Please join us, on July 19th, for a “cool” program in the heat of the summer. Club member Steven Touchstone will talk about his time spent in ANTARCTICA! He’s got some award-worthy images to share with us, and stories you won’t want to miss.
7:00 – 7:25 Welcome, Introductions, and Member News
7:30 – 8:15 Program: Antartica – Steven Touchstone
8:20 – 9:00 Critiques: Weather
Steven Touchstone ~ Photographer
“Photography is what I like to do. Now that I am retired from being a Helicopter Mechanic for 36 years I can spend more time at photography. I started photography around 15 while getting the photography merit badge in Boy Scouts for my Eagle Scout quest. I have learned a lot from The New York Institute of Photography, The Life Library of Photography by Time Life Books and the Outdoor Photographer magazines etc.
While working in Antarctica for 11 years I had some very unusual and out of this world sights. The best view in Antarctica , and a little bias on my part, is from the top of Touchstone Crag, in Helicopter Mountains. It was named after me in 2008. Getting to McMurdo was a experience of it own. Going through New Zealand and flying on a C-130, 141, at last a C-17. Several times I took a Round The World flight to and from New Zealand, so I got to see all 7 Continents. Although I did not get to spend as much time in each Continent as I would have liked, I think you will agree I got some good shots. Hope you like them.
I live in Canyon Lake, Texas and am a member of the Hill Country Photography Club and the New Braunfels Photographic Society.”
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Remember, when showing your images, you may ask for a critique or suggestions for improvement from members, or simply “show and tell” your image.
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