A camera club in Silicon Valley California promoting the mutual enjoyment and learning of the art of photography

Feb 2010

Digital Nature Photography Course

Our friends at the Palo Alto Camera Club are sponsoring again with the City of Palo Alto a nature photography course that will talk about nature photography as well as some great places to shoot nature photos in the Bay Area.

It looks like you don't need to go to the Serengeti to get great Nature photos. They are to be had here, too; though you might not find a giraffe walking through the streets of Palo Alto. Potentially, a mountain lion...but not a giraffe.

Below are some details from the City's 'Enjoy' catalog dated 2-18-10 and the course fee for non-residents of Palo Alto is $200. You can find out more details here at the Palo Alto Camera Club site.

Photoshop's 20th Anniversary on Web TV

Runtime : 17:49

In this documentary, the founders of Adobe Photoshop - John Knoll, Thomas Knoll, Russell Brown, and Steve Guttman - tell the story of how an amazing coincidence of circumstances, that came together at just the right time 20 years ago, spawned a cultural paradigm shift unparalleled in our lifetime.


PSA Entries (Feb 2010)

PSA Entries

Above are the entries for the April PSA Competition. Click on the above graphic to go to the thumbnail gallery. Thanks for everyone who participated.

Ultrawide Lens Presentation

Here is a slidecast of January's presentation by Stephen Terlizzi on "Learning to shoot an Ultrawide Lens". For those who missed the in-person presentation, this slidecast from Steve's companies' Web site (wearephotographers.com) has a voiceover narration. Enjoy!

February and March Meeting Plans

February 18 – 7pm (meeting will start promptly to cover a full program)
Tonight’s program will offer a mix of administrative information sharing & ideas soliciting, an educational program and a competition:

  • Niki Muller will kick off with the welcome and administrative matters (including 2010 directions!). 2010 annual membership fees are due at this meeting ($30 for Individuals, $40 for Couples).

  • Lou Beaudet will provide the educational content, an illustrated talk on, “Aerial Photography & How I Edit It Creatively”

  • Club Photo Competition – club members will judge & select up to 6 images to submit to the April 1 PSA competition

March 18 – 7pm

The Annual Awards Dinner. Niki has graciously offered to hold this Potluck event at her home (Portola Valley). The Club's 2009 winning digital & print images will be judged once again to decide the best of the best. This will be the must-attend social event of the season (photography vests, optional). Please hold the date on your calendars!

February PSA Competition Results

New Board Members Elected – January 2010

New Board Members Elected – January 2010
Elections were held, and these are the new officers. We still could use a Secretary to fill out the board positions… please volunteer:

President - Niki Muller
Vice President - Trudi Clifton-Vizvary
Treasurer - Ray Kaleda
Secretary - To be elected
Webmaster - Stephen Terlizzi
Newsletter Editor - Robyn Aber

Happy 2010 CCLA Members!

We have lots of new programming and planning ideas for 2010 that we’re excited to share with you. Niki Muller will be asking for your thoughts on them during our February 18th meeting (7 – 9:30pm @ the Hillview Community Center). The more members who participate to shape program ideas for the coming year, the more lively and interesting the activities roadmap we can pull together.
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