Join fellow club members for a shoot at Vasquez Rocks. We will meet at the information center at 8 a.m. Bring your own picnic fare to enjoy later in the morning. It should be a good opportunity to get some high key images for the April assignment.
Discover art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public in an exclusive free tour of Union Station Los Angeles.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Begins at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance to historic Union Station. The tours are free. No reservations required. This is a PUBLIC tour, many of those attending are friends and fellow Photo Club members.
Led by Metro Art Los Angeles Docents, the tour covers Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall. Additionally, the tours explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, Union Station East and inside the Metro Headquarters Building.
We will look for ways to capture images for the February assignment of Shadows and Reflections in Ventura. The harbor is right off the beach where there could be a great sunset. The marina offers lots of reflections on the water and in the windows of the storefronts. We are going in the early afternoon to catch the good light in the evening and to miss some of the traffic. There are several good restaurants where those who want to have dinner can do so.
We will meet in the parking lot by
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Market.
1449 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura, CA 93001
Photos from the event
Sessions will be held at Sunset Gower Studios (1438 N Gower Street Hollywood CA, 90028)
Classroom with 12 computer stations complete with iMacs and Lightroom CC installed.
What is Covered Lightroom
Importing Photos - Two Ways
Getting Organized in Lightroom (The most requested topic — this is the most unintuitive part of Lightroom!) Folders - This is Where Your Photos Are
Sorting and Rating
Filtering after you flag/rate
Adding Keywords & Copyright
Adding Smart Collections
Cropping and Straightening
Working with Color
▪ HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminance) ▪ Black and White
▪ Split Toning
Creating Custom presets.
Using Lightroom for Selective Adjustments:
Spotting tool, selective brush (masking), graduated filters Advanced Healing Brush:
Removing minor imperfections.
New Feature – Range Masking for fine selection control.
Make precise color-and-tone-based selections for local adjustments. Exporting and sharing
If Time Allows...
Creating Books utilizing the layout tools Creating Slideshow
Using Lightroom with Photoshop Syncing with Lightroom mobile
Editing Photos on the go using a smart tablet
About the Instructor: Natasha Calzatti
Photographer and post-production guru Natasha Calzatti teaches photographers how to get the most out of their digital captures through classes at Samy’s Camera and Santa Monica College in Southern California.
Upon receiving her BFA in Photography, Natasha Calzatti, a photographer and digital retoucher, went on to shoot award-winning photography for THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE and VIBE, and has been syndicated internationally. Her work is represented in many private collections and has been shown publicly in Los Angeles and more recently in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery, June 2012.
Simultaneous to her photography career, Natasha found herself at the cutting edge of imaging as it transitioned from the chemical darkroom to the digital darkroom where her abilities became increasingly in demand for magazine clients TV Guide, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, The Source, and Vibe as well as advertising clients Midas, MCI and Dreyfus.
In 2011, Ms. Calzatti was invited to The Getty Center to share her behind the camera experiences of Cuba as she presented an in-gallery exploration of A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now.
Today Ms. Calzatti divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging issues both in U.S and abroad. You can see her current work at www.calzattifoto.com.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT! CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS
Lloyd’s Lightroom Workflow
Thursday November 21 from 7 to 9 p.m
The Village in Northridge
26th Annual Hart of the West Pow Wow
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
October 5-6, 11am-5pm
Creative Photography Day
Have you ever wondered how photographers capture beautiful images that appear to be a water color painting? Or maybe that ultra soft beach setting has intrigued you? Perhaps you’ve always admired Georgia O’keefe’s work?
Come join us for an afternoon of creative photography. Below is a link that describes 5 Techniques by Anne McKinnell. No special equipment is needed and no advanced photo editing skills required. https://digital-photography-school.com/5-impressionist-photo-techniques/
But don’t feel limited...........this is also a great time to practice your Macro Photography with all the interesting bugs, insects and flowers and butterflies.
If you were fortunate enough to have participated in Bill’s workshop on Mylar Photography, this is a great place to dust off your Mylar board and bring it out. I will be bringing my board and I’m happy to share it with those that didn’t attend the workshop.
Be creative. Have you ever thought to use a mirror to capture the underside of a flower? Or shoot through a magnifier? You can find a lot of these things at the 99 cent store.
We will meet at the entrance of Descanso Gardens where we pick up our tickets. Be sure to go online and reserve your ticket ahead of time. This is their free Tuesday.
At 12:30 Sharon and I will be having lunch at the restaurant on site. Please feel free to join us. Or bring a sac lunch if you prefer. The Gardens are open until 5:00 p.m so stay as long as you like.
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1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 Ph. (818) 949-4200
Thursday August 29, 7pm
@ The Village Northridge Meeting Room
But I’d like to start with this disclaimer: This workshop is not a comprehensive how-to for all lighting scenarios; nor does it follow the conventional lighting “rules.” It’s about how I usestrobes to set a mood and attain my own creative results. Which is to say, other photographers can (and are welcome to) dispute my methods. This is simply what works for me.
If you are planning on attending this workshop – or even if you don’t – I would strongly recommend your watching these three excellent videos in advance. They cover the basics of strobe and studio lighting and will provide a better framework for what we’ll be doing at the workshop, especially in understanding how simply moving around the lights can turn a white background to gray or even black, giving you incredible flexibility and creative control.
• What light does in the studio – part 1: https://bit.ly/2KoAnHB
• What light does in the studio – part 2: https://bit.ly/2ZKucmi
• Seven Basic Lighting Setups: https://bit.ly/2YQejhg
We’ll have a beautiful live model on-set, Megan Amber.
