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Great Variety at Audubon Photo Club March 10, 2014

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 Member Suzette Paduano will be a speaker at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 13. The photograph of this well-fed cardinal was taken by Paduano from her kitchen window.

Member Suzette Paduano will be a speaker at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 13. The photograph of this well-fed cardinal was taken by Paduano from her kitchen window.

Jamestown, NY – A variety pack of topics will be presented at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, March 13, there will be member presentations on “what are all these new camera types,” “some common camera problems explained,” and “nature photography-objectivity, manipulation and ethics.” Also at the 6:30 p.m. meeting, members will show their efforts at repairing two old photographs.

“Winter White” and “Silhouette” are the themes for the Project Time that precedes the speakers, building on last month’s tech talk topics presentation.

“Pictures that don’t respond to auto-corrections and why” is the topic for the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

Old Photo Restoration at Audubon Photo Club February 5, 2014

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Member Edie Wall will be the speaker at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 13. Shown here is an old 1950’s photograph of Wall that she will restore.

Member Edie Wall will be the speaker at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 13. Shown here is an old 1950’s photograph of Wall that she will restore.

Jamestown, NY – Member Edie Wall will demonstrate restoring old photographs at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, February 13, Wall will show repair and restoration techniques she uses to bring faded color, cracked and stained old photographs back to their original form. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, she will describe how the repairs are approached and demonstrate the methods used live on actual photos.

Wall has created beautiful gardens on her property in Sherman, New York, in order to photograph them and all the creatures they attract. She began taking photos in high school with a Kodak Brownie and now enjoys learning more about her cameras, post-processing software, photography and gardening. Wall became interested in photo restoration when she was compiling a book of photos for her family members and acquired some old photos that were in bad shape.
“Indoor fill-flash” and “Winter tree-line” are the themes for the Project Time that follows the speaker, building on January’s tech talk topics presentation.
Higher ISO settings – what are the tradeoffs & what do you lose, and a demo on exposure compensation of overly white objects are the topics for the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting.
A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.
Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

Members to Present Favorite Images at Audubon Photo Club December 30, 2013

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Member Arlene Bonnett will be a speaker at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 9. Shown here is her photograph of the Celoron lighthouse.

Member Arlene Bonnett will be a speaker at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 9. Shown here is her photograph of the Celoron lighthouse.

Three members sharing their favorite images will be the program kicking off the new year at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, January 9, Arlene Bonnett, Suzette Paduano and Bill Smith will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached and techniques used.

The “member favorite images” is a great way to get to know the members and their interests. Photo subjects include a wide variety of subjects such as animals, birds, flowers, people, macro, landscapes and even alternative old-time photo processes.

“Toning an Image” and “Holiday Lights Bokeh” are the themes for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on November’s tech talk topics presentation. Toning can be done in-camera or in the digital darkroom. Bokeh, meaning the appearance, or “feel,” of out-of-focus areas of an image, here uses a cutout in front of the lens to turn out-of-focus holiday lights into shapes.

Flash compensation and balancing flash with existing natural lighting are the topics for the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting. Fill-flash supplements the existing light and so fills in where the natural light didn’t go.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

Learn to Fix Common Imaging Problems ar Audubon Photo Club Meeting November 2, 2013

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Jamestown, NY – “Fixing Common Imaging Problems” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. Cathy Abers-Kimball will demonstrate how she fixes common photo issues using a digital darkroom program. These issues include over and under-exposure, color and contrast, red-eye, reducing background clutter and off-focus problems.

Cathy Abers-Kimball is a local graphic and website designer who owns 2nd Look Graphic Design in Jamestown. She enjoys photographing all subjects and has an eye for the abstract.

“Show That It’s Windy” and “Foreground Interest” are the topics for the image review that begins after the speaker. Depicting wind in a photo encourages people to be creative and deals with thinking about light levels and longer exposures. Foreground interest concerns issues dealing with a very close object in the scene; moving the camera a few inches has a strong effect.

