Check here over the Summer for possible outings.
QUICK REFERENCE for CAPA COMPETITIONS: 2017/2018
|Fall Nature||October 30, 2017|
|Fine Art||October 30, 2017|
|Fall Print||October 30, 2017|
|Photo Journalism||November 30, 2017|
| Black & White
***(CAPA theme not our print challenge)
|January 30, 2018|
|Creative Altered Reality||February 28, 2018|
|Audio Visual Presentation||March 31, 2018|
|Spring Open||March 31, 2018|
|Spring Close-up||April 30, 2018|
****(Crescent Beach is hosting the Fine Art and Altered Reality from all clubs in Canada and these two competitions will be judged off site/not on a meeting night—-BUT we will still be judging our own altered reality and fine art on a club night)
Pacific Digital-Coquitlam—–date TBA
Lions Gate Celebration of Nature: November 12th
North Shore Challenge——-usually March
Fraser Valley Invitational—-???? Usually May but ????
Black and White Print Challenge: CBPC: April 14th 2018
***Please note—there may be changes to above —this is for a quick reference, so that you can be thinking ahead to what you want to take photographs of this summer:
Crescent Beach Photo Club is getting together again to take photographs—hope to see you there:
A Cloverdale Train Ride with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society:
MEET/PLACE: Highway 10 and 176A Street, Cloverdale (behind the Clydesdale Inn)
WHEN/TIME: Saturday June 24th—-everyone meet at Cloverdale Station at 9:40 for a 10:00am ride——
There will be a small cost to this adventure of $10.00 per senior ($15.00 if you are not a senior)
The train ride will be return, leave your car at Cloverdale Station—– -the ride is approximately 1 hour and the society is offering complimentary speeder rides and barn tours on our return:
After our barn tour/speeder rides we will get together for coffee/lunch in Cloverdale TBA–
Bring your camera and be prepared to take photographs en route—-***PS—the society would love to see some of our photographs and may use some of them as promotion/advertising etc.:
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Hi All,Our summer theme is: Summer ActivitiesFamily Reunions, Fairs, Fireworks, Parades and RodeosThis theme offers something for everyone! While you’re out capturing the best our summer has to offer, why not consider thinking about a particular point of view, such as ‘bird’s eye’ or ‘worm’s eye’. These shooting experiences are also likely perfect for upcoming CAPA competitions: Fine Art and/or Photo Journalism. I’ve included the definitions for each.CAPA Fine ArtThe goal of fine art photography is in creating a fine art image is to use subjectsand techniques as vehicles in the process of conveying a strong message, idea,vision and/or emotion.The artist may need to make the viewer think about what they are looking at andconsider a different viewpoint than their own perhaps.CAPA Photo JournalismPhotojournalism relies on an image that tells a story or documents people affectedby an event or a situation.The image should clearly make one point or convey a message.Good composition would greatly enhance the conveying of the story.Please don’t worry about the details of how to name, size and submit your images at this point; I’ll be in touch later on in the summer with those details, just go out and have fun!Here are a few images to whet your appetite for this theme.Have a great summer!Scott StoneCBPC Theme Chair
Many thanks to Mark Efford from Lens and Shutter for his presentation on lighting for Portraits. It was great to see the lighting in action rather than on a Youtube video. Also thanks to our model Elizabeth (Lizzy) for being very patient with all the changes in light setups.
I thought I would provide some links to equipment and software that was used in the presentation. Also a reminder that, as Mark mentioned, you can do almost the same thing with a couple of Speedlights (flashes) and reflectors. You just don’t get quite the power out of them and can’t shoot as fast.
The Promaster 2 and 3 light kits are available from Lens and Shutter https://lensandshutter.com/
The reflectors and umbrellas are also available through them. Flash triggers like the Pocket Wizards he used are widely available and specific triggers for the Promaster lights are available from Lens and Shutter.
Software that we used to tether the Nikon D800 to the computer was Adobe Lightroom. It supports a long list of Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. Check to see if your camera is supported.
If you have another brand of camera your manufacturer may supply software that allows you to tether to a computer as does my Olympus.
There are also some third party software packages that can help with tethering, some free and some at a reasonable price.
