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.
John MacLean – President
September 8, 2018
Extreme Sports and Adventure Photography
Christian and Richard’s Adventure Engagement Photo Session
See the BTS video HERE.
© 2018 Cathy 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!
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.
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
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!
John MacLean – President