Month: April 2023
The Sunflowers 🌻 are Blooming! Outing at a Sunflower Field, Saturday, April 29, 2023
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The sunflowers🌻, in many varieties, are blooming! So, it is last-minute outing time! Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 8 AM, we will meet at Three Son Farms on 3830 McIntosh Rd, Dover (map below) to have some fun in the flower field! This is one hour before their normal opening time so please thank them for letting us in early to get the earlier light!
They charge photographers $25 each to shoot this year but we have once again gotten a good deal. The group fee is $100 so the cost per person will depend on the number of people who show up!
Since last year they have moved the produce stand into the large barn that they were building last year. There is a lot more produce. Plus they are serving all kinds of goodies, ie, milkshakes, smoothies, etc. as they added a kitchen.
There are many picnic tables and a bar where you can sit and look out at the flower field.
We want them to continue to plant the flowers every year so please purchase some produce. It is the best! I buy from them weekly while they are open.
The field is planted in rows this year (like a strawberry field) so getting around in it will be a bit easier. They planted at least 7 varieties of sunflowers. Note: The zinnias may not be blooming yet as they have been affected by the lack of rain (which is good for the sunflowers as a lot of rain ruins the blooms)!
RAIN! If it happens to rain we will still have the outing…last year it rained just as we arrived and we had some wonderful drops on the flowers to add to the beauty of the flowers. So, be prepared to get dirty and possibly muddy, and bring rain gear just in case!
Bring your macro lens, a small scrim/reflector, and a wide angle for full-field shots. Your phone can make some great images as well!
Afterward, we will go get an early lunch at a local taco place!
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Hope to see you all there!
Here are a few iPhone images I took on April 20 in some very bad light! The field will be quite different on 4/29.
April Education Day – Special Day and Time and Very Special Presentation on Travel Photography by Rick Sammon
Yes, the “Godfather of Photography” will be doing a special presentation all about Travel Photography!
This Education Day Zoom meeting will be at 3 PM EDT on Sunday, April 23, 2023.
In this fun-filled and info-packed presentation, Rick Sammon will take us around the world, from Alaska to Africa and from the High Arctic to Antarctica. He’ll share with us his tricks, tips, and techniques for making images with impact – which is one of Rick’s goals. If you are interested in wildlife, nature, and landscape photography, this meeting is for you.
Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific, and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” has authored 43 books. His latest are: “Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom–Discovering the Power of Pictures” and “Photo Quest–finding your photographic and artistic voice”.
He also has 40 photography classes on KelbyOne.com.
While Rick describes himself as “evolving” and an Explorer of Life, he hesitates to categorize his work. “I’m an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all–and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”
With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments–and many more anticipated for the road ahead. As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”
Visit Rick at www.ricksammon.com. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Samples of Rick’s Photography from His Travels
Who Should Attend
Rick is the ultimate generalist so his presentation is for everyone! This talk is focused on Travel Photography but travel photography in general includes most types of photography!
Rick’s “Sammonisms,” which are his very memorable lines of wisdom on photography, are, to me (who has many of them stuck in my head), one of the main reasons to attend!
We will record the meeting and send the link to our current members in case you can not make the meeting on this special day and time!
How to Attend
We will send the Zoom invitation to all current (2023) members a few days prior to 04/23/2023.
Non -Members – If you are interested in joining us to see what we are all about, we will send you a Zoom Invitation. Please send your Name and Email address with the Subject line “Zoom Invite Needed for MEETING on (appropriate date)” to email@example.com so we can get the invitation to you.
I hope to see you at our Exhibit/Comment Night on 04/20/2023 and at our Special Education Day at 3 PM EDT on Sunday 04/23/2023, for this special presentation.
Lynn Wiezycki, TBCC President