Past Meetings – Topics and Speakers’ Notes

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday August 22, 2019

At the August 22, 2019 meeting Bob Lombard, head of the Columbia Montour Photographic Society, talked about his experiences with travel photography  and include some failures and successes that he has had over many different trips.  Hopefully his experiences will help some us get better shots when traveling.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday July 25, 2019

At the July 25 meeting we had the pleasure of having Dr. David A. Lightman speak on photography and the eye.

Answers to questions you never knew you had about photography and the eye

Speaker: Dr. David A. Lightman

David discussed the similarities and dissimilarities between the camera and the human eye.  He explained how the human eye uses a dual photoreceptor system (rods and cones) to visualize the world in a remarkable range of ambient light (essentially a very low to very high ISO/ASA). He discussed our three cone system for discerning a mind-boggling array of colors and compare that to photographic color processing and printing. Finally, he explained how the retina processes visual information before it even leaves the eye, much like compression of digital images. He mentioned other eye-related topics such as “Red Eye” and chromatic aberration.

Bio for David Lightman

David Lightman is an ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina and has been practicing in our region for over 30 years.  He is a (very) amateur photographer, now using mostly his cell phone.  He has an interest in the connection between the eye and the brain and how it affects the way we perceive art and optical illusions.  As a physician dealing with afflictions of the eye, he is interested in how well-known artists’ eye diseases affect their works.  He recently taught a Bucknell Institute of Lifelong Learning (BILL) course dealing with this subject matter.

Download the Powerpoint slides of David’s talk (Warning 105MB)   The Camera and the Eye

Critique Forum

After David’s talk we had a break for light refreshments and conversation for ten minutes then Dan got us back together for a Critique Forumm.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday June 27, 2019

 For our meeting on June 27, 2019, Bob Haefner conducted a portrait session using multiple off camera speedlights. During the session, Bob used between 2 and 4 separate lights to develop a portrait photo. The topics covered were high/low key lighting, main lights, fill lights, hair lights and background lights. In addition to the lighting, Bob built on the topic of light modifiers to further refine the portrait. Please feel free to bring questions as this will be an interactive presentation.
After Bob’s presentation, we will have a short break followed by a Photo Quest. The Photo Quest theme for the meeting is “Flowers.”  If you would like to participate, please submit to Dan at hyde@bucknell.eduup to two JPEG images that portray “Flowers” by 5 pm Tuesday June 25.  If you are new and would like information on our Photo Quests, see http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/activities/

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday May 23, 2019

At the May meeting we had the pleasure of hearing Tom Travis and view many of his photos from around the world.  You may know Tom’s photography work as he recently had a photo exhibit on “Females Around the World” at the Library for Union County.  Tom lives in Lewisburg and recently returned from a trip to Morocco.

Photos of Women, Children, Animals and Mountains from Around the World
Speaker: Tom Travis
Abstract: Tom will share photos from his world travels of women, children, mountains and animals.  He will discuss his approach to photography, which emphasizes composition over picture quality.  He focuses on the emotion of people and the beauty of mountains.  He use photography to record his travel experiences and to educate people about the world.
Bio of Tom Travis: Tom is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Political Science at Bucknell University.  He has traveled widely to 109 countries and has lived in Italy, India, and Russia. He exhibits his photos in albums on FLICKR where they have had over three million views, and recently at public libraries.
Critique Forum

After Tom’s talk we broke for light refreshments and conversation for ten minutes then Dan got us back together for a Critique Forum.  If you wish to participate and have your photos critiqued by the group, please submit up to five JPEG images to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 pm Tuesday May 21.   And if you have not read the two articles, you should read the two below articles before the meeting!

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday April 25, 2019

The Lewisburg Photography Club meeting on Thursday April 25, 2019 from 7-9 pm was at The Village Common (usual place) on Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village campus.  If you need directions, see http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/meetings/

     At the meeting, Photo Club member Bob Haefner discussed and demonstrated light modifiers for creating portraits. Using, his daughter Erica as a live model, he walked us through the steps to create a good final portrait. The presentation started with a short segment on the different aspects of light followed by a demo on different modifiers.  The last part of the presentation was an application of what was presented by lighting our model.  This part of the presentation focused on one light (since most members probably only have one light, e.g., Speedlight flash).  He also used some DIY (Do It Yourself) modifiers, since most members will not have these or want to spend much money on them. The goal is to build on the lighting from one single flash to purposely setting the same single flash to get the desired results, i.e. catch lights, directional light to make the subject appear to be 3D, soft light, correct white balance, etc.

