Monthly Meeting



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The event was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Members' Forum this evening: "Still Life - Beyond Fruit Bowls and Flowers".  CCCC member Betsy Wilson will explore the world of still life photography through her unique perspective.  A combination of traditional still life subjects, nature's fascinating still subjects, and a few whimsical and unusual creations, Betsy's still lifes  provide studies in composition and lighting. Unlike landscape or street photography, the photographer is in complete control of subject matter, composition, shape, color, depth of field, lighting and presentation.  The true skill lies in the ability to take something mundane and everyday out of its normal habitat and transform it into something of beauty by using our skills as photographers.

Our guest speaker is Jackie Kramer who will present on "Artistic Floral Photography."  Jackie will share some of the techniques she uses to create artistic floral images both in the field and in post-production.  Her presentation will include examples of regular macro, abstracts, and composites made with the use of various lights, lightpads, Lensbabies & other optics all edited in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. She will also share the elements that she strives to employ related to her philosophy… “Live Your Legacy.”

Jackie lives in St. Augustine, FL, after living in Alaska for almost 30 years. Since the age of 16, she has been photographing the natural world, with an emphasis on flowers. She has earned awards from The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY); the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild (Best in Show in 2017 and 2018 and Competitor of the Year in 2017 and 2018), the Professional Photographers of America's International Photographic Competition (Silver Medal in 2018), and from the North America Nature Photographers Association (2018). She maintains an active Facebook group, Phlorography- Artistic Floral Photography, with over 5,200 passionate floral photographers from around the world. One of her main goals is to enrich others through the support and relationships developed and fostered through this network.  View her work athttps://www.luvblooms.com/

 

 

 

 

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Driving to and from Westminster Presbyterian Church. Care must be taken when driving to and from the church, since it is adjacent to US 202 (on the southbound side) and this is a busy road with lots of fast-moving traffic. Traveling to the church from West Chester and the northern side. Drive south on High Street or US 202 Southbound. After passing Stetson Middle School on the right, be aware that West Pleasant Grove Road is the very next right-hand turn after the jug handle at the Stetson light (about 500 yards down). Slow down as you come to this turn, then make a right and then a left into the church parking lot. Traveling to the church from the south side. Option 1: You can come north on US and turn left into West Pleasant Grove Road but there is no light there and it’s a dangerous turn and not recommended. Option 2: Come north on US 202 and make a left onto Route 926, Street Road. Drive on 926 for 0.9 miles, make a right on South New Street, drive 0.6 miles, make a right on West Pleasant Grove Road, drive 0.8 miles and make a right into the church parking lot. Parking and entering the church. The church is a large facility and there are many entrances. We need to enter via the main entrance, which is a large feature of the church with a stone portico. You can’t miss it. Park anywhere near there; there are plenty of spaces. Please do not park in any restricted spaces. Leaving the church. To travel south, you can leave the church lot and travel south on US 202. Merge carefully! To travel north, note that you can NOT make a left onto US 202 northbound. You must do one of the following. Option 1: Travel South on US 202 to Route 926, then make a left and use the shopping center parking lot to change directions to the northbound road. Option 2: Leave the parking lot by turning left on West Pleasant Grove Road, then make a right on South New Street. New Street will take you north through the WCU campus and into West Chester. (Make a right on Rosedale to get back to High Street.)

Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382

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