Photography – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:22:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 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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Pagosa Springs Photography Club to hear about geyser photography http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-photography-club-to-hear-about-geyser-photography/ Mon, 06 May 2019 11:00:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=166942 By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its May meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 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 to attend.
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 May meeting will be Bill Johnson, a retired nuclear scientist who lives part-time in Pagosa Springs and part-time in Los Alamos, N.M. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and spent most of his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory in arms control, nuclear nonproliferation and counterterrorism. His fundamental research interests were diverse and ranged from cosmic-ray physics to the geosciences to computer chess.
Since his retirement, his volunteer activities include serving as “shopkeeper” for the Geyser Observation and Study Association (www.geyserstudy.org), an organization “devoted to the collection and dissemination of information about geysers and other geothermal phenomena in Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.”
Johnson’s talk will cover topics in geyser and hot spring photography, emphasizing the geysers of Yellowstone and how best to go about photographing them, but extending to geyser fields worldwide.
Geyser photography at Yellowstone is a timely topic, not just because the national park is opening for the year, but also because several rarely seen but spectacular geysers are in an active state at this time. Steamboat Geyser, the world’s tallest, which after decades of near-dormancy, has been exceptionally active for the last year.
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 pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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Photography Club to talk wildflowers and where to find them http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-talk-wildflowers-and-where-to-find-them/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=163203

Photo courtesy Susan Dussell
Wildflowers in Ice Lake Basin. Susan Dussell will present the Pagosa Springs Photography Club’s March program, with a topic of “Wildflowers of the San Juans: Wildflower Identification and where to find and photograph them.”

By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its March meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 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 March presentation will be given by Susan Dussell. Her topic will be “Wildflowers of the San Juans: Wildflower Identification and where to find and photograph them.”
Dean and Susan Dussell retired early 20 years ago and moved to Pagosa Springs. Their interests are hiking, biking, skiing and world travel. Photography is a major part of those adventures. After making it a hobby to learn all the mountain wildflowers, they lead wildflower identification walks and hikes for the U.S. Forest Service and San Juan Outdoor Club.
Take a break from shoveling and snow sports to think about the colorful wildflowers growing under all that snow. The wildflower season should be spectacular this summer. Learn about the Dussell’s favorite wildflower destinations and hikes.
We are all very lucky to live in the San Juan Mountains, where wildflowers are a photographer’s dream.
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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February Photography Club meeting to feature Bill Milner http://www.pagosasun.com/february-photography-club-meeting-to-feature-bill-milner/ Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=161685

Photo courtesy Bill Milner
“False Kiva” by Bill Milner. Milner will be the featured speaker at the Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting on Feb. 13.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The Preview
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its February meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 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 February Photography Club meeting will feature Bill Milner. His presentation is titled “Photoshop Selections: layers and layer masks for image enhancements.”
Milner is a former commercial photographer and will give a presentation to the Pagosa Photography Club on using selections, layers and layer masks as techniques for enhancing digital image files.
Milner operated a commercial photography studio in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 35 years doing product, architecture and industrial photography for advertising. An early adopter of digital imaging has given him years of experience using and teaching Photoshop. He and his wife, Jacquie, have owned a home in Pagosa for nearly five years and now spend about half their time here. They hope to make a permanent move here by the end of this year.
All members are encouraged to bring 10 or so 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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Photography club to hear about ‘Photographing the Weather’ http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-hear-about-photographing-the-weather/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=159381

Photo courtesy John Farley
A twister in motion. John Farley will present “Photographing the Weather” at the Jan. 9 Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The Preview
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its January meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a club 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. However, this will be our last meeting of the calendar year. The normal schedule will resume in January.
Our January meeting will feature a presentation by John Farley titled “Photographing the Weather.” In his talk, Farley will discuss some things he has learned during more than 20 years in the field photographing interesting and unusual weather phenomena, and will share some of his favorite weather photographs.
He will cover such topics as learning about the weather, how to photograph potentially dangerous weather safely and good Internet sources for weather information and weather photography techniques. He will share some of his techniques for getting good weather photos and will specifically discuss several different techniques for lightning photography.
Farley is a digital photographer residing in Pagosa Springs. Since his retirement in 2006 after 30 years as a sociology professor, he has turned to photography as his primary activity. He considers the sky to be among the most interesting subjects for photography, because even in the same location, it is never the same twice.
Although Farley likes to shoot weather, landscape and wildlife/animal photos, his favorite shots are ones that combine two or all three of these elements in interesting ways. Farley’s photography has appeared in Weatherwise and Colorado Country Life magazines, in the photo book “A Year or So in the Life of New Mexico,” in several of Farley’s sociology books, and at art galleries and exhibits in Madrid and Farmington, N.M.; Alton and Edwardsville, Ill.; and in Pagosa Springs. His work has also been shown in the annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show (on six occasions) and at the Photo Arts Santa Fe Photographers Market. Farley’s weather videos have appeared on the National Geographic Channel and on The Weather Channel.
Members are encouraged to bring their 10 best (or favorite) images from 2018, or 10 images illustrating lessons learned in photography to share with the group.
For more information, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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Photography Club to meet Wednesday http://www.pagosasun.com/photography-club-to-meet-wednesday/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=140627

Photo courtesy Andy Butler
“Morning Reflections on Walker Lake,” White Cloud Wilderness, Idaho, by Andy Butler. The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its final meeting of the year next week.

By Gregg Heid
Special to The Preview
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its November meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a club 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; however, this will be our last meeting of the calendar year. The normal schedule will resume in January.
For our November presentation, we will view and discuss a video lesson by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford, “Four Kinds of Light in Landscapes.” Melford will touch on a few concepts of composition in addition to discussing the effects of various kinds of light on landscape photos. What are your favorite types of light?
Club members are invited to bring up to 10 photographs on a flash drive for sharing with the group. In keeping with this month’s topic, everyone is encouraged to include at least some images on the topic “all about light” in which the lighting (natural or artificial) is a major player in the photograph.
For more information, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470) or visit our website, pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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October Photography Club meeting to cover ‘What’s important in a photograph’ http://www.pagosasun.com/october-photography-club-meeting-to-cover-whats-important-in-a-photograph/ Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=131995

Photo courtesy Gregg Heid
Depth of field adds layers to a photo. Gregg Heid will be the featured presenter at this month’s Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting on Oct. 10.

By Andy Butler
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 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. Experienced 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 October Photography Club meeting will feature Gregg Heid. His presentation will be on “What’s important in a photograph.”
He will discuss several qualities that help create photographs that grab your attention, including emotion, light, composition and creativity.
Heid is the current vice president of the Photography Club and has been active in the club for several years.
Club members are invited to bring up to 10 photographs on a flash drive for sharing with the group. In recognition of the season, everyone is encourage to include at least some images on the theme of “haunted or hunted.”
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470 or visit our website at pagosaspringsphotoclub.org.

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