Our next meeting is Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm.
Our program is “Capturing the Image, Black and White” by Charlie Kreitler. We’ll also review the results of the member survey and hear a report from the Program Committee.
We hope to see you there!
- 7:00 – 7:10
- Welcome and Introduction of New Members and Guests
- 7:10 – 7:25
- Member Share (if you have news to share and want to show an image with it, please submit by Tuesday before the meeting. Put SHARE in the subject heading, please.
- Calls for Entry
- Discuss the results of the member survey. Share your ideas about how we can make our club work for you.
- Program Committee report. (They’re already working hard in 2020!)
- 7:25 – 9:00
- Program – Capturing the Image, Black and White – Charlie Kreitler
Program: Capturing the Image, Black and White
Charlie Kreitler is our February speaker. His talk will focus on “Capturing the Image, Black and White”.
Last summer he started reading about the history of photography and realized the immensity of the topic. One could divide it into: 1) the development of the camera, body and lenses; 2) the development of “film”, both B&W and color, and 3) the evolution of the various photo genres, such as portrait, nature/landscape, war, journalism, fashion, human condition, science, etc. Understanding “Genre”, however, depends on how our cameras work and how we create permanent images.
Charlie rolled the dice and decided his first effort in understanding our photographic history would be the evolution of the black and white image from the camera obscura and the heliogravure to rolls of Kodak film, essentially from 1800 to 1900.
Charlie’s talk will focus on the critical inventions through the 1800’s that get us to where we are today. These will include the heliogravure, the daguerreotype (see example below), the calotype, the wet plate, the dry plate and ultimately the advent of rolls of film. He will spice up his talk with interesting photos and historical anecdotes to keep you awake. Enjoy!
Charlie made a critical decision in 1969 when he decided not to pursue a career in photography, but came to Texas for graduate school in geology. It was a wise decision. At that time, he was fascinated by color photography, but the cost and complexity of printing in color were beyond his understanding and pocket book. It wasn’t until the early 1990’s with the development of Photoshop, that he was able to work in color “out of his house”. He now treats photography as a primary hobby in his retirement.
Critiques or Show & Tell: Repeat
Real or abstract, color, monotone, or black and white — it doesn’t matter. Just make sure there is repetition. (If you don’t have anything that fits this topic, feel free to share any image(s) on any subject.) You may ask for a critique on your images or simply do a show-and-tell. You can send up to two images.
Send your two images to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 18th, at 6 pm, and put February Critique — Repeat in the Subject line.
To prepare your images, resize the long side to 2000 pixels, resolution of 72 ppi, and rename them 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_LastName.jpg.
Annual membership dues are $12.00. Dues for new members are reduced to $6.00 after July 1st each year.
You may pay by check at the next meeting, pay with Paypal here, or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
Paid membership is required for participation in exhibitions, fieldtrips and most workshops, as well as listings in Member News and Member Links on hcphotoclub.org. If you are on our email list, you will continue to receive our emails and be welcome at meetings whether or not you have paid dues.
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. Carolyn Whiteside is the administrator of this page – thank you Carolyn!
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 email@example.com.