Photography Club

 

 

 

 

The WB Photo Club has been around for about seven years now.  We are an  informal group that meet once a month to discuss all things “photography”.  We’ve hosted several hands on sessions, sponsored field trips and helped to document many of the local Wells Branch community events.

We encourage anyone interested in learning more about photography to drop into a meeting.  You do not need professional equipment or a specific skill level.  All Wells Branch community members are welcome.

Recent tips, tricks, topics and links showcased in our meetings:

NEW! Google NIK Collection (An amazing tool kit, that’s FREE)
Downloadable plug-ins that simplify photo editing:

•  https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Photographic Tutorials and Educational Resources:

Scott Kelby: An Excellent Resource:  http://kelbyone.com/

Tony Northrop (video):  20 Things Most PHOTOGRAPHERS Get WRONG – YouTube (YouTube)

Tony’s Book: Tony Northrup’s DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital … Photos (ebook or softcover)  excellent field guide in ebook format

How to Photograph Everything (Popular Photography):  500 Beautiful Photos and the Skills You Need to Take Them:  (Search on Amazon.com) — consider an ebook

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything:  Successful Pictures From Your Digital Camera:  by Tom Ang  (Search on Amazon.com)

Tom Ang’s web site:  http://tomang.com/  — Also search YouTube for Tom Ang; there are several great short courses online for free.

Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: by Brian Peterson

WB Photo Club: Pandemic Update by Margaret Sufke

The start of 2021 brings fresh hope and the start of the 7th year of our neighborhood photo group. The 2020 COVID19 pandemic shook the world and the Wells Branch community was certainly impacted. With the forced closure of the WB Rec Center, all regular club meetings were effectively canceled.

Several club members, notably Rob White, Dave DeVore and Candice Noble, along with many other community members, posted some amazing photos to the WB Facebook page. A heartfelt thank you to those who contributed, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Normally those images would have been showcased during the annual WBNA calendar contest. Efforts were made to try and host the contest and produce a 2021 calendar. Regrettably, logistics and production issues overtook the program.

Moving forward with optimism, there will be a WBNA calendar contest this year, producing a calendar for 2022. The logistics are currently being reviewed. We’ve already received a commitment from Malone’s Coffee to host the “winner’s gallery” again. Look for more information in the next month or two and start capturing your favorite images.

Big news on the photo “education and technique” front, we were able to obtain some extra lighting gear and have collected some additional studio equipment, such as lighting booths, a back drop stand and various reflectors. The goal is to share the equipment with the club members, via some sort of check out process. Look for more to come on this program soon.

As winter wanes and spring blossoms, please head out onto the trails and gardens and enjoy all our community has to offer, albeit with safety in mind. Happy year and happy snapping!

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