Guest speaker for the first half of the meeting (we start earlier now: 6:15pm):
“How I Get My Photos”
September 26, 2016, 6:15 P.M
Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley
Charlie Willard became a serious photographer over a decade ago, a complement to an extraordinary exploration of the outdoors especially long-range hiking. Previously he had a career with California State Parks where he was Chief of the Office of Grants and Local Services. Other positions included Park Ranger, Planner, Public Relations Manager, Legislative Analyst and Trail Program Manager. He continues to work part time for State Parks on special projects related to trails and partnerships.
Charlie mixes his love for hiking with photography and likes taking photos in remote locations. Charlie has hiked the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail and the 210 mile John Muir Trail, terrific photographic opportunities especially with waterproof cameras. Most of his more serious photography is with Canon SLR’S, currently a Canon 5D Mark III. He focuses on wildlife and landscapes, and likes shooting water and land in soft light situations with slow shutter speeds.
He is a past president of the Sierra Camera Club and as Chair of the Gold Rush Chapter of PSA serves most of inland California from Bakersfield north. He credits much of his photographic knowledge to his involvement with these clubs and to taking photo trips/classes with professional photographers and friends.
Charlie’s talk, “How I Get My Photos”, includes a discussion of composition, camera settings, equipment, and what it takes to get to some of the shooting locations. He primarily edits in Lightroom, but also makes limited use of Photoshop and Photomatix Pro. In addition to discussions of individual photographs, the talk will include two short slide shows (made with Proshow Producer) of remote and beautiful locations.
Member Photos Critique, 7:45pm to 9pm :
This evening's Critic: Dave Arstein, long time Club member and Board member.