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November 2021

Pre Program Meeting Training Session – How to Back up Your Photos followed by a CCC Business Meeting

November 10, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

John Hoyt will offer training on How to Back up your Photos from 5:45 to 6:15. A short CCC Business meeting will follow

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Rad Drew – The Magic of SnapSeed

November 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presentation Description:
I think for a potentially mixed audience of iPhone and Android users, the Magic of SnapSeed topic will be a good one that will be well received regardless of phone.

SnapSeed is one of the most powerful apps for processing images on mobile devices and it fits in the palm of your hand!
Photographer, Rad A. Drew, will share tips and tricks that you can use to edit and stylize your images using SnapSeed on your mobile phone.

What you’ll learn:

• You'll be introduced to the SnapSeed interface and the various tools for processing your images
• Rad's simple workflow for processing any image in SnapSeed
• How to use SnapSeed's hidden masking feature for eliminating noise in clouds and sky, and selectively sharpening parts of an image, such as the eyes in a portrait.
• How to use the masking feature to leave a splash of color in a B&W image.
• How to save your images to your camera roll, and in a form that will allow you to pick up editing where you left off.
• How to stylize your images with textures and filters for a vintage look.

Install SnapSeed. It’s free!

Install the free SnapSeed app on your iPhone or android phone prior to the presentation.

• Get SnapSeed for the iPhone at the App Store
• Get SnapSeed for the Android at the Play Store

Here is a bio and a headshot.

Teacher, photographer, and tour leader, Rad A. Drew, creates with the iPhone, mirrorless, and infrared cameras. Rad has presented at CCC meetings in the past, delivered workshops for the club, and was a presenter at the Rehoboth Beach Bash in 2019. He is a frequent contributor to PSA Journal, and was listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018. His creative images have been recognized internationally and exhibited in galleries around the world including SOHO Gallery and SOHO Arthaus in NYC, the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival, and Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Rad is an associate editor for PhotoPXL.com, and the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer. He is a contributor to The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone, serves as a Topaz Labs Affiliate, and is known for his informative
How I Did It!™ video tutorials. See Rad’s work and tutorials on his website, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and subscribe to his newsletter.

For information about upcoming photo tours with Rad in 2021 and 2022, visit his website.

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December 2021

Pre Program Meeting Training Session – How to Clean Your Camera Sensor followed by a CCC Business Meeting

December 8, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

John Hoyt will offer a training session on How to Clean your Camera Sensor at 5:45pm and this will be followed by a CCC Business Meeting

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John Barclay – “Through the Lens of Love”

December 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

John Barclay will present via Zoom

John’s Bio
I always created images, but I was never “a photographer.” I told myself I wasn’t creative. I wasn’t artistic. My stick figures were failures. But I had this new camera and I wanted to learn how to use it. On the first night of my first photo workshop, I stared in awe at the images shared by the group. The dream of being a “good” photographer was born. I sought out great photographers like Dan Sniffin, Tony Sweet and Nancy Rotenberg and I emulated them, listened to them, and learned from them. But I became a photographer in my own right when Nancy forbade me to look through anyone else’s viewfinder for the entire duration of an epic trip to Africa. “Follow YOUR vision,” she said, “and make the pictures that only you can see.” Doubtful, but willing, I began looking for the images that spoke directly to me, that pulled my eye or aroused my imagination. I looked for connection, and found my photographer self.
I created my program “Dream • Believe • Create” to reflect my artistic journey. I began my journey with few skills, but aspired to be better. I watched and learned, gained a bit of confidence, and then began to see photography not only as a reflection of the world around me, but also as the representation of the reality inside me. My photographic journey freed me to create what was uniquely mine. Being genuinely aware of the beauty around me as I look through my lens feeds my soul and brings me great joy. I encourage the participants in my workshops to share that journey and discover the artist residing inside each of them.
Following that inner eye, I photograph whatever makes my heart sing. I have explored diverse subjects and continue to learn processing techniques that bring my vision to life. I am eager to share my journey with my tour members, to help them pay attention to what turns their heads, to help them feel more connected to the experience of making unique images that make their hearts, too, sing.

Topic: Through the Lens of Love

If you are like me, you've probably chased after images, even images you might have seen searching for inspiration on social media. You may have even created a checklist to be sure you got exactly what you planned for. You have likely going out with expectations only to be disappointed when the conditions were not right, or you did not find what you had hoped for.

