Shoot-Outs Are Continuing Throughout The Year!
Club members gatherings are continuing through out the year at various locations to capture creative images. The gatherings have been followed by on-line Zoom meetings for members to share some of their photographs. We provide constructive ideas for approaching their subjects in various ways and also for diverse ways of editing their images. See below for some of the images created at the locations we have visited so far.
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Liberty Metro Park in Twinsburg
Seiberling Nature Realm
Goodyear Heights in Akron
Glendale Cemetery in Akron
Firestone Park Sept 2020
Our first "Shoot-Out" of 2019
Several members of the club visited the Metroparaks Cascade Overlook trail in North Akron. This 1-mile easy trek leads to a remarkable view of the Cuyahoga River near the historic Signal Tree, with a view high above the river. Members also used every opportunity to look for those little extra things along the way that make for interesting photos!
Seiberling Nature Realm Oct 2020
Our first ever ZOOM meeting, June 23, 2020!
The loss of one opportunity has led to the creation of a new process for us to share in one of the favorite activities of our club, namely participating and observing the process of competition and critiquing of our images, a vital learning process for our members! On June 23rd, 2020 in the early stages of the Covid Pandemic, we had a Zoom meeting where a judge for the event was able to discuss each image submitted, give a constructive critique so that all of us could learn, and then provide a score for each image. As a result, even while we were staying home, we could still all see and hear the comments of our judge who provided his expertise for this event! Members felt that the process was very productive, and they were glad to have participated in it! Top scoring images from our first Zoom Critque meeting are displayed below:
RECENT PAST PRESENTATIONS
Astrophotography: An overview January 12, 2022
Craig Stocks satisfied our curiosity about astrophotography and how it's both similar and different from terrestrial photography. Craig takes photos of the night sky while he's sound asleep in bed! Robotic remote astrophotography may not be for everyone, but there is still a lot in common with more terrestrial photographic endeavors.
Craig has been involved with photography since the early 1970's including several years as a news photographer and at a portrait studio. After a career change and 30 years working in industry, he retired and returned to photography as an artistic pursuit. For the last few years, he's been exploring the world of astrophotography, finding it is both similar and different.
You can also view his previous presentation about Perspective, from our Sept. 2020 meeting, on our members-only page. Other works of his are at www.craigstocksarts.com