No December 2018 Photo Club Meeting

No Club Meeting in December.

Due to the winter storm warning forecast, we’ve decided it’s in the best interest and safety of our members to delay our get together. We’ll try again in January. Until then, stay warm and shoot lots of snow photos! Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Photo Club Meeting Sat., November 10, 2018

 Photo Club Meeting
November 10, 2018
Lightroom Classic CC latest feature updates
 
It’s been a while since we went over current features in Lightroom, May 12th to be exact. Since then, there have been more than a few new features added to LR Classic CC. I’ll cover some of the more applicable ones shown here.
 
 
We’ll have our door prize drawing for a Sandisk Extreme 16 GB SD card, and one of my side businesses, John MacLean Photography – Photo Printing Services, will be raffling a 16×24″ print, custom printed from your file ($38.40 value), so be sure to be there!
 
We’ll also bring back the Show and Tell. Bring up to 10 images. If you haven’t guessed the subject yet, it’s Fall Colors! It seems we haven’t gotten the level of pre-2016 colors since the drought and fires, but hopefully, some of you captured what you could.
 
The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday, November 10 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there. This is an all-ages event open to the general public, not just photographers.
 
Thanks to Dr. Bruce Elliston for showing us his beautiful images and sharing his experiences in the field photographing birds, insects and wildlife. He had captivating work and lots of participation from an interested crowd.
 
Happy Shooting,
 
John MacLean – President

Fall Colors Close Up – Cades Cove Road – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Program October 13, 2018

 

October 13, 2018
Dr. Bruce Elliston
Bird, Insect & Wildlife Photography

Copyright Dr. Bruce Ellison

Bruce Elliston loves the mountains of North Carolina and spends many summers in the West, especially Montana and Idaho. Fly fishing, river conservation, photography, and birding all come together in some of this country’s best parks and wilderness areas. Widowed now and somewhat free to travel, he has three grown sons in the Asheville area. Born in Winston Salem and trained in Durham, it was an easy choice to move to rural NC and begin work as a farmer in Avery’s Creek and he then founded the Family Health Centers and practiced 35 years in Family Medicine. Photography, especially “birds in behavior“ is about the most difficult and exciting thing he does in retirement. Certainly, he is convinced, the new and lighter cameras are a boon to those who like the rigors of wildlife photography.


We’ll have our door prize drawing for a Sandisk Extreme 16 GB SD card, and one of my side businesses, John MacLean Photography – Photo Printing Services, will be raffling a 20×30″ print, custom printed from your file ($60 value), so be sure to be there!


The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday, October 13 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there. This is an all-ages event open to the general public, not just photographers.


Thank you for coming out to see Cathy Anderson and her amazing high-energy presentation on adventure photography. And thanks to Outdoor 76 for the cool swag too.

Happy Shooting,
John MacLean – President 

 

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Program Sept. 8, 2018

 

September 8, 2018
Cathy Anderson​
Extreme Sports and Adventure Photography

Christian and Richard’s Adventure Engagement Photo Session
See the BTS video HERE.
© 2018 Cathy Anderson

 

Cathey Anderson

 

In her own words,
Feeling stuck in your everyday routine and looking to break free?  Believe me, I can relate.  I used to be a girl who never believed I could achieve anything, but now I regularly put my life on the line with my strobes suspended hundreds of feet in the air, held only by a rope, surrounded by an amazing adventure family who I trust with my life.  How in the world did I get there and make such a huge transition?  Join me as I dive deep into my adventurous journey from a ho-hum world of photography to scaring the living daylights out of myself at every portrait session, photographing sportraits, highlining, rock climbing, boxing, whitewater kayaking, and more, all with off-camera flash!  I live in a world where I crave adventure and big challenges, knowing that I will come out more creative and better on the other side.  We will cover sportraits, extreme sports photography, and adventure photography, a few technical setups and a lot of inspiration to help you break free from your normal routine.  I can’t wait to share my story with you and hear about yours, so join me on this crazy ride I call my life!

http://www.cathyandersonphotography.com
www.facebook.com/CathyAndersonPhoto
http://instagram.com/cathyandersonphoto
http://500px.com/CathyAnderson
https://www.youtube.com/CathyAndersonPhotography


Outdoor 76 will be there giving away some cool swag for the attendees. They’re a local specialty outdoor shop and outfitter, now with 3 locations in Cherokee, Franklin, and Clayton. We’ll also have our door prize drawing for a Sandisk Extreme 16 GB SD card, so be sure to be there! Let’s forego the Show and Tell this month.

This is an all-ages event open to the general public, not just photographers.


The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday, September 8 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there.


