March Education Night
Join us on March 7 for an interesting Education Night as Joan-Marie Proulx leads a presentation on “Close-up and Macro Photography.”
Bring your camera to this hands-on workshop to discover the world of Macro and Close-up photography! Joan-Marie will show us how we can explore everyday subjects up close to create images with extraordinary and interesting perspectives. We will learn how to accomplish this with the equipment you already own. Yes! Your point and shot camera will be just fine. To do some great close-up shots, you can use almost any lens. We will learn how to use non-macro lenses to make close-up images and gain an understanding of how a macro lens would be used.
Sorry, no guests for this workshop due to limited working space.
Seal Watch Cruise
The deadline for your Seal Watch Cruise payment is this coming WCCC Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Cost is $40.00 per person. Please make your check payable to “Whaling City Camera Club.” The cruise is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018 departing at 9:30 AM from the Cuttyhunk Ferry Co. on the State Pier in New Bedford. If you have questions, please see Brian Santerre at Wednesday’s meeting.
Our Photography Exhibition!!
Sally Erickson, our fellow WCCC club member, is coordinating with the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center to present the first WCCC Juried Photographic Exhibition! An information sheet is attached to this newsletter. This is a great opportunity to have your work juried and possibly accepted for exhibition at the Fishing Heritage Center from May 10th through June 29th!
The entry fees are very, very reasonable at just $10.00 for the first image in each category and just $5.00 for each additional image up to a total of 3 in each category! It’s also great that the submissions are done digitally saving our members the initial cost of framing. Should your image be selected for the exhibit you will need to have it framed as per the entry guideline.
The entry deadline is 5:00 PM March 20th. Please speak with Sally at our next WCCC meeting about payment and entry guidelines.
Hunt’s Photo & Video
Our friends at Hunt’s Providence Store continue to be super-supportive of our club. They visited with us as we hosted the NECCC Digital Competition and were a focus of attention during every break in the judging. When you visit, please be sure that you let them know you are a WCCC member and that you appreciate their support of your club!
Hunt’s Photo & Video, 571 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Drone for Sale
Our friend Peter Pereira is selling his 3DR Iris+ drone with first person glasses and GoPro included. He promised a very good price.
Contact Peter via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Westport Art Group
An exhibition of Photography titled “Spirituality in Nature and Sense of Place: Calm, Reflective, Inspiring” at the Westport Art Group Gallery will be held March 9 through March 23. A reception for the four regional photographers is planned for March 17, 2018 from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. The photographers include Brent Mathison of Maynard, MA; Paul Murray of Jamestown, RI; Jane Paradise of Provincetown, MA and Jean Schnell of Ashland, MA. Gallery hours are Wednesday though Sunday 11-5. Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA.
Boothbay Harbor Trip
Contact our Education Chairperson Brian Santarre via email at: email@example.com or see Brian at our next WCCC meeting with any questions you might have.
Basic Photography Class
Jim Mahaney is offering a basic photography class to help you make use of your DSLR’s more creative modes. You will learn about your camera’s exposure settings, how to use aperture priority, shutter priority and manual mode. The classes are hands on! Bring your camera gear! Some photography may be taken outdoors during this course. The classes will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings from 10:00 – Noon on March 17, 24 and 31 at the First Congregational Church of Fairhaven. Tuition is $60.00 for WCCC members and $75.00 for non-members. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 students. Contact Jim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Nikon Processing Software
I’m sure you can recall hearing about software programs used to process your photographs. There are many on the market: Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Luminar, On1, etc. Lightroom has been the software of choice for photographers for many years now. Of course, these programs have a price tag from $50.00 to over $200.00.
If you are a Nikon camera owner you can obtain a very good photo processing program (for photos taken with Nikon cameras) directly from Nikon. Cost: FREE
Yes, that’s right, FREE. It’s called Capture NX-D and it is available from Nikon via their download center at:
Here is what Nikon says about Capture NX-D.
Capture NX-D photo processing software lets you realize the full potential of your Nikon digital camera and lens, producing images with the unsurpassable quality envisioned by our designers. It offers features specifically designed for post-processing of RAW images and provides them in an intuitive, easy-to-use form. In addition to processing RAW images, it can be used to enhance JPEG and TIFF images taken with Nikon digital cameras through adjustments to brightness, contrast, tone curves, and more.
Although many photographers are using Lightroom, Nikon’s Capture NX-D might be a means for you to get started with developing your photos.
Macro and Close-up Photography in March
Competition Night March 21
Roger Williams Botanical Gardens, March 14
Portrait Photography in April
Night Photography in May