Photographic - Image-making and photo appreciation
Society - Friendly people with common interests
Put it all together and you have the Raritan Photographic Society, a group of neighbors who meet on a regular basis to learn how to take better pictures and to appreciate the fine art of photography. Raritan Photographic Society is the oldest organization dedicated to photography in New Jersey. We are a member of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs and the Photographic Society of America. Join us to continue the traditions of sharing and learning about photography.
On Thurday May 9, 2013 there will be a lecture meeting. Larry zink will talk about "Naturally New Jersey"
Many of us already know Larry as the manager/head photographer for all catalog & most advertisement work for Macy's department store, but did you know Larry loves photographing nature, too, as his personal work? Larry's presentation will show us a different side of him, naturally!
There will be a meeting concerning Project Kaizen.
This is a members only meeting
We will be discussing Project Kaizen, the project that was created based on the results of the survey that we took a few months back
Place: American Legion (upstairs)
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Don't forget, this Thursday, Apr 25, we have our print competition. The theme for this competition is open, so basically anything goes.
Please review the rules for the print competion.
If you left Thursday’s meeting with an issue of this magazine/DVD, please try to return it at the next meeting so others get a chance to review it and download any software they may be interested in.
There were multiple copies of four issues. (#4, #8, #9, #10) Keep ‘em circulating. Unfortunately, there were not quite enough issues to go around.
c’t Digital Photography is issued quarterly for $49.95.
The Product Manager, offered our RPS group a free 5th issue to members who subscribe during April. For that extra issue, When ordering online, state in the “Comment” field that you are a member of the Raritan Photographic Society.
If enough people subscribe, (don’t know the number), these folks will donate additional products for a club raffle. I thought that might be a fun perk to include during our upcoming banquet. This company also has a publishing arm, Rocky Nook, which produces a lot of digital photography books (which seem like great raffle items to me!)
Below is the link to c’t Digital Photography
Finally, a well written technical journal for digital photographers! If enough enough of you agree, we’re in the queue to get more free stuff.
The lecture meeting on Thursday April 11, 2013 will be presented by Audrey Kerchner.
Audrey is a professional architectural photographer who lives, where else, but in an historic home in Flemington, a sure testament to her love of architecture. Audrey will show her images documenting the Union Hotel in Flemington before its remodeling; building & home interiors; her fine art in black & white, as well as her fine art greeting cards. Audrey's presentation will include discussions on equipment, composition, & lighting.
Practical Travel Photography
Travel photography is about capturing a moment, a place or culture, and your digital SLR is the perfect tool for doing this. If you are planning a luxury African safari…. or just a weekend escape, join corporate and editorial photographer Ron Wyatt, as he presents his tips for memorable travel photography. In an easy-to-understand, straightforward manner, Ron will teach you the fundamentals of shooting great vacation shots, as well as capturing the flavor of local culture, and portraying landscapes in their best light. Ron will discuss what you need to do in preparation for your trip, and the practicalities of traveling with your photo gear. Selecting the right lenses is always a critical decision before traveling and Ron will offer some practical suggestions on which lenses are best for various kinds of situations. He’ll discuss “ storytelling with your camera, ” offer tips for photographing people, and reveal his methods for great street photography. Ron’s presentation is liberally illustrated with his images from his recent travel to China.
Ron's Bio: Ron Wyatt's first experience with photography was an unsuccessful photo documentation of his honeymoon. Armed with a borrow instamatic camera, he learned that camera shake will not produce great photos.
Ron, a self-taught photographer has covered the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. He also photograph two Summer Olympic Games. His photos have appeared in various publications such as: USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek TV Guide, ESPN and others. He has cover corporate assignments for, Six Flags, Eastman Kodak, Continental Airlines, CVS, Pepsico, Verizon and many others.
His Photography has allowed him to traveled to various parts of the world. I was assigned by Kodak to photograph two Summer Olympic Games, (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008). His Olympic work was feature in the Nov. 2008 issue of Studio Photography and a 7 page spread in the July 2009 issue of RangeFinder Magazine. American Photo July/August 2012 call Ron Wyatt A Modern Master Of The Olympics, His works was feature in the August 2012 issue of Popular Photography. He is also feature in Aug.2012 issue 124 of Digital Photographer UK.