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October 2017

Member Forum (6:30 PM EDT)
Capturing Motion in Photography Presenter:  Betsy Wilson Motion photography is compelling, challenging, and fun.  There are many ways to capture motion in photography.  The most common method is Suspended Movement - use a fast shutter speed to freeze the action. But there are many other techniques to either capture motion or to create the illusion of motion.  Betsywill show examples of different types of motion photography and explain the method behind each one.  Motion blur can come from either in front of the camera, or from behind it. Panning, zooming, changing shutter speeds, and a few unusual and fun methods of capturing motion will be illustrated.  This presentation is sure to give you some inspiration to try some new techniques, and to learn how to capture motion before the February Competition when the assigned topic is “Motion Photography” delete
Monthly Meeting (7:30 PM EDT)
Guest Speaker is Larry Lefever who will present on "Miksang: Architectural Street Photography." ‘Miksang’ is a Tibetan word meaning ‘Good-eye’ or more accurately, pure seeing. At its core, the practice of Miksang allows us to see beyond our conceptual view of the world. Instead of seeing familiar objects, we can experience pure color, texture, shape, and the negative space they interact with for what they really are. A chair can become a piece of sculpture and buildings turn into abstract geometry once labels are removed. Simple in theory, perhaps a bit challenging in practice, Miksang also helps us identify the real image when something catches our eye and not a formulated version of photos we’ve seen before. We’ve all had the experience of being stopped in our tracks, knowing there’s a picture in front of us, but unable to make a satisfying image. Miksang provides a path to uncover our own unique vision and the tools to turn our experience into a photograph. Architectural Street Photography: Though photographing people doing everyday ‘people things’ has been going on since the invention of the camera, in recent years ‘Street Photography’ has become extremely popular, and often ambiguous in its voice. My thirty years as an architectural photographer has led me to explore people interacting with their environment and discovering that however small the human figure may be in an image, they can convey a powerful presence. I often work with silhouettes, shadows, and reflections to explore scenes that often go unnoticed. You may not think that growing up on a farm, followed by 16 years working in construction would be good preparation for a thirty year career in photography, but that’s exactly how things worked out for Larry Lefever. Ready to move on from construction work in 1984, Larry shared his passion for photographing the rural landscape with Grant Heilman, owner of the world’s largest stock photo agency specializing in agriculture and there was an immed delete
Myrick Conservation Center of the BVA (8:30 AM EDT)
This beautiful site is part of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance property in Pocopson Township (Route 842). Explore 300+ acres of nature trails, fall foliage and historic barns and buildings. Some structures will be open exclusively for our club. From their web site: "The property contains a Quaker barn which dates to the beginning of the 19th century and contains several additions to the original building. It also has a rare wood silo from the early 1900s, the only such silo remaining intact in Chester County. Also on the property is a spring house dating to the Revolutionary War period. Presently much of the property is used for agriculture under a conservation plan that dates to 1981. Crops include sunflowers, sorghum, corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and hay. The small streams which begin on the property are protected with tree plantings to reduce overland runoff and filter out contaminants." The Myrick Center site is on the web here. Here it is on a map. Carpoolers will meet in Exton at 8:30. The group will rendezvous at the Myrick Center at 9:00 am.  If you are driving west from West Chester on Rt 842, turn left into the parking area and meet the group there. delete
Monthly Competition (7:00 PM EDT)
Rule of Thirds - See information about this topic and other Assigned Topics here: https://cccc.visualpursuits.com/d/73675ffe-242e-4a48-9cc3-f84292b1ff91 delete
Bus Trip to Liberty and Ellis Islands (7:30 AM EDT)
On this trip, we visit two historic and iconic islands in New York Harbor: Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and Ellis Island, home of the National Museum of Immigration. Our Krapf’s motor coach will pick us up at Stetson Middle School in West Chester and take us to Liberty State Park where we board the ferry that makes the circuit to the two islands. A full day on these islands will provide an abundance of shooting opportunities: vast harbor panoramas, the Manhattan skyline in the distance across the bay, as well as historic details, architecture shots and photos that tell a story. A special part of this trip will be the “Hard Hat Tour” of the southern part of Ellis Island; an area that was for a long time inaccessible to the public, but which has recently been opened up for small tours. On this tour you will see the hospital, contagious disease wards, kitchen, laundry, mortuary and autopsy rooms. Most of this environment is in a state of stark decay. We will be going into this area in three 12-person groups scheduled throughout the afternoon. All arrangements are being made in advance as a package. The price includes the bus transportation, the ferry ticket, pedestal access at the Statue, admission to the Immigration Museum and the Hard Hat Tour. The pricing is a total of $120 per person. (The pricing is a package, so it will not be possible for anyone to travel separately.) delete

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