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NWCCC Annual Conference


Northwest Council of Camera Clubs


a weekend of photographic Education featuring Kat Sloma

Doors open at 8:00 am and the event begins promptly at 9:00 am.

Venue: The Inn at Gig Harbour

[masked]th Street NW, Gig Harbour, Wa. 98335

April 26 &[masked]

Saturday's Talk Titles & Descriptions:

 Mobile Photography: Where it fits for the practicing photographer

You've invested thousands in your camera gear to create exquisite photographs, why would you use a simple smartphone instead? Using a mobile camera may seem like a step back for the long-time practicing photographer, yet the mobile camera and apps provide fantastic tool for expanding creativity and vision. Learn more about this simple tool and how it might fit into your existing photographic toolbox.

 Out of the Box: A simple strategy for composing interesting photographs 

Most of the world is photographed from eye level, with a straight-on point of view and the subject fully captured within the frame. As photographers, we know that creative and effective images go well beyond this obvious approach, but getting there is not always easy. Composition is usually presented as a list of rules or do's and don'ts, but the art of composing is subjective and the world we photograph is not so easily categorized. Learn a new framework for thinking about composition that goes beyond a list of rules, with a simple strategy which is adaptable to each individual's style. 

 The Spiral of Creativity

Creativity is not a constant, it ebbs and flows. As you develop a long term creative practice in photography, you move through a spiral with repeating cycles. At moments when you circle through the spiral, it can feel as if you are on top of the world, only to come crashing down to the bottom. This can be distressing, but the stress can be translated into positive energy if you understand the spiral and have strategies for responding to each of the phases.

Sunday's Class Title & Description:

 Intro to Mobile Photography

Learn the basics of how to use your iOS or Android mobile device! This short workshop will instruct you on how to get the best photographs out of your mobile device camera, as well as basic processing and file management strategies. Participants should come with ProCamera 7 (iOS), Focal (Android) and Snapseed downloaded to the mobile device.

About: Kat Sloma: Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Artist Statement

Photography is meditation, expression and revelation. It’s a way to express my feelings, a way to process what’s going on around me, and a way to be in the moment. I pause to observe details in the greater world and photograph them, and I work to create the same feeling of “pause” in my photography-based art. The type of “pause” can be meditative or surprised; curious or joyful. I seek anything that stops thought for a moment, allowing the world to be perceived in a different way.

I am greatly influenced by the places I live and explore every day. Over the last few years my photographic work has shifted from urban scenes to forest elements, reflecting a move from Milan, Italy to Corvallis, Oregon. I have also moved along the spectrum from literal and representational to abstract, taking photographic elements out of context and recombining them into something new and different. I am currently creating new work using an iPhone camera and apps, enjoying the experience of experimenting with a new process and seeing what possibilities may appear.

Among her many accomplishments she just received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Mobile Photography Award, in the travel category.

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Door Prizes, Catered Lunch, Print Display, Digital Display, Digital Slideshows, Awards Ceremony, Camera Cleaning service will be available (cost not included in the registration fee).


Saturday and Sunday (Includes lunch) $90.00

Saturday Only (Includes lunch) $65.00

Sunday Only (no lunch) $25.00

Registration will be available at the door but LUNCH WILL NOT IN INCLUDED.

Make checks/money orders payable to: NWCCCC

(payment must be postmarked no later than April 22, 2014)

Mail to: Frank Townsend, Registrar

#215 - 1111 Archwood Dr, Olympia, Wa 98502

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  • Jeff L.

    i am sorry to miss it, but i have to work on Saturdays. hope you all have fun. jeff

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go. Sure it's going to be interesting, but can't make it this year. Maybe next.

    April 20, 2014

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