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June Monthly Meeting

The theme will be depth of field, as discussed at the May meeting.
The challenge is to shoot with a single focal length. If you have a prime lens to use that would be ideal, but otherwise just pick a spot on your zoom to use.


The presentation was on depth of field, so the idea is to have an emphasis on controlling the depth of field of your shots instead of letting the camera do it for you. The variables that control depth of field are detailed in the presentation which is available above under More/Files/Depth of Field (pdf).

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Here's the rundown on how the monthly meeting goes.

1. "Pick Three" slideshow:
Members are asked to submit 3 photos in advance of the meeting to share with the group. The photos are combined into a slide show. Then as the photos are presented you'll have an opportunity to introduce yourself and talk a little about your photos. The group also has an opportunity to offer up praise, constructive criticism, or ask questions about your pictures.

2. Technique Presentation and Discussion:
Each month, we will present a short (10-15 min) presentation on the monthly topic. After the presentation, we will take some time to engage the group about the topic and techniques and answer any questions. This is an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and experience too.

3. General Discussion:
When we are done sharing everyone's photos, we will open up the group to general discussion. This is where you can have your questions answered by a large diverse group of photographers. Sometimes we will continue the discussion over drinks nearby.

When to submit your pictures
The week before the monthly meeting, we will reminding those of you who RSVP'd to submit your photos.

Where to submit your photos
To submit your photos post them to our Flickr group and make sure to tag them "June2013Meeting" or they might get missed. For help posting to Flickr and to the group, see this thread from the discussion board.

What to take pictures of
As for the subject of your pictures, this is very open. The monthly techniques are intended to be somewhat of a homework assignment for you to practice over the following month, so submit these pictures if you were able to participate. Otherwise anything goes (but please keep it PG-13). If you have a picture you just love, send that. If you have a picture that didn't turn out right and you want help, submit that too. In the end, what is really important is that you just go out and shoot, and show us what you did.

When to take your pictures
The goal of this "show and tell" is to make sure people are getting out and taking pictures. So we would prefer if the pictures were taken since the last meeting. If you are new to the group, then by all means pick a few from your portfolio you are especially proud of, but we really want to encourage you to get out and shoot something new.

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  • Eileen W.

    Good photos, as usual. I am inspired by Bill's presentation to play around with shutter speed.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome at my first event. All the photos were amazing, and I have a lot to learn. I'm looking forward to soaking up all the knowledge floating around in that room.
    I can tell that I will learn alot about how to use my camera by the monthly 'assignments'. Now to find my user manual . . . . .

    June 7, 2013

  • Brian S

    Many great flower photos. Felt like a Floral shop visit. I said my camera increased shutter speed as the aperture got smaller, but it decreased it since there is less light. Most our photos had background blur but here is a good example of foreground blur:
    http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/your-best-shot-gallery-may-2013?i=349135&s=10

    June 7, 2013

  • Beth

    great to see everyone...lots of great photos and laughs and honesty!!

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great photos

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a lot of fun! Next assignment sounds like fun too.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My back will not permit me to attend. Sorry!

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to be there!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup.Looking forward to it.

    June 2, 2013

  • Gayle

    I Will be axât

    May 27, 2013

  • Scott

    Kris, do we have a location yet?

    May 7, 2013

    • Kris H.

      Thx for the reminder--Alicia Ashman library

      May 7, 2013

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