Lamberton Conservatory SFE (Shoot For Edit)

  • April 6, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Let's get Spring started with a flower shoot!  Never afraid to follow a good lead by our friends at Nature Photography, we're happy to announce our own "Shoot For Edit" (SFE) at the Lambert Conservatory.  The timing of this outing is perfect to allow uploads to our site by all those attending, and we'll spend most of our regular monthly meeting the following Wednesday reviewing member uploads, and discussing editing possibilities for each.

The Spring setting has been installed at the conservatory, and that tends to bring in a lot of visitors.   Management has asked that we use good judgment with the use of our tripods so as to not interfere with other viewers, but traffic shouldn't be too much of a problem, especially for those who arrive early Saturday morning (i.e. 10:00).   We've put a cap on attendance at 25 with an automatic waiting list.

Watch for more information here as the date approaches, and remember that flowers are more than just flowers at our events:  They're great opportunities to somehow grow our photography and editing skills.  We won't be doing any tutorials at this one, but be sure to have your own "must try" list of new skills to work on.  Bracketing for HDR?  Blurring the waterfalls?  DOF compressions?   Mine will include darkening backgrounds with an ND (neutral density) filter, then re-lighting the nearby subject with flash.  I'll also be carrying a ball-head monopod that can be used under the armpit to steady hand-held shots, or that can double as a light pole with a Speedlite flash attached for off-camera lighting.  What fun!   Don't ever hesitate at these events to ask another member how to do something - especially if they look like they know what they're doing  : )

According to the RokWiki website for the Conservatory (, Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for 62 and up (YESS!!! : )


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  • Pamela F.

    I'm uploading 6 photos for Bill and me. Please don't be mad.

    April 7, 2013

  • Brad A.

    AWESOME time!

    April 7, 2013

  • Harry

    Great Meetup. Did a lot of close up photos.

    April 6, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    A sunshiny Saturday morning learning new skills and making new memories with camera friends. What could be better??!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Al M.

    Lots of fun, met some new faces - see you all at the Wednesday meeting.

    April 6, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Good choice! Learned that the Nikon 3100 doesn't have auto bracketing. Arggh. Learned to bracket manually. Sigh. Learned I have to throw out my tripod, it's too cheesy. Thanks for the help with the camera guys! That was great!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    It was nice. I'm anxious to see the results of the shoot

    April 6, 2013

  • Karen W.

    Very enjoyable; great practice and learned how to use Live View on my new camera. (Thanks, Brad!)

    April 6, 2013

  • Carl C.

    Great gathering of nice folks. It was good to see such a big turnout and everyone having fun.

    April 6, 2013

  • Lou C.

    Life happens, so I hope that someone on the waiting list can fill my slot.

    March 28, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    This is for Bill Pharis.

    March 22, 2013

  • Paul

    At one point in the spring, they open the inner outside area where koi fish also offer some good photo ops.

    March 22, 2013

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