Two Great Photographers Reveal Their Contrasting Styles

We are delighted to announce two great presenters for PhotoOp 19. Quay Hu (pronounced ,”Who”) and Tom Till, both exceptional professional photographers, will provide fresh perspectives along with time honored approaches to making exceptionally great outdoor images.

Quay will share his vision of photography that includes not only composition but helpful directions in terms of shooting landscapes and nightscapes. He will also include in-depth processing approaches from start to finish and his personal style. Lastly, he will talk about, “Why Mirrorless?” Why he switched and how it’s helped is photography.

Tom he will discuss the vital importance of finding and selecting shooting locations and how multiple visits to those sites can produce strong results. He will touch on how he found some of his best known locations in the past and how he obsessively hunts down new places in which to shoot. He will also discuss his location “obsessions” of geology, color and weather.

Tom will reveal some of the digital tools uses on locations, using drones, cameras with gimbals and, “Milky Way Madness.” Presentation attendees will be required to make a pledge never to shoot Mesa Arch again. (He’s kidding! We think.)

Also attending will be representatives from Sony, Vanguard and Pixels all with information and  products of interest. Some discounts are expected.

This event to open to all, but registration is required.

Register Here

Saturday, March 23 9 AM to 3 PM

SLCC Miller Campus, Miller Free Enterprise Center

9750 South 300 West - Sandy, Utah


Lightroom Classes Announced

The Wasatch Camera Club is happy to offer a customizable series of classes to help you learn, or brush up on the rich features that lurk inside Lightroom. Taught by long-time club supporter and Lightroom wizard, Randy Collier, this series of classes are offered both as a full series of three or mix and match to meet your needs. Included will be all the latest updates for Lightroom Classic CC. Note: this is the version normally used on desktops and laptops. Other Lightroom products are used on phones and tablets.

Note: class sizes will be limited so register soon.

  We know for many photographers Lightroom is the go to processing software. It's excellent at organizing, processing, exporting, and printing. It's also loaded with numerous cool features that many photographers many times overlook. Here's an opportunity to learn, refresh, and get dialed in to the latest version of Lightroom. (Note: we're talking about Lightroom Classic CC Release 7.4 or higher if one comes out.)

Location: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S 300 W, Sandy

Here are the per class details. You can select all, one, or two, OR all.

1. Overview of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC,  Thursday March 28, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Understanding post-processing
  • Getting to know the workspace

Importing Image Management (Library Module)

Getting ready to work:

  • Importing and import pre-sets
  • Understanding catalogs
  • File organization
  • Working with keywords and other metadata
  • Using Collections to group images
  • Locating photos through search and filters

2. Post processing features and techniques (Develop Module)
Thusday April 4, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Methodology and technique to image manipulation
  • Using Light room’s batch editing features
  • Camera Raw vs. Lightroom
  • Copying files as different file formats
  • Picking and rejecting photos (culling)
  • Rating and coding for workflow

3. Exporting and printing from Lightroom (All the other Modules) Thursday April 11, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Creating Slideshows in Lightroom
  • Creating online galleries for the web or other devices
  • Printing Photos from Lightroom vs Photoshop
  • Creating export presets
  • Book Making made simple
  • Overview of Lightroom mobile interface
  • New features in the local adjustment tools
    • Using the new range masks
    • Color and Luminosity masking
    • The Transform panel

Technical Requirements:

  • Attendees must have at least some exposure experience with Lightroom Classic CC.
  • Laptops are welcome, but so are note takers.
  • You will need to have updated your Lightroom program to 7.4 or higher if available.
  • Bring some sample images you may wish to work on.

Register Here and Now

25 Year Party Time

It’s time to celebrate 25 years of Wasatch Camera Club.  Reminisce the past years and look forward to the future of your Club. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends. It’s time to share stories and photos.

How can you make thi a better event? Show up and share. 

Send in up to 10 images that will be used in a slide show. These images can be of people and places from past Camera Club events, favorite places you have been or stories that you would like to share.  If you think it’s interesting, we will too. 

Forbidden Reaches of India Revealed

Join long-time club member, Jeff Clay as he re-lives via photographs and stories his 2016 trip to the far northwest corner of India: the once forbidden Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh and the now often-curfewed, politically-fraught but beautiful land called Kashmir.

Travel with Jeff along the fabled Silk Road, visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, have butter tea with nomadic families, taste the baking naan as it comes straight out of its tandoor oven, share sunrise with prayer flags and stray dogs, experience the trance of a Tibetan sorceress, shop in the floating market of fabled Srinagar, laugh with a pashmina shepherdess and her flock, gasp with him at 18,000 feet, thrill with an angry crowd beating on your taxi window … this and more Jeff will recount both with photographs and in words. 

Jeff Clay is the club’s Vice President and our Exhibits Director. His exceptional photography skills will be on full display in this presentation. Don’t miss it.

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Salt Lake City Library Conf. Rm. B, 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City



Show Your Best Photographs of Trees

Submissions will soon open for the Lovely As A Tree photography exhibition at Red Butte Garden. It's a great opportunity to put your best three images forward. Not to mention the possibility of selling one of your works.

The upcoming exhibit images will feature trees, trees and well you get the picture!

To get full details and submit your images see the 2019 Exhibits Program page on the club's website.

Submissions open Tuesday January 15 thru Friday, February 15

The Lovely as a Tree exhibit will run from March 15 to April 7.

Photo credit - Jeff Clay

Make Landscapes Extraordinary with this Photoshop Workshop

Even if you're not a regular Photoshop user, this special workshop will show you ways to create stronger images using it. And if you're a regular user you may learn some new ways to improve your workflow, or refresh your current approach.

Our presenter is Vladimir Chopine, a professional photographer and digital artist from the Salt Lake City area. For many years, he has produced award-winning digital landscapes that use real landscapes that are combined in the digital environment using Photoshop and Lightroom. His landscape photos are used by many studios and agencies in their productions. He will share his skills on how to take landscape photos and what equipment to use for best results. He will also show you how to post-process after capture so your images will stand out from the crowd.
This is the perfect time of year to learn and hone your post processing skills. Bring a notepad or a laptop so you can make the most of this in-depth workshop.

When: January 9, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: City Library, East 400 South, Salt Lake City Conf. B

How to Make Photographs That No One Else Has Ever Done

"Everything has been done, and yet nothing has been done" Eliot Porter

John Telford, a native of Utah, has been making photographs of the landscape and environment for over 40 years. Now he shares what he's learned and we can make photographs that no one else has

John's photographs have been published extensively and exhibited both nationally and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. He has authored and co-authored seventeen books, and is now a retired Brigham Young University professor.

Some great images and background on John is here.

When: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 (corrected day)

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