After Bob’s presentation, he planned to a short workshop to practice the techniques he discussed but we ran out of time.  It was suggested that he should continue at a future meeting. He will also be asking that you pair up, preferably with someone that has the same brand of camera equipment. For those who wish to participate, you should bring a camera capable of operating in manual, a medium telephoto lens (55-200 if crop sensor camera; 70-200 if full frame camera), a Speedlight (flash), a flash cable if you have one, and a tripod.

Bio on Bob Haefner: Bob’s journey in photography started in 2000 with a simple disposable 35mm camera and a desire to show family and friends the sights from a trip to New England. After a photo of a moose didn’t turn out as expected, he decided to upgrade to an SLR and learn how to use it. He practiced making images of his family over the next 8 years. In 2008, he made the switch to digital. Numerous books and videos were studied over the years to teach himself the technical aspects of the equipment and techniques used to create high quality images. Bob has participated in the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs both as a member and officer over the last 9 years, which has contributed to his background. His main photographic interests reside in landscape and wildlife photography, but lately has been trying his hand at portrait and sports photography.

     After Bob’s presentation/workshop, we had a short break followed by a Photo Quest. The Photo Quest theme for the meeting was “Faces.”  If you would like to participate, please submit to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu up to two JPEG images that portray “Faces” by 5 pm Tuesday April 23.  If you are new and would like information on our Photo Quests, see http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/activities/

PDF version of Bob’s slides, six per page, of his presentation Light and Light Modifiers  – Great for printing.
PDF version of Bob’s slides of his presentation Light and Light Modifiers  – Great for viewing on screen.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday March 28, 2019

The next Lewisburg Photography Club meeting is Thursday March 28, 2019 from 7-9 pm at Brett Hosterman’s newly constructed design and photography facility.  Brett will show us around his new facility and explain why he constructed features that he did.

Brett Hosterman’s Design and Photography Studio is the new construction on the right (Photo taken facing east.)

      Our next Lewisburg Photography Club meeting on Thursday March 28 is a little different.  We will be meeting at professional photographer Brett Hosterman’s newly constructed Design and Photography Studio. Brett has graciously agreed to host an Open House for the Photo Club.
      Brett will provide a tour of the new space for his design and photography business and answer any questions about his design decisions in creating the space.  He will have some of his photographs on display as well as a digital slideshow showing his work.

      This will be a great opportunity for us to see the inner workings of a design and photography business and to ask questions about Brett’s business.

       The meeting starts at 7 pm on Thursday March 28 and since we are not at our usual location, we will not have a Photo Quest nor a Critique Forum.
       Brett’s studio and home are at 312 Main Street, Montandon, PA.
Directions to Brett Hosterman’s Design and Photography Studio
 Starting in downtown Lewisburg on Market Street (Route 45) drive east over the Lewisburg Bridge.  Follow Route 45 to Mondanton, cross the railroad tracks, and turn RIGHT onto Third Street.  Traveling east, Third Street is the street just past the Montandon Baptist and Methodist Churches on the left side of Route 45. Brett’s house is the red brick on the corner of Route 45 and Third Street. Guests can park along Third street.  Enter the double doors in the new construction on the side of the house opposite from Route 45.
PDF version of Bob’s slides, six per page, of his presentation   – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan’s slides of his presentation Portrait Photography on the Cheap  – Great for viewing on screen.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday February 28, 2019

Do you have boxes and boxes of 35mm slides, prints and negatives?  Do you have many digital images scattered in many folders on your computer’s hard drive? Are you frustrated when you can’t find an image? During the first hour of the meeting we will focus on the issues surrounding storing, organizing, protecting, and preserving all your photos. And present possible solutions.

