Please join us Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm, at First Lutheran Church for our next meeting. It comes very early this month – don’t miss it!
6:30 – Set up and visit with early arrivals
7:00 – Welcome and Member News
7:20 – Announcements
7:30 – Program: Macro Photography with Jim Philpott
8:15 – Show and Tell – Theme: Shadows
Program: Macro Photograpy with Jim Philpott. Jim is one of our newer members. If you’ve never done much macro photography, he will show you tips for getting good results. I asked Jim for some information about himself – it’s amazing what you find out about your photo friends!
Jim moved to Texas in 2013 after 45 years in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he conducted a counseling practice on behalf of the United Methodist Church. He, his late wife, Jeane, and daughter, Sarah, settled in Kyle to be near their oldest child, Ben, who lives in Austin and is the senior news editor for KUT Public Radio. Jim, along with Roger Allen and Wayne Bauknight, participate in a weekly Zoom meeting to explore photography and Lightroom Classic. They all joined HCPC last year.
He was licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Marital and Family Therapist and Clinical Pastoral Therapist. He received degrees at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. While in New York, he took a photography course and became a member of the community darkroom at Riverside Church. While in Richmond, he joined a community darkroom near the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
And, in his first appointment as an associate pastor in a church in Bristol, Virginia he studied photography and used the darkroom at the local college. His first serious camera was a Russian Zenit E SLR, a Pentax K 1000 was next, and he currently is photographing with a Nikon d850 and a Mamiya c220 Twin Lens Reflex 120 film camera. Macro Photography, he says, is an interest, not an obsession. “It was the perfect pursuit during the pandemic, allowing me stay home and photograph without coming into contact with anyone.”
Monthly Show & Tell: Theme this month is “Shadows”.
From Bill Galloway: Shadows can be the dominant subject of an image or may provide the background that enhances the subject. They may be created by substantial objects such as tall buildings or by ephemeral phenomena such as wispy clouds. They may be a product of natural or artificial light sources. They may add mystery or clarity to a photograph. Start looking for the shadows lurking in your photo files and be ready to share them at our March meeting.”
Please resize and rename your 2 images as follows: 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_Last Name.jpg, and resize to 2000 pixels on the long side. NOTE: Send them by email to email@example.com by March 15 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.
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.