I thought that some of you may be interested to know that I started a new club at the Aurora Public Library called Tech and Culture. The aim of the club is to discuss new and emerging technologies and their impact on culture and identity. Even though there will be some hands-on type activities, the main goal of the club is to elicit conversation around the existential and moral impact of technology on our day-to-day lives. Here’s the official poster from the library:
The next meeting will be tomorrow (April 3) between 7-8:45 pm in the Aurora Public Library’s Magna Room.
Just a quick reminder that the next APL Camera Club meeting will be on Thursday March 29 between 7 and 9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.
There are three things on the agenda:
1. William Varela will do a presentation on time lapse photography and techniques.
2. David Eaton will do a presentation on his Aurora Arboretum photographs.
4. Stephen Morley will show us a number of quick "Tips & Tricks".
3. Monthly Challenge Critique -- Winter Photography or Light Spirographs.
MONTHLY CHALLENGE REMINDER
If you haven't yet uploaded an image to the Monthly Challenge Gallery please do so. There are two subjects that you can choose from -- Winter Photography or Light Spirographs (based on last month's presentation). You are welcome to upload one image from each topic or two images from the same topic -- so two winter images, one winter and one light image, or two light images.
If you have any questions or you encounter difficulties upload your images please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a quick reminder to upload your Monthly Challenge One Light Portrait to the gallery. You are to upload a maximum of two images. The first should be the untouched image right out of the camera, and the second should be the same image but with any post-processing that was done.
Those not at the workshop can also participate by uploading either a self-portrait, or a portrait of someone you know.
The APL Camera Club will be meeting this Thursday (February 22) at 7:00pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.
SERVER CRASH ANNOUNCMENT
Before I give you more information on the agenda for this Thursday I need to let you know that the camera club's server was down for a few days because of a hard drive malfunction. Things are back up now, but unfortunately the backup that I used to rebuild the server was from about a month and a half ago, which means that some stuff that was recently uploaded was lost. Basically all the images uploaded for the February Monthly Challenge will need to be re uploaded. So if you've already uploaded your images please go back and upload them again.
AGENDA FOR UPCOMING MEETING
The following is the itinerary for the upcoming meeting:
Monthly Challenge critique -- One Light Portraiture
Rhodri Ford Presentation -- Winter Photography: Tips and Inspiration
For the Monthly Challenge you are to upload a maximum of two images. The first should be the untouched image right out of the camera, and the second should be the same image but with any post-processing that you might have done.
This is a quick update on uploading images for next month's Monthly Challenge.
So next month's challenge is One Light Portraiture based on the workshop that was done on January 4th.
Basically you are to upload a maximum of two images. The first should be the untouched image right out of the camera, and the second should be the same image but with any post-processing that you might have done.
If you were not at the workshop but would still like to participate in this Monthly Challenge you can take either a self-portrait, or a portrait of someone you know. You can use any light source that you have at your disposal with the ultimate goal of getting some interesting lighting on your subject. Try to avoid flat and monotonous lighting.
If you're not entirely clear on the post-processing workflow, Angela Durante Dukat created four videos that will give you some ideas. You can find the videos here:
Just a quick reminder that the next APL Camera Club meeting will be held on January 25, 2018 in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.
We have a special guest speaker scheduled to present. Jared Valkki is a film maker and videographer who's going to discuss photography, videography, and the workflow behind his images and films. If you'd like to see some of Jared's work please take a look at his website Pack of Moustache Media.
Besides Jared's presentation we'll also cover the following:
Angela Durante Dukat -- Will do a short presentation on post-processing the one light portraits.
Ronen Grunberg -- Will go over the redesigned APL Camera Club website and will show how to upload images to the Monthly Challenge Gallery.
So using Angela's suggestions try to bring the best out of the images that you captured at the session. The goal is to edit your favourite images from the session for the critique which will happen at the February 22nd meeting.
The next meeting of the APL Camera Club will be held on January 25. I will send more information on the planned itinerary in the next couple of weeks.
IMPORTANT NOTICE -- PLEASE READ!
At Thursday's meeting someone forgot a black zip-up sports jacket with white stripes with a 50mm Canon lens in one of the pockets. It is now in my possession. If this belongs to you please send me an email so I can arrange to get it back to you.
Just a quick reminder that the APL Camera Club will be meeting this Thursday (January 4) to make up for the meeting we missed in December. So basically there will be two meetings this month (January 4 and January 25).
The January 4 meeting will be a hands-on session where you will have an opportunity to shoot one light portraits. We will have various stations set up around the room with different activities for you try.
For this particular meeting please bring your cameras and a fully charged battery.
Hope to see you all there for this hands-on activity.