All posts by Bettye Austin

MONDAY, Oct 12th — Training – Producing video from images using Microsoft Movie Maker.

October 12th Zoom Meeting – Producing video from images using Microsoft Movie Maker.  

Microsoft Movie Maker an easy program for producing a video from still images. This presentation will provide the information to allow members who use Windows to develop a video from still images.  Hopefully this will allow some additional member to produce videos  for the November meeting

Leann will provide the Zoom meeting sign-in information in an email before this meeting

The program will include:

How to download and install Microsoft Movie Maker. (Note: this software is was not included in Windows 10)

A Youtube video instructional video on how to make a video from still images.

Question and answer period about the software lead by Tom Morack. Comments by all club members with experience with this software are welcome.

Monday, July 27th – Photo Contest – Abstract and Exhibition

“Abstract”   –

We WON’T be having the meeting at the church.  The meeting will be held at a members house.  Watch your emails for direction.

“Abstract”   –

Abstract Photography Ideas and Examples

  • Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)
  • Blurry Trees
  • Light Painting
  • Bokeh
  • Smoke / Dye in Water
  • Reflections
  • Architecture
  • Macro Flowers and Plants
  • High-Speed Water Drops
  • Interesting Patterns

A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries. Following the show, the three top People’s Choice images, as voted on by club members, will be revealed. We will also show images from Johnson’s nursery.

 

 

MONDAY, May 11th — Photo Exhibition: Shooters’s Choice

No meeting at the church but we will still do the contest online. 

Members will submit their favorite images to share with the club.  This is our members’ chance to show off what they’ve been working on lately!  The exhibitions have become a member favorite activity.  A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries, and discussion will follow the slideshow.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.  Visitors are always welcome.

Come at 6:30 for refreshment and meet the club members.  Meeting will start at 7pm.

Monday, May 11th – Photo Contest – High Key Competition

No meeting at the church but we will still do the contest online.

High Key images are bright and contain little or no dark tones. Example – A white house in snow.

A slideshow set to music will display the member-submitted entries. Following the show, the three top People’s Choice images, as voted on by club members, will be revealed.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.  Visitors are always welcome.

MONDAY, April 13th – Speaker: Roger Trentham – Cancelled

Roger Trentham Nature Photography
Spring in the Smokies:
Photographic Locations and Techniques
by Roger Trentham of the Smoky Mountain School of Photography
Few places can rival the diversity of Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains.  The forest begins to awaken from it’s Winter slumber in late March through April and comes to a full blown eruption of wildflowers in mid to late April.  Various trilliums, jack-in-the pulpit, fringed phacilia, wild geranium, dwarf crested iris and many others carpet the forest floor. 
Ferns emerge among the freshly green mosses and mountain streams are in full flow.  Incredible sunrises and sunsets erupt from the highest mountains in the Smokies.   So many subjects, so little time.
For this program, I present Spring in the mountains as someone who knows these mountains like few others.  My family has lived here for generations and I continually scout the best locations to make the best wildflower, sunrise/sunset and mountain stream photography the Smokies have to offer.  Allow me a little time to share the beauty of the Smokies in Spring with you and maybe we’ll both learn a little more about photographing this wonderful wilderness. 

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, February 24th – Workshop on Macro Photography

The club will conducting a macro photography workshop on Feb 24th as a follow-up to the macro presentation of Feb 10th.  The workshop will provide members with the opportunity to gain experience with shooting macro images with a variety of equipment including lens reversal mounts, closeup Lens, extension tubes, and macro lens. The equipment available will mainly support Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. However, some equipment such as closeup lens and focusing rails can be used with other type cameras. Various macro subjects will be available including matchbox cars, Lego scenes, coins and flowers.

A computer with photoshop installed will be available so that members can try their hand at focus stacking.

Member attending the workshop should bring their camera as well as other equipment that support macro photography such as tripods, remote shutter releases, dedicated flashes and macro lens.  In addition, members should also bring interesting small objects to serve as macro photography subjects.

The Cookeville Camera Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.