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Baseball Game Field Trip

Dunedin Stadium

373 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698

We are set to be at the last weekend game for the season (Sat &Sun), Saturday, Sept. 1. The game starts at 6:30, so I would suggest we arrive at 5:30 to meet out front.  It is a promotion and “Fan Appreciation Night”, so there will be more activity than usual.  There are 2 shooting bays located near the dugouts.  Based on discussions with Mike Liberatore, GM, we can rotate individuals throughout the game.  I will drop by the stadium to get a better understanding of where they are located and other shooting opportunities.

The photographer shooting bays are much larger than they led me to believe (see pictures I took below).  They are located behind first and third base.  Each one can easily hold 6 people comfortably with mono-pods.  A 70-200mm lens with a crop sensor camera would probably be ideal (pictures taken below were with a 70-200/full frame camera) to catch all in-field action shots.  The group cost for the game is $5.00 per person.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Susan Louise Anderson – Featured Artist, Carrollwood Cultural Center

TBCC member Susan Louise Anderson will be the featured artist in the lobby gallery of the Carrollwood Cultural Center June 27th through August 26th. A reception for the 25 piece show will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please take some time and visit the gallery to appreciate the the wonderful work of the artist.

May 25, 2018 – Fourth Friday Meeting Field Trip

We will not meet at tRG Studio this Friday. We will be meeting at 7:00 in the courtyard of Centro Ybor in Ybor City. We will practicing nighttime street photography on the streets of Ybor City. The weather forecast is for rain. If you choose to attend please dress appropriately and take any necessary precautions with your equipment. The address is:
Centro Ybor
1600 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
There are several parking garages and parking lots nearby as well as  free 2 hour street parking. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Art Wolfe Presents: Photography as Art in Tampa, Sunday May 20, 2018

Attendees will learn how to: • Maintain curiosity and stay engaged. See the world with fresh eyes! • Be inspired by the best. We’ll explore the work of some of the world’s most talented artists. • Transform your art. Discover photography as a creative medium rather than just documentary, and see how to apply that insight to your craft. • Spark your imagination. Don’t just capture the moment. Create a vision that’s uniquely yours!

In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.

For complete details please follow this link:

Tampa Bay Camera Club Members receive a $50 seminar registration discount by using coupon code allcc2018

Field Trip Follow-Up

We had great fun on the field trip and the next step is for members that participated to submit images. Bring your best high resolution digital images from the trip to the next meeting. Please keep them separate from any digital images you may be submitting for competition. They will be reviewed for submission to the city as planned and time permitting we might put an impromptu slide show together for presentation after the meeting.


Collaborative Image Editing

Genesis, meaning the beginning of creation-(jen-e-ses)-we have used one of  the phonetic spellings. More broadly, it is working together in community for the purpose of exhibiting.

 Please join us on Wednesday evening Feb 7th at 6:30p at tRg Studio. Bring an image or two on a thumb drive to work on. Preferably Raw however, high-resolution jpegs will be accepted if no Raw file exists.

We will collaborate together to make your images the best they can be with input from your peers. We will have open discussions and present short YouTube videos on techniques. By the end of the evening you will output a low resolution JPEG to the presenter for the purpose of record and to show your progress.

This is a Tampa Bay Camera Club Outreach project. If you would like to invite others who may be interested in joining the Camera Club and would like to work in this type of community, you are encouraged to do so.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday.

Field Trip to St. Augustine

The trip will take place January 26th -28th. Officially we will be roaming the historic district to take photos on the 27th. You may stay the night on the 26th or come on the morning of the 27th. Plan to be at the designated meeting location of Castillo de San Marcos by 8:00 AM on the morning of the 27th. We will plan to have a group dinner that evening to be followed by various night photography opportunities. You may leave at any time on the 27th or stay the night and leave the following day. Members are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

2017 Holiday Party

Our annual holiday party will be held on Thursday December 14th. 7:00 PM at tRG studio. As always, we will be having a print show – please bring a print to hang and be prepared to talk briefly to everyone about your print. Please bring an appetizer, entree, dessert, or drinks to share. We have tableware, cups, ice, and decorations covered already. You may use the following form to let everyone know what you are bringing. This list can be looked at first so that you can see what others have already signed up to bring and avoid duplicates:


And this form can be used to enter your response:

2017 food and drink signup


2018 Competition Assignments

January – Cell phone photos (Any subject is acceptable. You must include the metadata with your file to prove it was taken with a cell phone.)
February – Historic (Present photos of historically significant places, things, or reenactments of historic events.)
March – Night Photography (Present images of subjects that show them at night.)
April – Panorama/Vertorama (Present images in a narrow aspect ratio.)
May – Leading Lines (Present images that make use of leading lines within the composition.)
June – The shape of things (Present images of subjects that have photographically interesting shapes.)
July – Nautical (Present images of  subjects that relate to sailors, boating, maritime navigation, etc.)
August – Children (Present candid or posed images of children.)
September – Competitive events (Present images of activities that are of a competitive nature.)
October – Silhouette (Present images of subjects rendered as dark shapes without discernible detail against a lighter background.)
November – City life (Present images that evoke the lifestyle associated with people that reside in urban environments.)

2018 Technical Night Schedule:

January – No 4th Friday meeting due to our club field trip to St Augustine.
February – Techniques for photographing and processing panoramic images
May – Field trip to Ybor City for street photography
June – Leon Robinson will give a presentation on sports photography
July – Susan Anderson will give a presentation on street photography
August – Lynn Wiezycki will give a presentation and host a hands-on night of macro photography
September – Robert Rostick will give a demonstration on focus stacking techniques and software
October – Night photography field trip to downtown Tampa

Processing a time lapse sequence

For those that worked shot time lapse sequences at the club’s outing, or will be doing so at the field trip with the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, or are simply interested in doing it on your own, here is a set of simple instructions for putting your project together using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Import your image files into Lightroom and make any necessary adjustments (exposure, contrast, noise reduction, etc) to the first file. Synchronize the adjustments to the rest of the files. Export the files in jpg format to a new folder. Rename the files before or during the export to ensure that they contain a proper numerical sequence within the file name. 001.jpg, 002.jpg, etc or timelapse-001, timelapse-002, etc for example.

In Photoshop go to the “File” menu and choose “Open”. Select the folder that contains the jpg files and highlight only the first file in the sequence. At the bottom of the window check the box for the option labeled “Image Sequence” and then click the “Open” button. At this point the images will be imported as a time lapse sequence into Photoshop and you will be prompted to select a frame rate. Choose 30 for a normal look or 24 for a cinematic look.

If you wish to customize the time lapse project go to the “Window” menu and choose the “Timeline” option. Whether you are leaving the time lapse as-is or customizing it you will need to render it to complete your project. Go to File>Export>Render Video. In the dialog box you will specify an output location, a file name, format, size, and frame rate. Typical format will be H.264, high quality. You can keep the same frame rate as you decided upon import or change it here if you wish. Click the “Render” button and wait for your project to be completed. Have fun!