Last night’s meeting of the Paducah Photography Club was so fun. We had a record breaking 30 people in attendance. How exciting is that.
I was asked to give a presentation to review my recent workshop with Tony Sweet in the Smokey Mountains. Trying to make the presentation interesting for all levels of photographers, I titled the presentation “Lookin’ To Learn In All Kinds of Places” and tried to share resources that could help all people, whatever their level of interest, skill, and experience, as they make their photographic journey.
The first half of the presentation was covering this hand out, which I’m sharing here because some folks didn’t get the handout and asked for a copy. The list I’m going to share may not make a great deal of sense out of context. However, there might possibly be a link or two of interest to other blog readers. I will add hyperlinks for on-line viewers. 🙂
“Lookin’ To Learn in All Kinds of Places”Sue Henry — June 2009
I. On-line resources
- Various links, in no particular order-
- BetterPhoto.com — online courses, forums, photo sharing,etc.
- tonysweet.com (Check his blog for several discount codes on photography products)
- Lensbabies.com — creative lens
- fmphotography.us/ –McClamp
- wacom.com — photo editing tablet
- reallyrightstuff.com — tripods and accessories
- Singh-Ray.com — filters
- crane.com/museo — digital printmaking papers
- colormunki.com — calibration software
- niksoftware.com –Photoshop plug-in filters
- heliconfocus.com — (does for focus what HDR does for exposure)
- hdrsoft.com — Photomatix HDR
- You Tube
- Photography Tutorials
- Photoshop Tutorials
- Lightroom Tutorials
- Web sites, blogs, etc.
- You may visit my blog for links to several of my favorites — suehenryphotography.wordpress.com
II. Print and DVD resources
Books, magazines, etc — From my personal library:
(My suggestion during the presentation was to visit Amazon.com and read reviews of any books that look interesting.)
- Nature Photographer magazine!
- Life Images magazine!
- The Digital Photography Book – Scott Kelby
- Understanding Exposure — Bryan Peterson
- Learning to See Creatively — Bryan Peterson
- Complete Guide to Photography — John Hedgecoe
- Travel and Nature Photography — Rick Sammon
- Complete Guide to Digital Photography — Rick Sammon
- Digital Photography Masterclass — Tom Ang
- Creative nature & Outdoor Photography — Brenda Tharp
- Nature Photography — Tim Fitzharris
- Digital Nature Photography — Jim Miotke
- Nature Photography Closeup — Jon Cox
- Close-up & Macro — Robert Thompson
- Take Your Photography to the Next Level — George Barr
- Digital photography Fine print Workshop — George DeWolfe
- Digital Photo Processing — Chris Tarantino
- Photoshop CS3 for nature photographers — Ellen Anon, Tim Grey
- Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z — Philip Andrews
- The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers — Scott Kelby
- The Tao of Photography (Seeing beyond seeing) — Philippe Gross, S.I. Shapiro
- Photography for the Joy of It — Freeman patterson & Andre Gallant
- Photography…the art of composition — Bert Krages
- The photographer’s Eye — Michael Freeman
- God Is at Eye Level (photography as a healing art) — Jan Phillips
- Fine Art Flower Photography (Creative Techniques and the Art of Observation) — Tony Sweet
- Fine Art Photography Water, Ice, and Fog (Photographic Tecniques and the Art of interpretation) — Tony Sweet
- Fine Art Nature Photography (Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process) — Tony Sweet
- Fine Art Digital Nature Photography (Tips, Techniques, and Creative Options for Serious Novices to Advanced Digital Photographers) — Tony Sweet
- Tony Sweet’s Visual Literacy — DVD
During the second half of the presentation I shared images made during the recent workshop or images that were influenced by Tony Sweet. Stories were shared about the workshop experience. Most of the images and stories I’ve already shared with blog readers — HERE; HERE; ANOTHER; OK, ANOTHER; YET ANOTHER; — there were more, but I don’t want to truly bore you. I will add that my collection of Smokey Mountain Images can be viewed as a collection HERE.
I was surprised and flattered that BOTH of my images that I submitted for our monthly photo challenge placed — The Daisy being voted first place by the membership and the following image placing third. The iris image is another “multiple” — nine exposures layered to create an abstract.
(You may click image to view larger.)
I’m so proud of the interest and growth of our local photography club. We have a great group of folks. Our next meeting will be more social; a picnic and the Scott Kelby Photowalk. We’d love to have you join us!