The Woodland Camera Club
THIRD Tuesday of each Month
at 7:15 PM.
Norton Hall (the Old Ag Bldg.),
70 Cottonwood Street,
The Membership dues are
$20 per person per year or
$30 per couple per year.
Anyone with an
interest in photography
The Photographic Society of America
Gold Rush Chapter
It's time to be Thankful
The end of the year is upon us. We can no longer deny it with the cooler weather, the changing leaves and the time change. Oh, well. And, then oh YAY!
But with that we now have the full holiday season to look forward: The fun Halloween, the Dias de la Muertas, Thankful Thanksgiving and Christmas.
And then there is our last two meetings of the year. The November meeting on Tuesday, the 19th will be the last chance to submit prints that you want to enter for our year end contest that will be in January. So, get them taken, worked on and printed. Bring them proudly to this meeting and show them off!
Our presenter will be Joe Fischer, who is an under water photographer. Now, I know a bit about underwater photography and I can tell you that the world is silent, dark and so beautiful. On the other hand, packing your gear is quite complex and the airlines just love to see you coming. Camera housing and SCUBA gear is bulky and heavy. But the sport is so wonderful that somehow, you just don't mind.
Joe Fischer is an underwater photographer based out of Sacramento. His passion for the ocean has taken him to various places including Egypt, Fiji, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. He continues to visit new places all the time. As both a photographer and a PADI Underwater Photography Instructor, he's gained a wealth of experience photographing the reef from different perspectives and is pleased to share his remarkable images.
It should be a great show. I know that I will personally be envious that I have not hit the water in such a long time.
Now, December is a new twist for this club. We will be having a party and doing a Print Exchange. We also need to have your RSVP for the Decmeber dinner - $5 saves you a spot and lets us know you are really coming.
The Print Exchange will be kind of like the White Elephant parties that you have participated in, in the past, except that the prints should be something that you are proud to display. Bring your A Game.
Prints can be of any type and any size, appropriate to the the pixels and subject matter. Prints should have a backing board and a mat or framed. Prints may be color or black and white or any variation you choose. All prints should be wrapped previous to bringing them into the hall. As a matter of fact, you can wrap your print and then put it into a brown paper bag so that others do not know which print is yours.
Each participant will receive a number. As your number is called, you will go up to the prints and choose one. The person who goes up first reserves the right to have one final exchange at the end of the game so long as any print is still "in the game."
The second person, and each person thereafter, may choose (steal) an unopened print or a print that has already been opened. A print may be stolen three times before it is retired from the game. Meaning: after opening, a print who has changed hands three times will belong to the person who has the THIRD steal.
If your print is stolen, you may open a new one or you may steal another print. You may not steal a print that was just stolen from you, except in the case where at least one exchange (steal) has occured. So, if you steal a print from someone else and they steal a different print and then that next person steals your current print, you may then go back to steal the print you just had so long as it is still in play (has not been stolen three times.)
And so on and so forth. It gets to be fun and there will be laughter and tears (of joy?). This is a good humored game where we should all be happy showing off our new gain.
If you are not happy, Christmas is the following week and you can choose a relative to gift it and let them appreciate your gift. You will be surprised at how much fun this game is.
This month's WCF member on display at Common Grounds is Bill Wagnon!! Stop in and sip some coffee and admire Bill's prints on display.
Woodland Camera Forum members are blessed with the opportunity to have an Art Wall at Common Grounds Coffee Shop. And, to make that happen, our club has just purchased some really nice frames.
We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity with your work. Each show will run for one month and change out on or about the first of each month, so that people who are enjoying the First Friday can take advantage of your show as well. As this is your show, you can choose any prints that you would like to show.
January and February are now available! Contact Susan Bovey with the month that you would like to have your prints up for your very own art show.
The outside of the frames measure 16 x 20 inches. There is a double mat included (white over black), or you can use your own mat. The inside dimension of the mat is 11 x 14 inches. So, all you need to do is supply three photographs measuring 11 x 14 inches with a ¼ inch white border. You will also need to supply a small artist statement (about you) and your photography.