What do you do with all your photos?
Panel of Experts

Owen Floody, Dan Hyde, Mindy Lamprinos, Penny Patterson

      Before the meeting, a questionnaire was emailed to all the Photo Club members where they could express what they view are the critical issues in storing, organizing, protecting, and preserving a person’s collection of photographs. And members had an opportunity to describe their solutions if any.

      At the meeting, the experts will summarize the questionnaires’ results and add their own thoughts.   They will discuss several sub questions: How and where to store all your pictures? How to organize them? How to access individual images you need? How to be selective and mark the best? How to deal with old media like 35mm slides, prints and negatives?   How to implement a disaster plan?  How to pass on your photos after you are no longer around? How to share large portions of your photo collection with others? E.g., photo albums, photo books, slide shows, web pages, social media like Flickr and Instagram, photo exhibits.

After the panel, we had a short break followed by a Photo Quest.  The theme of the Photo Quest was “Ice.”  If you wish to participate in the Photo Quest challenge, please submit up to two JPEG images to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday February 26, 2019.  For new members, more details about our Photo Quests can be found at http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/activities/

PDF version of Dan and Penny’s slides, six per page, of their presentation Storing, organizing Digital Images  – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan and Penny’s slides of their presentation Storing, organizing Digital Images  – Great for viewing on screen.

PDF Version of Mindy’s handout Sharing photos

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday January 24, 2019

Speaker: Dan Hyde
Portrait Photography on the Cheap

      Portrait photography involves making photographs of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.  Equipping a commercial portrait photography studio can be very expensive.  What if you don’t have the money for a lot of equipment?  What if you don’t even have access to a studio?  What is you don’t have any assistants?  Dan will discuss approaches to portrait photography without needing a studio, assistants, and lot of expensive equipment.  Dan will bring a camera, lighting equipment, light modifiers, and a backdrop so we can explore some of the lighting options. You bring the expressions and poses!

After Dan’s presentation, we had a short break followed by a Photo Quest.  For the new members, read about our Photo Quests at http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/activities/ January’s Photo Quest theme will be “Affection.”  We will accept images that show affection in a broad sense. For example, an image might show affection between two persons, a person and an animal, or even two animals. If you wish to participate, submit one or two jpeg images that show Affection to Dan Hyde at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 pm Tuesday January 22, 2019.

PDF version of Dan’s slides, six per page, of his presentation Portrait Photography on the Cheap  – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan’s slides of his presentation Portrait Photography on the Cheap  – Great for viewing on screen.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday October 25, 2018

At 7 pm Photo Club member Rebecca Mohr ran a session on matting and framing photos.  We had a guest artist Owen Mahon of The Open Door Gallery on Market Street in Lewisburg describe how he selects mats and frames for photos.  Owen Mahon is a professional framer of artwork and knows his craft very well.

During the session Rebecca and others discussed the following: Why mat and frame your photos?  What are the components of a framed artwork? Can you do it yourself (DIY)?  What can a professional do for you?  What do you need to know to effectively work with a professional?

Remember we have a Photographer’s Clinic before our meetings starting at 6:30 pm where an “Expert” will be available to answer questions about your camera and/or photography.  Though the Photographer’s Clinic is aimed at less skilled photographers, all photographers can stop by and chat.  Bring your camera and ask the Expert your questions about what has been puzzling you. 

After the matting and framing session we broke for light refreshments and conversation for ten minutes or so then Dan got us back together for a Photo Quest.  The theme is “Animals.”  A highlight was a photo of a Ring-Tailed Lemur named “Charlie.”

PDF version of Rebecca’s slides, six per page, of her presentation Matting & Framing: Why and How – Great for printing.
PDF version of Rebecca’s slides of her presentation Matting & Framing: Why and How – Great for viewing on screen.

“Matting and Framing with Owen Mahon” – hour long video with Owen Mahon of The Open Door Gallery in Lewisburg, PA  describing how he mats and framing artwork, specifically photographs, and how a professional framer can help a photographer.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday September 27, 2018

At 7 pm Dan Hyde ran a hands-on workshop on Fun Photography.  Dan showed us how to easily make rainbow flares. No, you don’t need Photoshop!  Dan also demonstrated how to use a 3-inch glass sphere, a 6-inch triangular prism, and a glass pyramid to take creative and fun photographs.  Also, he shared other fun techniques such as how to make your own DIY light stick for light painting.