Thank you for coming out to my OCF lighting presentation and live model shoot. Thanks to Profoto USA for all the cool swag, and a big thanks to the models Anjelica Childs and Ben Childs for their time and efforts. I’ll post final photos to the club’s Cluster page when they’re selected and processed.

Happy Shooting,
John MacLean – President 


Robert Triplett – Treasurer
Diane Jettinghoff – PR manager
Sue Heckert – social media manager
Clare Nordmann – welcome desk/sign in

Fred Alexander – Vice President

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Dynamic Portrait Lighting Demo August 11, 2018

Program by John MacLean
Dynamic Portrait Lighting Demo

 

The basis of all photography begins with light. This month I’m going to briefly start off revisiting a bit of lighting theory I demonstrated last year. Then I’ll show some lighting setups for different subjects with various lighting modifiers for simple, effective and professional results. I use Profoto B1 off camera flash (OCF) lights for their durability, but the methods are the same and can be applied to your own workflow even with speedlights. We’ll start with covering basic 1 light setups through to a 3 light setup. If all goes well with the weather, we’ll also go outside and I’ll show how to incorporate one light with High Speed Sync (HSS) to add drama without using harsh reflectors that make your subjects squint uncomfortably.

I’ll have a couple of wireless remote flash triggers for you to use on your own camera’s hot shoe so you can all connect up and shoot too, so bring your cameras. Hopefully, a couple of members will be keen on sitting in for the session. Profoto will be sending some swag for the attendees, and we’ll have our door prize drawing for a Sandisk Extreme 16 GB SD card, so be sure to be there!


We’re going to forego the Show and Tell this month due to the hands-on workshop atmosphere. They’ll be plenty to do!


The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday, August 11 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there.

Thank you for coming out to Ryan Karcher‘s exceptional drone presentation and live demo. The general consensus was that it was outstanding. I concur!

Happy Shooting,
John MacLean – President

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July 14, 2018 Club Meeting

July 14, 2018
Ryan Karcher
Aerial Drone Photography

Little Tennessee River Greenway bridge at the Cullasaja River junction.
© 2018 Ryan Karcher
Wayah hairpin turn time-exposure from the air.
© 2018 Ryan Karcher
This month I’m introducing a young and upcoming image maker.

Ryan Karcher is an 18 year old FAA Licensed/NCDOT certified drone pilot based in Franklin, NC who travels the area photographing a wide variety of projects across the region.

He’s lived in the mountains of North Carolina all of his life exploring the vast amounts of waterfalls and hiking trails throughout the Southeast. Most of the time he’s with a camera, capturing the beautiful scenery through still photography. For the past 5 years, he’s been flying remote controlled (RC) aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters, but more specifically drones. In the past 2 years he’s integrated drones into his work to give himself a new perspective on photography and videography.

He’ll show us a sampling of his work, go through the steps of flying, talk about the details of getting licensed, and if the weather is cooperative, we can get a live demo outdoors.

See his work on Facebook and Instagram.


We’ll do Show and Tell after Ryan’s presentation. The theme is Rain and/or Flowers. Please bring up to 5 images.


The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday July 14 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there.


Thank you for coming out to Andre Daugherty’s inspirational and motivational presentation last month. That was really a great event.

Happy Shooting,
John MacLean – President 

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Club Meeting Sat. June 9, 2018

June 9, 2018

Cullowhee United Methodist Church

416 Central Dr.

Cullowhee, NC


Andre Daugherty
Landscape and Portrait Photography

Downtown Asheville time exposure.
This month I’m excited to announce another talented photographer I’ve become acquainted with through Instagram. Andre Daugherty is a landscape and portrait photographer and native of Asheville, NC. He’s studied and followed many of the amazing photographers in NC, but is mostly self-taught.

“I have always loved photography, but photography in Western NC is unlike anywhere in NC. With access to the amazing Blue Ridge Parkway nearby – waterfalls, mountain ranges, and wildlife are a short drive away.”

“Photography is not only an adventure, but also a journey of self-discovery for me. I love to share my explorations with those who love the mountains – once you see the sun come up over these majestic mountains, you’ll be hooked forever.”

See his work on Instagram and his website.


We’ll do Show and Tell after Andre’s presentation. There’s no theme, so just bring some recent photos. Please bring up to 5 images images.


The suggested donation for visitors is $5. This amount is applied to the $20 yearly membership, which becomes active from the date paid in full. So please join us on Saturday June 9 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there.


Thank you for coming out to my Lightroom Profiles presentation last month. If anyone is interested in a small group one-day Lightroom workshop, please let me know so we can plan accordingly.


Happy Shooting,
John MacLean – President 

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