Beyond Lightroom: Photoshop for the Rest of Us

On April 23rd join Wasatch Camera Club’s Arnie Finkleman as he presents a Photoshop workshop. Are you intimidated by Adobe’s premier photo editing package? Don’t be, as Arnie brings Photoshop out of the realm of for-pros-only and into the world of mere mortals (and club members!). Geared towards current Lightroom users who do not use Photoshop and/or photographers new to the Photoshop world, Arnie will explore the differences between the two Adobe products as well as how to get started using Photoshop.

Primarily a landscape photographer, Arnie’s photography experience dates back to the good old days of film. More recently he dove into the world of digital darkrooms by taking Photoshop classes. He would like to share with you what he has learned, so please join him as he explores Photoshop for the rest of us.

Where: SLC Downtown Library, Conference Room B
When: Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30-9pm

Auto Graveyard Field Trip

Of course history is surrounding us all the time, in old buildings, old forests, deep canyons, and even the acquaintances that we keep.  Sometimes though we come across forgotten pieces of history, things that are no longer commonplace in our surroundings, and for that reason they may trigger memories or ideas about a past that we don't often visit.

On Saturday, April 25th at 8:30 am the Wasatch Camera Club will be visiting an auto junkyard where resides many old cars and trucks. Mike, the owner, has asked that nothing leaves his property except the images in our cameras and no one climbs on the vehicles or parts.

We're going early for the nice morning light, please be sure of how to get there before leaving home. 

This is a junkyard, please wear appropriate clothing and heavy-lugged footware - getting tetanus might ruin your whole day.

Saturday, April 25th at 8:30 am

A-1 Auto Parts

6778 West 2100 South, West Valley, Utah

See you there!

Please RSVP here.



Black & White Photography Presentation

On Monday, March 9th, join club VP and Workshops/Exhibits Director Jeff Clay as he gives a presentation entitled “Create Compelling Black and White Images from Color and Infrared Captures.” This presentation is sponsored by our sister organization, the Salt Lake Photographic Print Society and is being extended to include the Wasatch Camera Club. (This will be in lieu of a workshop for the month of March.)

Jeff will be sharing some of his workflows, processes, images – both on-screen and in-print. He discuss the whys, whens, whats and hows of black in white work and will show real-time color conversions, toning, and infrared-to-b&w via Photoshop, Lightroom and plug-ins. This promises to be an interesting, informative and education presentation!

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room of downtown SLC Library
When: 7pm, Monday, 9-March

Snow Goose Migration Field Trip FULL

Professional wildlife photographer Rob Daugherty will take us to his favorite spots to photograph the impressive Snow Goose migration as it passes through Utah. With Rob's expertise and knowledge of the area this will be a unique opportunity to photograph one of nature’s most amazing spectacles.  Rob will help members and give some advice and tips for shooting. We are very fortunate that Rob as agreed to do this for our club, so we encourage members to register ASAP as we imagine this trip will fill up quickly.

Early each spring, tens of thousands of Snow Geese begin their 3,000 mile voyage home to their nesting grounds in Canada's Northwest Territories. Starting from where they winter in Southern California & Mexico, these travelers navigate their way home with amazing precision and faithfulness. Delta Utah is one of their first stops as they follow the melting ice northward. They are drawn here by the abundant food source in the form of the new green shoots that are starting to appear.

DETAILS: Participation will be limited to 20 members and everyone must register to attend. If we exceed 20 members that would like to attend, we will consider having an additional day on Sunday March 8th. In that event we will update the posting and email all the club members about the additional openings. There will be a $45  due at the time of registration to cover the cost of Rob Daugherty's services for the day.

WHEN: Saturday March 7th

WHERE: Meet in the Wal-Mart parking lot SE corner at 136 SR73, Saratoga Springs

TIME: Be at Wal-Mart at 6:00 AM and we will all carpool to Delta from there.


ITINERARY: We will arrive at Delta about 7:30AM and shoot all morning. We will break for lunch around noon. Then after lunch go out and shoot for several more hours, finishing up in mid-late afternoon.

WHAT TO BRING: Please wear warm clothing, caps, boots and gloves. March in Utah may cold and possibly some snow. For photography equipment you will want to include your camera, extra batteries, tripod and lens ranging from wide angle to your longest focal length you own.

REFUND POLICY: Trip deposit refunds will be granted in the case of unexpected emergency, illness, family issue or accident under the following conditions. 100 % Refund: When the trips reservation can be filled with another person. 50% Refund: When the trips reservation cannot be filled by another person.

Ten in Ten Meeting Announced

 The club is putting together an innovative new program format to allow members to share their work in a brisk and orderly fashion that’s sure to be of interest to all. In the new “Ten in Ten” meeting participating photographers will have ten minutes to present ten images and provide the background as they see fit. These ten images can have any theme you wish: your best from 2014, a short visual travelogue, or a project you are working on.

If you want to share Ten in Ten sign up here. We will take the first ten who sign up and you will be notified if you are selected. If so, bring your images on a USB storage device to the meeting. Please use the competition format for the images. (Digital images should be in sRGB, JPEG format (.jpg) at a maximum size of 1920 pixels on the long side and at a resolution of 300 ppi.)

PhotoOp 15 Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce our next PhotoOp15 speaker will be Moose Peterson. Moose is a prolific author, award-winning photographer and a Nikon Ambassador. He will center his presentation around two popular topics: landscape and wildlife photography.

PhotoOp15 will be held Saturday, April 11th at the Salt Lake Community College Sandy and is sponsored by pictureline, Nikon and the Wasatch Camera Club. Get more details on the PhotoOp Event page.

PhotoOp is open to everyone, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. There will be a small charge to cover event expenses. This will be the fourth PhotoOp the club has offered and attendance has grown each year.

Iconic Monument Valley Fieldtrip Coming Up - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

The Wasatch Camera Club announces its first overnight field trip to Monument Valley! Join fellow club members May 14-17, 2015 in the heart of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. Hone your landscape photography skills, hang out with others passionate about the art, and capture some awe-inspiring shots.

As one of the most dramatic, iconic landscapes in North America, Monument Valley is the quintessential symbol of the American West. Sandstone buttes, many over 1,000 feet tall, rise above the valley floor resulting in a mystical place of gigantic proportions.

During field trip, we will have a Navajo guide to help us explore the remote backcountry not accessible to the general public. The full itinerary has yet to be determined, but other stops may include Natural Bridges National Monument, House on Fire, Fallen Roof, Mexican Hat, Valley of the Gods, and Gooseneck State Park. Dawn, sunset, night photography...they’re all game.

Participation will be limited to 10 members. There will be a $50 non-refundable deposit required for the guide’s service. Participants will cover their own travel/lodging costs and there will be additional fees. Stay tuned for more information.

Note: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Registration will be opened in an upcoming e-mail, so watch your inbox carefully. If the trip fills up, your registration will be automatically added to a waiting list. Successful registrants will be notified by e-mail within 24 hours after the registration open e-mail. They will post their deposits at that time.

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