Members brought their cameras to have fun being creative!  If you want to do the light painting exercises, you will need to bring a tripod and, if you have one, a cable release.  If you don’t have a cable release, you can use the 2-second timer on your camera.

Remember we have a Photographer’s Clinic before our meetings starting at 6:30 pm where an “Expert” will be available to answer questions about your camera and/or photography.  Though the Photographer’s Clinic is aimed at less skilled photographers, all photographers can stop by and chat.  Bring your camera and ask the Expert your questions about what has been puzzling you. 

After Dan’s Fun Photography workshop we had a break for light refreshments and conversation for ten minutes or so then Dan got us back together for a Critique Forum.  If you wish to participate and have your photos critiqued by the group, please submit up to five JPEG images to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 pm Tuesday September 25.  More details on a Critique Form can be found at http://lewisburgphotoclub.org/activities/

For future reference, the theme for October’s Photo Quest is “Animals.”

PDF version of Dan’s handout of his Photography Phun Handout – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan’s slides of his Photography Phun Talk – Great for viewing on screen.

Below is a collection of websites that Dan prepared for the presentation.

General Photo Fun Techniques

  1. 52 photography projects: A photo idea to try every week of the year https://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/52-photography-projects-a-photo-idea-to-try-every-week-of-the-year-1320795

Glass Ball Techniques

  1. A Different Perspective: Photography through a Glass Ball – Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if0l5Kil3FM
  2. MY TOP 10 TIPS FOR AMAZING GLASS BALL PHOTOGRAPHY – SPHERE/CRYSTAL – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxZGMJh9yU
  3. Glass Ball Photography – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLEuqlgihTE
  4. Crystal Ball Photography: What It Is and How You Can Do It Too https://expertphotography.com/crystal-ball-photography-what-it-is-and-how-you-can-do-it-too/
  5. 7 Tips for Doing Crystal Ball Refraction Photography https://digital-photography-school.com/7-steps-refraction-photography/
  6. 4 Refraction Ideas to Use In Your Photography https://digital-photography-school.com/4-refraction-ideas-your-creativity/
  7. How to Take Unique Crystal Ball Portraits https://digital-photography-school.com/take-unique-crystal-ball-portraits/
  8. How to Create Glass Ball Landscapes – 6 Techniques https://digital-photography-school.com/create-glass-ball-landscapes/
  9. Light painting with glass ball – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGQoBJSiYiE
  10. Crystal Ball Light Painting “How-To” – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRQgc-Oag4o

Glass Prism Techniques

  1. 8 Cheap Prisms for Creative Photography – Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYZTH8SaIKY
  2. “Prisming” by Sam Hurd, the guy who started it all in 2012 http://www.samhurdphotography.com/reviews/prisming/
  3. Using a Prism for Creative Photo Effects https://petapixel.com/2013/01/17/using-a-prism-for-creative-photo-effects/
  4. How to Use a Prism to Make Creative Photo Effects https://digital-photography-school.com/prism-make-creative-photo-effects/
  5. Ultimate Guide to Prism Photography https://www.getfractals.com/ultimate-guide-to-prism-photography
  6. Prisming 101: How To Use Prisms for Eye-Popping Photography https://contrastly.com/prisming-101/
  7. Add Rainbow Effects to Your Photos Using a Cheap Prism https://digital-photography.wonderhowto.com/how-to/add-rainbow-effects-your-photos-using-cheap-prism-0141426/

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday August 23, 2018

Lauri Shaffer spoke on Nature Photography.

Nature Photography: Keeping it Simple

Speaker: Lauri Shaffer

       Nature Photography is all about being ready when the moment occurs. By using hand-held equipment and certain settings, it’s easy to grab that photo when you need it, whether it’s from a kayak, car, or on foot. Some tips and lots of photos will be presented.

Bio: Lauri Shaffer has been passionate in pursuing nature, primarily birds, for a lifetime and for the last ten years has focused on nature photography.  She enjoys traveling with her husband, doing presentations for Audubon and other groups, and getting out every day with her camera.

