February Email Blast #2

Birch Grove - Jennifer Walton

Birch Grove - Jennifer Walton

Here's the text of the most recent Club Member Email Blast.  If you are a paid member for 2016 and did not get the email, please contact me at ross@newmarketcameraclub.ca to get things sorted out.

A big thanks to Jennifer Walton for this message's header photo, Birch Grove.

Monthly Challenges

Our challenges for March are Reflected Light and Sounds of Silence


Thanks to all who renewed or joined as new members in 2016.  The lists have been cleaned has as the Google+ Private Community.  If you know of someone who is a current member and who doesn't get this email, please have that person contact me through the link at the bottom of this message to get things sorted out.

If you are a new member, or are a renewed member and have not joined us on our Google Plus Private Community, please consider doing so.  Click the link  and request to join.  If you are a full member for 2016, your admittance will happen.


We have two Lightroom workshops this weekend.  Lightroom 101 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Managing Your Images starts at 0900 on the 28th.  There are still spaces for this workshop.  Lightroom 201 - Using Lightroom to Process Your Images starts at 1300 (1:00pm) on the 28th.  It too still has some space.  Registrants will receive a link for prework just prior to the workshop if prework will be required.  Lightroom is far and away the world's most popular digital asset manager and is now the application used for editing by over 90% of surveyed professional photographers.  These workshops are $50 each per person and are an awesome way to develop Lightroom expertise in a friendly and fun atmosphere.  Go to the calendar page and click the session you wish to attend to register. 

There are still spaces available in the March workshops for Off Camera Flash on March 26th.  We will be covering everything needed to make great images with off camera flash predominantly focusing on speed lights, but there may be a couple of other surprises there as well.  We will have a lovely young lady as our model for the exercises and all attendees will get the opportunity to try each setup.  

February Summary

We had the highest number of submissions ever for monthly challenges.  If you have not been to the club website to have a look, you really want to do so as the work is superb.  

I want to thank Bryan Weiss for the excellent work he did on his Google Plus and Google Photos presentation.  He simplified an environment that many of us find confusing and I know that all the attendees appreciated his hard work.

The March Meeting

We will be very lucky to have our own award winning wildlife photographer Mr. Nick Shearman as a guest presenter at the March meeting.  Nick does amazing work and I was so honoured to be asked by him to help him build his presentation for another venue that I can tell you we have not see the half of what he has done.  It will be a fun and very informative session, so plan on attending the meeting.

Bryan will have a short Digi-Know and there may be a very short tutorial time permitting.

We will spend our last hour doing our Photo Review for March, the challenges are listed at the top of this message.  I'm looking forward to another set of superb submissions

Thanks and we'll see you all soon.


Ross Chevalier

Technologist, photographer, videographer, general pest

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