Photography Club of Cape May Events for 2021
Updated 01/19/2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are scheduling ***ONLINE MEETINGS*** via Zoom every couple of weeks so please keep an eye on your email inbox. We've had some great speakers and photo shares and discussions about locations and photo techniques. The virtual meetings have been a lot of fun.
Here's the scheduled meeting and event dates for 2021. Small group meetings and shoots will be added as they evolve and as pandemic conditions change but there are no currently scheduled in-person meetings.
Check back here often and check the Club Blog for more details. Watch for Dottie's HEADS UP! emails and check the Facebook page too. We also use Whats App for messaging events that are time sensitive.
If you have ideas or suggestions for activities, speakers or photo shoots for 2021, get them to Dottie Rogers.
It’s time to update your information and pay 2021 dues. Please make your check ($30- $50 per couple) out to Photography Club of Cape May and send along with and changes in your contact information to:
201 South Broadway
Cape May, NJ 08204
Wednesday Jan. 27th, 7:00pm, Zoom Our first monthly photoshare meeting of 2021. The theme is Winterscapes. If you're new to this, you can submit a few themed images via email to John Kapusnick or to Dottie Rogers and John will share them during the meeting. You can tell us a little bit about how and where you made each image if you wish. If you're comfortable using Zoom, you could share your screen on Zoom instead of emailing. We all learn and get inspiration from each other.
Wednesday February 3rd, Zoom Meeting, 7:00pm
Topic: General Questions and Answers and a Discussion of the ebook “Nine Pictures, Nine Stories, Vol 1” by well known photographer Ibarionex Perillo. You can get the ebook here for $8 here https://www.ibarionex.net/ebooks/9-pictures-9-stories-vol-1 and check out Ibarionex’s other work. Also, this short article may help you put together a five-image story. https://www.beginnerphotographypodcast.com/photography-tips/the-5-photos-you-need-to-tell-any-story
Wednesday February 17th Zoom Meeting 7:00pm
Topic: Share: Five pictures that tell a story (5 only) OR One picture that tells a story. Tells us what you see. Limit of 3-5 minutes to tell your story.
Monday March 1st, Zoom Meeting, 7:00pm
Topic:”Wireless Flash” with presenter Gary Friedman
Gary Friedman is a well known photographer, author and publisher. In his presentation • How to “Wow!” with Wireless Flash * Gary demonstrates how easy it is to move your flash off your camera and add great drama with no need for technical knowledge. Think a new lens will improve your photography? Learning to use light will have a dramatically greater impact on your images. Learn more about Gary here friedmanarchives
Monday April 12th (Easter Holiday delay), Zoom Meeting 7:00pm
Topic "Creative Lighting for Bird Photographers"
The presenter is a great young photographer Cameron Darnell from Hunts Photography in New England hunts photo and video
Birds provide a myriad of opportunities for artistic expression beyond a standard portrait. Whether the photographer utilizes light, negative space or depth of field, capturing a variety of unique compositions can create a visually stunning bird portfolio. In this workshop, Cameron will explain how to create a thoughtful image that tells a bird’s story. He will share descriptions and image examples highlighting various techniques for becoming a more creative bird photographer.
Wednesday, May 5th, 7:00pm, Zoom Meeting
Topic: “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things”
Very special presenters and photographers Lisa and Tom Cuchera Photography will discuss the love for RUST and their approach to and experience with photographing historic and abandoned buildings, urban decay, etc. This program will include techniques for wide angle and close-up photography including the use of HDR (high dynamic range), EDR (extended dynamic range), HDR-panoramas, and light painting in this program. Equipment and techniques used to bring out the beauty and drama of these subjects will also be discussed as we show our fascination with RUST. The program is aimed to inspire you: inspire you to visit new "old" places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story, inspire you to capture high dynamic range images and to light paint, and inspire you to create art from decay. Tom and Lisa see the Beauty in Decay and Abandonment. Old, Historic, Grand, Dramatic, Unique -- these characteristics draw us to explore and capture the essence of these rusty, dusty subjects and locations. Urban exploration (UrbEx) is the art of finding and exploring abandoned locations. Not all locations are technically "urban" or even "abandoned". The term abandoned is used VERY loosely. It is not "being abandoned" that attracts us to a place, it is the history, beauty, decay, charm, and architectural details (which contrast so drastically with today’s vanilla architecture). Another definition of UrbEx is the investigation of seldom seen man-made structures, a definition more consistent with our quest, since our subjects may be FAR from abandoned (like the architectural grandeur of bustling Grand Central Terminal or the surprising drama of the [empty] neo-Gothic Eastern State Penitentiary), but these sites count as "unseen" because few people actually stop to appreciate beautiful prison architecture or the jaw-dropping details of Grand Central, a place that they might even rush through twice a day.
Lisa and Tom's Bio:
Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), Master of Photography (M. Photog.) HonNEC, is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature but finds many subjects equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and UrbEx/HDR, she appreciates the world around her and embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feel via her photographs. Lisa says that photography allows her to pay attention to the details, to be mindful, to slow down and appreciate all of the beauty, details and nuances of everyday life. Lisa met her husband Tom thru photography, and they are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. They have had many successful gallery exhibitions, their work has been accepted into many juried exhibitions and their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. Their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars and on calendar covers, and on the cover of a fictional paperback novel. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers Association) loan collection and has earned three Bronze image competition cases.
Wednesday, June 2nd, Zoom Meeting, 7:00pm
Topic: Creative Coastal Photography with Special Guest Speaker John Tunney