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The Sunset Coast of

Michigan's Great Southwest

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October...

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Fall has arrived, catch the color!


Finding the beautiful splashes of color along our Autumn highways.

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October is Photographer Appreciation Month: National Photography Appreciation Month is celebrated worldwide October 1st to 31st.  It is an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the wonderful work of all photographers.  The members of the Twin City Camera Club celebrate anyone who has ever taken a photograph.  We're here to "To encourage and develop an interest in photography."  It's all about photography and having fun. 

Share your Love of Photography, We Do!

 Support Your Local Photographer!
(((Hug a photographer!)))

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Reminder...

Friday November 7th

Twin City Camera Club's

Awards Banquet

Social hour 6:00 pm.  Dinner at 7:00 pm (RSVP)

Get your reservations in now...

 

2013 Awards Banquet at Vineland Center

A special time for the members to get together, to enjoy lots of award winning prints on display, a wonderful slide show, good fellowship, delicious food and to acknowledge and congratulate the Top Winning members for their successes...            Hope to see you there...

To learn more information about the Vineland Center and see interior photos go to:
http://www.vinelandcenter.org

For Directions and maps use this link: Vineland Center page

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Reminder...

Dues. Dues.. Dues...

It's that time of the year again.  Membership Dues need to be paid.

Annual Dues are $30 for an individual or $45 for Two (2) adults in the same household.  Please complete the renewal form and return it with your payment.  You can pay Ted Post, cash or check, at the meeting.

Everyone needs to submit a Membership Renewal form so that we can update the Membership roster.

  - Use this link to print out the renewal form.

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Monday October 27th

Twin City Camera Club's

Program Night
 

David Knight will present a program on Firefly Photo Workshops

David said he will cover why and how he started to teach.  What they teach and how they approach their classes - Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced.   Special 1 & 2 day workshops.  Student work and how to be more creative.

http://www.fireflyphotoworkshops.com/

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Photo of the Month Selections

Selections are now OPEN for the October Photo of the Month. 

TCCC Members visit the Honor Image Galleries to make your selections of one (1) Color and one (1) Black and White photo from the October Honors. 

Send your picks to POM@twincitycameraclub.com

Thank You!

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Photo of the Month

Selected by the TCCC Members

 

September 2014 Photos

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Black & White

Dennis Hafer - Ramp Up

The picture was taken June 3, 2014, at the Gilmore Car Museum with a Canon EOS 7D, 18-270mm Tamron lens at 20mm.  Exposure was 60 seconds at f11 using a 10 stop Neutral Density Filter + a 3 stop Neutral Density filter.  ISO 100.

Why did I use a 10 stop + 3 stop ND filter?  Because I wanted the clouds to show motion.  A Neutral Density Filter reduces the light that reaches the Camera’s image sensor.  In this case by 13 f stops.  My normal daylight exposure midday in sunlight was 1/125th sec at f11.  The ND filter increased that to 60 seconds at f 11, giving motion to the clouds.

Post Processing was done in OnOne Perfect Effects 8, NIK Silver Effects Pro 2, and NIK Dfine 2.


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Color


Kristine Sims - Arch

This was taken in Moab, Utah in June 2014.  My husband, Noel, and I drove 23 hours to visit friends in Moab who had recently moved there but were quite familiar with the area and terrain.
 
This photo was taken the first morning of our Utah vacation .  We wanted a fairly easy starter hike to get our bodies broken in for the week ahead.  We started out around 9:30 in the morning and hiked 1-1/2 miles one-way on a hike to see Corona Arch.  This arch was just around the corner from Corona Arch.  We had stopped here to take a break.  The temperature was 95 degrees and full sun, but it "was a dry heat."  That was the common phrase of the week.  There was just something that "caught my eye." I liked the foreground and the leading lines to the arch in the background.  I loved the colors and the textures of the rocks.  I was surprised the grasses were still so green and that there were so many different shades of green displayed against the red rock.

This shot was hand held and was taken with my Nikon D-600, Nikon 24-55 mm lens at Iso-100 and f'/11.  There was minimal post processing in Photoshop.  I adjusted curves, added tonal contrast, and added slight saturation of color.

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TCCC 2013 - 2014

ANNUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Have been posted to the Annual Competition Winners page:

New Galleries for the 2013 - 2014 Photos of the Year
and the Honorable Mention images:

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Twin City Camera Club's 2014 - 2015 Select Subjects

 The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2014 - 2015 Competition Season.

  Use this link to view or print the  Select Subjects 2014 - 2015

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Photo of the Month for the Year.

Selected by the TCCC Members

 

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Black & White

Judy Walker - Puffy Thing

"Puffy Thing" is a "light painting" of a cool weed that grows by my house.  Taken with a Canon 60D with Canon100mm Macro lens, on a tripod, ISO 100, shutter speed 30 seconds, aperture 14, white balance 10,000K, then of course illuminated with a pen light the way Dennis taught us. <Thanks to Dennis- I have had a lot of fun with light painting :)

It was converted to B&W using a desaturation layer, then a brightness/contrast layer was added layer to brighten it just a little bit and increase contrast.  Then cropped and done.

 

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Color

Dennis Hafer - Brushes

Backstage maintenance room at Southwestern Michigan College – Canon 7D, 53mm., f:11, 1/6 sec., Three exposure HDR, Processed in Photomatix, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop, OnOne Software, Topaz Adjust.

 

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To see all of the current Season Photo of the Month selections go to the "Photo of the Month" and for Photos prior to the 2013 - 2014 Season go to the "Photo of the Month Archives" page.

 

  

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These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC members themselves.
Starting with March 2013, we are asking the members to select what they consider the best "Photo of the Month", a Color and a Black and White photograph, chosen from the Prints and Digital Slides Judged to be Honors in that months competition.

Which one would you pick?

Go to the Honor Image Galleries and see which ones you pick as the best, would these be your selections?

 

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There are no rules for good photographs,
there are only good photographs.
- Ansel Adams

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It's our love of photography that let's us see normal things
In an extraordinary way.

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Keep those shutters clicking!

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Twin City Camera Club's 2014 - 2015 Select Subjects

 The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2014 - 2015 Competition Season. 

 

Use this link to view or print the  Select Subjects 2014 - 2015

 

 

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