November 16, 2012 Posted by Blips

If you are a member of our group consider buying this voucher for your  family or friends, it makes a good Christmas gift too.

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Fundamentals Of Camera Operations

Goal: Understanding the features your camera offers and how to use them to maximize the quality of your pictures.This workshop is geared toward photographers using  digital SLR cameras. Please bring your questions to this workshop, we will be delighted to answer them. A comprehensive outline is as follows:

Bring your instruction manual.

How a digital camera works (Basics)

Megapixels what it means

Lenses (classification)

Image stabilization / Vibration reduction

Camera button functions

- Mode dial

-   Control dial

-   Power  (off/stand-by)

-    ISO

Mode dial  (With explanation what each mode is doing)

-Program or automatic mode

-Aperture priority

-Shutter priority

-Manual

-Portrait mode

-Landscape mode

-Close up/ Macro mode

-Sports mode

-Night portrait

Various menu systems (Settings and custom functions)

The build in camera flash

TTL what it is and how it works (Basics)

Autofocus and different modes

Difference between single shot, servo and continuous shooting

The exposure triangle (Shutterspeed, Aperture and ISO) explained.

White balance introduction

Metering the light

Self timer

JPEG and RAW

Camera accessories

Camera maintenance

Digital media ( How big, how fast, format vs erase)

Digital darkroom (About freeware,  lightroom and photoshop (elements)

Alien Bees in fancy colors

October 30, 2012 Posted by Blips

If you like to have some  Alien Bees studio flashes in a fancy color, now is your chance, Paul Buff is selling a limited edition. Each unit cost just $10 more than the standard colors. There are only 3000 for sale. This opportunity will not be offered again according to his website.

Check it out here: http://www.paulcbuff.com/lebees.php

Lighting For Digital Photography

October 17, 2012 Posted by Blips

Lighting For Digital Photography “From snapshots to great shots” a new book from Syl Arena

Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots!

In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.

Follow along with Syl and you will:

  • Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels
  • Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash
  • Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash
  • Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots



Now that you’ve had your DSLR for a while, are you ready to take a much closer look at what creating a great image is all about? It’s all about light! The ability to see, influence, modify, control, and create light will take your images from snapshots to great shots!

In Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself—how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness—and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.

Follow along with Syl and you will:
  • Learn the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers that make light bigger and softer, such as umbrellas, softboxes, beauty dishes, and diffusion panels
  • Understand how to control and shape the light itself with flags, grids, snoots, and the zoom function on your flash
  • Appreciate the color temperature of light (whether that’s the sun, a light bulb, or a flash), and how to influence it with white balance settings on your camera and colored gels on your flash
  • Learn how to take great pictures across many different genres, from product and still life images, to simple (and not so simple) portraits and group shots

With Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only how light behaves—you’ll learn all you need to know to get started on the journey of creating and controlling light in order to make great shots. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you get great shots at flickr.com/groups/lightingfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
List Price: $24.99 USD
New From: $13.26 USD In Stock
Used from: $11.95 USD In Stock

Photoshop elements 11 now available

October 12, 2012 Posted by Blips

  • Use Photoshop Elements 11 for all your photo needs. Intuitively organize and find photos; edit and enhance them; create custom photo keepsakes; and share via print, the web, and more.
  • Find and manage all your photos and video clips in the convenient Organizer. Use automated options to find your best photos and clips.
  • Use one-step shortcuts to whiten teeth; make skies bluer; or fix color, contrast, and lighting?and then choose the best result from a group of adjustment previews. Instantly remove clutter from photos, too



Bring your photos to life with a powerful picture editing solution built from Adobe Photoshop software, the professional standard for digital image editing.
List Price: $99.99 USD
New From: $74.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock

How a flash works

July 14, 2012 Posted by Blips

Fundamentals of camera operations

June 29, 2012 Posted by Blips

Sign up now for August 2nd or 11th

Did not sign up for a groupon or Living Social deal? sign up here for the same great price: http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup

Making your summer picture perfect!

Goal: Understanding the features your camera offers and how to use them to maximize the quality of your pictures.This workshop is geared toward photographers using point and shoot , advanced point and shoot  and digital SLR cameras.
Bring your instruction manual.

Class fee normally $60,-  now for just $30,-

 

To book your class:
1. Use the bright green Eventbrite calendar on the right side of the screen.
2. Find  Making your summer picture perfect using the calendar
3. Select the date you want to attend and click REGISTER NOW. (Bottom of the box)
4. Select the date again in the top drop down menu
5. Click on Enter promotional code.
6. Click on Order Now and finish the registration.
7. Bring your print out to to class.

 IMPORTANT: You can not reschedule this class!

Class content:

Differences between a point and shoot and a DSLR

How a digital camera works (Basics)

Megapixels what it means

Lenses (classification)

Image stabilization / Vibration reduction

Camera button functions

- Mode dial

-   Control dial

-   Power  (off/stand-by)

-    ISO

Mode dial  (With explanation what each mode is doing)

-Program or automatic mode

-Aperture priority

-Shutter priority

-Manual

-Portrait mode

-Landscape mode

-Close up/ Macro mode

-Sports mode

-Night portrait

Various menu systems (Settings and custom functions)

The build in camera flash

TTL what it is and how it works (Basics)

Autofocus and different modes

Difference between single shot, servo and continuous shooting

White balance introduction

Metering the light

Self timer

JPEG and RAW

Camera accessories

Camera maintenance

Digital media ( How big, how fast, format vs erase)

Digital darkroom (About freeware,  lightroom and photoshop (elements)

Speedlites 101 workshop Friday 5/18 For free on CreativeLive.com

May 15, 2012 Posted by Blips

Friday Saturday and Sunday live, click here.

 

Speedlights 101

Once you know what’s happening with your camera and flash you can do almost anything. Speedlights open up a new realm in your photography. They are light to carry, quick to set up. And you never know when you’re going to need that extra light for a more dramatic image.

This workshop will give you the confidence to incorporate small portable flash in your photography toolkit. From shooting receptions at weddings or adding drama in senior portraits, this workshop will include lots of live shooting examples that will help everything make sense. Get ready to take your photography to the next level. Once you start working with portable flash, you’ll never understand how you lived without them.

Some new ideas for senior photograhy

May 4, 2012 Posted by Blips

You need the right waiver forms and high insurance and I would tell you not to do this. Just my eye caught this fooling around on the web last night.

Read more……… Click the link or the picture for the source. There is also a little video, watch it if you dare, it’s scary if you are afraid of heights.

If you’re afraid of heights you may want to look away, and you should certainly never make friends with these daredevil photographers from Russia. We here in the U.S. have memes, young Russian photographers, it seems, have “skywalking”: the newest extremely dangerous photography fad to hit the Internet.

Take the future workshop poll

May 2, 2012 Posted by Blips

Go to our meetup website to vote for your future workshops…………CLICK HERE!

Canon 7D workshop on CreativeLive May 2nd 11am Central

May 2, 2012 Posted by Blips

Fast Start: Canon 7D

Join John Greengo for an in-depth step-by-step tour of the Canon 7D . With a hands-on introduction to your camera’s operations, detailed instructions on how all the menus work, and instruction on how to shoot great photos with this specific camera model.

Other camera’s and classes by John Greengo : http://www.creativelive.com/instructor/john-greengo