Realizing that photography is a creative art form, i am constantly exploring new ways to connect with my subject rather than just photograph what I am drawn to. Love? Really? What does love have to do with it? That is what this presentation will disclose. How does the love of my subjects influence my photography ? It boils down to this -- I photograph what makes my heart sing!

In this presentation, I will share stories an day thoughts from a 20 year journey to where I now look through the lens of love. I hope you will join me.

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January 2022

Creative Bird Photography by Ray Hennessy

January 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will begin at 6:30pm
What makes an artistic bird photo different then just a standard documentary bird portrait? Ray will be discussing and showing all the methods he uses such as light, space, bokeh, getting close, capturing action and using hides to create unique bird photos that are a joy to look at.
Ray be sharing nearly 200 photographs during this presentation. Be ready for a wide variety of unique and different bird photo

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Mark Edward Harris presents his “Award Winning Photo Essays”

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mark Edward Harris
His Award Winning Photo Essays including:
"The People of the Forest" ( orangutans) "North Korea"
"3.11" (Japanese tsunami) The Way of the Japanese Bath
"The Miracle Games" (Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics)

Mark will stress the idea of creating focused bodies of work.

Bio:After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documentary History, Mark started his professional photography career doing the stills for the Merv Griffin Show and various television and movie companies. When the show ended he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The images created on that trip brought attention to his travel and documentary photography. He since has visited and photographed in more than 100 countries. His editorial work has appeared in publications including Vanity Fair, LIFE, GEO, Time, Newsweek, Wallpaper, Stern, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes, AFAR, Vogue Brazil, Elle Canada, Esquire Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian GQ, Marie Claire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Times Travel Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, as well as many photography and airline in-flight magazines. His commercial clients range from Newsweek and The New York Times for his documentary photography to cruise lines, airlines and government tourist bureaus for his travel photography. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO Award for advertising photography, an Aurora Gold Award for commercial directing and an ACE Award for directing and producing a video for television. In the spring of 1998 Abbeville Press published Mark’s book “Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work” recording in both words and pictures many of the great names in photography. In March of 1999, the book won the prestigious New York Book Show “Photography Book of the Year” and “Best of Show” awards. Mark’s book “The Way of the Japanese Bath” (R.A.M. Publications), winner of a Premier Print Award, was published in February 2003 to coincide with a touring exhibition beginning at APEX Fine Art in Los Angeles. His third book “Mark Edward Harris: Wanderlust” (R.A.M. Publications) was released in November 2004. Images in that book led Mark to being named “Photographer of the Year” at the 2004 Black + White Spider Awards and the book itself being named the people/photography book of the year at the 2005 International Photography Awards. “Domicilium Decoratus” (Harper/Collins), collaboration with award-winning interior designer Kelly Wearstler, was released in 2006. In 2007 Chronicle Books published his book “Inside North Korea.” A revised edition of Wanderlust was also published in the same year and was the recipient of the first place award for Fine Art Books at the “Prix del la Photographie Paris (PX3). In September 2008 Chronicle Books published “Inside Iran.” In 2009 a revised and expanded edition of The Way of the Japanese Bath was released. The book was selected as one of PDN’s photo books of the year in 2010 as well as an IPA award. Mark is a contributing editor for publications in the photography field including Outdoor Photographer, Black & White and Lens Magazine. Harris shares his photographic knowledge through teaching photography workshops around the globe. In 2012, he was a keynote speaker in Yokohama at the International Travel Mart presenting his series on Japanese ryokans and hot springs and at the Travel Photography Festival at the Royal Geographical Society in London. In 2013 his first book on South Korea and his second book on North Korea were released with a book tour including stops at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, the Korea Society in New York, and the Newseum in Washington, DC. "North Korea" was named "Photography Book of the Year" at the International Photography Awards. In 2017 Focal Press published, The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images. A 3rd edition of The Way of the Japanese Bath was released in 2019. Mark's latest book, The People of the Forest, focuses on orangutans.

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February 2022

“The Business of Art” presented by Carol Boyd-Heron Co-Owner Peninsula Gallery

February 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation is a crash course in what it takes to get gallery representation. Carol will also discuss the importance of presentation and pricing. Carol will begin her presentation at 6:00pm.