Do a Google search for Camera Tethering.
The only other things you need to tether are the USB cable that came with your camera and an Active USB cable if you are going to be more that a few feet from your laptop. There is a limit of 15 feet total for standard USB and it gets pretty iffy at that length. The Active cable uses power from the USB connection to power a small amplifier in the cable to boost the signal. The one we used at the workshop was a Certified Data Active USB Cable from London Drugs. https://www.londondrugs.com/certified-data-usb-3.0-extension-cable—5-meter—gusb3-a5m/L8340432.html
Once again our thanks to Mark from Lens and Shutter and our model Lizzy.
Software tip for managing out of control photo collections.
This is just a tip for those who are trying to make sense out of a mixed up collection of photos on your PC or Mac. You know you have lots of photos on your machine but you also know that you have a lot of duplicates. Web versions, slideshow versions etc. as well as your full sized out of the camera JPG or RAW files.
Here are links to some software that may help tame the mess.
NUMBER ONE THING, BACKUP.
Be sure you have a complete backup of your photos before attempting to clean them up. Hard drives are cheap and a good backup can prevent a lot of hair pulling and teeth grinding.
Best one that I have used is a free one (donations welcome.
Sorts and finds duplicates, easy to use and has Autoselect to choose duplicates with an easy to use slider to determine how exact the match is. Not fast but very accurate.
I found it so good that I went to the trouble of copying all my images from Mac to a
Windows Fat 32 formatted hard drive so I could run this program. After sorting I will copy them back to the Mac and update Lightroom catalogs.
Several good ones but all of the Mac versions tend to find duplicates that are not really duplicates, eg: multi frame shots where the image only changes by a fraction etc. You have to go through and check the found set to ensure there are no errors. Easy to do as they display images side by side and one click can cancel the marking.
Photo Sweeper https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photosweeper/id463362050?mt=12
Photo sorters, File sorters
Big Mean Folder Machine http://www.publicspace.net/BigMeanFolderMachine/
Will sort from multiple folders to single folder or from single folder to a folder structure based on size, name, etc. Can rename or just add a series letter or number when encountering duplicate file names.
Beautiful Backup http://www.beautifulbackup.com/
Will sort your photos based on the metadata within as well as videos. It can create any kind of folder structure you wish based on templates. It can also be set to filter out small images (you decide on size) and place them in a separate folder on your destination.
I use this one to collect images into Year/Year/Month/Day format and then read them directly into Lightroom.
I know there are some out there. Send me some links if you have used them and I will add them to the list.
Remember rule number one, BACKUP
President’s Report 2013-2014 Year
We had a full and varied program this year with a number of excellent external speakers including Nick Didlick (twice), on news and Olympic photography, and video; John Gordon, on bird photography; Allen Bargen on the philosophy of judging; Francois Cleroux on the history of photography; Rick Church on aerial photography; Adam Gibbs on landscape photography; and Ursula Easterbrook on her trip across Canada. In addition we had presentations by members, including Lynne Kelman on Topaz; Karen Kroeker on embroidered photos; Brian Palmer on video; and Thomas Dethlefsen on his trip to Tanzania.
We had outings, field trips or workshops by Deb Reny to Granville Island and Downtown Christmas lights; an inter-club trip to Point Roberts to photograph eagles, arranged by John Ostaf of the Delta club; and a landscape workshop to Golden Ears Park with landscape photography professional Adam Gibbs. I have been personally disappointed by a relatively low level of member participation in these excellent opportunities and hope to encourage more members to participate next year.
We entered many external competitions, both local and CAPA arranged, and hosted the fall 2013 CAPA Print Competition. And we had a successful Black and White Print Competition, something for which our club is well known. Many members assisted with this to make the evening a success, and I thank them all. Thanks to digital chair Thomas Dethlefsen, print chair Geoff Hayes, and CAPA competitions chair Geoff Milne. Finally we had many intra-club theme competitions; thanks to Glenis Lyttek for looking after those.
We also took part in an project and exhibition at the White Rock Museum, pairing member-taken photos with archival photos from the museum’s collection to create “Then and Now” pairs to be displayed and then sold to help the museum.