I think I’ve been to Historic Johnson Farms three times now but the first two were during their spring festival event. It’s open when the schools are open to the public to walk around for free and I met a photographer friend there to walk and shoot. Continue reading
I didn’t plan on missing all of my high school class reunion events but we’d already missed the water release once and I really, really wanted to see it and I thought I’d have time for both. The dam water release at High Falls at Lake Glenville on the West Fork Tuckasegee River near Cashiers is opened as a recreational water release just a handful of times each year. This year it fell on our anniversary which we missed because it was too soon after my shoulder surgery and it was released again on my birthday… Serendipitous? I thought so!
Find a walk near you. Sign up (limit 50 for each walk), mark your calendars and show up October 6th for Scott Kelby’s 11th WWPW http://worldwidephotowalk.com/locations/
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.
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.
Now didn’t that headline sound confusing 🙂
I went back to Pearson Falls again but tried not to photograph the same things so I picked small areas and spots I hadn’t paid attention to before. Continue reading
Perspective 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.