Photography – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:49:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Photography – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Photography Club to present on planning landscape photos http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-present-on-planning-landscape-photos/ Sun, 06 Sep 2020 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=209670 By Gregg Heid
Pagosa Springs Photography Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club (PSPC) will next meet on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:15 p.m. 

Our speaker will be the president of the club, Andy Butler. He will give a presentation on planning landscape photos using apps such as the Photographer’s Ephemeris, PhotoPills and Sun Surveyor. These apps help to visualize events including sun/moon rise/set, golden hour, blue hour and Milky Way position relative to landscape features that you want to use in your image. 

For example, you can easily find all the dates and times of full moon rise over a given peak from a desired location. This presentation will be by Zoom video conferencing, beginning at 6:15 pm. Details will be sent in early September. 

This will be a virtual meeting, live online, using Zoom video conferencing. You may participate in the program from the comfort and safety of your own home. Photography Club members will receive a club email containing a Zoom link to participate. Others who are interested in taking part may contact club president Andy Butler for information at abutler@mac.com. 

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Photography club to hold virtual meeting July 8 http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-hold-virtual-meeting-july-8/ Sun, 05 Jul 2020 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206621

Photo courtesy Gregg Heid
“Top of Treasure Lift” taken from top of Treasure Mountain. The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold a virtual meeting on July 8.

By Gregg Heid
Pagosa Springs Photography Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club (PSPC) will next meet on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:15 p.m. Our speaker will be Doug Coombs. 

He will give a presentation on using luminosity masking with Lightroom local adjustments in editing photos. Coombs will also talk a little on luminosity masking in Photoshop, as well.

This will be a virtual meeting, live online, using Zoom videoconferencing. You may participate in the program from the comfort and safety of your own home. PSPC members will receive a club email containing a Zoom weblink to participate in Coombs’ presentation. Others who are interested in taking part may contact club president Andy Butler for information at abutler@mac.com. 

The PSPC promotes educational, social and fun interactions between any and all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. Nonmembers are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. For membership information, visit our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.

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Chris Roebuck to speak at photography club meeting http://www.pagosasun.com/chris-roebuck-to-speak-at-photography-club-meeting/ Mon, 08 Jun 2020 11:00:33 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205090

Photo courtesy Chris Roebuck
“Eagle in Flight” by Chris Roebuck. Roebuck will be the speaker at the upcoming Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting.

By Gregg Heid
Pagosa Springs Photography Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club (PSPC) will next meet by Zoom video conference on Wednesday, June 10, at 6:15 p.m. Our speaker will be Chris Roebuck. His topic is highlights from a photographer’s education: from field to framed. In the program, Roebuck will discuss why he photographs, how he uses the language of photography to tell a story and how he takes his images from an encounter in the field to a framed print. 

Roebuck has been a member of the PSPC for several years. He began his digital imaging education nine years ago by attending a community college (Lansing Community College). There, Roebuck learned Photoshop in depth. After 2 1/2 years, he went to the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, in Missoula, Mont., to learn Lightroom. That same year, he attended printing workshops at Maine Media Workshops and College. Roebuck has continued to attend photographic workshops every year since. He is a firm believer in continuing education. Roebuck takes a philosophical approach to his photography rather than an artistic one. He is primarily a wildlife photographer and hopes to always be a student of the photographic arts.

This will be a virtual meeting, live online, using Zoom video conferencing. You may participate in the program from the comfort and safety of your own home. Photography Club members will receive a club email containing a Zoom weblink to participate in Roebuck’s presentation. Others who are interested in taking part may contact club president Andy Butler for information at abutler@mac.com. 

The PSPC promotes educational, social and fun interactions between any and all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. Nonmembers are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. For membership information. visit our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.

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Photography Club to hear about ‘Expedition to Antarctica’ http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-hear-about-expedition-to-antarctica/ Sun, 10 May 2020 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202907

Photo courtesy Gregg Heid
Frank Comisar, ready to photograph wildlife.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW

The May program of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:15 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting, live online using Zoom video conferencing, which you may participate in from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

Our speaker will be Frank Comisar, whose topic is “Expedition to Antarctica.” Comisar will show photos and videos of the wildlife and amazing scenery of Antarctica, taken on a recent cruise to the ice continent. He will also explain the logistics and daily routines of his trip, and considerations involved in planning for a cruise to Antarctica. 

