Happy St. Patty’s Day 🙂
Gary opened the meeting right away asking the board members if they had anything to share before getting into Allen Norby’s presentation.
Helen (me, the webmaster), began by sharing new information about NEW content on our website. First, is that I have put together 3 Image Resizing – Video’s, meant to help our members prepare images for the EID, Email or web related transfer. Although we are most concerned about image size for our Photo Gallery, it’s equally important for EID and for emailing images to family or friends. Our image resizing requirements have changed for the last time: keeping our images to dimensions of 1024 pixels wide X 768 pixels tall, will give us nice large quality images when enlarged and viewed on screen. Take a look at our Side by Side Gallery to see how just keeping the pixels to these dimensions gives us the best viewable image. And second, we our putting together 2 areas that might interest you all. Upcoming Workshops and a Travel Planning Resource for Photographers. Check them out and if you have something to add, please send me the information via EMAIL.
Allen Brooks, our color print chair presented Harold Marx with a
4C’s Award Of Merit for his image Dark Shadows.
Great Work Harold!
Frank reminded us that the NPPNW (Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest) will be holding their Spring Meeting April 5th and their featured speaker is Adam Jones: “Adam is a member of CANON’s “Explorers of Light,” specializing in nature photography. He is highly published and known for his skills as a teacher. Adam’s morning presentation is entitled “Nature Inspirations: An inspirational nature and wildlife program” and his afternoon presentation is “Tips & Tech: Basics of flash, HDR, image stacking, using textures, and fun with software” All this for only $10 per person if preregistered. For folks within the same household, add $5 per person. The location is Centralia College, Centralia WA. Doors open at 8:30 and the program begins at 10:00am. Sensor cleaning is available and vendors will be on site.
Art Burkhalter is looking for someone in our club to stand in and manage the third Thursday meeting in April. If you are interested, email Helen and she will contact Art.
If you feel that you need to know more about your DSLR and how it works, then Dileep’s class is for you. His class Enhance Your DSLR Skills (CRN# 47013) begins April 9th at Linn-Benton in the Mckenzie Hall, Cost is $59. Register online or in person.
Now Presenting Allen Norby’s Wildlife Photography. Allen has mastered his technique over the years and it shows in his wildlife photography. Here are 5 key elements to getting those once in a life time shots.
- Know Your Gear
- Know Your Subject
- Conceal Yourself
Allen uses a lightweight collapsible blind that he can pack easily or some type of concealment almost every time he is taking pictures of Wildlife. Most of his pictures were taken within about an 8 miles radius of his own backyard. And much of it at E. E. Wilson Wildlife Area just North of Corvallis off Hwy 99. He is a believer in using a tripod or at the very least a monopod to get those images as sharp as possible, allowing for tighter cropping later. Another thing he mentioned was that his equipment is Insured. So in the event the unmentionable happens while he is out in the field, he can be rest assured that replacement will be much easier on the pocket book.
Great Presentation Allen, Thank You 🙂
We are working on a way for our club to interact on images in more ways than at our monthly meetings. Be watching for an Email over the next few days labeled VVCC – Image Critique. Then you can decide if you want to be participate or not.
I hope you are finding this Newsletter / Blog informative and helps keep you up-to-date