Rule of Thirds
Saturday 10 June
Daybreak Pond (Oquirrh Lake) - 9am - 2 Hours
The rule of thirds in photography is a guideline that places the subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving the other two thirds more open. It divides a photo into nine equal parts, split by two equally spaced horizontal and vertical lines. Generally, the rule of thirds leads to compelling and well-composed shots.
Outdoor Portraits Meetup
Friday 16 June
International Peace Gardens - 7pm - 2 Hours
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.
You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.
This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
We Will meet in the North West Corner of the North West parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/6keLXPLUdKcpqWRe7
Leading Lines Photographic Meetup
Saturday 08 July
Park in the Marina parking lot. - 3pm - 2 Hours
In a photograph, our eyes tend to follow any detected lines running through the scene. These lines can be straight, curved, man-made or created by nature. They can include things such as train tracks, fences or railings, stairs, roads, wharves, bridges, stretched-out patterns, tunnels, hallways, a long body of water or paths.
Leading lines are lines that are deliberately used to lead the viewer's eye to the subject, and they can come from any direction in the frame. When framing your subject, try to look for elements in the scene that you can use as leading lines, to emphasize your subject or focal point.
Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera
Saturday 22 July
Murray Park - 9am - 3 Hours
This class will be focused on learning the basics of photography and your equipment. The mastery of a camera is key to being ready in the moment.
Topics of discussion:
-The Exposure Triangle(aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed)
-based on that will be lessons in capturing action, slow shutter with motion, and overall becoming in charge of your camera.
The main reason to use manual mode is for consistency.
If you're shooting in a situation that isn't going to change much - say, an indoor concert, and you want to make your post processing as easy as possible, use manual mode
Landscape & Wildlife Photography Meetup
Sunday 23 July
Big Cottonwood Canyon - 6pm - 2 Hours
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
Improving Photos with Camera Angles
Saturday 29 July
Eagle Gate Monument - 9am - 2 Hours
Technically, there are an infinite number of angles to choose from – but you can learn just five. They can act as your basic shots and you're free to improvise angles on your own, these are tried-and-tested options that are practically guaranteed to work.
If you can commit these five angles to memory, then you'll be ready to handle nearly any situation, and if you use a variety of angles consistently, the quality of your photos will go through the roof.
Shallow Depth of Field
Saturday 19 August
Murray Park - 8am - 2 Hours
In this meetup, we will learn how to use a shallow depth of field to give the blurring or bokeh effect behind our subject to make them pop.