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Digital Photography FALL 2019 Session
sTARTING Mid september

This fall we are planning a series of sessions that should appeal to both beginner, intermediate and maybe even seasoned photographers. It will be a combination of practical camera exercises and photo editing tips. We will give you a number of challenges with objects and situations to practice on. The idea is to take pictures, work on them at home with your editing software and then post the results on our dedicated photography website boomerartist.ca. The idea is to learn from each others images, as we discuss them on-line as well as at the next meeting where we often demonstrate how images are created and edited. The CALL Digital Photography group sessions are very informal and questions can be asked at any time. Often there are more experienced members that are happy to help with ideas and suggestions.  Fall meeting dates are shown below. Upcoming formal session details will be posted closer to the first session which is anticipated mid-September.

 When:  second & fourth Tuesday of each month
 Time:  1-3 PM
 Dates:  Sept 24; Oct 8, 22; Nov 12 & 26; Dec 10
 Where:  Rosedale Community Centre, Beugin Hall
 Facilitators:  Henri Walhout, Jim Springer

This summer we will announce a number of unscheduled Digital Photography activities. These activities are available to registered CALL members, and will be announced through our group email service. If you wish to participate please register for the CALL Digital Photography group. This page will only highlight a summary of these activities.  The full coverage will be documented on our separate website https://boomeraritst.ca . Don't forget to look at the Digital Photography Group Forum at the bottom of this page for the latest updates.

Kite Flying Action - Photo Opportunity - July and August

CALL has a kite flying interest group that regularly flies colourful kites in a large open field in NW Calgary. This setting would be a great
opportunity to practice your photography skills. Here we have extreme contrast challenges of colourful kites against bright skies. Or the challenge of capturing relatively fast moving objects. There are possibilities for artistic colour images at lower shutter speeds. And consider opportunities on this large field to use a big zoom for compressed “depth of field” images, such as rising kites with the back drop of more distant objects. For those who are getting into videography there is an opportunity to capture dancing kites flying in formation and combining them with concentrated facial expressions of the “pilots”. You could even add an interview or two with participants or bystanders.

Kite flying is of course wind dependent, and the organizer typically gives short notice of a kite flying event. If you are interested email Henri and he will put you on the Kite Flying Short Notice Email List. 

Wayne's flying quilt. Photo Credit - Henri - CALL Digital Photography group

Wayne flying a swallow tail kite (click to run the YouTube video). Photo Credit - Henri - CALL Digital Photography group

Digital Photography Summer 2019

On June 7 and June 21 we held Studio Photography sessions at cSpace. 

On June 7 we did our "dry run" logistics and equipment testing The hauling and setup of equipment took a bit longer than expected. The equipment worked just fine. Henri found out that he had to learn a lot more about the Canon Speedlight flash setup and control functions. On June 21 Jim and Henri were at cSpace at 8:00 am, and had the setup finished by 9:15 am, just when the first participants started to show up.  This gave everyone a chance to test their cameras on the bronze sculpture with the flash triggers we provided.  Bri, our live model, arrived at 10:00 am after which we really got going. First with natural light from the large classroom windows and then with the flash equipment, moving the light boxes around for different effects. In all a very successful session. Click here for the link to the CALL Digital Photography Website



Bowness the other stampede parade July 6, 2019

Photo Credit - Terry - CALL Digital Photography group

On Saturday July 6 the CALL Digital Photography group gathered at Terry's for a very early ( 6:45 a.m.) coffee get-together before heading out to view the stampede preparations on Bow Crescent. This was be a great photography opportunity without the spectator crowd obstructing the view. We got up close and personal with the parade participants. Click here for the link to the CALL Digital Photography web page with the photo submissions. Below my personal favourite.

Photo Credit - Henri - CALL Digital Photography group

The digital photography interest group will be facilitated by two experienced shutterbugs:

Henri Walhout is an experienced photographer who just likes to photograph all kinds of subjects. He has kept pace with current equipment and software.

Jim Springer has been an amateur photographer for 40 years. He is well versed in all types of photography, but prefers portrait, landscape and wildlife photography.

Register for this group by emailing the Facilitator  (Click on the blue Facilitator link)

* Guests are welcome but are expected to join CALL after evaluating the first two sessions. 

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