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May 1, 2018 Topic – Henry Matthiessen

Henry Matthiessen is based out of Galena, IL and the owner of Stoned Art Studio. During his presentation Henry will cover the following topics:

Panorama Photography

Panorama photos deliver very impactful photo statements. We’ll explore the why’s and how’s of making stunning panorama photos, with demonstrations of how to execute, merge and post process via Lightroom and Photoshop giving you another medium to deliver excellent images to your viewers.

Artist Touch in Photography

Artists were the original recorders of events and emotions long before cameras were invented. We’ll discuss art techniques used by old masters as they relate to light, composition, and post process helping you deliver more impact in your photos to your viewers. Lightroom will be used to demonstrate how to take advantage of many of the art techniques.

For more information and to view some of Henry’s work, please visit: http://www.stonedartstudio.com/welcome.html

Christmas Banquet

When: December 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church – Wesley Hall (On Lower Level)

What to Bring:  A dish to pass – please select from a casserole, fruit/vegetable or a dessert.  The club will provide the meat, drinks and place settings.

Please click on the below link to google docs which will open an excel spreadsheet, you just need to put your name, how many are attending  (yourself included) and what you are bringing then close it – the information will be saved automatically.

Sign-Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19eDOv5_djLfSOlsO1Bje8lFn4iNzd8TC-2ZlNZKj4P8/edit?usp=sharing

Speaker:  Natalie Jackson O’Neal

Beauties in the Blue Bells at Parklands

KodaRoamers is welcoming other to join them for an outing this Friday – Here are the details:

Beauties in the Blue Bells at Parklands – 3:00 PM Friday, April 21

Let’s meet at Green Gables at Lake Bloomington, 2:45. Park across the street at the entrance to the park and car pool.

Vandana is bringing two lovely ladies in Saris to pose for us in the Bell Bells. Of course you can shoot macro, landscapes, and whatever also. But what a treat!.

We’d like to finish by 6. These ladies have to make arrangements for their kids.

The ladies would like you to send them your best images in digital format. They do not want any other compensation. And Vandana will help you get the model release if needed for a competition.

President’s Special

This year, I decided to approach presidents special a little different – since our annual meeting fell the day after the NCAA Men’s Final and on Election Day, I decided to host a bracket where members got to pick the topic.

Our President’s Special Final Four was:

After Round 1 – Macro/Close-Up & Long Exposure came out victorious.

In the end – the winner and this year’s president special is:  Macro/Close-Up

Rules:

Why did I add the Arthropod/Plant restriction?

I wanted the club members to step out outside the box and get creative.  If you google “Macro Photography” you will notice almost all of the images are of insects/spiders and flowers.

I also noticed this trend on Flickr – the trend continued on the largest Macro group.  https://www.flickr.com/groups/49503086607@N01/

I then found a Flickr group which had restriction and I really like the diversity of images compared to the traditional macro groups – so I decided to add the same restrictions to president’s special. https://www.flickr.com/groups/macro_noflower_noinsect/

Macro/Close-Up Resources

Here are just a few website I found that provide useful information:

Happy Shooting and good luck!