       After Lauri’s talk we had a short break then show the images submitted for our Photo Quest.  The Photo Quest theme for our August meeting was “Flight.”  If you wish to participate, email one or two JPEG images to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 p.m. Tuesday August 21, 2018.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday July 19, 2018

Dan Hyde spoke on “Fake Photos.”

Faking photographs has a long and intriguing history including fake photos of Abraham Lincoln, fairies, erasing history by removing disfavored political figures, political propaganda, and celebrity scandals. Lots of juicy examples! Dan will discuss: The differences between a fake photo and a manipulated photo. How to detect a fake photo? Why photographers need to be aware of the issues surrounding fake photos.

PDF version of Dan’s handout of his Fake Photos handout – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan’s slides of his Fake Photos talk – Great for viewing on screen.

We had a Critique Forum in the second hour.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday June 28, 2018

We had a panel of four “Experts” discuss the lenses and filters they use and why.

The theme for the June 28 Photo Quest was “Reflections.” If you wish to participate, please send one or two JPEG images to Dan Hyde hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 p.m. Tuesday June 26, 2018.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday May 24, 2018

The speaker was Photo Club member Terri Peterson and she talked on why it’s important for photographers to enter photography shows, how to present your photos, and how to select photos with emotional impact.

Using Self-evaluation to Improve Your Photography
Speaker: Terri Peterson
Abstract:  Putting your own photos out for public consideration requires more than just a pretty photo. A photo should be relevant, interesting, and have emotional impact. So how do you evaluate a photo (or photos) before going public? How important is it to consider things like audience, titles or captions, or framing and/or matting? And how do we benefit when we put our work out for discussion, and expose ourselves for comparison to other photographers’ work?

Bio:  Terri Peterson is a self-taught photographer and occasional freelance writer who likes to watch birds and is an aficionado of horror movies and food documentaries. A transplant from San Antonio, TX (and originally from NJ), Terri thought she would be in the Lewisburg area for six months before moving on to somewhere bigger and more bustling. That was fourteen years ago, and in that time Terri has embraced much of what the Lewisburg community has to offer.

In her professional life, Terri is a program director with the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, and despite her administrative duties she can’t stop herself from teaching Zumba and other group exercise classes. Terri likes to spend her spare time chasing her cats around with a camera, much to the dismay of her boyfriend, who wishes she would just let the poor kitties relax.

Five page handout for Terri’s talk – Great for printing.
PDF version of Terri’s slides of her talk – Great for viewing on screen.
Terri’s narrative to go along with her slides.

Critique Forum
 

After Terri’s talk we broke for light refreshments and conversation for ten minutes or so then Dan got us back together for a Critique Forum.  If you wish to participate and have your photos critiqued by the group, please submit up to five JPEG images to Dan at hyde@bucknell.edu by 5 pm Tuesday May 22.  

 
And everyone should read the two articles below for homework!
 
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Details of Critique Forum:  Members have the opportunity to submit up to five JPEG images to be critiqued by the group. Dan will select at least one image per person from the pool of submitted images. At the meeting the photographer will have the opportunity to tell a brief story about each selected image, including what they were trying to accomplish when they took the picture. The group will point out positive aspects of each image as well as ways the photo could be improved and possibly how the photographer could improve their technique. The purpose of the Critique Forum is for us to learn from each other!
 

The theme for the June Photo Quest is “Reflections.”

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday April 26, 2018

    Lewisburg Photography Club meeting on Thursday April 26, 2018 from 7-9 pm was at the usual place – the Village Common building.  The speaker was Dan Hyde and he spoke on “Shooting Video with your Digital Camera.”

    Shooting Video with your Digital Camera
    Speaker: Dan Hyde

    “Several Photo Club members have asked for a hand-ons workshop on shooting video with their DSLR camera. Therefore, I have decided to devote the Thursday April 26 meeting to “Shooting Video with your Digital Camera.” The first hour we will discuss how to shoot video with your digital camera. Assuming your digital camera (point-and-shoot or DSLR) will shoot video, bring your camera, a tripod, and headset/earphones to the meeting and we will have fun shooting some video. Note: Not all digital cameras have the ability to shoot video. Check your camera’s manual. If your dog has hidden your manual, check for it online by entering “manual camera model number” on Google.””The second hour, we will demo how to edit video using iMovie (free software that comes with Mac). Windows computers also have a similar free video editing program. If I can get access to a Windows machine, we will demo that as well.”

