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Thanks to Samantha Postman, and just in time for PhotoFusion, the kind folks from Photodex have offered a 30% discount off ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, including upgrades from previous versions.

Please note that this promotion will be over on February 29th.

This offer is valid only for paid members of the Lethbridge Photography Club. If you’re interested please send us an email at contact@lethbridgephotoclub.org and we’ll pass along the promo code to you.

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Next Meeting : Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016

Our next meeting is almost here again…

Meeting Agenda
Thursday, February 18th, 6:30pm

CASA, in the ATB Community Room

Monthly Image Theme – Old

Secret Assignment
Presented by Valentina Tkachuk

Essay Assignment
Presented by David Tanaka

‘Been There’ Segment
Presented by Chris Cook

LPCnews video segment
Another installment of Chris Oates’ monthly video presentation, LPCnews.
Here’s a link to the last month’s episode.

Hands-on Educational Segment
– Close-up and Macro Photography

After the break the second half of the meeting will be set up for a hands-on educational segment on close-up and macro photography. We’ll have several tables set up for you to try different techniques. Several members will also have macro-specific equipment on-hand for you to see and try first-hand to help you see a different world that many people overlook.

To get the most out of this, we ask that you bring your camera along. Suggested equipment to bring along would include:

  • Camera
  • Lens, or lenses – If you have a macro-specific lens, perfect. If not, some lenses have a macro setting, and many lenses are still able to focus on items very close up.
  • Flash – Light can be a major issue for macro photography. If you have a flash bring it along. If you have wireless triggers or cables that allow you to use your flash off of the camera body, even better.
  • Tripod – Keeping the camera steady becomes very important when shooting small items.

Have you tried shooting macro or close-up photography before and have questions, or you’ve picked up a set of close-up filters, a set of bellows, a focus rail and aren’t sure how to use them? Or you’re not familiar with any of those items just mentioned? We’ll have the answers at the meeting.

Or, if you’re a seasoned pro at macro photography, feel free to help out, too.

If you’d like to bring along an item or two that you think is suited for macro or close-up shots, bring it along. The more variety the better. Something small, or not so small, with plenty of details that might be overlooked at first glance? You’d be surprised how different things look when you get right up close to them.

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PhotoFusion 2016

Just another reminder about PhotoFusion coming up on March 8th and 9th. Don’t forget the submission deadline is on March 1st. For more info, have a look on our website, here: https://lethbridgephoto.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/photofusion-2016/

We’ll have a few posters available at the meeting if you’d like to promote the event, too.

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Advertising

Aother reminder that we’re asking for your permission to use any images that you’ve submitted since September, 2014. This would include images from our monthly theme as well as the images submitted for display on CASA’s outdoor screen.

For 2016 and onward, we will be doing more to promote the Club and our public events. The best way to do so will be to showcase the photography of Club members on posters and other materials. But to do so we need your permission to do so.

If your image is used, your name will appear on the finished product, and we’ll let you know how it has been put to use.

Please reply back with your thoughts, and hopefully your permission.

To those of you who have responded, thank you.

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That’s it for now… see you all at the meeting on Thursday!

– Claus

Next Meeting: Thursday, Dec 17th, 2015

Our next meeting is on Thursday, December 17th, just a few days away.

We have a couple new items to present at the meeting, along with the usual features. The agenda will include:

  • a review of the images submitted for the monthly theme of ‘Glass’
  • a Been There segment from Byron Lee
  • a Photo Essay from Ralph Arnold
  • Secret Assignments from Doug Petriw and Gary Stauffer
  • Photo Lab Tests from Brani Srnec
  • Macro Photography info segment by David Tanaka
  • Photo Critiquing info segment by Shaun Dergousoff

Photo Lab Tests

Photography can be simplified into three very basic parts. Capturing the photo, processing or manipulating the photo, and printing the photo. We have near total control over the first two, but when it comes to having our images printed we usually rely on outside sources to take our photo and present us with an accurate representation. Sadly, it doesn’t always work in our favour because we don’t have the control over the final out come. It becomes a case of trial an error to arrive at a result we are happy with. The various sources to have our images printed here in Lethbridge can provide us sometimes vastly different results.
So, to take some of the guess work out, Brani has gone to the various photo printing shops in town to get prints made of the same set of images. These prints will be presented for display at the meeting for your inspection. You’ll be able to see how the results compare with each other.


