SMCC PROGRAM & EDUCATION SCHEDULE 2020-2021
September 1, 2021 - Welcome Back - Program - Mike Amico: "Step Into Landscape"
Join Olympus’ Mike Amico for some conversation, as he shares tips to help you get started with landscape photography. In this class, Mike will go over gear selection and settings, as well as some of the special Olympus features that will help you on your journey.
September 8, 2021 - Education - Using the SMCC Website, Virtual Training
The club uses the Website for communicating with the members. We would like to show members the features of the website and entering images into competitions. We recommend that new members attend this session.
September 15, 2021 - Program - Art Becker: "Visualization"
Training your inner Eye to see your image before you press the shutter release.
October 6, 2021 - Competition #1
Judged by Jeff Barnes
October 13, 2021 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
October 20, 2021 - Program - Alyce Bender: "Impressionistic Photography; Using Creative In-Camera Techniques to Create Artistic Images"
In this session, we will explore the world of Impressionistic Photography and how to create painterly type images in-camera. Topics covered will include pre-visualizing scenes, selecting camera settings, in-field techniques, and a few tips on post processing these special images.
November 3, 2021 - Competition #2
Judged by Ron Planche
November 10, 2021 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
November 17, 2021 - Program - Cheryl Belczak: "Color, Light and Paint in Photoshop"
See simple techniques to add interesting color and enhance the light in a scene AFTER taking your photos. Then we'll explore adding a painterly touch with Photoshop brushes.
December 1, 2021 - Competition #3
Judged by Katie Heykoop
December 8, 2021 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
December 11, 2021 - Holiday Party (At the Buffalo Museum of Science)
January 5, 2022 - Competition #4
Judged by Janet LoPresto
January 12, 2022 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
January 19, 2022 - Program - Assigned Subject Critique
February 2, 2022 - Competition #5
Judged by Keith Burkhard
February 9, 2022 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
February 16, 2022 - Program - Jim Koepnick: "Street Photography"
Street photography (geared more toward feature photography someone can shoot in their town)
March 2, 2022 - Competition #6
Judged by Steve Dent
March 9, 2022 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
March 16, 2022 - Program - 2021 - 2022 E Thomas Smith Nature Competition
This annual nature competition was initiated in 1968 by Mrs. Janice Healy in honor of her father. The winner receives the E. Thomas Smith trophy at the banquet in May. The winner holds it for one year, until the following May banquet, when it passes to the next year’s winner. The rules can be found here: E Thomas Smith Rules
April 6, 2022 - Competition #7
April 13, 2022 - Education - Hands on help, Audubon Library
April 20, 2022 - Program - Padma Inguva: "Creating Vertorama’s"
Photographing the interiors of these massive structures such as cathedrals, museums and churches present photographic problems not readily solved by current and popular photographic techniques. After considerable trials and errors and mentoring from world class Klaus Hermann, Padma Inguva refined several techniques to showcase the interiors of churches and cathedrals by capturing the entirety of the altar and ceiling in one image that normally could not be captured in one frame.
By embracing the technique of Vertoramas Padma has been able to capture the beauty and magnificence of these incredible structures.
In simple terms, it’s a combination of the already known techniques of Panoramas and HDR photography. In even simpler terms, by stitching together vertical frames and incorporating HDR photography Padma has managed to present a realistic and complimentary view of an incredibly large structure in a single image. As a devotee of the “art form” of Vertoramas, Padma will present her work as well as discuss the workflow that she uses to process these images. The topics include HDR (High-Dynamic Range Imaging, Vertorama stitching as well as tone mapping).
May 4, 2022 - 2021 - 2022 End of Year Competition
May 18, 2022 - Award Banquet