Club Meeting April 9, 2016

For April 9th, our program “Photographing Life on a Little-Known Planet: tips and techniques for photographing insects” will be presented by our club member Kefyn Catley who is a Professor of Biology at WCU where he teaches classes and conducts research in organismal biology. His chief interest is spider biology but he is passionate about photographing all types of arthropods including insects. His talk will cover macro photography equipment and shooting techniques, fieldcraft, post-production methods and the importance of knowing your subject.  The images he shares with us in our meeting are always distinctive and amazing in their sharpness, clarity and interest.

The Show and Tell topic for April’s meeting will be “Bugs & Things”. 

Many thanks to Judy Turner who is working on a database for our club and initiated a name badge system where she plans to imprint badges with members names, camera brand, level of expertise and editing software for better interacting at our meetings.  Assisting her at the registration desk was Robert Hamm.  Thank you all for those who stepped up to help with setup and teardown for the meeting.

Monday or Tuesday evening from 5-8 pm was suggested for the free monthly beginning class.  All those interested please contact Tony at 828 226-3840 or tonywu738@hotmail.com

April Newsletter

Professor Kefyn Catley presents “Photographing Insects”

The Sylva Photo Club is pleased to have Professor Kefyn Catley present “Photographing Life on a Little-Known Planet: the Art and Science of Photographing Insects and their Kin” on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 2 pm at the Cullowee Methodist Church, 416 Central Drive on the WCU campus.

Professor Kefyn Catley, aProfessor of Biology at WCU, will speak about macro photography equipment, shooting techniques, fieldcraft, post-production methods, and the importance of knowing your subject.  Kefyn’s images are well known for their sharpness, clarity, and distinction.  Kefyn will also give information about the insects photographed, talking about their habitat and distinctive features.

Kevyn teaches classes and conducts research in organismal biology.  His chief interest is spider biology, but is passionate about photographing all types of arthropods including insects.

Show and Tell will follow Kefyn’s presentation.  The topic this month is “Bugs & Things”.  Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs within this subject matter or any other that would be interesting.
May 14th, 2016 Meeting

Roger Bacon will be speaking on selecting mattes and frames.  Learn how to color coordinate, select, and do-it-yourself to achieve the finished  presentation of a photograph.

Show and Tell theme for May will be announced at this month’s meeting.
Other Events

Beginning/novice photography classes started on Tuesday, March 29th from 6pm to 8pm.  They are being taught by Tony Wu.  There are four more weeks left, so if you want to attend contact Tony to see if you can jump in now.  Classes are free to members or $5 per class for non-members.
A mentored field trip is planned for the future so beginners can team up with an experienced partner.  Interested photographers please send email, phone number, brand of camera, and experience level.
Photography discussion groups are available upon request.  Suggested subjects are: difference of camera equipment brands, how to use a tripod, types of lenses, low-light photography, architecture, macro, studio, portraiture, wildlife, and/or landscapes.
For any of the above events or other suggestions, contact Tony Wu at 828.226.3840 or tonywu738@hotmail.com.
Are you a Jackson County Artist?

Any practicing visual artist living in Jackson County is welcome to participate in a countywide effort to collect data about the visual arts community.  “Artists Count” aims to provide detailed documentation of county artists as a first step in creating an artist directory and expand online access to local talent.

For an application contact: artistscount@gmail.com.  Deadline for submitting materials is April 15.  Jackson County Arts Council can be reached at info@jacksoncountyarts.org or 828.507.9820.  Participation is limited to professional visual artists over 18 years old.  Students are not eligible.

“Artists Count” is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Thank You Volunteers

Many thanks to Judy Turner who is working on a database for our club and initiated a name badge system where she plans to imprint badges with members names, camera brand, level of expertise and editing software for better interacting at our meetings.

Assisting her at the registration desk was Robert Hamm.  Thank you all for those who stepped up to help with setup and teardown for the meeting.
Club Information

Sylva Photo Club is dedicated to like minded people interested in education, appreciation, camaraderie and encouragement for the advancement of skills and the art of photography in the Sylva, NC area.

Our regular club meeting is the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at the Methodist Church of Cullowee located on the campus at Western Carolina University.

Membership is $20 donation; $10 for students per year; $5 donation for visitors to attend a general meeting (applied to full membership).  To contact the Sylva Photo Club call 828.293.9820 or sylvaphotoclub@gmail.com.  Also find us on Facebook at sylvaphotoclub, sylvaphotographyclub, and web site http://www.sylvaphotoclub.wordpress. com
Any information, photography equipment sales, events, etc. you would like to have included in this Newsletter, please submit tosylvaphotoclub@gmail.com.