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Come to tomorrow's monthly photo meeting for April!

From: Kris H.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:37 AM

The calendar says April but the forecast for freezing rain tonight has me wondering. But let's look on the bright side; it could mean some cool (get it?!) opportunities for photos in the morning! April also means it's time for the monthly photography meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Verona Library.

At the last monthly meeting co-organizer Katie gave us a great overview of macro and close-up photography. You can use a macro lens if you have one, but Katie showed how you can also get great results from inexpensive extension tubes or a cheap set of macro filters. I had a lot of fun with this. I was lucky to get an Olloclip for my iPhone for Christmas. I've been up close and personal with jewelry, clothing, menus, plants, noses and eyelashes, so much that my kids and cats now run away! I hope you've been giving it a go too, because we want to see what you've got at the April monthly meeting tomorrow.

Upload 3 of your favorite shots from the last month--either close-ups or the subject of your choice--to our Flickr group by Noon tomorrow. The photos become part of the featured slide show at the meeting, which really is a treat. Seeing everyone's photos (and your own) up on the big screen is so much fun! If you're new to the group, no worries. This is not a critique; we're a friendly crowd. Just a bunch of people who love to take--and share--our photos! 

Don't forget to tag your 3 images April2014Meeting so we can find them easily! There are tips for uploading and tagging on Flickr in our discussion board.

After the Pick 3 slide show, we'll talk about one of my favorite subjects, architectural photography. I think it's a great subject for working on the rules of composition. You can take your time and experiment as much as you like; buildings can be trusted not to move or get bored and leave unlike some subjects!

For some background reading before tomorrow's meeting, check out these links:

See you tomorrow evening!

Kris, co-organizer

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