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July Club Events

Monday, July 12 at 7:00 pm
Showcase: "Ancient Tribes of the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia," presented by George Harper

The ancient African tribes that live in the lower Omo Valley are believed to be the most unusual tribal people in the world.  They practice some of the same traditions that their ancestors did centuries ago living in this same remote and inhospitable area.

Some of the ethnic groups have resisted the modern world more than others.  We found that the most remote groups retained more of their traditional ways.

Some tribes practice scarification, polygamy and female circumcision.  There are still reports of battles between groups.  Which are more deadly now that they have Kalashnikov rifles?   

To learn more of their way of life would have taken much longer than the two weeks we had there.  Our purpose was to photograph these fascinating people in their own surroundings with their traditional dress and decorations.

A bonus feature of the presentation will be photos by our guide Tim Vollmer and Linda Berman.  Tim is well known photographer who leads tours all over the world.  He says this trip is his favorite.  Linda is a long-time member of our camera club and a fabulous photographer.

Members will receive the link by email; others may request it by writing with Subject: Ethiopia.

Monday, July 26 at 6:30 pm
Digital Critique

Please join us for this Zoom event beginning at 6:30 pm. As usual, an email message with the link for the meeting will be sent to members in advance.

You may submit images in the following categories: color pictorial (2), monochrome (1), artistic expression (1), and the special subject Abstract (1). For details about image content, naming, sizing, and eligibility refer to the 2021 Digital Competition Rules on this website.

Submit your entries by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 21 to the following address:

August Club Events

Monday, August 9 at 7:00 pm
Showcase: "The Long and Short of Exposure Times," presented by Tony Prince

In this presentatiaon, Tony will discuss the following topics:

Using Natural Blur to Emphasize Movement

Everybody loves a razor sharp photo. We pay big money to get the sharpest lenses and high resolution sensors.  But how about adding some natural blur in part of the scene to add to it's artistic impact?
In this part of the program, Tony will share with you various ways to creatively use exposure to add life to your images

Using Neutral Density Filters

Reducing the light entering the camera is a popular and easy way to allow long exposures to happen in brightly lit situations. Topics include: