to the new website for the Black Hills Photography Club. We will continue to work on the site so please let us know if we have made any errors or you would like to see anything added.
We are also looking for photographs to be displayed on the site. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing some of your work.
Our January program was presented by Harlan Humphrey (Wild Scenic Nature Photography) on “Wildlife Photography”. He shared his thoughts on things to consider for taking great wildlife photos. He showed some of his work. He answered questions at the end of the presentation and had a short slide show of approximately one hundred of his photos. It was a fun and interesting presentation!
Ted Ayers lead an informal discussion of camera and photography fundamentals. This opportunity allowed members and visitors to learn more about cameras functions, digital terminology, basic image capture and processing.
Wildlife and Nature Photography
Dick Kettlewell, local author and wildlife photographer presented some of his recent nature photography and answered questions regarding the equipment, nature and photography skills necessary to capture top notch wildlife and nature images.
Run the Camera, Don’t Let It Run You
Club member Dennis Laughlin delivered a workshop on digital camera basics entitled “Run the Camera, Don’t Let It Run You.” He covered the interactions found in the basic settings used in photography, along with how to use the manual and automatic settings found on most digital cameras. Participants brought their cameras for reference.
The vast array of photographic equipment on the market today can leave beginning and experienced photographers in a quandary as to which products will serve them best. This is particularly true of lens manufacturers. Nearly all of them advertises many of their zoom lenses as having macro capability. What does that really mean and how does the photographer interpret such claims and select the proper equipment to achieve his/her objective?
This workshop included a review of the fundamental aspects of macro photography and how it differs from close up photography. It included a detailed discussion of the options available to photographers. Examples of images obtained with the various set ups was shown and handouts were available. Attendees brought their own photo equipment (camera and film/media cards) to the workshop. Canon compatible equipment (FD and EOS) was available for attendees to use. Individuals shooting other cameras (Nikon, etc.) brought a media card and used the Canon equipment provided.
Africa to Alaska
Very experienced California photographer Don Bennett presented “Africa to Alaska”. Don presented a digital slide program of images captured during photographic Safaris and Expeditions in Africa and Alaska and on the Platte River migratory bird flyway of Central Nebraska. He shared his experience and techniques used in capturing the images. Much discussion ensued. Don Bennett is a long time member of the Lancaster Photography Association.