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April 2024

April 2024

Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm

In-person meeting: Creating Stories with Videos and Photographs

Join us as Mark Houde shows us how to explore the art of storytelling through pictures and moving pictures, and how we can be better storytellers with our cameras. He will discuss using images, words, audio, and video to engage your audience. He’ll also cover some video editing techniques, enough to demonstrate an introduction into the world of video editing, and how best to share the product with others.

Mark an avid outdoorsman and landscape photographer portraying the phenomena of nature and its balance with humanity, whether with cameras, videos, or drone photography. He strives to reveal nature’s beauty and bring awareness and attention to our communities through visual storytelling via video and photographs. 

March 2024

March 2024

Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting: Improve your Landscape Photography

Presented by Peter Baumgarten

On Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm Peter Baumgarten will present ‘Into the Landscape’ – Strategies to Improve your Landscape Photography. Landscape photography has been – and still remains – the most popular style of photography. Whether you travel the world, or just explore your local area, there are countless photo opportunities that exist for the landscape photographer. Peter Baumgarten has been a passionate outdoor photographer for over 40 years.

In this seminar, Peter discusses the challenges and joys of landscape photography and the compositional strategies he employs “to get the shot”. Numerous compositional techniques will be explored.

Peter Baumgarten is an award-winning professional photographer and educator based on Manitoulin Island. He has led photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His love of photography has also become a great excuse to continue his other passion – exploring the great outdoors through wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.

Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm

In-person meeting: How to Photograph an Eclipse

On Tuesday March 12 at 7pm Laura Parisi will present an informative presentation for those interested in preparing for the upcoming total eclipse on April 8.

If you have photographed the eclipse in the past, did you get a shot of Baily’s Beads, the Diamond Ring or possibly the double diamond ring? Well, here is your chance to learn how to photograph the eclipse and possibly even photograph the beads and diamond ring. Don’t know what they are? These will be discussed. You will only have a maximum of about three minutes of totality, so there is no time to waste in the moment.

Things you will learn include:

  • lenses that would be best to use
  • why Laura prefers to use solar filters that do not screw on the front of your lens
  • which solar filter she prefers to use
  • when to use the filter, when to take it off and why, and other events solar filters can be used for
  • where to buy solar filter supplies
  • other equipment you would need to get the best solar eclipse photographs

Don’t miss your one chance to experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, as the next total eclipse that can be seen from the continental United States will be on August 23, 2044. Be sure to join us for this presentation at 7pm on March 12 downstairs at Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave in North Haven.

January 2024

January 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

African Impact: Photography Volunteer Experience of a Lifetime

Terrie Ulery

Learn about a wildlife photography opportunity to support conservation efforts in South Africa and consider volunteering yourself or just sit back and hear about the experience while viewing the photography and learning how to capture fantastic wildlife images. This presentation will cover the entire experience of volunteering with the nonprofit organization African Impact, including preparation and packing, arrival and orientation, daily activities, safari drives, and wildlife photography techniques. 

Terrie Ulery, Ph.D is an amateur photographer who got serious about photography after spending 6 weeks as a volunteer in the South African bush in 2015. She is a member of the North Haven Camera Club and has won the Year-End Award for PSA Nature Category multiple times. She has traveled extensively, chronicling her adventures through photographs and music in digital slideshows.

In person at Hope Christian Church.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

It’s the Little Things: Field Macro Photography with OM SYSTEM

Chris McGinnis will bring you into the often-overlooked tiny world of insects and spiders through field macro photography. Field macro isn’t just about magnifying tiny creatures to larger-than-life sizes. It’s about perspective, emotion, moments, and intrigue. It’s one thing to make pretty pictures under controlled conditions, but it’s a whole different experience when you’re in the field. Attendees will be introduced to the fundamentals of macro photography and explore methods for techniques to find subjects, approach shots, and make photos that will make people say ‘wow!’

Chris will show his ideal gear, explain how to set yourself up for success in the field, share his baseline camera settings, and demonstrate how he uses a lightweight macro rig to capture razor sharp, high-magnification images of live subjects—without a tripod!

This program is designed to be both inspirational and educational. While it’s important to understand the technical side of macro, you’ll also get bite-sized takeaways that you can put to use when you’re in the field. Andy Warhol said “You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.” This session will show you how.

Online. Zoom link will be sent.

Join us as a guest or visit our Members Page for more information on how to join the club.

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After the holidays we will ring in the New Year with two presentations.

On January 9, Chris McGinnis will present It’s the Little Things: Field Macro Photography with OM SYSTEM (Zoom presention), and on January 23, Terry Ullery will present African Impact: Photography Volunteer Experience of a Lifetime (in-person at Hope Christian Church.)