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)

Exceptional PhotoOp 18 Presenters Announced

We are very pleased about this year’s PhotoOp presenters. Both are nationally recognized outdoor photographers who have great experience in landscape photography. Beyond capturing great images both are dedicated to fine art photography and present their work in galleries.

Our first presenter will be Brenda Tharp. Her work has been published in Sunset magazine, Audubon, Sierra Club Magazine, Publications of the National Park Service, and Michelin Travel Publications.

An acclaimed workshop instructor, Brenda has taught photography since 1985, through her own programs, and for such groups as Maine Media, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Pacific Northwest School of Arts, MISA. She also leads photo tours to international destinations.


Elizabeth Carmel is our second presenter. She is a columnist for Outdoor Photography magazine and one of 12 photographers in the world to be named as a Hasselblad Master. She makes her own large, fine art prints some of which have appeared in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., The California Museum of Photography, and the Nevada Museum Of Art. She also has her own galleries Truckee and Calistoga, California.

Elizabeth published a book of her photography titled “Brilliant Waters, Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the High Sierra” with a foreword by Robert Redford. Elizabeth’s work has been featured in many magazines and books.

PhotoOp 18 is open to everyone, but registration is required as seating may be limited. You can register on the Wasatch Camera Club’s website. There is a small charge to cover expenses.

Special thanks to our new sponsor Acme Camera.

PhotoOp 18

Saturday, March 24 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Miller Free Enterprise Center

Salt Lake Community College Campus

9750 South 300 West
Sandy, Utah

Registration Closed

Yellowstone in Winter Trip Closed

Yellowstone in Winter Announced

Yellowstone in Winter, January 4-7, 2018. 

Yellowstone NP is a spectacular place to visit in winter.  Abundant wildlife and snow-blanketed landscapes will serve up endless photographic opportunities. Bison, elk, coyote, wolves, eagles, bighorn, and many other interesting creatures are all ready for their closeups. The group will be guided by the club’s very own and very talented Rob Daugherty, a professional guide and tour operator.  Don’t miss this great opportunity! 

This trip will be based out of Gardiner, Montana, an easy 6.5 hour drive.

This trip will be a winter wonderland for photographers, so be sure to sign up early!

Logistics:  Up to 15 people can be accommodated on this adventure.  Motel rooms have been reserved at a very affordable rate of $68 per night, plus tax.  The registration period is open now, and will continue through November 10.  If there are more registrants than can be accommodated we will conduct a lottery for spaces.  At the time you are selected you will be required to pay a $50 registration fee to cover the club’s costs related to this trip.  Other expenses for which you are responsible include travel and food.  There will be no hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing!  Our excursions will be conducted by vehicle caravan. 


Register Closed





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