Our December monthly meeting will be by Zoom. On Wednesday, December 9, at 7:00, Jim Burkstrand will host the meeting. All are invited, even snowbirds!
We will begin a rerun of the National Geographic "Fundamentals of Photography" series featuring Joel Sartore.
Everyone will get an email from Jim on connecting to the Zoom meeting but here are some technical details:
You will receive an email from my Gmail account on that day about 6:45 pm which will invite you to join my meeting. I will do that by email, as the email will contain both the meeting ID and the password to enter the meeting.
It will look like this (minus the red)
You should read the email on the device you will use to participate in the meeting. When you go to the link specified, please join the meeting with your video. You will then go into a waiting room. I will release you from that room to the meeting room. Be sure to also turn on your audio.
When the meeting starts, I will probably mute everybody.
We will have a Chat function available.
I have only had a few issues arise with a couple of iPads.
Check your junk mail if you don't see my email in a reasonable amount of time.
Please don't use Firefox as a browser to open your email that day. It may have audio problems. Check your device settings and be sure that your camera is turned on.
It will also work the best if you have no other applications open when we do the Zoom meeting.
And it will be faster if you download the Zoom app ahead of time.
On Wednesday November 18, at 7:00 we will have an education meeting via Zoom. This from Jim:
This meeting will be held via Zoom - you will get an email from my Gmail account inviting you.
Rick will lead the meeting and take us on a guided tour of all the resources he has put together.
He will also be able to answer questions from you.
It might help communication if you have a question after you try out the resources that you send that question to Rick ahead of time.
Personally, I thank Rick for putting all this together - I think all members will find it highly valuable. He has reviewed all of the videos that are on this site.
Here is a link to Rick's Index.
Here is a self-education opportunity that Jeff mentioned in the August meeting. It has to do with AstroPhotography:
I (Denny) went thru this full exercise. I shot many images of the Milky Way one night on Roadrunner 8. I took the images into Photoshop and followed exactly along as Ian describes. The technique involves stacking and aligning several images (I used 10), and separating the stationary foreground from the moving stars. It was fun and took about an hour.
I ended up with a decent enough image but for a truly spectacular image like Ian displayed, I think I would have needed a wider lens. Also, the atmosphere has been compromised lately with haze and smoke from Western fires. And the moon was rising, so that didn't help.
So I am looking forward to trying it again.
We were finally able to send out an exploratory field trip to Tohono Chul on November 13. A good time was had and good photos were taken.
We are looking at other possible field trips starting in January. Stay tuned.
Photos from the November field trip to Tohono Chul can be seen here.
November Photos of the Month
Photos submitted by club members are shown above as well as on our Flickr web site. Send to jimmsp AT AOL.com
November Photo Contest
You can enter the member’s November Photo Contest now! The theme is Trees. Any PCQC member can submit up to 3 photos. A photo has to be 3 years old or less.
Please rename each file with the title of the image. Size your image to either 13”x 19” or 16”x 20” and then send all (large) jpg images to (copy and paste address) pcqccontest AT gmail.com
Entry Deadline is midnight - November 30, 2020.
Detailed Rules and Guidelines are here.
For members who like to plan ahead, you can find the list of topics for the 2020 contests here.
October Photo Contest Winners
First Place : Jeff Krueger “My Kind of Town at Night”
Second Place: Shari Rodgers “Bold Bridge”
Third Place: Dave Carver “Golden Arches”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the September photo contest. All of the entries can be seen on the club Flickr site.
The subject was Architecture.
You can see the judge's comments here.
You can see all Contests on the club Flickr site.
You can join the Photography Club of Quail Creek any time during the year. Club Dues are $10.00 per household for 2021.
Current Members can renew at any time.
Print the PCQC Membership Form- fill out- bring to a meeting.
Q4 2020 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2020.
The topic is Looking Up or Looking Down. The photo should have the perspective of looking up or looking down on your subject – just not straight across. Think of an airplane in flight, or an ant out for a walk.
Members may submit any photo with that perspective - as long as it is taken during the current quarter.
See https://www.flickr.com/photos/129343350@N08/albums/72157708977603741 for the last time we did this and examples of what was submitted.
See this page for a description and rules. Topics for the next challenges are also listed. Submit all photos to jimmsp AT outlook.com
Q3 2020 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : Denny Huber “Not So Seaworthy”
Second Place: Jim Burkstrand ”Greased Lightning”
Third Place: Shari Rodgers "Music Maker"
The topic was Inanimate Objects.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.