Member Awards, Presentations and More!
Welcome to our Newest SLOCC Members!
- Chris Temple
- Chuck Uebele
- Lisa Chick
- Nancy Hayhurst
- Rich Hayhurst
- Mary Ellen Rice
Abandoned in AmericaPhotographer Nyla James Explores Forgotten Places
Our very own club president has an intriguing interest in and keen eye for forgotten farmhouses, deserted churches, vacant motels and the like. Check out this fantastic KCET article, complete with some of Nyla's amazing images--you may not look at those abandonded shacks the same way again!
Celebrating Flowers in Photographs
Links and information from Marlin Harm's presentation
delivered to the SLOCC on March 12, 2015.
Desert Wildflowers (may include Carrizo Plain & SLO County):
Natural History Wanderings -- Sandy Steinman's Blog & links (note that, although this has a very old date on the header, there are very recent posts on right side bar):
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 (Just scroll down, this page works. But also note that poppies close for the night, so don't go too early in the morning when flowers are still closed.)
Nature Alley (This also looks like an old page, but it has listings of some other current hotlines—though some do not work): http://www.natureali.org/wildflowers.htm
Joshua Tree National Park: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/blooms.htm
For occasional local wildflower/plant hikes, check SLO chapter of California Native Plant Society: http://www.cnps-slo.org/
Daylight Long Exposures using Neutral Density Filters
Links from James 'Crawf' Crawford's presentation
delivered to the SLOCC on February 12, 2015.
Find Pat Brown's presentation from the November 13, 2014 SLOCC meeting here => Mirrorless Cameras Presentation
How to Store a Camera Lens
In this B&H Video, David Brommer starts with cave paintings, quickly works his way through Egyptian and Medieval art and arrives in the Renaissance to demonstrate the advancement of composition and the birth of the Rule of Thirds. From there, he offers a wonderfully comprehensive yet down to earth lesson in photo history, theory and equipment, but most important, he demonstrates the basics of photographic composition and what makes a “good” photo. www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/photography/tips-solutions/holiday-2012-advanced-composition
Smartphone Apps for Photographers
From Jill Waterbury's presentation on September 11, 2014...her blog => photo338.com and the three smartphone apps every photographer should have in their arsenal:
Snapseed (iPhone), Free
Handy Photo (Android), $1.99
Handy Photo (iPhone), 1.99
Print Studio (Android), Free
Print Studio (iPhone), Free