Winners of the Macro/Closeup Photo Contest Announced

Thank you to all the members who submitted entries for this photo contest. Our judge and Technical Night speaker, Mike Moats, did a quick critique on all the entries and then announced the 2nd and 1st place winners.

Note: the meeting was recorded so if you missed it is posted on our website.

Our Winners

Our 1st place winner is by Helga Jackson. She wins a lifetime membership to Mike Moats’ Macro Photo Club and a 13 X 19 print of her image from JRS Photo, Jim Sykes.

“Oil in Water II” – 1st Place Winner by Helga Jackson

2nd place went to Karen Robinson! She will receive a 13 X 19 print of her image from JRS Photo, Jim Sykes.

“In the Fronds” – 2nd Place Winner by Karen Robinson

Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you

Thank you to all the members who participated.

A big thank you to Mike Moats for taking the time to judge the entries and to make some minor suggestions and changes to a few of the entries to illustrate what he thought would have been made them stronger images. Also, thank you to Mike for giving us the lifetime membership to his Macro Photo Club to give as a prize. Please take a look at Mike’s website and I encourage you to join his club and attend his educational offerings.

Thank you to Jim Sykes for providing the prints as prizes. Please contact Jim at JRS Photos for all your paper printing needs.

Let me know if you would like to have more contests like this that are outside our normal club competition/critique set up.

Stay well and see you at the next meeting, Friday, June 19, 2020 for our regular competition/critique night.

Lynn Wiezycki

Infrared Photography by Tony Sweet – Technical Night in June

To continue our learning and sharing during these difficult times, I am very happy to announce that we have booked Tony Sweet to give his talk on Infrared Photography at our June 22, 2020 Technical Night via Zoom.

Tony’s Bio:

Coming from an artistic background as a professional jazz artist and professional close up magician (sleight of hand artist), Tony has always sought creative, deeply personal endeavors.

The transition from jazz artist to nature photographer was a seamless transition as both require an improvisational nature and an ability to adapt too quickly changing conditions.

Tony was named as a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and has been published worldwide for over 35 years. He has authored 8 books, contributing to many others, co-produced an educational DVD series, and teaches and lectures throughout the US, Canada, Iceland, and Cuba. 

Tony is co-owner, along with Susan Milestone, of their Visual Artistry Workshops Series and Creativity Seminars. Tony and Susan have also launched an online educational series, beginning with ProCritiques and One on One private sessions.

Please visit http://tonysweet.com

Examples of Tony’s infrared work:

I took my very first online photography classes from Tony back around 2005! My first workshop was also with him and Susan in the mountains of Tennessee. He was teaching color nature photography but showed us some of his amazing infrared images! I was hooked and vowed to get a converted camera as soon as I could…. I know you will want to try this different and interesting way of seeing the world, after hearing Tony speak and seeing more of his images!

Please join us at our Zoom meeting on June 22, 2020, and learn from this internationally known photographer.

Jim will send the Zoom invitation out and post it on the website just prior to this meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Stay well!

Lynn Wiezycki

May Technical Night -Macro/Close Up Photo Contest and Celebrity Judge – TBCC Members Only

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During our forced stay at home time, macro and close up photography has become a way to keep from being totally bored and keeping our photography skills honed!   So with that in mind, we are opening up a special Macro/Closeup Photo Contest for our 2020 paid TBCC members.

Renown macro/closeup photographer, Mike Moats, has agreed to be our celebrity judge and he will be awarding a lifetime membership to his Macro Photo Club to the winning entry.  This is a $99 value.

Mike will join our May 22, 2020 Technical Night meeting via Zoom and talk about some of the entries (based on the number of entries), announce the winners and give us an overview of what he has to offer in regard to the Macro Photo Club and his other educational offerings.

Mike’s Bio:

Mike Moats is an international award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added Close-up/Macro Photography” workshops into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, leads intensive Macro Boot Camps around the country, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals.

Recruited as a member of the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, Mike is also honored to be a Tamron “Image Master” and a Vanguard Pro. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Mike’s first book, Tiny Landscapes, was released in 2008, and his images and how-to articles have been published in various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best Photography, Shutterbug, PC Photo, Nature Photographer, Photo Life, Whisper in the Woods, and Michigan Fish and Game Finder; in photography collections such as the North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA’s) Expressions book and the Pure Michigan tourism companion; and in various corporate collateral, including on the Tamron USA blog and in Fujifilm newsletters.

Examples of Mike’s work:

Contest Details:

We will accept only 2 entries of a macro/closeup image from each paid member (if you have not paid your 2020 membership dues please pay here , Paypal).

We will only be accepting entries via email, lynnwiezycki@gmail.com, from April 15th up to midnight May 15th, 2020.

Please follow the instructions below for configuring your JPEG image in Lightroom as I will be sending the images up to Mike to judge.

Cost:

Free to paid 2020 TBCC members.

Awards:

1st Place – Lifetime Membership – Mike Moats Macro Photo Club and a 13 X 19 print of your image printed by JRS Photos (Jim Sykes)

2nd Place – 13 X 19 print of your image printed by JRS Photos (Jim Sykes)

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email Lynn at lynnwiezycki@gmail.com.

Technical Night Meeting:

Jim will send out a Zoom invitation just prior to the May 22nd Technical Night meeting to all members.

We are looking forward to hearing from Mike and seeing everyone’s macro/closeup images!

Stay well!

Lynn Wiezycki

Vice President TBCC

Special Speaker at April Technical Night – 04/24/2020

In these difficult times, we still need to keep learning and sharing.  We are very fortunate to have Jackie Kramer of Phlorography and Luvblooms.com as our speaker at 7PM on April 24, 2020.

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Jackie’s Bio:

Jackie has been passionate about photography since her dad gave her a camera in high school. Orchids, hibiscus, and bromeliads at Selby Gardens and wading birds at Lido Beach and Longboat Key became Jackie’s favorite subjects.  Although her photography has expanded to include weddings and portraiture, she remains an avid floral photographer. Jackie teaches individual and group workshops and also maintains an active online group, Phlorography – Artistic Floral Photography, with thousands of passionate floral photographers from around the world.

Jackie will be speaking via Zoom about the artistic side of flower photography.  She will also tell us about Phlorography, her new online educational offerings, and her upcoming workshops.

Here are some examples of her beautiful work!

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Please join us at our Zoom meeting on April 24, 2020, and learn from this nationally known photographer.

Jim will send the Zoom invitation out and post it on the website just prior to this meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Stay well!

Lynn Wiezycki