Three members presenting their favorite images will be the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.
On Thursday, members Julie Nelson, Ashley Whitmore and Leo McCray will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached, techniques used and any post-shot treatment in the digital darkroom.
These three members have been shooting for years; all enjoy exploring the great outdoors and have different directions in outdoor photography. Their favorite images range from flowers and macro work to landscape and long telephoto bird photography.
“Members’ Favorite Images” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday. Pictured above is Julie Nelson’s photograph of a helianthus flower decorating a winterberry bush.
Julie Nelson was given her first camera at age five and has been taking pictures ever since. She was a yearbook photographer at Southwestern High School and took every photography class offered at Jamestown Community College. Now she enjoys learning new photography techniques with the Jamestown Audubon Photography Club.
Ashley Whitmore, Nelson's daughter, was given a kids camera early on and also became interested in photography. Deciding to get into photography, she received a digital camera as a high school graduation present and progressed with photography classes in college. She sells prints of her nature photos and enjoys occasional wedding photography.
Leo McCray's memories of a camera go back to a Kodak Baby Brownie at the age of five, snapping away at kittens and flowers. His fascination with photography only grew. After retirement, attending workshops and seminars honed his skills. He finds editing and printing his photos make his hobby more exciting.
"Fungi" is the theme for the project time that follows the speakers, building on last month's macro and close-up photography presentation. The subject requires the photographer to deal with small subjects and consider how the background is rendered while keeping the subject sharp.
Creative Cropping Tips is the technical Camera Corner part of the meeting. These are unconventional ideas to get members to think imaginatively.
A social time follows the program and will include a show-off of various styles of members' tripods.
Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.
The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email email@example.com or visit the club blog at jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.