Signup sheets will be available at our monthly meetings. Contact the facilitator or email@example.com to indicate your interest. We need members who have some experience with these topics to help the groups get started.
NEW MEMBERS – Facilitator: Ken Meisner (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you are new to the club, this is your opportunity to ease into membership and get acquainted with others, with the website, with competitions, and get your questions answered promptly. Learn how to crop, resize, prepare prints, enter digital images, and much more!
PHOTOGRAPHY 101 – BASICS – Facilitator: Bill Saffin (email@example.com) The Basics of Photography SIG will cover things such as — the essential parts of a camera, steps in making a photograph, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how are the are inter-dependent, post processing and why is it necessary.
PRACTICE EVALUATING PHOTOGRAPHS – Facilitator: Geri Reamer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Don’t we all want to know how we can improve our craft? Don’t you like to hear why your photo works, why it doesn’t, and what you can do to make it work next time? With others, learn how to critique an image using specific criteria and how to give feedback that is meaningful.
GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA Join with others who have the same camera to explore those hidden menu features and feel more confident and in control. (You name the camera!)
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY Amateur and professional astrophotographers aim their telescopes and cameras toward the heavens to capture vivid, breathtaking shots of everything from nearby stellar neighbors to nebula too far to comprehend. Join the fun of exploring the heavens with this group of avid sky watchers.
TIME LAPSE Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. Share in the learning experience to capture and process your images!