SIG - Leader: Sam Markman
The Event Photography SIG is for those Club members who wish to utilize their photography skills to give back to our local community. The Event Photography SIG is comprised of volunteer members who contribute their photography skills to mostly 501(C)3 organizations so that these organizations may benefit by using our images on their social media platforms and to promote their mission.
Event Photography SIG participants should have (or wish to develop) a good understanding of digital photography, lighting, and editing to capture event activities under often rapidly varying light and movement. Knowledge of your camera and when to utilize its different features and modes is essential along with the capability to change them ‘on the fly’. Both on-camera and off-camera lighting may apply in some circumstances. Post event editing is essential to a quality product.
The Event Photography SIG’s services are provided upon the request of various organizations and agreed to as appropriate. Some recent examples of organizations benefiting from the Event SIG’s contributions are Fort Miles Historical Society, Easterseals Walk with Me, Wings of Hope Butterfly Release, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Operation SEAs the Day, Warrior Paddle Connect, Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding, and others.
A digital camera, speed light (flash), and a basic understanding of your camera's functions. To a large extent, most things learned will be independent of camera manufacturer, but the instructors will work primarily with Nikon and Canon equipment (some support for Fujifilm as well). Having a paper copy or digital file of your camera's User Manual will be extremely helpful.
Max. # of club members:
No restrictions on the size of the group
Location, day and time of meetings:
Meetings will occur, on average, once a month, but additional meeting may be called based upon needs. Since the venue of events vary, meetings will be held in various locations designed to match various event venues (both indoor and outdoor).
The goal is to provide club members with a greater detailed knowledge of their equipment (cameras and strobe lights) and how to use that equipment to properly photograph events. Members will gain a greater level of comfort in using their gear to photograph a variety of events. This will include how to choose the proper lens, camera settings and lighting setups, etc., how to develop a "story" with your photographs, and how to process and distribute photos to event organizers.
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