Asheville November 2022 Monthly Meeting

Tonight’s meeting will be our bi-annual member’s “Portfolio Challenge.” Select members will present their work on their selected topic explaining how they captured and/or processed their images. These meetings are always very popular and informative. You won’t want to miss it.

Asheville October 2022 Monthly Meeting

Our annual critique session. Do you have photos that you love but you feel something is missing to really make it stand out? Members will be able to submit up to three images each to be critiqued and suggested enhancements.

Asheville September 2022 Monthly Meeting

If you’ve ever been to Grandfather Mountain or even seen photos of the majestic mountain, you may be familiar with Skip Sickler. Skip will be joining us in person to discuss how he captures some of the mountain’s most spectacular images.

Asheville August 2022 Monthly Meeting

Ronan Nicholson will be joining us via Zoom, sponsored by Hunt’s Photo and Video, presenting on finding the birds you are trying to photography and their behavior.

Charlotte CNPA August Meeting – Lightroom Beyond the Basics with Dave Kelly

Lightroom Classic – Beyond the Basics

This presentation probably should be called “Things about Lightroom no one tells you”.

Lightroom Classic is the most versatile post-production software available to the photographer

today. Beginner photographers will find it just as easy to use as experienced photographers.

Topics to be discussed here are how to organize your images so they are easy to find during the

import process. Also, how to reorganize your entire catalog in minutes as well as how to find any

image. In the Develop module we will show how to recover all burned out highlights and lost

detail in the shadows in any image, how to deal with images outside the five or six stop dynamic

range of the camera, how to make selective adjustments to bring out more detail and color in

images and how to use the new Masking panel. Learning Lightroom, knowing its capabilities,

will make you a better photographer, because you will know what you need to do in post-

production when you take the picture in the field.

BIO
Dave Kelly is an award winning wildlife photographer who has been an Adobe Certified

Instructor for LIghtroom since the first version of that software. He has also been an Adobe

Certified Instructor for Photoshop since version CS4 making him one of the very few

photographers in the U.S. with both certifications. He teaches a full range of photography

courses at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and has made presentations to many of the

CNPA regions as well as other photography clubs in the U.S. He has also conducted Lightroom

workshops to photography clubs in Nairobi, Kenya, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand and

currently has an invitation to conduct one in London. Dave also teaches in Chas Glatzer’s

Shoot the Light technical workshops and has several all day, complete Lightroom Classic

workshops coming up. He is also the author of Lightroom Classic Made Easy, now in its

eleventh version.

Asheville July 2022 Monthly Meeting

A very special presentation by Nic Stover. Nic will be doing a presentation entitled “Before the Camera” where he will outline the steps he takes before going out to shoot. Planning the shot is critical and Nic will include detailed “how to” of using the app “PhotoPills.” Maybe you already have it but do you know how to use it effectively. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss!

Asheville June 2022 Monthly Meeting

Tonight’s meeting will be our bi-annual member’s “Portfolio Challenge.” Select members will present their work on their selected topic explaining how they captured and/or processed their images. These meetings are always very popular and informative. You won’t want to miss it.

Charlotte CNPA May Meeting – Photographing Insects and other Arthropods

Kefyn’s presentation provides a unique opportunity to learn more about insect and spider biology using images as a point of entry into the engrossing world of arthropods. It focuses on the intersection of art and science as exemplified by the task of making successful photographs of insects and other arthropods in the field. The aim is to share knowledge, techniques and skills that produce images that are rewarding works of art and pieces of scientific data that can be shared as citizen scientists online.

A portfolio of his images can be found at: www.hiddennatureimages.com

Bio
Kefyn M Catley is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Western Carolina University where he taught and conducted research in organismal evolutionary biology and science education. He holds a PhD in arthropod systematics from Cornell and was a research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. Traveling extensively, he has studied spiders on four continents and held faculty positions at Rutgers and Vanderbilt universities. A naturalist, passionate photographer, and lifelong observer of the tiny creatures “that run the world”, Kefyn gives talks and workshops at photographic, gardening and natural history societies to increase awareness of the role of arthropods in the biosphere. His research has been published extensively in a wide range of scientific journals and his photographs have been exhibited in galleries, appeared in magazines, and online.



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