Macro Photography

David Tanaka will be giving a presentation on macro photography that will include details about how much gear, and how little gear you can use to take close-up photos of the world around us.
This presentation is in advance of hands-on session during the January meeting. You’ll be invited to bring along your camera and try out some macro techniques at we will have set up.


Photo Critiquing

In past years we had so-called ‘casual meetings’ in between our regular meetings where members would be invited to bring along images to be critiqued by the attendees. We would like to bring back these meetings and will take time during the December meeting and present a few images along with sample critiquing as an example of what such a ‘casual meeting’ could be like. While we do welcome additional comments during the theme image review, there isn’t always as much time within the regular meeting to allow for as full a discussion per image as we’d like. We see these casual meetings as way to more fully explore the knowledge gained from image critique.


And lastly…

As with past years, with this being our Christmas meeting, we invite you to bring along a tasty snack to share during the break.

See you at the meeting!

 

 

 

 

How to Submit Images for the Monthly Theme

Every regular monthly meeting held by the Lethbridge Photography Club has a theme that paid members are invited to submit one image for (with the exception of June). These images are then evaluated by other members in advance of the regular meeting and their comments and critiques of the submitted images are then read aloud to the membership. Discussion is welcomed and encouraged as the images are presented to the membership at the monthly meetings.

Images are to be submitted via email to theme@lethbridgephotoclub.org typically by 11pm on the Sunday before the next regular meeting.


Image Size

For optimal presentation as our meetings, we ask that images be sized to be no smaller than 1200-pixels on the smallest side. Compose your your image as you wish, but do ensure that the overall size is large enough.

Our digital projector has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Images that are smaller than that projector’s resolution will be enlarged when displayed and the image quality will not be optimal.


Evaluation

After images have been submitted, an evaluation meeting is then held the day after the deadline, typically on the Monday before the regular meeting.

We encourage members to attend these evaluation meetings as a way of learning how to critique images and further discussion of photographic technique and vision. Each image submitted is discussed and constructively critiqued. Comments are noted and will be read aloud at the regular meeting when the images are presented to the membership.


Print Themes

While the majority of our monthly themes are digital, we feel that the print is still an important part of photography. We typically have three to four print themes each year.

To participate in our print themes, we have a few guidelines:

  • Be a paid member in good standing.
  • Prints can be any size you like. Bear in mind that larger prints may present better than a smaller print.
  • Prints do not need to be framed. If they are framed, please remove the glass.
  • Whether your print is matted is up to you.
  • Unframed prints should be firmly mounted on a stiff backer board so they can stand upright.

Prints need to be brought to the meeting before 6:15pm so we can get them organized for judging.


Club Year-end – June

Our annual theme for June is an open theme where you may submit images as you please.  For our year-end meetings, we deviate from our usual and accept both digital and print submissions. All submissions will be evaluated by the membership as a whole at the June meeting, with discussion about the images.

We invite you to submit images in any of the four following categories:

  • Print:  Single image
  • Print:  Series-of-Three
  • Digital:  Single image
  • Digital:  Series-of-Three

For the Series-of-Three, the images should belong together. By this we mean belong in the sense that they are of the same subject, subjects that balance, contract, or complement each other.

Print Submissions should be brought to the regular meeting on the third Thursday in June by 6:15pm.

The deadline for digital submissions will be the night before the regular meeting.


Themes for the 2015-2016 Club Year

September 17 – ’Open’
October 15 – Three
November 19 – Memories (prints)
December 17 – Glass
January 21 – Food
February 18 – Old
March 17 – Blue
April 21 – Dreams (prints)
May 19 – Sign of the times
June 16 – ’Open’ (print and digital)

July – no monthly meeting during summer break
August – no monthly meet during summer break


Past Themes

2015 – February – Fire (digital)

2015 – March – Purely Abstract (digital)

2015 – April – Textures (prints)

2015 – May – 10 Second Exposure

Welcome to the Lethbridge Photography Club

The Lethbridge Photography club meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, except July and August, for regular meetings and various times throughout the year for casual meetings and field trips. Workshops and seminars may be held throughout the year as well. Check out the tabs at the top to explore our club and our calendar! For more info about our club, click here.

Be sure to click the Follow button in the sidebar, and to join our Facebook group or view our Facebook page.

Membership Fees

As with previous years, your annual membership fees are due at the September meeting. Annual membership is $50 and $35/year (Sept-Aug) for students. At the February meeting dues are reduced to $35 for regular membership and $20/year for students.



See you all, new and old members alike, at upcoming meetings.