The use of these frames does come with a charge of $1 per frame per month. This comes up to $3, payable to Sarah Gould, Treasurer. This is to pay for the frames by the people who are using them. If you are using your own frames, there is no charge.
Now, after all the members have had their chance to show for one month, we can do it all over again. And, if you are not calling to schedule your month, Susan will call you and give you a month.
This is your chance to shine. Even if you are shy about it, ask someone in the club and there are plenty of people who can help you get over your obstacles.
Shy? You do not have to be present – just present your photos. Inexperienced? Well, this is your way to get some experience. Feeling like your work is not good enough? Ask someone to help you evaluate a selection of photos and help you with any improvements you think you would like.
You can contact the coordinator, Susan Bovey at (530) 219-0955, for more information.
Davis Photographers Share Knowledge
A group of experienced photographers, all member of the Photography Club of Davis, is pleased to offer a Photography Smorgasbord—a series of classes covering many aspects of photography.
These are held at the Davis Art Center on Mondays from 7-9 PM. The charge is $25 a class for DAC members and $35 for non-members. There is also a discount of 20% if you take 10 or more classes.
Choose the topics you’re interested in, or come to all of them for a great “exposure” to the field of photography! Short biographies and class descriptions by the instructors follow:
Allan Jones and PJ Thompson – November 18th – Landscape Photography
Allan Jones maintained an art and photography studio in Sacramento for several years. He has presented photographic programs on the American River Landscape, Delta Birdlife, An Arboretum Tour, and his travels in Tanzania and the Galapagos.
Shooting iconic American landscapes with originality. Great local landscape opportunities: flatlands, rivers, deltas, and valleys. We will show how an awareness of seasonal, weather, and light conditions enhance striking landscapes. We will demonstrate the advantage of morning and evening light and illustrate the compositional use of foregrounds, elevation, and skies in landscapes.
Robert Norris – November 25th – River of Light--dealing with harsh conditions
A photographic journey through the Grand Canyon, taken during a 16-day float trip in October, 2012. Suggestions for choosing photographic equipment, and the difficulties of using cameras in a harsh environment without access to electricity. Photography will include the human side of spending 16 days on the river (sand in everything and keeping dry!), but the emphasis will be on the incredible scenery that can only be viewed from the river. Aspects of the geology and the rapids, with some examples of animals, plants, and history will also be included. The theme of the presentation will be the ever-changing light within the canyon. The difficulty of photographing extreme contrast scenery will be discussed, along with using global positioning system data to provide location of photographs in remote areas.
Rob Floerke - December 2nd and 9th – Beginning Photography
Photography is probably the most accessible and rewarding of all forms of art. It can record faces or facts or just tell stories. It can shock, entertain, and educate. It can capture and elicit emotions, and it can record details with accuracy and speed.
Equipment and techniques are just the beginning. It is the photographer that matters most of all. Familiarizing yourself with your camera controls, with depth of field, with the effects of lighting on form, are steps that the photographer must try to master. It is only through familiarity with the basics that you can achieve successful shots.
My goal with this class is to teach you the camera controls, lens selection and lighting effects so that you are free to create the image you intend—to capture that perfect photo.
PJ Thompson – December 16th – Post-production
You’ve shot your photos—now what? Topics for this class will include how to keep track of your digital photo files, how to do quick corrections on your computer to make your photos look the way you want, sharing your photos electronically, and archiving and backing up your photo files.
With the fall colors in their glory, now is a great time to photograph trees!
California ReLeaf is pleased to announce the 2014 California Trees photo contest. This contest seeks to encourage California residents of all ages to appreciate their local trees and capture their beauty through photography. We are looking for great images in the categories of “My Favorite California Tree(s)” and “Trees in My Community.” All photographs must be taken in California. The submission deadline for entries is March 31, 2014. Top winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Start taking photos now and pass along information about the California Trees photo contest to other photo enthusiasts you know. Photo contest rules and the Photograph Submission and Release forms can be found at California ReLeaf’s website.
Kathleen Farren Ford • Program Manager
916.497.0036 • fax 916.497.0038
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 6th ANNUAL GALT WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL!
The Galt Winter Bird Festival will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
The festival committee is putting together exciting tours, speakers, displays, etc.
So start planning your trip to Galt!