December 17 Meeting – Ori Steinberg – Landscape Photography

Ori is a musician, landscape and portrait photographer based in Exton, PA.

While visiting challenging locations, such as Bushkill Falls and Glen Onoko Falls in Pennsylvania, Ori has been known to hike and climb with 30 pounds of photographic gear on his back. He may explore a location for 20-30 minutes before ever taking the first shot, allowing the landscape to “direct” him. His landscape photos are realistic with minimal post processing.

Please visit www.PhotographyByOri.com to see his full collection of landscape and portrait work.

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Event Sign-up is now CLOSED. Limited Space is Now FILLED – LVPC Workshop – Macro/Close-Up Flower Photography, December 5, 2015

Photos by Don Schroder

Photos by Don Schroder

Attached is a .pdf of the tip sheet Don provided at Longwood Gardens:

Dons Macro Workshop Notes

As of 10 a.m. November 20, Sign-ups for this event are now CLOSED.  We have had an overwhelming response and we wish to thank you for your interest in this subject.  Other workshop options will be announced in the near future.

We will meet at 8:45 AM just outside the front doors at Longwood Gardens (doors open at 9:00). We will finish at noon and then have lunch at the cafeteria.

Who May Attend: All dues paid members of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club. If you are not a currently a member, you can attend if pay on line, mail payment before the event or if you bring the membership form and required dues to the event. Membership info is located at this link: http://lvphotographyclub.org/membership/

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 (rain or shine), No alternate date

Time: Meet at Longwood Gardens: 8:45 AM

Cost: Longwood entry fee: $27.00 under 62; $24 over 62, sign up for a tripod pass.  Here is a link for the form for tripod pass.

Location: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Directions Link

Carpooling: Carpool info for Longwood shoot : If you’d like to carpool to the Longwood Marco Workshop, we’ll meet at the I-476 Quakertown Park & Ride for a 7:30 departure. Don has noted that he can take three.

Group size: LIMITED TO FIRST 15  Please sign up for this event by replying to this post with your intent to attend.

Photo by Don Schroder

Photo by Don Schroder

Workshop Details: Macro Flower Photography

Summary of what will be covered or expectations of participants

 Camera settings: RGB histogram, Blinkies, Metering, Manual or aperture mode, ISO, White balance, Live view, Single shot vs. burst mode, Image stabilization/vibration reduction, Mirror lock-up,

 Tripod vs. Hand-held

 Focusing: Auto vs. Manual, selective focusing, f-stop

 Finding a subject: isolate, simplify, color, texture, translucency, backgrounds, foregrounds, topside or underside of flower, shape, condition of flower

 Looking for the light: soft, even light

 Composition: rule of thirds, centering, curves, leading lines

Photography Skill Level Required: Beginner to advanced

What to bring:

 Camera equipment: DSLR or mirrorless camera bodies

 Recommended lenses: macro or telephoto

 Supplies: tripod, cable release

Photo by Don Schroder

Photo by Don Schroder

 

Photo by Don Schroder

Photo by Don Schroder

Photo Field Trip – Birds at Conowingo Dam, MD – ALERT: DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

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Conowingo Dam in Maryland holds anywhere from ten to hundreds of Bald Eagles as well as assorted cormorants, anhingas and gulls. Some birds may be directly overhead in trees (often feeding on fish they have caught) while others will be at a significant distance away.

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Leader: Buddy Eleazer (Contact Buddy at buddy.eleazer@gmail.com with any questions regarding the trip.)

Date: 

December 1, 2015 – December 4, 2015  PLEASE NOTE, THIS DATE CHANGE Due to expected rain on Dec. 1st.

Meet-up Time:  7 a.m., yes, that’s early, but we’ve gotten our best shots by being there early in past years.  (expected return before 4 p.m.)

Meet up location: Tilghman Square parking lot, close to Red Robin

4688A Broadway, Allentown, PA (map)

Educational Opportunity: This is a ‘meet up and shoot’ opportunity, not a workshop.  Experienced photographers will attend and will provide tips on camera settings and shooting technique, but no formal presentation will take place.

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Transportation: Car pool, please contact Buddy if you are willing to drive.

Difficulty: Easy – Medium. Weather might be wintery. It is an ‘all day’ trip. Walking is minimal.

Transportation: Car pool

What to bring:

  • Dress in layers. We will be outdoors by water.
  • Bring your camera and a telephoto lens.  Examples of lens recommended for success: For Nikon shooters, the 80-400mm lens on a crop sensor such as the D3200, D5200 works well.  For Canon users, the 100-400 on the 70D or 7D work well. Of course a larger lens is also useful. For Olympus shooters, the OM-D series with the E-75-300mm lens is an excellent option. If you are bringing a large lens, consider bringing a tripod also.
  • It’s recommended to bring cash to:

a)    Share the cost of the ride with the driver – it’s recommended to donate $15 to $20 to volunteer drivers to defray gas cost and vehicle wear and tear.

b)    Food.  We typically stop for coffee and donut/bagel on the drive down and for a casual lunch on the return.  Lunch should cost less than $10 per person

  • Consider bringing bottle water, thermos of beverage and/or snacks as we will be at the dam for 3 to 6 hours depending on bird activity, weather and the wishes of the participants.

Other considerations:

  • Exelon, the operator of the dam provides numerous portable toilets (Port-a-pottie) at the site.
  • If weather is bad, we will notify everyone via the LVPhotographyClub.org web site as well as Club FaceBook page.  An alternate date will be set at that time.

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