Monthly Archives: June 2014

Club Meeting – 25 June 2014 – Let’s Get Physical

Last Meeting Follow up

Okay, another rewarding evening last meeting. Here are some links for
that meeting.

Rick Sammon – Composition: The Strongest Way of Seeing
http://kelbyone.com/course/rsammon_ecomposition/

Lightroom 5 Basics for Photographers, with Matt Kloskowski
http://kelbyone.com/course/mkloskowski_cclr5basics/

After the meeting, the following appeared on dpreview
Adobe Lightroom 5: Harness the Develop Module for Creative Impact
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RkqFLCQ9CI#t=18

This is certainly worth watching. Main points are

  • Workflow starts at capture
  • Vision drives the editing
  • Lead the viewer
  • Share your perspective

This week’s meeting – Let’s Get Physical

When
Wed 25th June 2014, 19:30
Where
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre

The meeting on the 25th is about matting and printing. We will take a
look at different ways that we do matting.

At the end of the evening, hopefully your appetite will have been whetted
to do some more yourself. Or if you don’t want to go down that route, you
should have an appreciation of what is involved.

Can I ask those who have matting gear to bring their stuff along? And be
prepared to matte up a photograph of your own or to do one for someone
else?

And for others if you have a 5×7 or 8×12 photo that would like matted,
can be you bring that along as well?

I have some mattes and some backing board that we can use. And will be
bringing along my gear as well as the Karori Camera Club Photo Frames.

Matting Videos

Here are some videos/tutorials to view about matting.

How to Measure and Cut a Mat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTI4sG6MPy4

How to mat a print in an archival, conservation-safe manner. It asumes
mattes are already cut to size.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ShqjjD1B4E

How To Cut Picture Mat Boards Logan Artist Elite Mat Cutter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqE7Hc2s6EI

How to cut a Mat Board for a Photograph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PawfIi_zOwc

Karori Camera Club Photo Frames

We have the following frames/mattes available.

  • 12 Frames with Glass, backing board and matte
  • 9 Frames with Glass and backing board
  • 1 Frame with broken Glass and backing board
  • 7 Mattes
  • Matte Width – 37.5cm or 14 12/16 inches
  • Matte Height – 50 cm or 19 11/16 inches
  • Photo Window Width – 19.1 cm or 7 8/16 inches
  • Photo Window Height – 28.4 cm or 11 3/16 inches
  • Designed to take a print of 8×12 or 12×8 i.e. aspect ratio of 2×3 or 3×2

Administrivia

* Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition 19th–26th July 2014
* Wellington Interclub – 29 August 2014 – http://wic.org.nz
* PSNZ Central Convention – http://focusonfun.org.nz
* Hutt Karori Battle in November

Karori Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition July 2014

Let’s all try and contribute at least one photograph to this exhibition.
The closing date for submissions is 7 July 2014 with the exhibition being
held from 19th to 26th July.

Details about submission requirements can be seen by downloading the entry form.

Key dates are

7 July 2014
Completed, signed Form back to Centre
15 July 2014
Pictures dropped off at Centre

Wellington Interclub – 29 August 2014

For the print section we need one image in each of the
following:

  • Panorama
  • Abstract
  • Triptych
  • Portrait
  • Monochramatic

For projected image section, we need twenty images in each of the
following general sections and on the night, the judge will announce
specific categories where we have to choose one image.

  • Emotion
  • Natural
  • Active
  • Fluid
  • Situation

For more information see the dedicated website – http://wic.org.nz.

Hutt Karori Battle in November

Final dates still to be confirmed as the Hutt Camera Club are hosting the
PSNZ Central Convention at the beginning of November (http://focusonfun.org.nz)

Anyway the topics are as follows.

  • Near miss
  • The landing
  • Money shot
  • Long exposure

Lastly

If you are baffled by colour correction, the online photographer ran a
easy to understand tutorial this week.
http://goo.gl/4rhzmz

Club Meeting – 11 June 2014

Apologies for the short notice this week.