The 15-minute Tech Talk will be on making toned images easily. Options include built-in camera methods and basic digital darkroom techniques.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Fixing Common Imaging Problems” will be the topic at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 14. Shown here is presenter Cathy Abers-Kimball’s photograph of a small cascade surrounded by fall leaves.

“Fixing Common Imaging Problems” will be the topic at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 14. Shown here is presenter Cathy Abers-Kimball’s photograph of a small cascade surrounded by fall leaves.

“Image Review Spectacular” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting September 30, 2013

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 “Image Review Spectacular” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, September 13. Shown here is member Laurel Austin-Smith’s photograph taken at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

“Image Review Spectacular” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, September 13. Shown here is member Laurel Austin-Smith’s photograph taken at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

Jamestown, NY – “Image Review Spectacular” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest judge Bill Smith will review the winning images and what made them stand out as well as 70 other images and where they fell short.

There are many common and easily avoidable or fixable issues with these entries, including cropping, not matching lighting to the subject, centered subject, busy backgrounds, focus, glare, and tilted horizons.

Better cropping is the main way to improve most images as the cropped out areas pull attention away from the subject. Seeing how these images fell short will help folks to improve their own photography.

The 2013 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest had over 350 submissions from 25 states and 10 foreign countries.

“Mostly reflection” and “Forest shot with sun” are the topics for the image review that begins after the speaker. Showing reflection shots in water is to encourage folks to think more creatively. The forest shot with sun will require folks to use their in-camera controls to get a proper exposure.

The 15-minute Tech Talk will be a hands-on demonstration of taking silhouette shots.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Year in Review” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting September 13, 2013

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Jamestown, NY – “Last Year in Review” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. club member Bill Smith will review all the camera projects, 15-minute tech talks, and highlights of the speakers from the previous year of meetings. Succinct notes with tips and web links will be provided.

September starts a new year for the Photo Club and the new year’s schedule will be distributed. Upcoming plans include tech talks on doing a silhouette, all those camera shooting modes and image toning. Camera projects include using bounce light, fill-flash and abstract nature, and speakers will address composition principles, improving your phone shots and restoring old photos.

Bill Smith has been shooting all subjects for many years. Since he was very young, he has been fascinated by nature. He shares his nature, landscape, architectural and rural images at regional art shows/street fairs and occasional exhibits. Most recently, he was the judge for one division of the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest that had submissions from 25 states and 10 foreign countries.

“Vertical nature shot” and “Rotate a picture 90 degrees” are the topics for the image review that begins after the speaker. Vertical shots are much less common than horizontal, so this topic is to encourage folks to bend those elbows. The rotation project is to get shooters to view their already-taken images more deeply by finding interesting images within images that look fascinating when rotated to the right or left.

The 15-minute tech talk will be a hands-on demonstration of your camera’s auto-exposure bracketing feature.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

 “Year in Review” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, September 13. Shown here is presenter Bill Smith’s montage photograph of a seagull coming in at Barcelona Harbor.

“Year in Review” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, September 13. Shown here is presenter Bill Smith’s montage photograph of a seagull coming in at Barcelona Harbor.

Members to Present Favorite Images at Audubon Photo Club April 29, 2013

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Jamestown, NY – Three members sharing their favorite images will be the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, May 9, Barbara Garfield, Jean Voltmann, and Bruce Isaacson will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached and techniques used.

Barbara Garfield bought her first camera when she was a teenager and has loved taking pictures ever since. She has displayed her photos at various places in Chautauqua County. Her favorite images include animals, flowers, clouds, people, macro and landscapes.

Jean Voltmann’s first love was the dark room and alternative photography, and for years she audited classes at Jamestown Community College. Now she is a digital photographer with an interest in the landscape and architecture. She had a one-woman show at the Prendergast Library in 2000.

Bruce Isaacson travels widely, is interested in all subjects, and has done darkroom work for many years. While embracing digital, he still shoots film with larger format cameras and enjoys the wonderment that comes with film development.

