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Photographic Arts Lecture

On September 27, the Palo Alto Camera Club, along with the Mid-Peninsula Photo Alliance, will put on a special photographic arts lecture given by Adobe's well-known Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist, Julieanne Kost – website. Ms. Kost will speak about her photographic journey and her use of Photoshop to carry out her artistic vision.

The free lecture will be held at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:30 pm. Note that space is limited, so put the date on your calendar and plan to come early to get a seat--first come, first served.

Top 10 Tips for Great Portraits

For a recent Camera Club of Los Altos (CCLA) meeting, Steve Terlizzi did this presentation on Top 10 Tips for Great Portraits. We hope you enjoy it!

Nature & Digital Photography Seminar in the San Jose

On January 29–30, 2011, Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris presents a Nature & Digital Photography weekend seminar in the San Jose area with renowned photographer and digital photo expert John Shaw. Held at the Marriott Santa Clara, the seminar features one full day devoted to nature photography and the second day covering the digital darkroom. The two seminar days can be purchased as a package or separately by day. More information and registration can be found at http://www.photosafaris.com/main/john-shaw-photo-seminars-2011/  or by calling (206) 463-5383.

WeArePhotogs Gauntlet: Look for Uniqueness In An Game of Sameness

by Gary Fong - Available Courtesy of WeArePhotographers.com
Photographer: Jonathan Henderson, www.jpaulphoto.com

Figure 1 - USA vs. Slovenia

Many photographers enjoy doing sports coverage, because they are fans of the game.  They understand it, can anticipate the plays, and know the zones where the best action may take place.


Black and White Photography Presentation

Here is the presentation that Stephen Terlizzi presented at the May 2010 meeting of the Camera Club of Los Altos. Its subject is an overview of Black and White Photography. If you have any questions, please contact us at the Contact Us page.

An Evening with Bill Atkinson

Special Program: "An Evening with Bill Atkinson" – Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 7:30 pm – Palo Alto Art Center (Auditorium)

Nature photographer
Bill Atkinson, a founding member of the Macintosh design team for Apple, will talk about his forty-year love affair with nature photography. He will share his approach to his work, his attraction to the inner rock patterns found in his book, "Within the Stone," and his current PhotoCard app, which produces high-resolution photo postcards that can be sent via the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Courtesy of the Palo Alto Camera Club and Bill Atkinson Photography.

This event is free and open to the public.

David Morrison on the End of the World


Our own David Morrison is giving a lecture on the end of the world tomorrow night!

Actually, the lecture is tomorrow night, not the end of the world. He is giving a public lecture on April 21 at 7 pm at Foothill College on the fear of doomsday and the mythology surrounding December 21, 2012 -- including public reactions (anger, threats of suicide, etc.). He hopes he can draw some lessons about how science is misunderstood and how public confusion and fear can be exploited by unscrupulous people and organizations.

The lecture is free, but parking at Foothill is $2. Details here at Foothill College website.

David is the director of NASA's Lunar Science Institute and director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life at the SETI Institute. A world-renowned planetary scientist and expert in the field of asteroid impacts, he is the author of more than 155 technical papers and has published a dozen popular books and introductory textbooks. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his scientific and educational work, including the Sagan Medal of the American Astronomical Society for public communication.

Webmaster Update --- For the superstitious members of the club, I have posted the link to the REM's "It's The End of the World as We Know It" Youtube video for your enjoyment! :)

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.

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