Lightroom - 2-Day Lightroom Workshop with Jason Eldridge
Jul
22
Jul 23

Lightroom - 2-Day Lightroom Workshop with Jason Eldridge

Adobe Lightroom CC From Import to Export

Jason Eldridge will be leading this workshop and demonstrating how to use Lightroom to edit and organize your photographs.

Some of the topics of discussion are:

Introduction

What Lightroom CC does and doesn’t do

Importing

Modules and Navigation

Library Module

Develop Module

Advanced Features

Exporting

Day one Jason will take you through Lightroom and you will be adjusting some of his images.  The second day you will be finishing your own images while he is there to answer any questions you may have.  

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August 3rd Meeting - Astro/Night Photography
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

August 3rd Meeting - Astro/Night Photography

  • Villages of Homestead Clubhouse

Tonight, we'll discuss the basics of night photography to prepare for our upcoming Perseids Meteor Shower field trip on the 12th.

Unlike other night photography meetings, we're asking that tonight you all bring your equipment; your cameras, your lenses, and your tripod. We'll show you how to set up YOUR equipment so when the 12th comes, you'll all know how to set up easily with little help or light sources. 

See you all on the 3rd!!

Photoshop - 2-Day Photoshop Workshop with Robert Chaplin
Aug
5
Aug 6

Photoshop - 2-Day Photoshop Workshop with Robert Chaplin

Take your image processing to the next level with the power of Photoshop. This two day class will take you from setting up photoshop to streamline your workflow, to opening the image and working through processing, and finishing with sizing your image for its intended use.

Lessons will include learning how to:

Day One –

  • Set up work space for the way you work
  • Learn to use Key Strokes and customize keystrokes to speed up processing
  • Bridge interface and Adobe RAW
  • Patch, Heal, and Spot Removal
  • Use selection tools
  • Work with layers and layer masks
  • Work with blend modes
  • Cropping
  • Create Actions
  • Stacking for star trails
  • Create time lapse

Day two –

  • Using the selection tools to isolate and remove objects for use in other images
  • Creative blending using backgrounds
  • Duo-Tones, Tri-Tones, and Quad-Tones for Monochrome (B&W) Images
  • Work flow (sizing) for processing, printing, and web
  • Sharpen images for use
  • Recap/practice using your images
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August Field Trip - Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug
12
Aug 13

August Field Trip - Perseids Meteor Shower

We're going to meet at 10pm on Saturday, Aug. 12th at the Ernest Coe Visitor's center. Hopefully we'll have an exact location beforehand.  More info will be given closer to the event date.

Do bring:

  • Tripod- Highly recommended
  • Remote Shutter Release Cable or Intervalometer - also highly recommended. You can buy one fairly reasonable if you don't have one. They only cost about $25 online. If not, you can set your camera up with its timer.
  • Widest and fastest lens, whatever your lowest mm and lowest f-stop lens you have. 
  • Flashlight - for minimal use only.
  • LOTS of bug spray, ThermaCells, Bug Suits, long sleeve shirts and long pants. Anything to keep the bugs off of you. This is the middle of wet season in the biggest swamp in the world. The mosquitoes are very active! I can't stress this enough. This is high time for the skeeters. Be very prepared!!
  • Snacks/water/coffee/sodas.
  • Lawn chairs. Let's be comfortable!

 

Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Sept. Meeting - TBA

We're working on a few ideas and waiting to hear back from some people about a guest speaker night. Stay tuned!....

Sept. Field Trip - Wynwood Sunrise and Golden Hour
Sep
10
6:00 am06:00

Sept. Field Trip - Wynwood Sunrise and Golden Hour

Join us as we complete a walking tour of the Wynwood area of Miami and photograph it in it's most beautiful light; pre-sunrise through the golden hour. We'll meet at a location to be disclosed at a later date, somewhere central to the Wynwood area and parking, and we'll walk from there. Afterward, you're welcome to join us for a snack or breakfast at one of the local establishments, also to be named later.

For parking, seeing that we'll get there so early we may get prime parking on the street. To pay, the Wynwood website recommends downloading and using the "Pay by Phone" App. View their website for more info here.  https://www.miamiparking.com/pay-by-phone/  Otherwise I'll update the post and include area parking lots.

Stay tuned to the site for more updates!

Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Oct. Meeting - TBA

As with September's meeting, we're waiting on valuable information to prepare for the upcoming meeting schedule. As soon as we get guest speakers schedules, we'll update the meeting.

More later!

Oct. Field Trip - Dagny Johnson State Park Key Largo
Oct
21
7:00 am07:00

Oct. Field Trip - Dagny Johnson State Park Key Largo

  • Dagny Johnson State Park

Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States.  The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe and the American crocodile.  Exploring the park´s trails gives visitors a chance to see some of these rare species of plants and animals.  Over six miles of nature trails provide a wealth of opportunities for birdwatchers and photographers.  Most of the park's trails are paved and accessible to both bicycles and wheelchairs.  Signs along a self-guided nature trail provide information about the park's ecosystem and wildlife.  

This park is located on County Road 905, half-mile north of the intersection with U.S. Highway 1 at Mile Marker 106 (near the Circle K gas station). The map feature on this website doesn't recognize the address. If you're using an app, just type in Dagny Johnson and it will locate it. Otherwise, if you go via the 18-Mile Stretch (US1), make a left at the Circle K gas station onto CR 905. Go about a 1/4 mile from there on your right. If you come via Card Sound Road, follow it almost to US 1 and look for the park on your left hand side just before Loquat Drive. The entrance looks like the picture shown here.