    Four page handout for Dan’s Talk – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Dan’s slides on Shooting Video with Digital Camera – Great for viewing on screen.

    During his talk, Dan showed seven short videos.

    For the April Photo Quest the theme is Black and White photography. If you wish to participate submit one or two B&W JPEG images to Dan by 5 pm Tuesday April 24.We will not have a Photo Quest in May.  We will have a Critique Forum instead.

Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday March 22, 2018

The next Lewisburg Photography Club meeting will be Thursday March 22, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at The Village Common building on Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village’s campus.Our speaker will be Photo Club member Dan Hyde and he will discuss historical aspects of technologies for photography.

Historical Photographic Technologies
Speaker: Dan Hyde

History of Photographic Technologies Have you ever heard of ambrotypes, calotypes, daguerreotypes, wet-plate colodions, dry-plates, or tintypes? Why so many types of types? Why should we care? What and when were the beginnings of photography? How did the photographic technologies effect the art and practice of photography?

Four page handout for Dan’s Talk – Great for printing.
PDF version of Dan’s slides on  History of Photography – Great for viewing on screen.
Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Green.” Submit one or two jpeg images that portrays Green to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday March 20, 2018. For future reference, the Photo Quest theme for April is “Black and White” photos.

Also, before the Photo Quest, we will have a Critique Forum of submitted images. All images for the Critique Forum should be in by 5 pm Tuesday March 20.

Two page handout on Critiquing photos 
One page Critique Forum Check List

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday February 22, 2018

    The next Lewisburg Photography Club meeting will be Thursday February 22, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at The Village Common building on Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village’s campus.Our speaker will be Photo Club member Charlie Guttendorf and he will speak on Urban Night Photography.

    Urban Night Photography
    Speaker: Charlie Guttendorf

    Urban Night Photography – utilizes available ambient light to capture the often hidden beauty of cityscapes. Without daylight the buildings themselves as well as the light and color expose different properties due to the wide dynamic range that would not be possible with conventional landscape photography. Each city has its unique story to tell and it is often after sunset that they truly unfold. Topics for the class include an overview of night photography, recommended equipment, tips and tricks, and recommendations for further study. Photographs used will feature: Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Washington DC, and NYC.

    Five page handout for Charlie’s talk on Nightscapes Urban Photography – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Charlie’s slides Nightscapes Urban Photography – Great for viewing on screen.

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Red.” Submit one or two jpeg images that portrays Red to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday February 20, 2018. For future reference, the Photo Quest theme for March is “GREEN.”

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday January 25, 2018

    The Lewisburg Photography Club will hold our next meeting on Thursday January 25, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the large room at The Village Common building on Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village campus, Lewisburg, PA. Our speaker will be Photo Club member Francoise Bettner who will discuss lighting with flash.

    Let’s Flash!
    Speaker: Francoise Bettner

    A bit bewildered about speed lights, studio lights, slow sync, high speed sync, hyper speed sync, remote triggers? Why would one ever want to use flashes when there is plenty of ambient light? How do you combine flash and ambient light? Want to try something fun with flashes? Ever done light painting, multiple flashes in one exposure, dark daytime flashes, silhouette flashing (backlighting)?Important: Bring your camera, flashes, tripod, triggers to the meeting, and let’s explore what we can find in the confines of the meeting room.

    Bio for Francoise Bettner: Artist trapped in a pharmacist’s body, but the pharmacist pays the bills. Self-taught photographer. Love drawing and watercolors too.

    Second hour NO Photo Quest but play with flashes! After Francoise’s talk, we will break for light refreshments and have a chance to look at Francoise’s flash equipment. The second hour will be different from our usual routine. Instead of the Photo Quest, we will have an opportunity to play with our flash equipment and try some new things. If you don’t own flash equipment or can’t bring it to the meeting, you may join a group with equipment.

    Eight page handout for Francoise’s talk on Let’s Flash – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Francoise’s slides Let’s Flash  – Great for viewing on screen.

