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Digital Dimensions & Beyond

 

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month. We meet at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, KS unless otherwise stated.

 

Asbury United Methodist Church

5400 W 75th St

Prairie Village, KS 66208

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You may arrive as early as 6 pm for social time and chatting with other members. The speakers or main program begins at 6:30 pm and runs until approximately 8:30 pm. There will be a few minutes after the meeting ends to finish catching up or ask questions, but we must be out of the meeting room by 9 pm. Bring along images to share with everyone as well as old copies of your favorite photography magazines to pass along to others.

 

A usual meeting runs about two hours in length. The first hour consists of a guest speaker with the second hour containing announcements and a member slideshow.

 

We also have a Swap and Shop table in the meeting sign up area.  If you've got some photo equipment or books that are looking for a new home, bring it to the meeting.

 

Upcoming Meetings

All Meeting topics are tentative and subject to change.  Please be sure to check this web site for the most current information.


December 1, 2017

Lenexa Exhibit

 

Club Photo exhibit at the new Lenexa City Hall building (details were sent by email to members)

 

** There will be no regular meeting at the church for December. **


January 18, 2018

Squaw Creek - Loess Bluffs

 

Presentation by club members on photography at Squaw Creek

 

Monthly Tip

 

Focusing on birds in flight


February 15, 2018

Editing Challenge

 

Committee will send out three images, Nature, People and Other. Club members will submit their corrected images to be shown at the meeting.


March 15, 2018

Bill Thomas

 


April 19, 2018

Glenn Abelson

 

Creative Photography


May 17, 2018

Sito Colon

 

Overland Park Photo


June 21, 2018

Tips and Tricks

 

Your chance to share tips or tricks with other club members.


Past Meetings

November 16, 2017

Craig McCord (Website)

 

Craig will discuss equipment and techniques for long exposure photography.

 

Over the years Craig has worked with 35mm, 645 and 6x7 medium format, as well as 4x5 large format cameras, honing skills and developing his photographic style along the way. Now, with the tremendous advances in technology and the digital dark room, he work exclusively with digital SLR capture. Craig enjoys great personal satisfaction from photographic pursuits and is always looking to grow both technically and artistically. However, what he finds equally rewarding is teaching others the art and craft of photography. Based in the Midwest, he conducts landscape photography workshops in south central Missouri and the Flint Hills of Kansas .


**SATURDAY** October 21, 2017

Weston, MO

Please note we will not be having our regular meeting on Thursday and will be having a field trip to Weston, MO instead. Details to follow.


September 21, 2017

Mike Jensen

Lightroom Presentation


August 17, 2017

Blake Rudis

Blake Rudis is a self-published author and the host of f64 Academy (formerly everydayhdr.com) While his focus has been strong in HDR photography for the past five years or so, he is most passionate about postprocessing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.


Blake takes great pride in his Fine Art background. From Acrylic and Oil Painting to Printmaking and Sculpture he has had his hands in just about every art form. This has been paramount in shaping his ideologies on Photography and Post Processing.


For Blake, it is not about the act of photography, but the artistic process as a whole.

 

Monthly Tip

Rusty Parkhurst-Shooting an eclipse


July 20, 2017 7pm-After dark

Shawnee Mission Park Shoot

Shelter 12 (Map)

 

Arrive at 7pm, dinner at 7:30pm, Night sky photography presentation by Mike Jensen followed by sunset and night sky photography.

 

Download Mike's notes on Night Photography here: Basics of Night Photographs

 


June 15, 2017

Patrick Nabors

 

Local photographer Patrick Nabors has been involved in breeding tropical frogs and lizards for many years, and has supplied dozens of zoos and institutions, as well as the general public, with these creatures. Several years ago he began exploring using a digital camera to capture images of these creatures, which led to photography becoming a serious hobby. About five years ago he began working with a couple of professional photographers, putting on macro photography workshops in which the photographers bring their clients to photograph a variety of tree frogs, dart frogs, lizards and snakes, posed in various pleasing presentations. Recently, Patrick has begun offering workshops for individuals or small groups. More information and samples of the sorts of shots possible can be found at his website, RainForest Jewels

 

Monthly Tip

Bill Mitchell-Olympus Camera


May 18, 2017

Bruce Matthews

 

Kansas City photographer, author and historian

 

Born and bred in his beloved Kansas City, Bruce Mathews is a professional photographer and author. He was chosen as a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Kansas City Spirit Award, given annually to individuals whose lives demonstrate the indomitable “esprit de corps” for which our city is known. He has published four books in collaboration with Kansas City Star Books.

 

Monthly Tip

Joe Sands-Flash Triggering


April 20, 2017

Michelle Schwartz

 

iPhone Photography


March 16, 2017

Reed Hoffman

 

Painting with Light


February 16, 2017

Mike McMullen

 

Black & White Photography

 

Monthly Tip

Jim Rendina-Using LED lights for macro photography


January 19, 2017

Club Member Photo Contest

 

Club members are invited to submit up to three images for judging by the meeting attendees. Prizes will be awarded based on voting.

We will also have our annual Swap&Shop prior to the meeting if you've got any equipment you'd like to sell or trade.

