Spring and Summer Workshops

Thank goodness the weather is improving!  I'm very happy to announce the first of the spring and summer weekend workshops for Newmarket Camera Club members.

The first session is on Saturday April 26 starting at 9am at the amphitheatre near Fairy Lake in Newmarket.  It is geared to newer photographers in the club.  We talk a lot of "tech" in our meetings but I know that some members are still learning the fundamentals around shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lens focal length, megapixels and all the other stuff that seems to be so very important in photography.  To help out, we'll start at the beginning and cover what will help you move from taking pictures to making photographs.  Bring your camera and the lens you use most often.  Admission is $10 per person, and I would like to know who is coming out.  Please email me to let me know you are interested.

The next session, not yet scheduled, is a practical and hands-on approach to "slow" the topic covered in the March presentation.  Instead of listening to talk, you'll get personal coaching on shooting movement, creative blur effects, panning, stance, the whole deal.  We will also discuss methods to make panoramas using your DSLR and mirror less camera.  Attendees will need a camera and lens, (I suggest a wide angle) and a tripod with a ball or 3way pan head.  At least a polarizer but better still some neutral density filters are also going to be needed.  Admission will be $20 per person, registration will be required.

A follow on session will be on long exposure and night photography.  We'll start at sundown and learn to make light trails, work with second curtain flash, and then move on to some light painting, night skies and the basics of night photography.  Your camera, a wide angle lens, some flashlights, your off camera flash with triggers (optional), a tripod and remote releases will be needed for this workshop.  Admission will be $20 per person, registration will be required.

Ross Chevalier

Technologist, photographer, videographer, general pest

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