Welcome to Foothills Camera Club

Promoting the Art of Photography Through Education and Fellowship


What's New

At our November 15 meeting Gayle Rutherford and Linda Wilson introduced a new challenge, exploring the role of focus and softness in our images. They noted an emphasis on “tack sharp” and wanted to balance that with a deeper look at the possibility of soft focus in our images.

Linda provided several tips to achieve background blur in camera, including, using a large aperture, a longer focal length lens, being closer to the subject and increasing the distance between your subject and the background.

Gayle demonstrated how to adjust the amount of softness in both the background and a portion of the subject to provide a more pleasing effect. Using the masks to select the portion of the image to be adjusted in Lightroom, the clarity, texture and sharpness can be decreased. While there are many approaches that can be used in Photoshop, the Depth Blur Neural Filter was presented and demonstrated. Once the filter is selected, adjustments can be made by choosing the focal point, focal distance, focal range, blur strengths and any other adjustments.

For this challenge you are free to post a new image or one from your archives. We’d love to see a before and after image, and hear about your experience so we can all learn from one another. Please submit your images to the 2022-23 Creative Challenge - Selective Focus Competition by December 1. The results will be shared at the December 6 meeting. 

  • We would love to see your photos! Check out the galleries and feel free to add to them. 
  • Do you have a special interest or passion in photography? Is it listed under our Special Interest groups? If not consider starting one of your own. Just send an email or make an announcement at the next meeting.
  • FCC Handbook   

                                                     

Calendar: Check for meeting times, competition deadlines and upcoming Field Trips.

Field Trips: Field Trips will be organized by our Field Trip coordinator BUT you don't have to wait for that. If you have an idea, and want to invite others out, feel free to send a email to the members outlining your idea. If you contact a member of the executive we can add it to the calendar as well.

 

 

Education: We are looking at traditional as well as non-traditional ways that we can bring presenters and speakers to our members.  We are researching opportunities for local in-house speakers as well as Zoom speakers. Zoom speakers will be presented at the in person meeting. 

Competitions:  Competitions are ongoing.  See the Competition Summary for dates and the FCC Handbook for competition categories. 

Newsletter:  "Organization/News and Information"

Social Media: Join our private Facebook Group  You can use it to post images, and talk with other club members and past members. It is a private group so if you haven't been to it before you will need to "Join" the group.  Please note that you need to be a current or past member of FCC or have been a speaker at a club meeting to join this group.

Sponsors:   2022-2023 Sponsors  Thank you to all of our sponsors! Sponsor representatives will join us at the following meetings:

Date  Sponsor
Oct 4/22  The Camera Store
Oct 18/22  Framed on Fifth
Nov 1/22 Vistek
Nov 15/22 StrobePro
Dec 6/22 Kensington Art Supply
2023
Paul Zizka

 

 

 

 


 

Congratulations to all of our winners from the 2021-2022 season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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