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Camera Club

Jennifer King

I listened to a presentation last night from Jennifer King and I was just as impressed the second time. I would love to take some of her photo workshops! She goes to the neatest places and scouts them all out ahead of time.

https://www.jenniferkingphoto.com/

Both of her presentations were different but so good! She just seems so approachable and down to earth, plus she’s an animal lover with a cat, travels, and shares her knowledge.

The business portion of the meeting took quite awhile again and she had a three-hour drive home so I didn’t keep her to ask my two questions.

One about the GPS unit she uses and two, on the DOF calculator how that would work with a bridge camera for the wide angle close ups over a DSLR like my fz300 or fz1000.

If I’m still a member of one of the local camera clubs, I hope we get her back again.

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Perspective & what I learned on underlook

tyler-underlook-05-11-2018-141-smPerspective was the theme for the Camera Club in July.

I had lots and lots of ideas for this theme.¬† I’m sure not all of them were what they had in mind for the theme- but I’ve never really like to play by all¬†the rules. I had one in mind with a swing, one using rose-colored glasses, one that involved pavement, a puddle and another person with cute rainboots on, but I ran out of time. When I think of perspective in photography I tend to think of forced perspective (like the sun in a cup below) or railroad tracks or tall buildings that the lines would merge if you continued them off the photo. So I started thinking outside the box. From a cats perspective. Glass half full or half empty the¬†optimists and pessimists perspective or one door closed, one door open. A scale laid upside down on my feet in the air (so it said 0 bls) but I never painted my toenails. Someone dressed for hot and someone dressed for cold, in the same setting. The lens ball super wide fish eye perspective. From inside a food grater I already had. My main idea was doing more underlook under-cat pics and I really could hardly wait to share those. I just LOVE some of these.

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Camera club print competition and numbers theme

I didn’t make the time to choose, purchase, and assemble any prints for this year’s competition. I spent over $70 last year getting stuff for it and even though I have some of the matting stuff now, with all of our other huge expenses going on now, I couldn’t justify spending any more. I wonder if they’ll have a monetary prize for the winners this year? I mean over the last few years the yearly fee has gone up 75% and the membership is the highest I’ve ever seen it. There used to be a one and I hope this year’s winners get something for their efforts.

Most of my personal photos live on my computer and are just shared online just for fun unless of course, I’ve shot a photo for a book cover or product for a client. Here is Tyler “helping” me put the dice in a row (over and over).

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Balance, Symmetry, the forgotten pics topped off with a challenge

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I had all sorts of ideas for CCoH monthly¬†critique theme of balance and symmetry for April. I was going to do a thumbprint. I talked to my¬†best friend about asking her teenage twins if they’d let me photograph them which is totally outside my area. I had it in mind when I went with a friend to shoot at Biltmore. I took one of Tyler with his “broken leg” pose,¬† a set up a marble shot, then I let the deadline go by without entering anything.

I didn’t want to go see what new naming rules the club made and change my Lightroom export profile settings.¬†I didn’t really want the pictures of Tyler critiqued because I just couldn’t take the critiquer saying anything negative about my boy right now – no matter how constructive. Plus I just didn’t really want to share something so personal and close to my heart just yet even if I originally shot some for this theme.

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Sign, Signs, everywhere a sign

Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

So now that you’ve got that song running¬†thru your head let me share my pics for the camera club February Gimme Your Best Shot theme- signs.

Here is my favorite one because I love the subject -even if he really needs a full bowl to be nice.

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