“Waterfalls and Moving Water” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s long exposure tips camera corner presentation.

F-stops and slow shutter speeds is the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting furthering last month’s presentation. Showing motion in subjects can put life into otherwise static images.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

Photo caption: “Members’ Favorite Images” will be the topic at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Shown here is Barbara Garfield’s photograph of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota.

Photo caption: “Members’ Favorite Images” will be the topic at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Shown here is Barbara Garfield’s photograph of the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota.

“Panorama Photos” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting April 6, 2013

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Jamestown, NY – “All About & Stitching Panorama Photos” will be the subject of the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting. Benefits of multiple exposures versus a very wide angle lens, stitching exposures together and general tips will be explained and demonstrated.

Member Bill Smith will make the presentation on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Smith is a self-taught photographer who simply enjoys taking pictures. Photography is a creative expression he does for himself and has been a part of his life since he was young. He exhibits his work at outdoor art shows. For Smith, photography is an excuse to get outdoors, an incredible amount of fun, plus he says he “can’t draw worth a hoot!”

Smith will share some techniques folks can use to make better panoramas. Previewing the subject, qualities of light, camera settings and paying attention to moving scene elements such as clouds are among the issues he will discuss and illustrate.

During the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting, member Bruce Isaacson will present tips for long exposures to show motion.

“Rain” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers. The object is to use the rain and make it a feature of the images you take. Rainy days can be moody and present wonderful features like reflections, people dashing about, and water drops on almost every surface.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

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“Indoor Home Portraits” Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting March 5, 2013

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Jamestown, NY – “Better Indoor Home Portrait Photos” will be the subject of the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

Local portrait, wedding and commercial photographer Jon Elder will make the presentation on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Elder has been a mainstay in the Jamestown area since 1988. His full-time photography studio features expertly executed artistic images of weddings, events, and portraiture. His strong technical excellence and a keen creative eye combine for captivating results.

Elder will share some techniques folks can use to improve their own informal at-home portraits. Directing the subject, qualities of home lights, camera settings and paying attention to the background are among the issues he will discuss and illustrate.

During the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting member Marcus Edwards will present tips for foul weather shooting: Don’t let the weather stop you from getting great shots!

“Clouds” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers. While clouds are in most outdoor shots, using them as the main subject requires more consideration on the part of the photographer.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

 “Indoor Home Portraits” will be the subject of Jon Elder’s presentation at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 14. The professional photographer normally takes people’s portraits but enjoys getting creative, too, as seen in this photograph of a train engine.<br /><p class=” width=”460″ height=”306″ class=”size-full wp-image-777″ /> “Indoor Home Portraits” will be the subject of Jon Elder’s presentation at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 14. The professional photographer normally takes people’s portraits but enjoys getting creative, too, as seen in this photograph of a train engine.

“Members’ Favorite Images” to be Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting February 13, 2013

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Photo caption: “Members’ Favorite Images” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 21. Shown here is Laurel Austin-Smith’s photograph of a glimpse of spring to come.

Photo caption: “Members’ Favorite Images” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 21. Shown here is Laurel Austin-Smith’s photograph of a glimpse of spring to come.

Jamestown, NY – Three members presenting their favorite images will be the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, February 21, members Bonnie Bowen, Laurel Austin-Smith, and Bob Gibbon will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached, techniques used and any post-shot treatment in the digital darkroom.

These three members have been shooting for years; all enjoy exploring the great outdoors and have different directions in outdoor photography. Their favorite images range from flowers and macro work to landscape and long telephoto bird photography.

“Negative Space” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s camera tech presentation. Negative space is everything but the subject in a picture. How this non-subject material is handled can either help to bring the subject out or confuse the viewer as to what is the subject.

Tips for foul weather shooting is the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting: don’t let the weather stop you from getting great shots.

A social time follows the program and will include some recent photography books to peruse that have arrived in the county library.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month; the February meeting was moved in recognition of Valentine’s Day.

Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

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