LPC November Meeting

Meeting November 1st Meeting Room A 7:00 PM, Lawrence Public Library.
 
Bring your photos about Halloween.  Try some night shots and even the Zombie Walk if you have attended this interesting and very entertaining tradition of Lawrence.  Go back through your archives if you like, get the kids with their costumes and candy baskets.  Or your fall landscapes and some of the great sunsets this time of year will bring to us. 
 
Last meeting Bill Dentler showed some of his photos and discussed what inspires his photography and the story he is trying to tell.  Others joined in and contributed their photos.  It was a great discussion and very informal.
 
As Bill indicated in our last newsletter some ideas to consider for participation are:

Images or experiments inspired by a favorite photographer (show some of their photos or bring a favorite book) and discuss their images along with your inspirations.

Explorations with a new lens or camera that you’ve not used before.  Has it changed your approaches to photography?

Experiments with a new computer program that help you produce novel results and why you think this approach helps you express your ideas.

Interesting people, why you photographed them, and what the images convey to you and to others in the group.

Experiments with close-ups or multiple images – whatever you’ve found interesting to explore
 
Jim Bresnahan has offered to start the meeting with some of his photos and experiences/interests.  Some of you may know he is a nature photographer and in particular enjoys birds and other animals.  He always has some great photos to share with us. 
 
Others are welcome to participate also so if you are interested in sharing your photo interests and inspiration send your photos to Paul and he will get it set up in the slide show.
 
There is no guest speaker for this meeting so bring your photos to the show and share.

October LPC Meeting

Meeting October 4 Meeting Room A, 7:00 pm, Lawrence Public Library.
 
For our photo subject let’s do fall colors.  Remember to send your photos before the meeting.  Info on how to do this will be listed below.
 
Speaker – Bill Dentler
Bill has a suggestion that we share our experiences and influences in our own photography.  As a group we have members that have all levels of experience and knowledge.  We should all contribute as much of this to each other as we can.  I know this is one of the main reasons I joined Lawrence Photography Club many years ago.  So take some time to think about Bill’s suggestions and what you can contribute in a future meeting.  His idea is –
 
During the time I’ve been a member of the LPC, I’ve learned about new techniques and equipment, all of which has expanded my way of approaching photography.  I’ve been particularly interested in choosing a topic (say, a favorite color) as a way to stimulate our searches for novel topics or ideas.  (I’d like to return to this monthly challenge if possible.) 

For our next meeting, on October 4, I thought it would be interesting to explore and discuss how new ideas have influenced our photography.  To facilitate this, we would like to encourage everyone to share their favorite photos (say, up to 10) and spend more time discussing why you took the photo and why you have chosen these photos to share.  Kind of an expanded “show and tell” with more of an emphasis of what we are sharing and why we are sharing the images.

Some possibilities could include:

Images or experiments inspired by a favorite photographer (show some of their photos or bring a favorite book) and discuss their images along with your inspirations.

Explorations with a new lens or camera that you’ve not used before.  Has it changed your approaches to photography?

Experiments with a new computer program that help you produce novel results and why you think this approach helps you express your ideas.

Interesting people, why you photographed them, and what the images convey to you and to others in the group.

Experiments with close-ups or multiple images – whatever you’ve found interesting to explore.

September LPC Meeting

Meeting – September 13 Meeting Room A, 7:00 pm, Lawrence Public Library.  NOTE meeting date is the2nd week due to the holiday the previous week.

 

Guest Speaker – Tim Forcade                                      


Topic– Exceptional Photography? It’s in the Post! 

Few would argue today that the statement “everyone is a photographer” is true.  Most of us have spectacularly capable cameras and lenses automated to maximize the quality each picture.  At the very least the medium has been democratized and demystified so completely that most anyone can pick up a contemporary camera and at least have a better than average chance of shooting a professional level photograph.  A good thing – right? 
 
Sure but given such a level playing field, what can we do to make our work stand out and be perceived as exceptional?  Part of the answer lies in careful application of various adjustments during post-production in Photoshop.   Tim will discuss elements of a very flexible workflow aimed at making your pictures more interesting, engaging and expressive.
 
Tim’s BIO
Tim Forcade is a fine art and commercial photographer with over 50 years of professional practice. His decades of experience began with film and extends from early digital photography and Photoshop 1.0 to the most recent advancements in digital photography – cameras, lenses and software. His company Forcade Associates provides fine art printing, retouching and imaging services to local and national clients. His work has been published, collected and exhibited nationally and internationally.