Megan will pose for three different lighting setups. With each setup, we’ll have time to allow a group of three or four photographers to take pictures before moving on to the next setup. We’ll randomly assign you to one of the three groups at the beginning of the workshop so you’ll all have time to get in some great shots for your own portfolios. The Model Release will allow you to show your images, as long as they are not to be used commercially.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the upcoming workshop. See you then.
** RSVP CLOSED**
Member Images from workshop
Thursday August 15, 7pm
@ The Village Northridge Meeting Room
Here are three things people will be able to do better as a result of this workshop:
- Get rid of your fear of using a flash.
- Understand how to use ambient and artificial light to set them apart from other photographers.
- Produce flattering light using Speedlight(s) on their subjects.
fStops Member: FREE
Natural History Museum and Butterfly Pavillon
July 18th Thursday 9:30-12:30
Host: Laura Astor
We will meet at the front of the Museum at 9:30 to take our crazy group photo and get ready to enter the Butterfly Exhibit. Don’t forget to choose the 10:30 time slot so we can share the experience together. We’ll have 30 minutes to snap pic’s of these beautiful and delicate insects.
After that we will head to one of the many sections within the museum to explore, learn and photograph to our hearts desire. The remainder of exhibits will not have time limits.
The museum has so many incredible attractions such as.....
Nature Gardens, Nature Lab, Visible Vault-paleontologist at work Pollinator Meadow, Dinosaur Hall, Gems and Mineral Hall, Age of Mammals, Becoming Los Angeles Birds, Fossils, and Discover Center Vintage Hall Architecture, And so much more.
All of this is included in our two tickets. We will continue as a group until the official time of 12:30. Though I’m sure some of us will continue on together. The museum has a nice cafeteria, in case you want to have lunch. The museum is open until 5:00 so please feel free to stay as long as you like. If you prefer to branch off and explore on your own after the butterfly exhibit we won’t be offended.
Mono-Pods and Tri- Pods are not allowed in the museum or in the Butterfly Exhibit. Flash should be permissible unless otherwise noted on specific exhibits. You may want to bring a choice in lenses due to the variety of opportunities.
fStops Events Coordinator
PS. I will be leading the meeting so look for me and I’ll do the same. I’ll be wearing a pink top.
RSVP is now closed.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
June 22, 9am-12pm
(exact address will be given after registration)
If you missed last years event, don't miss this one!
Great opportunity to photograph Classic cars and vintage auto parts in a Classic Auto Shop.
Explore 5 unique ways to photograph a common object
with Lloyd Delaney
O'Melvany Park, Granada Hills
We will be meeting at O'Melvany Park in Granada Hills. Bring a few common objects with you on May 18 from 10 to noon. Bring whatever props, toys, lighting or other gizmos you want to use creatively. We will meet in the parking lot, just off Sesnon Blvd. and proceed to the picnic tables under the trees. This is a great opportunity to try different approaches and share with your peers.
This is a free members only event.
** Registration Closed**
17300 Sesnon Blvd
Granada Hills, CA 91344
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Ph. (818) 949-4200
The Getty Museum
March 23 2019 4:30 pm
I encourage you to go to the website and read through the information. getty.edu All photo’s and video are for personal use only and may not be sold. Feel free to go early, take a picnic lunch or visit one of the restaurants.
No alcohol is permitted.
Parking is $15 Before 3:00 and $10 after.
Admission is free per the website.
We will meet in the parking lot at the tram at 4:30.
Hours on Saturday are 10:00am-9:00pm.
** CANCELLED **
Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled
F-stops February 24 Event
Reflections in Mylar
February 24th, Sunday 10:00 am
The Japanese Garden 6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, Ca 91406
Each participant will receive a Mylar covered board and instructions on how to capture beautiful and creative reflections using their new tool, camera and imagination.. The Mylar board is yours to take home.
Non-member cost... $15.00 + entry fee
fStops Member cost is....... $5.00 + entry fee
(fee includes all material)
The Japanese Garden entry fee
Senior 62+ $3.00
Space is limited so sign up early!
Email Laura (email@example.com) to reserve your spot.
We will meet in the parking lot to receive our boards and instructions.
See you soon! -Laura
LIGHT PAINTING with Bill Debley
Andres Pico Adobe 10940 Sepulveda Blvd Mission Hills, Ca. 91345
Camera – You will need one that has manual exposure, control, and focus settings. We will be shooting in bulb mode (DLSR cameras have this mode).
Remote Shutter Release or intervalometer - Can be purchased at Best Buy or local camera stores (You may use your 2 sec. self-timer if you don’t have a device).
Flashlight (or your cell phone)
Reserve soon. Limited Space Available!
Non-member price $10.00. Please pre-pay with our Pay Pal or call to make other arrangements.
F/Stop member incur no additional charge for this event.
I worked in aerospace research and development for almost thirty years and got interested in photography about twelve years ago. I enjoy looking at photography through an engineer’s eye and capturing unusual images. I am active in and have been president of several photography clubs, including judging, producing tutorials and workshops on photography. I've spent most of my summers fly fishing in the Eastern Sierra, in California. Because of this I am very familiar with the beauty and diversity this area has to offer, I started conducting affordable workshops in wildlife and landscape photography. I also conduct local one day photographic workshops entitled: “Photography for the Rest of Us”. I use a wide range of equipment and techniques to achieve the type of feeling and style I want in a photograph. Although I love the out of doors, I love shooting all genres and use everything from pin-hole to 3D anaglyphs to get the shot.
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