Carol Boyd-Heron owner of the Peninsula Gallery located in Lewes Delaware will present "The Business of Art". Carol will discuss how to price your photographs for selling in galleries, framing, etc The Peninsula Gallery is one of the originals-only fine art galleries in Delaware. The gallery features over 25 local and regional artists showing their work a continuing basis. In addition, they provide an exhibition space for monthly shows which allows for them to bring visiting artist' work to the area.

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March 2022

“Still Life – Beyond fruit Bowls and Flowers” presented by Betsy Wilson

March 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

Betsy Wilson will explore the world of still life photography through her unique perspective. A combination of traditional still life subjects, nature's fascinating still subjects, and a few whimsical and unusual creations, Betsy's still lifes provide studies in composition and lighting. Unlike landscape or street photography, the photographer is in complete control of subject matter, composition, shape, color, depth of field, lighting and presentation. The true skill lies in the ability to take something mundane and everyday out of its normal habitat and transform it into something of beauty by using our skills as photographers.

Betsy began learning photography after retiring from a career as a newspaper publisher. Her husband Jim gave her his hand-me-down camera and a lot of encouragement, and she has never looked back. Her passion for photography includes a wide variety of types including macro, landscape and nature photography. In addition to being honored as Photographer of the Year Award at the Chester County Camera Club, she has received numerous recognitions for her artistic photography including a Silver Medal awarded at the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography, and First Place Award in Photography at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Betsy is an active member of the Chester County Camera Club, and has given numerous presentations for area camera clubs.

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April 2022

“What Makes a Great Wildlife Photo? A Subjective Review” presented by Jerry Am Ende

April 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will begin at 6:30pm

In this information presentation, Jerry will talk about those aspects of bird and wildlife photography that will result in outstanding images. The presentation will cover shooting in the field, planning the shot, composition and post processing.

Jerry am Ende is a Nature and Wildlife Photographer from Wilmington, Delaware. He is a retired DuPont chemical engineer. He was first introduced to photography as a High School Newspaper/ Yearbook photographer in the early 1960s. Photographic honors include:
Three time champion of the Conowingo Dam Eagle Contest
Two time “HighlyHonored” in the International Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards.
Two time Grand Champion of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art “Art-in-Nature” competition.
His images have been used by National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian Channel, Maryland Public Television, NASA and the Washington Post.
Published in Outdoor Photographer magazine.
Nine time winner of the Salon Open competition category of the Delaware Photographic Society.
Four time winner of the Morris James Award.
He has been a presenter at the Photographic Society of America (PSA) annual conference.
Email: ALAL19808@yahoo.com Website: https://bit.ly/jerrys-photos

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June 2022

“Making the Case for Black & White in Photography” presented by Mike Baker

June 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Topic: Making the Case for Black & White in Photography
We live in a world of color- it dominates much of the what we see on the internet, social media, publications etc. However, what is the impact on a scene or subject when presented in absence of color?
Mike Baker will share his perspective on Black and White (B&W) photography including tips on pre-visualization; that is, learning to form an image in your mind’s eye on how a scene will translates to B&W before clicking the shutter. This will help the photographer to hone in on subjects and compositional elements that translate well into black and white. Additionally, Mike will provide examples of subjects that lend itself well to Black and White.
In the end, you’ll discover that you’ll start to look at the world differently. You’ll become more aware of light – its quality and its direction. You’ll become a better photographer for it.
Mike Baker is an award-winning and published fine art photographer based in the Chicagoland area. Two of his greatest passions in life are travel and photography. Traveling on family vacations as a youngster helped to develop Mike’s desire to see places outside of his home state of Maryland. Further travel through previous military and current work assignments further broadened his view of the world via experiencing other cultures. Mike has been very fortunate to have traveled throughout North America, Europe and Asia (China), including his most recent adventures to Cuba. Both travel and photography has made Mike better appreciate his own home and culture as well as the people and lands he’s visited. ​Artist Statement Photography is an art of observation. It offers a creative outlet that allows Mike to capture interesting subjects in an ordinary place, transforming it into something extraordinary. Over the course of his photographic journey, Mike has developed that inner eye, that 3rd Eye that provides perception beyond ordinary sight. His work is most notable in the area of architecture, city-scape, and long exposure monochrome photography. Mike takes time to study his subjects, searching for patterns, shapes, light and shadow, and develops the image from this standpoint. Offering a surreal quality, Mike's images offer visions that often remain observed with suggested interpretations open to one's imagination.

Email: mikebaker@3rdeyephotographic.com
Website: www.3rdeyephotographic.com

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