For more information on the park, go to their website at https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Key-Largo-Hammock  Read on the history and all that's included in the park.

We will be meeting at the entrance at 7:00am before heading in and seeing what the park has to offer.  Perhaps afterward those willing can stop for breakfast at a local Key Largo establishment. To be decided on site.

FEE REQUIREMENT:  The park requires 2.50 per person for entrance. Bring cash.

Here are some suggestions for items to bring:

  • Water
  • Snack(s)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Tripod
  • Macro lens (if you have one)

Please RSVP for this field trip by sending an email to us at:  info@sfnpcc.org.

There is $10 fee for non-members to attend field trips.


July Field Trip - Lighting Field Trip
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

July Field Trip - Lighting Field Trip

Summer time in South Florida is the best time to photograph dramatic skies. Robert Chaplin will be leading the field trip teaching different techniques on how to photograph lightning. We will also take advantage of South Florida’s summertime storm patterns to photograph dramatic skies and lightning. While every attempt will be made to place the club members in the best location for lightning, we are still at the mercy of Mother Nature. Lightning can be very dangerous. We will all be together operating outside the edge of the storms.

We will be meeting at the:

Ernest Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034

At the entrance, we will be discussing the location where we will be going to photograph lightning.

Here are some suggestions for items to bring:

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Bug Spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Lightning Trigger (If you own one)

Please keep in mind that the entrance to Everglades National Park is $25 per vehicle  which is not included as part of this field trip. Please RSVP for this field trip by emailing us at: info@sfnpcc.org. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

There is $10 fee for non-members to attend field trips.

July 6th Meeting - Underwater Photography
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

July 6th Meeting - Underwater Photography

  • Villages of Homestead Clubhouse

Tonight's meeting we'll have a special guest, Kim Eldridge! She will be in to show us her underwater images and explain the wonderful world of underwater photography!

June Field Trip - SFNPCC Keys Scavenger Hunt
Jun
3
Jun 4

June Field Trip - SFNPCC Keys Scavenger Hunt

The 2nd Annual SFNPCC Scavenger Hunt will take place in the beautiful Florida Keys!

This year we thought we'd do it a bit differently and extend it to 2 days rather than 1 so you can enjoy your time in the Keys while searching for the clues. You certainly can do it in 1 day if that's all the time you have. The "clues" are listed in the link below that you can print out in advance.

Click here for the CLUES for the Scavenger Hunt  .

The rules are: 1) must be a member of the SFNPCC to participate in the contest, but non member guests may ride along. 2) images must be captured between midnight (or 12:01 am) of June 3rd, through midnight (11:59 pm) of June 4th - basically all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Find the clues and shoot them in your own artistic fashion. Other rules about sizing others are included in the link below.

Click here for the RULES for the Scavenger Hunt (Subject to Change)

Keep checking back here to the website for any additions or corrections.

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE RSVP BY EMAILING US AT info@sfnpcc.org.

 

Jan. Meeting - "Getting the Shot" Plans for Everglades Gallery
Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

Jan. Meeting - "Getting the Shot" Plans for Everglades Gallery

  • Villages of Homestead Clubhouse

Our January meeting (the 5th) we will be planning for the ultimate Everglades NP shot; what we need to know, what we need to do, and how to get that best of the best, the Ultimate Iconic Everglades Shot. Robert will be discussing all of the details.  Also, we'll be critiquing members' images. The more we critique, the more we learn about our own images and how to make them better.

So... if you'll be in attendance AND you want your Everglades picture critiqued, you'll need to send them to Robert by Jan. 4th. Choose your image(s), RESIZE them to 9 inches on the long side, and 240ppi, and save as JPG. It would probably help if you renamed the file with your own name and a very short description. Such as... BarbaraL_EverSunset.jpgEtc. Makes it easier for Robert to identify them. When done, email them to Robert at robert@rlchaplinphotography.com no later than Jan. 4th. If you can't make it to the meeting, please hold your images until the next one. Only those in attendance shall submit images for critique. Don't worry, its been suggested that we critique shots on a regular basis throughout the year; so you'll all get your chance!


Also starting in January - Our Facebook Contest!


We'll also be starting our first Facebook themed photo contest at this meeting. Fun fun! I will have all the details for you, and give you the first theme at the meeting. If you can't be there, the rules will be posted on the website after the meeting.

Hope to see you all there!

Jul
23
12:00 pm12:00

July 23rd Field Trip - Lightning Shoot

Summer time in South Florida is the best time to photograph dramatic skies. Robert Chaplin will be leading the field trip teaching different techniques on how to photograph lightning. We will also take advantage of South Florida’s summertime storm patterns to photograph dramatic skies and lightning. While every attempt will be made to place the club members in the best location for lightning, we are still at the mercy of Mother Nature. Lightning can be very dangerous. We will all be together operating outside the edge of the storms.

We will be meeting at the:

Ernest Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034

At the entrance, we will be discussing the location where we will be going to photograph lightning.

Here are some suggestions for items to bring:

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Bug Spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Lightning Trigger (If you own one)

Please keep in mind that the entrance to Everglades National Park is $20 per vehicle  which is not included as part of this field trip. To RSVP for this field trip please email us at:info@sfnpcc.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

There is $10 fee for non-members to attend field trips.

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

July 7th Meeting - Scavanger Hunt Critique & Awards

  • Villages of Homestead Clubhouse

Join us as we go through the photographs from the Scavenger Hunt and give out the awards as presented in the rules.  Remember, all images to be entered for the contest must be in no later than July 5th.

Hope to see you all here for this fun meeting!