Last meeting was a members’ evening and it was quite inspiring and
rewarding to see the work being produced.

This week, we are going to finish off the talk on Composition – there are
three topics to go and should take half an hour.

  • Composition Techniques
  • It’s All About You
  • Goal Setting

Then I suggest that we take a look at a presentation on Lightroom
explaining the following topics which should also be about half an
hour.

  • Editing Basics
  • Selective Editing Tools
  • Semi-Advanced (but too advanced) Editing Tools

Details

When
Wednesday 11th June 2014, 19:30
Where
Karori Arts and Crafts Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori
Presentation/Learning
Composition/Lightroom

Administrivia

  • Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition 19th–26th July 2014
  • Wellington Interclub – 29 August 2014 – wic.org.nz
  • PSNZ Central Convention – focusonfun.org.nz
  • Hutt Karori Battle in November

Karori Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition July 2014

Let’s all try and contribute at least one photograph to this exhibition.
The closing date for submissions is 7 July 2014 with the exhibition being
held from 19th to 26th July.

Wellington Interclub – 29 August 2014

For the print section we need one image in each of the
following:

  • Panorama
  • Abstract
  • Triptych
  • Portrait
  • Monochramatic

For projected image section, we need twenty images in each of the
following general sections and on the night, the judge will announce
specific categories where we have to choose one image.

  • Emotion
  • Natural
  • Active
  • Fluid
  • Situation

For more information see the dedicated website – wic.org.nz

Hutt Karori Battle in November

Final dates still to be confirmed as the Hutt Camera Club are hosting the
PSNZ Central Convention at the beginning of November
(http://focusonfun.org.nz)

Anyway the topics are as follows.

  • Near miss
  • The landing
  • Money shot
  • Long exposure

Lastly

Although we can improve our skills by making photographs and taking courses, we can also learn a lot by reading critically acclaimed photographers. One such person is Alfred Stieglitz. See To Hold A Moment: Alfred Stieglitz – Faded + Blurred

Club Meeting – 28 May 2014

Well, that was an informative meeting last Wednesday. We managed to get
through five of the eight topics. For more information on see the
following:
http://www.ricksammon.com
http://kelbyone.com/course/rsammon_ecomposition

For the next meeting on the 28th May, we will have a members’ showcase.

Suggested topics include

  • Getting out with our camera and trying out some of the techniques that were discussed on Wednesday. Remember, we improve by learning and practising.
  • If you have images from the Club outing in February, this is a good time to show them.

So bring along up to a dozen (12) photos to show the group so that we can
discuss. Less than 12 is absolutely fine.

Can people please size images to 1280px on the longest side?

Can people please name images as follows?

firstname_lastname_anything.jpg e.g.
mark_berger_abstract_landscape.jpg

Administrivia

  • Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition 19th–26th July 2014
  • Wellington Interclub – 29 August 2014 – http://wic.org.nz
  • PSNZ Central Convention – http://focusonfun.org.nz
  • Hutt Karori Battle in November

Karori Arts and Crafts Centre – Exhibition July 2014

Let’s all try and contribute at least one photograph to this exhibition.
The closing date for submissions is 7 July 2014 with the exhibition being
held from 19th to 26th July.

Hutt Karori Battle in November

Final dates still to be confirmed as the Hutt Camera Club are hosting the
PSNZ Central Convention at the beginning of November
(http://focusonfun.org.nz)

Anyway the topics are as follows.

  • Near miss
  • The landing
  • Money shot
  • Long exposure

Lastly

A good form of improviing one’s photography is to practise. One way of
doing this is to try and take a photo a day. Below are two people who are
members of local clubs in the Wellington Region who take a photo a day:

Brian Harmer – Hutt Camera Club
wysiwygpurple

Ross Collins – Wellington Photographic Society
Points of View