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Prime Lens Photography - Composition Framing

We will shoot using only prime (fixed focal length, non-zoom) lenses.  Any type are welcome, including macro.

Purpose: To learn / experience the advantages (and disadvantages) of using a prime lens which will force you to move your body in order to change the perspective of your image.

This month's Prime Lens Meetup will be devoted to a composition technique known as Framing.  Typically you will use an element in your foreground to "frame" your main subject that is in the background.  This gives your image more depth (3D) and makes for a very pleasing composition.

Bring your favorite Prime Lens(es), and if you don't HAVE a prime lens, feel free to join us anyway as I will have some gaffer tape that you can use to lock your zoom (temporarily) from moving.

When in the park, just follow the signs to Lake Pointe Hall. We'll meet by the lake which is just behind  Lake Pointe Hall. There are tons of places to shoot here.  Most of all, we'll have some fun at this event but even more importantly, we may all learn something new!

Although this is a FREE event for all members, please RSVP, especially if your plans change and have to cancel. Members may bring a guest to use as a model or assistant.

Steve will be there to assist our members from 6:00-8:00pmWe have made the time late enough to be able to capture a sunset over the lake (weather permitting).

 

** RAIN CANCELS EVENT **

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone recommend a good place to go capture the moon in about an hour?

    June 23, 2013

    • Steve L.

      Shot in HDR to maintain correct exposure for the moon. Then adding some minor exposure and saturation adjustments using LR5.

      June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Steve, thanks for sharing your pic! It's beautiful!! I didn't even see the moon. Was driving around for about an hour 6:15-7:15am. Not sure what happened. Maybe it was too cloudy. I will definitely be out trying again at dusk. Thanks.

      1 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see you all! Learning each day with you all as my first class Professors. Thanks Steve for this opportunity. I had and am having so much fun. :)

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone explain where to post a pic for this months CPG assignment which is "Eyes"......... thanks in advance

    June 21, 2013

  • Suresh M.

    I can't join this event as I had last minute meetings at work; I am getting photos added email notifications but can't see the photos from meetup.

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Motley group and I am glad to push using my Macro lens as a telephoto...... Admire the terrific shots Steve takes with his monster lens........ Allot of awesome pics, and regret missing the munchies afterward .......... Look forward to next time

    2 · June 21, 2013

  • Francisco V.

    Thank you Steve for having another Prime lens get together. I always enjoy learning, seeing the old timers, and meeeting the new members.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • David

    RE: SuperMoon: FYI; 15 basic useful tips for photographing the SuperMoon I found:

    http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2013/06/21/photograph-the-super-moon/

    Hope this helps.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to repost something I just told Alberto in the comments of one of my photos. If anyone is going to shoot the super-moon this Sunday.... If you have an Andriod phone/tablet there is a free app called Google Sky Map that can help you locate where the moon will be at a given time so you can plan ahead. Essentially you can stand in a location, then use the app's "time warp" feature set to a future date to show where the moon will be in relation to where you are standing. Practice with it ahead of time so you have an idea of how it works. You can practice with finding the Sun in an hour or two in the future rather than waiting for the moonrise. I think there are paid apps similar to it for the iPhone. Good luck!

    1 · June 21, 2013

    • Linda

      We should do a moon shoot meetup...i have a great view of the southern sky, and the elipse it travels on..

      2 · June 21, 2013

  • Dee G.

    That's by far the most popular meetup, literally! It was lots of fun.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Kelly Poole H.

    Steve is wonderful!

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • Linda

      Steve is awesome, he is a giving leader of this group freely sharing his knowledge.

      2 · June 21, 2013

  • Dan C.

    I really enjoyed it, went out in the trails and explored, tried different concepts, found challenges that I need to work on. Enjoyed the company of the other photo phriends too. It gave me the opportunity to use my new 100 mm lens, haven't really used it since I got it, so it was a search and explore adventure for me. Thanks Steve, looking forward to the next one, plus going to Mario's afterwards was a good time as well.

    2 · June 21, 2013

  • Kelly Poole H.

    Great time as always!! Thanks Steve!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Linda

    Loved it, great conversation, sharing and awesome photos. After party was nice as well.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Rick

    Always educational, able to meet and help new members enjoy and find a niche in an area I have enjoyed for 40 years. Enjoyed our get together afterwards at Mario's. Look forward to next month's event, thanks Steve!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Linda

    Had an awesome time, loved the after party at the pizza joint..looking forward to next month..

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! I learned a lot. It was nice meeting all of you.

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked the challenge.

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm brand new to NC! This looks fun :) I'll bring my children and they can fish while I shoot. Look forward to meeting all of you...

    June 20, 2013

  • Ruth

    Have a meeting I have to attend so now I can't go!!!!

    June 19, 2013

  • Suresh M.

    I will be there

    June 6, 2013

  • David P.

    Sorry to say that in summer I teach Thursdays until 8"50 p.m. and so will miss these until summer semester ends. It's a great opportunity that I know many will enjoy because Steve always provides great challenges and guidance.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • David P.

      Steve, there is so much success on Thursdays, why do that? I teach TTh in the summer, MW the rest of the year. I'll be back (sounding like the Terminator).

      2 · June 3, 2013

    • Dee G.

      We'll miss ya, David (Terminator)

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be close as I leaving for my mom's BD in NYC, and return date is fuzzy ......... but I plan on being there.........

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Got a new 100 mm lens, looking to put it through its paces

    3 · June 3, 2013

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