    For future reference, the Photo Quest theme for February 2018 is “Red.”

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday November 16, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Trick and Treat.” Submit one or two jpeg images that portrays Trick and Treat to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday November 14, 2017. For future reference, the Photo Quest theme for January is “The Holidays.”

    Photographing the Night Sky
    Speaker: Kyle Fawcett

    Throughout history the night sky has been a source of wonder and fascination for humanity. Join us as Kyle discusses the basics of photographing the night sky and the Milky Way right here in Central Pennsylvania. Topics will include needed equipment, basic camera settings, locations to observe and photograph the night sky as well as various resources that can be utilized to take better photographs of the night sky.

    Kyle’s Bio: A self-taught photographer, Kyle is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending much of his time outdoors in the mountains and forests of Central Pennsylvania where he can be found hiking, canoeing, camping, and capturing the beauty of nature through photography. He can often be found volunteering for various organizations including the Pennsylvania Amphibian & Reptile Survey, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the United States Army Corps of Engineers for whom he has helped with various projects ranging from removing graffiti from natural features and cleaning litter from rivers and lakes to surveying populations of venomous snakes.

    PDF version of Kyle’s handout Photographing The Night Sky – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Kyle’s slides on Photographing The Night Sky – Great for viewing on screen.
    PDF version of Photographing the Night Sky Links & Directions

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday October 26, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Autumn.” Submit one or two jpeg images that portrays Autumn to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday October 24, 2017. For future reference, the Photo Quest theme for November is “Trick or Treat.”

    Safaris and Treks: Experiences in Travel Photography
    Speaker: Owen Floody

    This talk will attempt to justify the speaker’s recent existence by describing some of the preparations required for effective travel and travel photography. The specific types of travel that will be considered are treks and safaris, reflecting the speaker’s special interests in remote landscapes and wildlife. The specific preparations that will be considered include trip planning and the photographic gear most appropriate to trips of very different types.Owen Floody is a retired Bucknell professor of psychology and neuroscience. At an apparently formative stage of his professional training, he spent several months in Uganda studying African wildlife. This helped to create the life-long interests in photography, wildlife and travel that he now pursues.

    Four page handout for Owen’s talk Travel/Safari Photography – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Owen’s slidesTravel/Safari Photography – Great for viewing on screen.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday September 28, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “water.” Submit one or two jpeg images that portrays water to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday September 26, 2017.
    Rebecca Mohr and Penny Patterson will speak on Product Photography.

    Product Photography
    Speakers: Rebecca Mohr and Penny Patterson

    Commercial photography involves shooting images for commercial use. Career opportunities exist for photographers who work with businesses and/or advertising agencies to produce product images for print, websites, menus and other promotional materials.

    Maybe you have a product or service and want to best represent yourself and your product online. Rebecca Mohr and Penny Patterson are both local business owners who use their websites to promote and sell products. They will share information on types of product photography, shot set ups, workflows and resources that they each use to create the images for their businesses.

    Rebecca Mohr‘s first dive into photography was during graduate school in the early 1990s where she was one of the first researchers to study metallic corrosion using atomic force microscopy. The images were digital but there was no way to print the pictures with the color and quality viewed from the monitor. So she bought a tripod and camera and took film photographs of the monitor that were glued into her thesis. Twenty years later, she found herself developing a small jewelry business and desperate to learn jewelry photography. So again, she bought a tripod, this time with an extension arm, and camera and set out on her journey to learn product and promotional photography. She is currently retired from her 22-year Chemical Engineering career and has started a full-time jewelry business, Mohr Designs. Needing quality promotional and product photographs to support her business website (www.mohrdesigns.com) she understands the needs of product photography and is still learning how to improve the original photographs, edit the images, and manage the workflow.

    Penny Patterson is a self taught photographer who grew up in and around the business of commercial photography. Her father is a retired commercial photographer and Penny spent many hours as a child in his studio, watching him work and create images for catalogs and various corporate media clients. When she and her husband started Spices, Inc. (www.SpicesInc.com) in 2008 she became interested in using photography to promote their business. She has developed a unique style over 8 years of shooting and is specifically interested in food photography.

