Member Junior Johnson will have a book signing for his newly released book, "Tales of a Boy from Cane River" on May 20th at Point Place Marina from 2-6pm. Use this link to purchase his book on Amazon. The book will be available through other bookstores soon.
Jokie's Gallery at 126 Rue St. Denis will be having an Earth Day Spring Artist Reception on Saturday, April 22. For more information including location and a list of activities, please go to their Facebook Event page.
Melrose Plantation will host the 43rd annual Arts and Crafts Festival on April 22-23. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. Check out the event flyer on the Melrose Plantation Facebook Page for more information.
Member Gary Collins had a piece selected for a billboard and advertising for a local business.
Member Gary Collins passed out two informative packets on ISO, the third installment in our Exposure Triangle series. ISO is the measure of a camera sensor's sensitivity to light, similar to how film is sensitive to light. and is adjustable to perfect an exposure. Here are some helpful links to more information on ISO:
Member Gary Collins also passed along some very good words of wisdom. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Your work is your own. Do what you like and you don't have to do what everyone else does to be happy.
The group discussed a photography excursion to the American Cemetery on 2nd Street. Date to be determined, but it will be announced on the Cane River Photographic Society Facebook Group soon.
How I Shot It
Member Sonny Carter presented his print of a Dragon Boat race, one that he had printed to be 4' wide. He explained how he was able to get all of the boats in sharp focus, by angling himself in a specific place so that when the boats passed, they were all on the same focal plane. If he hadn't angled himself that way, one of the boats would have been in focus, while the rest would have been out of focus. Sonny also presented a few of his photos of flowers, and shared with us that he take photos of flowers as one may take portraits of people. The lighting has to be just right. He has a "Friday Flowers" series that you can see on his blog.
Member David Clark presented a few of his flower photos, showing what could be done with a variety of lenses and an understanding of the exposure triangle, including blurring the background not just with a wide aperture, but with a background that is far away from the subject.
Member David Young presented his photos, giving insight and backstory to them.
This month, we asked our members to show us their best spring flower photos. This year, most of the blooms sprung a little early, but as photographers, we're able to freeze that moment and keep it beautiful forever. These images demonstrate the delicate balance between life and death, as flowers are constantly and noticeably shifting from the former to the latter.
In a discussion posted on the April 2017 Monthly Meeting Facebook Event, I asked members to contribute ideas for May's theme. Live music, birds, old buildings, and Mother's Day were all great suggestions, but only one could be chose.
The random generator picked "Live Music".
Go out there and capture some awesome photos!
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