 


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Annual Club Christmas Shoot

 

Trollies at the Nelson/Country Club Plaza - 4 locations.

 


November 17, 2016

Chris Vleisides-Royals Sports Photographer

 

 


October 20, 2016

Bill Coulter-Wildlife Photography

 

 


September 15, 2016

Blake Rudis HDR Photo Critique

 

Send HDR images to the regular slideshow email, put "Blake Rudis" in the title. Blake will select images to critique.

 


August 18th

Reed Hoffman - Flash Photography

 


July 21st 7:15pm

Field Trip Meeting-Liberty Memorial

 

Please click here for details.

 


June 23rd, 2016 [PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL DATE!]

Meeting & Field Trip at Unity Village in Lee's Summit.

 

Please click here for details.

Map of Meeting Location

Map of Unity Village

 


May 19th, 2016

Club Member Tips & Tricks

 

Exclusive evening of photo tips! We are asking members to come prepared to share their favorite photography tip or trick.

- 5 minute maximum

- No powerpoint presentation required - just talk!

 

Be focused (no pun intended) and tell us some sort of secret sauce. This will be a great opportunity for members to participate and learn from each other!

 

Monthly Tip

You're it baby.


April 21, 2016

Mark Bracewell

 

“What a grip does and everything else you want to know about the film industry that doesn’t happen in front of the camera!”

 

Mark has an extensive background behind the scenes as a grip & gaffer for several feature film productions that were shot locally as well as commercials and other film work.

 

Monthly Tip

Mike Farley - Back Button Focus


March 17, 2016

Craig McCord-Prairie Fire Photography

 

Over the years Craig has worked with 35mm, 645 and 6x7 medium format, as well as 4x5 large format cameras, honing skills and developing his photographic style along the way. Now, with the tremendous advances in technology and the digital dark room, he work exclusively with digital SLR capture. Craig enjoys great personal satisfaction from photographic pursuits and is always looking to grow both technically and artistically. However, what he finds equally rewarding is teaching others the art and craft of photography. Based in the Midwest, he conducts landscape photography workshops in south central Missouri and the Flint Hills of Kansas.

 

Monthly Tip

John Caulfield-What is the deal with apple boxes and why are there no apples?


February 18, 2016

April Watson-Nelson Art Museum Curator

 

Monthly Tip

Jim Rendina-Snow. +1 or -1?


January 21, 2016

Larry Thomas - Keys to Good Composition

 

Larry is a local artist as well as head of the photography department at Johnson County Community College & has juried many competitions. He will present on the many topics related to composition in taking better and more visually pleasing photographs. Knowing and understanding the traditional “rules” is vital - even if it’s only so you know the right time to break them.

 

Swap and Shop

We will set up 3-4 tables inside the meeting room and one table for “Free Stuff” in entryway registration area. So start digging through your camera treasures including studio equipment, training videos, cameras, lenses etc. Bring almost anything related to photography – don’t bring your old CB radios! Also don’t forget stuff for the “free tables” magazines, Nikon cameras etc.

 


December 2015

Holiday/Christmas Shoot

InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza

 


November 19, 2015

The return of wildlife photographer Nappadol Paothong

 

Noppadol Paothong is a staff photographer at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Before he joined the MDC, he had worked as a photo journalist at daily newspapers - the Joplin Globe (Joplin, Missouri) and Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri). His main role is to contribute to the MDC’s monthly magazine, Missouri Conservationist, and many other MDC’s publications. With a monthly circulation of over 500,000, the Missouri Conservationist is known as one of the largest state conservation magazines.

Noppadol's web site can be found here.

 


October 15, 2015

Planning and executing a successful photography trip

Presented by Reed Hoffman

 

Reed Hoffman’s photography career has spanned more than 30 years, beginning with jobs at newspapers in the Midwest, South and East. Now in Kansas City, he divides his time between shooting and teaching. His corporate clients have included USA Today, The New York Times, The Associated Press, NBC, Children’s Mercy Hospital, EPA, Reuters, Nikon, Lexar, Lowepro, Eco-Challenge and Mark Burnett Productions.

 

Monthly Tip

Dennis Chapman-Mirrorless Cameras


September 17, 2015

Home Grown Meeting!

 

John and Dennis-Discussing metering & camera modes

Mike Farley-Mechanics of shooting motorsports

Clay Miller-Shoot Like a Pro summary

 


August 20, 2015

Sports Photography

Presented by Matthew Hicks

 

Matthew Hicks began his career as a small town newspaper photographer. Covering news and local NCAA Division II college athletics Matthew quickly noticed the lack of coverage small college athletics was getting.

After a move to the Kansas City area in 2001 to work at the Olathe Daily News, Matthew began covering numerous athletics events in the KC area exclusively for small market schools.

In 2006 Matthew left the full-time employed world to work exclusively as a contract athletics photographer.

Today Matthew is Kansas City's leading small market athletics photographer. His clients include: The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Ottawa University, The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the Kansas City T-Bones to name a few!

 

Monthly Tip

Mike Farley-How to Pack for a Trip

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