Comisar is the founder of Scenic Aperture Gallery in Durango, and is a well-known wildlife and nature photographer. Comisar travels throughout North America making beautiful photographs for his Durango gallery and leading photography workshops.

Influenced by a previous career in architecture, Comisar’s images are well-known for artistically depicting our three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional medium. Comisar learned early in his architecture career that “… the creative process is not a destination but a journey. It is a journey that includes research, planning, timing, technical skills, creative judgment and a bit of good luck.” His success as a photographer is founded on these principles.

Photography Club members will receive a club email containing a Zoom weblink to participate in Comisar’s presentation. Others who are interested in taking part may contact club president Andy Butler for information at abutler@mac.com. 

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between any and all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. Nonmembers are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. For membership information, visit our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.

 

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Photography Club to hear about ‘Black and White Photography in the Digital Age’ http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-hear-about-black-and-white-photography-in-the-digital-age/ Fri, 06 Mar 2020 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198556

Photo courtesy Dave Anderson
“Teton Cloud Cap, Grand Teton National Park” by Dave Anderson. Anderson will be the featured speaker at this month’s Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting, which will be held on March 11.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The March 11 meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be held at 6 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Our speaker this month will be Photography Club member Dave Anderson, who will give a presentation on “Black and White Photography in the Digital Age.”

Black and white photography can be useful for emphasizing textures, shapes and contrasts in images, for creating more abstract views of a scene, creating dramatic sky or sky-sun combinations in images, and for architectural and fine art photography. The presentation will discuss different methods of creating black and white photographs, and the use of digital filters and presets to produce black and white images in Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing software, with examples comparing color and black and white versions of the same image.

Anderson has a Ph.D. in chemistry and worked before retirement as a research scientist on malaria, multidrug-resistant bacteria, disease biomarker discovery, drug target identification and other areas. His photographic interests include landscape and nature photography and occasionally urban and abstract photography.

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. Membership is just $25 per calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. Nonmembers are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. For membership information, visit our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/. With senior portraits San Antonio, you get a wide selection of portrait and product offerings to meet all of your senior picture needs.

Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and presentation at 6:30 p.m. Club members are encouraged to bring up to 10 photos on a thumb drive to share with the group after the presentation, if time permits.

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Photography Club to meet Wednesday http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-meet-wednesday-2/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:11:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194352

Photo courtesy Andy Butler
Pagosa Peak from Piedra River Canyon.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The Preview
The first meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club for 2020 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church at 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
A major emphasis of the Photography Club is to improve our photographic skills through learning from one another. In that vein, our January program will be “Ten Images: Show and Tell.” Bring 10 of your photographs from 2019. They might be what you consider your best, your most interesting or your most challenging photos of the year. Tell the group about each image, the situation when you took the photograph and what you like or might improve. The goal is to have a discussion of what makes good images.
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. Membership is just $25 per calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. For more information, see our website, https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.
So, take a break from shoveling and snow sports to share some photos with friends.

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Photography Club to meet Sept. 10 http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-meet-sept-10/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176961

Photo courtesy Andy Butler
The Great Sand Dunes Milky Way. The presentation for the September meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be “Milky Way Processing With Sequator, Photoshop and Lightroom.”

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The speaker at the September meeting of Photography Club will be Doug Coombs. He will give a presentation on “Milky Way Processing With Sequator, Photoshop and Lightroom.”
Coombs is a nature and landscape photographer who lives part-time in Los Alamos, N.M., part-time in Pagosa and part-time at numerous great photographic sites throughout the west. He is semi-retired from his job as software engineer/developer at the Los Alamosa National Lab. While not working, taking photos or processing photos, Coombs was president of the Los Alamos Photography Club for over 10 years and is currently president of the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group.
In order to reduce noise, Coombs will show how to stack multiple exposures of a Milky Way photo using an open-source tool for Windows called Sequator. In a previous meeting, he demonstrated this in Photoshop. After the stacked photo is created, he will demonstrate how he processes the photo in both Photoshop and Lightroom. In Photoshop, he will be selecting the sky and the foreground separately to create adjustment layers. He will use RGB curves to change the sky to a blue tone.
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. Membership is just $25 per calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. To join or renew, fill in the application form and mail it with a check for your dues to the address shown on the form or bring it to one of our meetings. Membership applications are available on our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.
Club members may bring up to 10 photos to share with the group on a thumb drive after the presentation.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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Andy Butler to present on travel photography at next Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting http://www.pagosasun.com/andy-butler-to-present-on-travel-photography-at-next-pagosa-springs-photography-club-meeting/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174930

