The Sioux Falls Camera Club meets on the
first and third Tuesdays of the month, September thru May, at 7:00 pm.
Our location for the 2023/2024 camera club year will be the classroom north of the
Harold's Photo Center at 912 W 41st Street (corner of 41st and Prairie).
It is in the north end of the building just north of the main store.
Easy to find, and plenty of convenient parking!
The first meeting of the month is a program presented by one of our members or a guest speaker.
The second meeting of the month is our Photo Share Night, where members bring photos
for discussion and sharing.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of your photography experience!
Visitors are always welcome.
Our next meeting is a SHARE NIGHT night. We are trying a new format with share night to redirect the focus back to instruction and help. You may submit 3 photos for share night, one photo of your choice, one photo you would like some help or guidance on and one photo for the monthly theme. The monthly theme is "Strong Backlighting" and please have your images submitted NO LATER THAN midnight, Saturday, February 17th.
*****Remember the images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and the file size must be less than 750KB.
Here are the Zoom links for all upcoming meetings.
Moving forward, these links will remain the same, depending on if you are joining for presentation night or share night.
PLEASE SAVE THESE LINKS SOMEWHERE SO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE TO USE, ON WHICH NIGHTS
1st Monthly Meeting – “Learn/Presentation”
Meeting ID: 819 9014 7104
2nd Monthly Meeting – “Share”
Meeting ID: 896 5862 1229
Here are some examples of past programs and activities, to give you an idea of what the Sioux Falls Camera Club is all about. Stay tuned for more updates.
THEME FOR SHARE NIGHT: SHADOWS
Share night produced an assortment of very creative and interesting photos, using the theme "Shadows". A big "thank you" to all those who submitted photos for share night!
Our program was "An Introduction to Focus Stacking" presented by Marty DeWitt & Steve Thompson. They gave us insight as to how to incorporate focus stacking into our routine, whether shooting landscapes or macro images, and helped us get the ultimate amount of sharpness that stopping down your lens can't achieve. They showed us the basic process and introduced us to some of the software that's available.
Thank you Marty and Steve for a great presentation!
The assignment for the March 21st meeting was to submit 2 images of anything you wish to share plus one image of the assigned theme which was "repetitive patterns". It was fun to see all sorts of repetitive patterns through the eyes of the various photographers! Thank you to all who submitted photos!
March 7th Meeting:
Our meeting featured sports photographer Madison Felty. Madison shoots a lot of school and community sporting events, and she shared her tips and tricks for capturing action shots which included the lenses she uses, overcoming challenging lighting situations, and tips for truly capturing the essence of the game. Madison also shared how she got into the business and the challenges of taking her photography to a professional level. We had plenty of time for questions and answers, and I know everyone came away with a better understanding of sports photography. Thank you again, Madison, for an inspiring, informative and very interesting presentation!
You can see Madison's work on her website:WWW.MFELTYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
Thanx to all who participated in this week's Share Night! It was the most entries we've seen in a long time!
We changed the format of Share Night to 3 photos of anything you choose (with a short explanation about the shots) and 1 additional photo based on a theme for that month!
This month the theme was "Creative Selfie". We had the most photos ever submitted for Share Night with 65 photos sent in by 18 people. It was really fun to see the "Creative Selfie" each person submitted .
***** As a reminder, the assignment for the March 21st meeting is:
Two images of anything you wish to share,
One image of assigned theme: Repetitive Patterns
Steve, Betsy and Craig took turns enlightening us on the amazing time they had and things they had learned at the 2022 Black Hills Photo Shootout.
Some of the topics each touched on were finding your limits and going beyond them, being able to share knowledge, learning new tips and techniques, applying editing tools such as sky replacement, creating panoramas, lightpainting, shooting models, and many more!
Jay Grammond, the organizer of the event, joined us via Zoom to talk about the 2023 Blacks Hills Shootout and all the exciting things they have planned for this year's event!