The Ukiah Daily Journal
Ukiah Photography Club to start March 4
The Ukiah Photography Club is a group of Mendocino County digital and film photographers representing a range of styles, experience and expertise. The club's monthly meetings and periodic outings include instruction, photo critiques and lively discussions. For more information, visit the club's website at https://ukiahphoto.wordpress.com.
For 2023, the club is excited to announce a series of informative, in-depth presentations on various fields of photography. Beginning on March 4, Park Steiner will delve into the world of all things minute when he explores the basics of macro photography. How do we capture an image of a fly, a flower, the weave of a fabric, or the fine detail of a circuit board? How do your make such images in an artful manner, appealing to a wide range of viewers?
Small things frequently go unnoticed because they are so small. Yet, when seen in an enlarged photograph, a whole world of color and shapes pique our sensibilities. And in close-up views of living things, we often discover intricate relationships between organisms and their surroundings. This presentation will look at types of equipment that might be used to obtain such images, various lighting conditions that enhance those images, and techniques commonly employed by macro photographers. This is the ideal time to gain or improve skills in this field of photography as we move into spring wildflowers and summer gardens.
Photo Club presentations in later months
Tom Raymondson will explore ways to enhance one's landscape photography. Tom has decades of experience shooting evocative images, both digitally and on film. Many of his images have been captured with large-format view cameras utilizing black and white film. This yields photos with broad tonal contrast and exceptional detail. Tom will share some of the techniques he has refined for the benefit of anyone wanting to improve their landscape photography.
The third artist scheduled to enlighten interested photographers is Volkhard Stürzbecher. Volkhard frequently pursues images of the Milky Way with foregrounds of some of the West's most iconic rock formations. But another of his deep passions is capturing fascinating images of the nearly microscopic crystals formed when solutions of ascorbic acid and other chemicals dry under controlled conditions. He can alter the appearance of these crystals by using multiple types of light sources. His images display incredible colors and shapes, some almost like otherworldly landscapes. Volkhard will share the methods he uses to create these photos.
The club meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Medium in the Pear Tree Center in Ukiah, and via Zoom (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current link). Occasional mid-month, mid-week meetings, usually with no agenda, also occur. Visitors are always welcome.