Yellowstone in Winter - January 2019

Bundle up and join us in Yellowstone!   We’ll set our sites on some of the most spectacular and magical landscapes created in the snow and cold.  Over-the-snow coaches will transport us to the heart of Yellowstone, where frosty-faced bison linger near the warmth of the geysers.  Our private coaches will allow us access to pristine winter scenes punctuated with fascinating geothermal features including colorful hot pools, steaming geysers, and bubbling mud pots. 

Conditions can be very cold!  Please be sure you have suitable cold weather clothing and gear (boots, gaiters, gloves, jackets, hats) and are physically able to trudge through snow if conditions warrant. 

The number of participants on this trip is strictly limited to 10 photographers.  The club has reserved a block of motel rooms for three nights (January 3, 4, and 5) in West Yellowstone at a rate of $99 per night plus taxes.  Other expenses include approximately $340 per person (depending on the final number in attendance) for rental of the snow coach for two days ($170 per day per person), plus park entry fees and driver gratuity.  Full payment for the snow coaches and rooms will be required prior to the start of the trip, as this is a package arrangement.  Each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses and for meals during the trip.

Registration for this trip will be open through August 22, at which point we will conduct our lottery for slots if we have more than 10 registrants.  The $75 nonrefundable registration fee is required to pay for club expenses related to organizing this and other trips, as well as other club related expenses. 

Register Here

January 3 thru 5, 2019

Please contact Claudia O’Grady with questions about this trip.

Fall Color on the San Juan Skyway, Sep 27-30

 Southwestern Colorado’s San Juan range is highly regarded as the fatherland of western fall foliage. Join the Wasatch Camera Club as we cruise the San Juan Skyway capturing iconic seasonal landscapes of red, orange and yellow leaves, perhaps (cross your fingers) with a little dusting of snow on the high peaks of the Rockies. Club member and landscape photographer Tom Horton will host as we cruise the meadows and groves between Silverton and Telluride, with our HQ at Ouray (a clone of Park City), where we can share the day’s captures and plot the morrow’s adventures.

 

The San Juan Skyway is a large and diverse mountain area where you can get great images from the highway, gravel roads, heroic ATV tracks, hiking, and even horseback – your choice. With a wide range of elevations, colors are likely to be popping somewhere, and probably everywhere. Tom will furnish maps, local knowledge and discussions to help plan your excursions.

Logistics: Ouray is a 7-8 hour drive from the Wasatch Front through Grand Junction and Montrose, CO. The club has reserved a block of 15 rooms in Ouray for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (all travel, food, and accommodation costs are on your own). Carpooling is encouraged. Non-photographer guests who can stay in you room are welcome, as there are many tourist activities available within a reasonable drive of Ouray. Weather will likely be warm days and cool nights, with storms possible.

Register Here

Registration will stay open through July 25, at which time you’ll be required to pay your nonrefundable $75 registration fee.  In the event of excess registration, a lottery will be used to determine participants. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Claudia O’Grady.

Note: We require registration fees to ensure slots are used by everyone who registers. This discourages last minute drop-outs who leave open slots without adequate time to be filled by others.

Utah Travels Photography Exhibit

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and the Wasatch Camera Club are partnering for this year’s Utah Travels photography exhibition.  “Utah Travels” is a photo exhibit highlighting remarkable photographic images captured by Utahn’s during their diverse, global, travel experiences.  The exhibit allows an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers of all ages to publicly present their most distinct travel photographs.  Images may represent destinations thousands of miles away or a few miles from home.  Photos accepted into the exhibit will reflect the beauty, richness and diversity of people, events, nature, culture and all that celebrates humanity and planet earth.

Submissions now CLOSED

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.

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 for very experienced users - the In Depth Review:

1. Overview of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC,  July 11, 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)
July 18, 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) July 25, 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

In-depth review of the latest update of Lightroom Classic CC (Standalone class for Experienced Users Only) August 1, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Profiles - what they are and how they work
  • New features in the local adjustment tools
    • Using the new range masks
    • Color and Luminosity masking
    • The Transform panel
  • All other new components, plus questions about all Lightroom Modules.

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

Nightscapes in Arches National Park, Sep 7 & 8

Wasatch Camera Club members are invited to register for a weekend of nightscape photography.  Join the club’s very own Shayne Shaw for a special trip to experience the dark skies of southern Utah. 

If you’re excited about getting out with fellow photographers to capture the beautiful desert under the stars and Milky Way, this will be a perfect opportunity!  Dark skies are becoming rare, and Arches National Park has some great opportunities for stars and arches.  We’ll have two nights of group shooting, capturing the skies and the beautiful formations.  Although you may choose to sleep during the day, there are also ample daytime shooting opportunities throughout the area!

Please note:  While this is not a workshop, if you’re new to nightscape photography and have technical questions, it is very likely your fellow shooters will be able to offer some useful tips and tricks. 

Logistics:  Participation on this trip is limited to 10.  Sign-up is open now, and will remain open until June 25, 2018.   If more than 10 people sign up, we will conduct a lottery to determine the lucky winners.  At that point, registrants will receive an email link to pay the nonrefundable $75 registration fee.  Once the registration fee is paid, registrants will be provided information on how to reserve one of the rooms being held at a local motel. 

Cost:  In addition to the registration fee, participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals.  Carpooling is highly encouraged!

Nightscapes Sign-up Page

Photographing Subjets in Motion

Stopping Motion Photographically – Lessons Learned From Sports Photography

Sports photographers make a living capturing fast-moving athletes frozen in time by quick shutter speeds and other methods. In this workshop, club member and professional sports photographer Jeff Swinger will share all the techniques on stopping motion on a variety of subjects. While we may not need these tools all the time, they will be helpful in capturing wildlife and other moving subjects. You can see his amazing images here.

M6:30pm, Thursday, June 21st at the Salt Lake City Library, Conf rm B.

Talkin' About a Revolution – in your Camera Bag

Award-winning photographer and club member Tom Horton readily admits to being a photo tech geek, although he prefers the term "early adopter." In the past year he has been working through the bugs of two new photography tech revolutions, and he's ready to share the results.

16 Lenses are Better than One

You've heard of the bleeding-edge Light 16 camera, perhaps even seen one. Is it a DSLR replacement? A hi-res phone camera? Does it even work? Tom has been putting one of the first shipped through its paces, and will share the good, the bad, and the real skinny on this bad boy.

Let Your Imagery Soar - Really

Any unemployed helicopter pilot will affirm that drone photography has taken over the aerial video world, from hobbyists to Hollywood. But, what is its potential for still photography? Is the skill set attainable? Are the results worthwhile? Do you need a pilot's license? Tom will bring a year's worth of images, and dish on the facts and rumors.

When: Thursday, April 26th, 6:30 PM

Where: Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S Conference Room B (our fave)

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