Photo courtesy Andy Butler
“Iceland’s Oxararfoss Waterfall, Pingvellir National Park” by Andy Butler. Butler will be the speaker at the Aug. 14 meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club.

By Gregg Heid
Special to the Preview
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its August meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The speaker at the August meeting will be Andy Butler. He will give a presentation on “Travel Photogaphy: Iceland.”
In this presentation, Butler will use photographs from a trip to Iceland to illustrate travel photography planning, tips for creating more compelling travel photos, choosing your gear and keeping your images safe while traveling. Butler is current president of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club and uses his camera mainly for landscape, nature and travel photography.
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. Membership is just $25/calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. To join or renew, fill in the application form and mail it with a check for your dues to the address shown on the form or bring it to one of our meetings. Membership applications are available on our website at https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.
Club members may bring up to 10 photos on a thumb drive to share with the group after the presentation.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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Photography club meeting set for July 10 http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-meeting-set-for-july-10/ Sun, 07 Jul 2019 11:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172309 By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its July meeting on Wednesday, July 10, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The speaker at the July meeting will be Daryl Saffer. He is a filmmaker/photographer/composer and was the audio/video producer for Mind Magic Productions (RMC Interactive). There, he composed the soundtrack and edited the video (live action and animation) for the Jane Goodall environmental adventure CD-ROM “Jubilee’s Journey.” Saffer studied and taught classical composition with the goal of composing film music. He became so interested in the process of filmmaking that he began shooting his own films of his favorite subject — nature.
His camera has focused on such diverse subjects as orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, public housing in Florida and cosmic theory. Saffer documented a botanical expedition in the cloud forest of Venezuela, produced the CD-ROM “Tales Of Titans — The Amorphophallus Titanum in North America” and his film, “Myakka River State Park,” is part of the permanent exhibit at the South Florida Museum. Saffer produced, photographed and edited the Education Channel’s award-winning programs for the Florida Field Journal and is now shooting and editing episodes of The Field Journal in Colorado.
“The Wild Orchid Man In The Devil’s Realm” is the fifth film in the Wild Orchid Man series. The series is sponsored by the Sarasota Orchid Society as part of its education program. The films are travelogues focusing on the flora and fauna in the ecosystems that support rare and exotic orchids. The films have ranged from the swamps of Florida to the tundra of Manitoba and from the Peruvian Andes to the island of Tasmania.
In their latest film, world renowned orchid taxonomist and artist Stig Dalström and Saffer traveled to the Australian island of Tasmania seeking the strange plants and legendary animals that inhabit this land. While stunningly beautiful, this land has a dark and tortured past. It is now striving towards a more enlightened cultural and environmental future.
Club members may bring up to 10 photos on a thumb drive to share with the group after the presentation.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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Next Photography Club meeting will feature Gary Musgrave http://www.pagosasun.com/next-photography-club-meeting-will-feature-gary-musgrave/ Sat, 08 Jun 2019 11:00:43 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=169744 By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its June meeting on Wednesday, June 12, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The June 12 program of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will feature Gary Musgrave speaking on “Wildlife Photography.” Musgrave has been photographing wildlife since the mid 1970s. After graduating from Angelo State University with a BS in biology, he guided hunters for big game in Alaska for several years. He recently retired from teaching high school biology 22 years in Texas. Musgrave travels to Alaska annually to fish, visit with old friends and photograph. His photography leads him to some of the most beautiful wilderness in North America.
Musgrave now lives in Pagosa Springs.
Club members may bring up to 10 photos on a thumb drive to share with the group after the presentation.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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