Please join us Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 pm, at First Lutheran Church for our next meeting.
Our program will be of interest to many of you who want to learn more about Astrophotography, and those like me who like to see what people do with the cameras after I go to bed! Darrell Carder will give you tips for making some special images so you can “wow” your friends.
6:30 – 7:00 Set up for the meeting. Visitation time for early arrivals
7:00 – Welcome and Member News
7:25 – Program: Ins and Outs of Astrophotography: A Short Introduction with Darrell Carder
8:15 – Member Photo Share, Theme – Theme: Sun Shots
Program: Ins and Outs of Astrophotography: A Short Introduction
“My photography journey started when watching my Dad taking pictures. The process of measuring the light with a light meter and determining the correct settings amazed me. As I grew older, I was allowed to use the light meter and his Canon camera to take my own pictures. After graduating from college and starting work I bought my first camera, a Pentax K1000. For many years I would describe my photography as ‘drive by shooting’. It seemed that I was always holding up the rest of the group trying to get a good composition and having to hurry through it.
Working for Motorola Semiconductors as an electrical engineer gave me an opportunity to take the family to Israel for 4 months for work. I then bought a Nikon FE2 SLR and I’ve stayed with Nikon since then with my latest being the D850.
Over the last 5 or so years I’ve been able to focus and learn more on composition and my family has learned to accept my photo op adventures.
I’ve always been intrigued looking at the night sky. A discussion with a co-worker on photography, and seeing some star trail pictures he took, got me started on astrophotography. While doing some searching on the web, I came across Richard Tatti’s Nightscape Images on YouTube and started following some of his tutorials. Between different YouTube tutorials and lots of Trial and error I’ve developed my own form of nightscape photography.“
Member Photo Share: Theme this month is Sun Shots
“If you pointed a camera at the sun on October 14th, this topic is for you. If you didn’t, there are a lot of photographic moments when the sun plays a critical role: rainbows, shadows, moonlight, sunsets and sunrises. So work up those eclipse shots or scour your files for images that really “shine”. – Bill Galloway
Please name your 2 images as follows: 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_Last Name.jpg. No need to resize – just make sure it is a jpeg file. Send them by email to email@example.com by November 14th to insure they will be shown at the meeting.(Note: As always, if you prefer to submit something other than the theme topic, you may do so.)
Annual dues are a bargain at $12 per year. If you haven’t renewed, you may pay at the meeting, or use our PayPal by using this link, or you can mail your check to Winifred Simon at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676. (Only paid members may post on our HCPC Members Facebook page. If you are a paid member and cannot access the account, ask Charlie Kreitler, our admin, to allow you access.
Pioneer Flight Museum Fly-in – Saturday, November 11th, 9:00, https://pioneerflightmuseum.org/
New Braunfels Renaissance Faire – December 8th – 10th, https://www.nbrenfaire.com/
If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Charlie Kreitler is the administrator of this page – thank you Charlie!
You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.