SNAPP Newsletter for July 2008
Greetings Fellow Professional Photographers,
"Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the streets . . ."
This is going to be a great month for a meeting. We will be gathering at Janice Johnson's in Lakewood, NY for our semi-annual
picnic on July 9, 2008 with a tremendous 2 - part program to boot. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and soft drinks will be provided,
all you need to do is contact Sally Seidler to coordinate what dish you should bring to pass.
You can reach Sally at 814-694-2008. Please make contact with her BEFORE July 6th so a head count can be established.
Please bring tables and chairs if you can. This is a family picnic so spouses and children are welcome.
Come and join John Metcalfe as he helps you dial in your outdoor lighting techniques.
These classes will cover different lighting styles and their relationships when it comes to in and outdoor lighting.
The use of reflectors, scrims, off camera flash, subject placement, and background selection will be covered.
This is a hands on class in which models will be provided. Please bring your cameras, tripods and comfortable shoes.
John Metcalfe owns and operates "5ive6ixty Photographic" with his wife Sonya, in Alton, IL. With over 25 years of photographic
experience, John's efforts concentrate on photographing people in their natural environment. In his quest for lighting blissfulness John has enjoyed a few
accolades, including the Kodak Gallery & the Fuji Masterpiece Award, PPA Certified Professional Photographer Award, Missouri, Illinois
& Mid-America Regional Conference Top Ten, Missouri Non-Master Photographer of the Year, and most recently the Mid-America Regional Conference Photographer of the Year Award
along with over 40 other awards at the local, state and international levels.
John has obtained his Professional Photographer's Association Craftsman Degree, Certified Professional Photographer Degree and will receive his Master of Photography Degree in 2009.
John's passion for photography is equal to his passion for music, especially with regards to Led Zep, so please enjoy his version of "The Crunge" for a humorous and
slightly twisted introduction. And the band played on . . .
I wanna tell you bout my good thing
I ain't disclosing no details but--
It sure has been a good friend and!
I ain't gonna tell you where it comes from, No!
If I tell you you wont come and see the program, no! Hey!
I ain't gonna tell you nothin yet but I will, I know, yeah
I should but I know... Now let me tell you bout my good thing
Open up my eyes and what do I see? Ahh, ah
See light,colors, highlights and shadows, ah, looking at me
Ooh, And when it shines, Ooh, lemme tell ya:
It shines and when it sets, it's gone and
When it looks at me in the eye
It's my baby lord I wanna make it mine
It lets me know what it wants me to do!
I ain't gonna tell you nothing I ain't gonna no more, no!
It's my baby let me tell you that I love it so and
And! It's the thing I really wanna love
And let me tell you more, oooh!
Light's my baby and it's all around me
It's the one a thing the one a thing that I know.
I ain't gonna... tell you one thing that you really ought to know ooh!
It's my passion baby and I love it so and
Light's the one that really makes me whirl and twirl!
And Light's the kind of thing that makes me me fill the whole world and
Light's the one who really makes me jump and shout, ooh!
It's the kind of thing--I know what it's all about!
Excuse me, Oh will you excuse me
I'm just trying to find the light... Has anybody seen the light?
(Have you seen the light?) I ain't seen the light!
(Where's that confounded light?)
See you in July,
I hope that you will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. An educated photographer is our best weapon in the digital age.
Now I'll leave you with this thought from Ernst Haas, "There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."
Hope to see you there,
Dana Nordlund, CPP, SNAPP President
So here is the schedule for our July 9th meeting/picnic at Janice Johnson's:
3 pm - The first part of the program: Shooting at the park and beach
5:30 pm - start to gather at Janice's house (located across from Lakewood Park/Beach)
We will try to get the business meeting in before dinner
6:00 pm - picnic
7:00 pm - The second part of the program resumes with more shooting using sweet light
It is highly recommended that your footwear is comfortable as well as protective (sandals or heels would be a very bad choice). Remember, this is a hands on program so bring your gear and enjoy. John would like to invite you to bring an image that has some lighting problems or perhaps an image that did not translate to what you saw in your head when you made the capture. This is optional, but again, highly recommended. Directions: Route 394 to Lakewood, turn onto Chautauqua Ave all the way down to the lake, turn right on Terrace, Janice's house will be on the right (two or three houses down, I can't remember). Please park on the beach side of the street only. The address is 6 E Terrace, Lakewood, NY.