Photography Exhibit Blooms at Red Butte Gardens

The club's major exhibit, Floralography - An Intimate Look at Flowers begins today and runs through April 23.

The exhibit gives  viewers a closer look at flowers to a point where they become abstract, sensual, soft or tenuous, depending upon its visual personalities.

The exhibit’s 75 images will be framed, mounted and for sale to attendees. As well there will be a number of flower-related matted prints and photo-cards available. A portion of the sales will go to support Red Butte Gardens. Also, you are invited to a special artists’ reception on Saturday, April 8th from 2 PM to 4 PM. Reception attendees can mingle with participating photographers and enjoy light refreshments.


Floralography - An Intimate Look at Flowers

March 31–April 23, 2017

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

300 Wakara Way

Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Photoshop 17 deemed a Success

The Wasatch Camera Club’s major event for 2017 looks to be a winner. This year’s attendance was 192 registrants and that’s up 23% from last year at 156. With few exceptions, all comments were positive, including Snap Survey responses.

Photographer Adam Jones not only provided a huge library of amazing images, he took questions throughout his presentation and answered with thoughtful in-depth and informative answers. This dialogue between audience and presenter gets quickly to core issues of interest.

Attendees heard about telephoto lens applications not only for wildlife but making landscape “sections.” Additionally, Adam covered a more liberal use of higher ISOs, using F-16 when required, aperture priority, and a variety of recommendations for processing software.

Utah-based photographer Adam Barker implored attendees to, “shoot what you love.” He offered approaches to connect with your viewer and where possible include items that provide image context. He suggested that composition is our most dramatic tool. He is an advocate of using the “manual” camera setting 90% of the time and interestingly, hand holding filters in front of the lens. He especially recommends living in the moment with the image.

Thanks to our sponsors, Pictureline, Manfroto, and Canon. Special thanks to Jon Ballard who did a lot of heavy lifting in bringing our presenters to Salt Lake City.

Introducing a new event: Photo Swap & Meet

With the New Year upon us there’s never been a better time to clean out your closets and cabinets of older photo equipment — especially now that it’s been updated with sweet new gear purchased during holiday sales events! To aid in the cleanup process, we’re putting together an equipment exchange (aka swap meet) that should be of benefit to everyone.

If all goes as planned, participants will be able to buy sell trade or even give away all types of photo related equipment. We ask that you accept responsibility for any transactions, loss, or damage incurred at the event.

You can bring just about anything, including cameras, lenses, filters, cases, projectors, computers, printers, light stands, lights and well you get the picture. We have secured a big room and will fill it up with banquet tables where you can present your wares.

Note: This is also a nice opportunity to socialize with your fellow photographers. You’re not required to participate in the equipment exchange, but who knows you might find a fabulous deal. Also, you’re welcome to invite a friend who is not a member. Also, we will supply beverages and light food for free.

Three Ways to Participate

Full Table $10

Half Table $5

No Table


Depending on how much gear you bring, these options will help you prepare. Full table is a banquet table all to yourself. Half table, we’ll seat you next to a fellow photog who can watch your stuff while you’re away. You are welcome to partner with your fellow photographers to split the huge costs if you wish. No table means you are just scoping things out and/or keeping your gear with you.

If you're coming please let us know, we need to plan our refreshments.


Buy a Table Here (No RSVP required)

No Table RSVP Here


Miller Free Enterprise Center Room 203

Salt Lake Community College

9750 South 300 West, Sandy, Utah

Saturday, January 28 - 10 AM to 2:30 PM

(This is the same building as previous Photo Ops. Park on the west side and use the west entrance for the shortest distance to the room.)

Three Lightroom Workshops ... FILLED!

Due to high demand Randy Collier's Lightroom workshops have been filled and the registration closed.  Stay tuned for future workshops.




Exhibit at Red Butte Garden Announced

Floralgraphy - An Intimate Look at Flowers

In its third straight year of successful exhibiting, the Wasatch Camera Club is assembling a photographic portfolio entitled Floralgraphy - An Intimate Look at Flowers. The exhibit will present around 30 photographs taken by our talented club members.

Gertrude Stein wrote, “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” On one level she is correct. But all things can reveal deeper mysteries if one peers with curiosity, imagination, and an open-mind. Flowers are no different. A field of brightly colored tulips will always attract the attention of photographers — amateur and professional alike. But step closer into the frame and a flower can become abstract, sensual, soft or tenuous, depending upon its visual personality. We call this approach: Floralgraphy - An Intimate Look at Flowers. Whether using close-up lenses or compositions, with this exhibit we explore far beyond a rose merely being a rose.

Holding the belief that photographic prints are the highest expression of the craft of photography, the club encourages members to print, frame and hang their finest works. The Florography exhibit is evidence of the level of talent, the beauty of great print-making and the joy of presentation through the careful selection of the club’s best floral works. 

Call-for-Entries Now Closed

March 31–April 23, 2017

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Three Photoshop Workshops Announced

Put the Ultimate Photo Editing Tool in Your Hands

Many club members have expressed interest in learning more about Photoshop and we’re happy to announce three new workshops to help you expand your skills. These workshops are scheduled close together to enable you to build knowledge from previous classes as you go. Or, you may wish to pick individual workshops most pertinent to your needs. Regardless, your work will never be the same.

Pixels associate, master photographer and long time friend of the Wasatch Camera Club, Randy Collier will be your instructor. Randy provides instruction in a fun, thorough format where you come to truly understand Photoshop. Classes will be held at the Pixels store in Sandy and you’re welcome to bring your laptop to follow along with Randy’s instructions. (If not, prepare to take careful notes.)

For planning reasons we’d like everyone to register as quickly as possible. We anticipate this will be popular and we may need to use a larger space. The fee per class is $30 which includes a nine dollar club member discount from the normal price.

Here is the schedule:

Basic Tools - Wednesday, October 12th from 7:00 PM ’til 9  $30

This essential instruction lays groundwork for any future Photoshop work.

Using Layers - Tuesday, October 18th 7:00 PM ’til 9  $30

Compositing - Wednesday, November 9th 7:00 PM ’til 9  $30

Register Here and Now

Architectural Lighting Workshop

Club member Doug Pizac shares his secrets about how to paint with light using just one strobe. By compositing the images he transforms a rather dull outdoor shot of a home or indoor room into images with life.  In this workshop he will cover the entire process first, by choosing an area/room at the library, photographing it, and then creating a layered image live using Photoshop on the meeting room’s projection screen. This is a very effective technique that can be applied to a number of subjects shot in challenging lighting conditions, and the equipment needed is budget-friendly.

When: Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: City Library, Conference Room B

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