Photos from fStops event at DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD) 10/29 Olvera Street
NOVEMBER 18TH - 20TH - CATHEDRAL CITY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Information to come. https://www.hotairballoonfest.com/
DECEMBER 4 - RED ROCK CANYON IN MOJAVE
Features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations
Carpools would leave at 5:30am to get best morning light
All Day event - contact Sharon Sega at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Katz email@example.com
DECEMBER 8 - fSTOPS HOLIDAY MEETING
At The Village - Presentation and Exhibition of the Photo Series by members
For information, email Dan or Contact Us
Potential workshop on studio photography at Dan’s home or in studio. TBD
Hello f-stoppers. A quick note to mark your calendar for our next group event.
VENTURA COUNTY FAIR - August 14th.
We will be meeting at noon at the entrance. More information to follow.
Here is the link to pre-purchase your ticket/s and take advantage of the pre-sale prices:
Also - please let me know if you will be attending. Hope to see you there.
June 8th and June 15th from 7 pm -9 pm - Must register/10 people maximum - RSVP form below.
We will have a GROUP B if first group is filled: June 22 and June 29 from 7-9
Have you been using Lightroom Classic or ACR, but masking does not make sense to you?
Let’s learn all the new options: How to Brush, Linear, and Radial Gradient tools in the floating
Masking panel. Automatically select a subject or sky in your image. With this one-click selection,
you can define areas and enhance editing to bring out exactly what you desire. Explore your
options for adjusting localized areas within your images.
This workshop will cover:
• Using the AI Select Subject
• Using the AI Select Sky
• Mask display customization
• Masking feature: Add and Subtract
• Adjust the Depth Range
• How are masked organized in the panel
• How to create special effects with light & shadow or color effects
• Learn a fun way to brush with Light in Lightroom or ACR
• Make Precise Selections with Luminance Range Masking
• Make Precise Selections with Color Range Masking
• Invert Select this option to select everything else except the initial selection you made.
This option is only available for tool selection masks
• Intersect Mask with Select this option to create a new component in the existing mask
that intersects with the other components of the same mask.
• Create custom color grading presets
Technical Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Understanding of Importing and basic folder
organization is required.
Biography: Following her undergraduate work at Otis Parsons School of Design, Natasha Calzatti went on to shoot award-winning work for THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, and VIBE and has been syndicated internationally. Her photography is represented in many private collections and continues to regularly show in galleries. Simultaneous to her photography career, Natasha sought the cutting edge of imaging as it transitioned from the chemical darkroom to the digital darkroom where her digital retouching 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, and, in September 2016, DIGITAL PHOTO PRO magazine ran a feature with Ms. Calzatti on navigating the proper workflow in the digital darkroom. The interview was conducted by celebrated NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographer, Mark Edward Harris. Ms. Calzatti divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging both in the U.S and abroad.
Join us Saturday, June 4th for the 37th Annual American Civil War Reenactment at Fort Tejon. There are activities throughout the day and a battle in the afternoon. There may be food vendors, but in case there are not, bring along your own food & beverage. You'll photograph solders and civilians "living the life" of the period and going into battle. The battle begins at 3 pm. There is a $20 entrance fee for adults.
There is free parking along the road and some limited paid parking in their parking lot. Club members meet at the entrance at noon and plan on staying through the afternoon for the battle. We may even get an opportunity to watch a demonstration of making real tintypes. For information, call Dan Katz at (818) 714-0714, or email Dan at this link.
The Cars at the Nethercutt Museum
The Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar showcases more than 130 of the world’s greatest antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles dating back to the beginning of the driving age. It features many top winners of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. And all of them are fully operational. The meeting time is Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 pm. If interested complete the form below.
The Art of Landscape Photography
Lightroom Classic CC
$150 Workshop Only
$190 Workshop + 2 Days Parking Pass ($20 per day)
$40 (2) Days Parking Pass Only
Thursday November 21 from 7 to 9 p.m
The Village in Northridge
Learn about why Lightroom is the tool for you. Lloyd Delaney will share how he has incorporated Lightroom into his post-processing workflow. He will take you from placing your files onto your computer to exporting or printing your image. The workshop is designed to show you what can be done using this program and is not intended to make you an instant user. It will give you a clear guide to get started. The mini-workshop is being held in our usual room at The Village in Northridge on November 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. Feel free to come starting at 6:30 to socialize.
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
October 5-6, 11am-5pm
Experience a slice of Native American culture at the 26th Annual Hart of the West Powwow. Come and enjoy the dancers, drummers and the numerous displays of arts and crafts.
Great opportunity to shoot for assigned
“Using Slow Shutter Speed to Create Painterly Effect”
Our fStops board member Linda Pagter will be attending Sunday Oct 6. If you would like to join her, meet her at the picnic tables near the dance circle from 11:00 -11:15. Please RSVP to let her know you are coming.
Creative Photography Day
with Sharon Sega & Laura Astor
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.