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May newsletter from The Camera Company

From: Brian S
Sent on: Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:18 AM
Here is the May newsletter from our meetup sponsor The Camera Co.  See below if interested.  This link has the newsletter with photos:
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From: the camera company photographers group <[address removed]>
Sent: Friday, May 4,[masked]:55 PM
Subject: May Newsletter

May 2012 
In This Issue
About The Photographers Group
Next Outing
Hey Dave!
Your Profile
Group Member Photos
Join Our Mailing List!

Quick Links
View our photos on flickr
Find us on Facebook       

Greetings!  Byrne and I are thrilled to be starting off another year with The Camera Company Photographers Group.  If any of you have ideas for outings or events please post them on the group's Flickr page so we can get some feedback from our members. Or email your thoughts to [address removed]   If you would like to have some of your pictures featured in this newsletter please send an email to [address removed] and state in your email that you grant me permission to use your photos that you have posted on Flickr.

About The Camera Company Photographers Group
This group was formed with the idea that people might have fun going to various locations in and around Dane County to photograph places of interest while sharing tips and ideas with others. The group was two years old in April and we have made a lot of good friends during this time. We feel lucky to have so many fantastic and talented people in the group who have all been happy to help each other out on the shoots. If anyone you know would like to join us for the fun we would love to have them. Oh, I almost forgot. The group is free! The only cost would be when we go someplace that charges an admission. We are a shooting group so we don't spend time sitting in meetings or banging gavels. So if you want to get out and shoot with a great bunch of people we are the answer for you. We do have a flickr group where we share our photos and if you want to click on the groups logo you can see the page. Feel free to join our Flickr group and post some of your pictures.  Our first meeting and photo shoot occurred on April 24, 2010 

Report On Our Last Outing: Outing: Gov. Dodge State Park
On Saturday April 14 the group met and photographed Gov. Dodge State Park. Here are a few of the pictures.
Next Outing: National Railroad Day At Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Saturday May 12 is National Railway Day.
The group will meet at 8:45AM  at the Westside store located at 6742 Odana Rd.  We will depart Odana Rd. at 9:00AM SHARP.
Our destination is The Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom. This is about an hour drive so we will expect to arrive at the museum at 10:00AM.
Those of you who would like to meet us at the museum are sure welcome to do so.  This outing is open to all and the museum makes for a great day so please feel free to bring family members along. Spouses, kids and grand-kids will all enjoy walking around the grounds looking at the trains. This outing will offer great opportunities to shoot historic locomotives as well as many other interesting pieces of railway equipment and train cars some dating back as far as the 1800s.  You will also enjoy endless opportunities for incredible macro shots of machinery.  The museum is photographer friendly so you can use tripods or mono-pods.  For more information on the museum and driving directions click the link below.
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Here are just a few pictures from our 2010 outing to the railway museum.

Hey Dave! 
What do you do when it rains?  How can I protect my camera if I want to take some pictures in the rain?

What I do is I keep a package of the Op Tech Rainsleeves in my camera case at all times.  These are as inexpensive as they are handy.  Rainsleeves fit over your camera and lens and will protect your gear from rain or from spray if you are using your camera in a boat or to take pictures of the kids playing with squirt-guns or water balloons.  

Hey, Rainsleeves are not just for rain either. A Rainsleeve is just the ticket if you are shooting on a windy day or in dusty conditions. Personally, I would never take my Nikon to the beach, but if you have to do it a Rainsleeve would be indispensable to protect your camera equipment from water-spray and blowing sand.  
The fact is you don't see a lot of pictures that were taken in the rain. So if you have a Rainsleeve and are willing to venture out in theweather you have a chance to get some unique shots that other people never even attempt.  The Rainsleeve has drawstring that tightens around the front end of your lens.

The Rainsleeve will accept a camera with a lens as large as 7 inches in diameter and up to 17 inches long.  While the Rainsleeve Flash will fit a lens up to 7 inches in diameter and up to 14 inches long.  The Rainsleeves are sold two to a pack $6.99 for the standard and $8.99 for the flash version.

Having a pack of Rainsleeves in my camera bag is like carrying a lens cleaning cloth or a spare battery. For me, it is a "must have".  Sure a lot of the new cameras and lenses have some water resistance, but hey, why take a chance?  That's the way I see it. So I always have my Rainsleeve with me. 

New And Exciting!
Nikon has shipped and we have in stock the NEW NIKON D3200 DSLR camera!  The D3200 has a 24.2 megapixel DX sensor and the EXSPEED 3 processor. It has full HD 1080p video. Nikon's new D3200 shoots 4 frames per second.

Your Profile Here!
We always like to hear about our fellow group members. Why not write a little something about yourself and share it with us all. Tell us about your interest in photography and how you got started. It is easy once you get going.
Now it is your turn.
It won't hurt a bit.
Write it up and send it to:
[address removed]

Group Member Photos
We hope to see you at the outings!

David E. Fiala
the camera company | 6742 Odana Rd | Madison | WI | 53719

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