    Four page handout for Rebecca and Penny’s talk on Product Photography – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Rebecca and Penny’s slides on Product Photography – Great for viewing on screen.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday August 24, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Silhouettes.” Submit one or two jpeg images that typifies Silhouettes to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday August 22, 2017.
    Our speaker will be Dan Hyde and he will discuss macro photography.

    Exploring Macro Photography
    Speaker: Dr. Daniel C. Hyde of Lewisburg

    Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

    Dan will discuss what is macro photography and show macro photos he has taken. He will discuss different approaches to macro photography including how to do it cheaply. He will demonstrate the equipment he uses and show images taken using the different approaches. He will describe the techniques and issues for doing macro photography.

    Dan will show that macro photography can be a lot of fun!

    Four page handout for Dan’s talk on Exploring Macrophotography – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Dan’s slides that includes 19 macro images not on handout Exploring Macrophotography – Great for viewing on screen.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday July 27, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “U. S. Independence Day Celebrations.” Submit one or two jpeg images that emphasize U. S. Independence Day Celebrations to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday July 25, 2017.

    The speaker for our Thursday July 27 meeting is Photo Club member Rob Patterson. He will discuss how to critique photos and help the group sort out what they like and don’t like about photographs which will help them in their own photographs. More details will follow.

    Critiquing Photos
    Speaker: Rob Patterson

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday June 22, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Shadows.” Submit one or two jpeg images that emphasize Shadows to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday June 20, 2017.Speaker will be local professional photographer Jennifer Singer. She will speak on “Alternative Processes in Photography.”

    Alternative Processes in Photography
    Jennifer Singer

    Abstract: The talk is simply an introduction to the Cyanotype process, a brief history, some shared images, and selecting images that make ideal negatives to expose for creating a cyanotype. I will also share tips on how to coat paper, the best places to find pre-coated paper, and how clean, store, and care for your art materials during this process. Come hear Jen discuss this old but interesting alternative process in photography.

    Biography: Jennifer Singer is a professional photographer in the Mid-Atlantic region. She teaches workshops and classes and gives private photo lessons as well! She taught the Spring 2017 photography class “Exploring Digital Photography” for Lewisburg’s Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL). Ms. Singer majored in Photography, earning a BFA. at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, graduating cum laude in 2003. She earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, grades 7-12 at the University of Phoenix in December 2009.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday May 25, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Lewisburg Architecture.” Submit one or two jpeg images that emphasize Lewisburg Architecture to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday May 23, 2017.
    For 10 minutes Dan Hyde will speak on “Why use raw?” The remainder of the hour, Charlie Guttendorf will speak on “Why use Lightroom to process your photos.”

    Why use Lightroom to process your photos
    Speakers: Dan Hyde and Charlie Guttendorf

    Dan’s handout on Why use raw?
    Charlie’s handout on Why use Lightroom to process your photos  – Great for printing.
    PDF version of Charlie’s slides on Why use Lightroom to process your photos – Great for viewing on screen.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday April 27, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “Spring.” Submit one or two jpeg images that emphasize Spring to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday April 25, 2017.
    Rob Colley of Hoyer’s Photography store in Williamsport will speak.

    Latest in Photography Equipment
    Speaker: Rob Colley

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday March 23, 2017

    Theme for this month’s Photo Quest is “reflections.” Submit one or two jpeg images that emphasize reflections to Dan Hyde by 5 pm Tuesday March 21, 2017.

    Taking Better Photos
    Speaker: Dan Hyde

    Handout from Dan’s talk on Taking Better Photos – Great for printing!
    PDF version of slides from Dan’s talk on Taking Better Photos – Great for viewing on screen!
    During Dan’s talk he mentioned New York Institute of Photography’s three Guidelines. This fifteen page document is worth reading and studying.

  • Meeting of Lewisburg Photography Club on Thursday February 23, 2017

    Invite to our first meeting and What’s a Photo Quest?

    Still Shoot Your Camera on Auto? Photography Basics for Novices
    Speaker: Dr. Daniel C. Hyde

    Handout from Dan’s talk on Still Shoot Your Camera on Auto? – Great for printing!
    PDF version of slides from Dan’s talk on Still Shoot Your Camera on Auto? – Great for viewing on screen!