Thanks to everyone who attended our general meeting! For those who couldn’t make it, an overview of the meeting and this quarter’s events is included below.
Photoshop Retouching Workshop + Meet the Mentors:
This week, Friday, January 17th, we’ll be holding a workshop on retouching in Photoshop! We’ll be meeting in Boelter Hall 5440 from 6pm-8pm. For the first hour, we’ll be covering basic photoshop tools and techniques. The second hour will be an walk-through of a typical beauty retouching workflow. For those that don’t own a copy of Adobe Photoshop, a trial version can be downloaded here. (Provided link goes to instructions on downloading Photoshop CS5. The latest version, CC, can be found on the Adobe website, but has its own unique quirks, which is why we recommend the previous version). Please make sure to bring a laptop.
We’ll also be selling our awesome club shirts for $15, so if you want to get a shirt, come to the meeting!
After the meeting, mentees will go out to eat dinner with mentors! Signed up but haven’t gotten a mentor yet? We’ve extended the signups for the mentor/mentee program until this Friday, and will be assigning mentors over the weekend. Come along to the dinner after the meeting to learn more about this quarter’s mentors and some of the events we have planned. If you can’t make it to the dinner, check out the mentor slides from the general meeting below.
Mentor/Mentee Program (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 11:59PM!):
Did you just get your camera and want to learn more about the basics of photography? Or are you more advanced and willing to delve into landscape or portrait photography with an expert? For the 2013-2014 school year, we’re starting a mentor system to help you develop your skills and answer your questions in a more personal way! If you already have been assigned a mentor, please fill out the form if you would like to continue as part of the program.
We have a wide variety of officers who will be your mentors for this year. Please fill out this form so we can get to know you a little better and match you with a Photo Club mentor. Even if you do consider yourself an experienced photographer, please think about signing up!
Missed the General Meeting? Take a look at the meeting slides and the events for this quarter:
Meeting slides : here.
At the General Meeting, we gave an overview of the club, discussed the weekly meetings for the quarter, looked at past events, introduced this quarter’s mentors, and went over shirts. This quarter’s weekly meetings are listed below, and are also available on the website.
WEEK 1: GENERAL MEETING + DINNER
WEEK 2: PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING
WEEK 3: PINHOLE CAMS + ULTRA-LONG EXPOSURES
WEEK 4: DYNAMIC RANGE + EXPOSURE BLENDING
WEEK 5: INTRO TO STUDIO LIGHTING
WEEK 6: POST PROCESSING WITH LIGHTROOM
WEEK 7: INTRO TO PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY AND DEATH VALLEY RETREAT
WEEK 8: SMOKE PHOTOGRAPHY
WEEK 9: DOWNTOWN LA (SUNSET/BLUE HOUR)
WEEK 10: LIGHT PAINTING
Photo Club Shoots Photo Club: (FORM DUE FRIDAY 11:59PM): 1930s-50s HK/Shanghai themed shoot
This quarter we’re planning a formal, club-wide fashion/period shoot! Date: TBD, last few weeks in the quarter. This event will give photography club members the chance to see what it’s like to be on both sides of the camera for a large shoot with all the frills (costuming, makeup, hair). The theme is 1930s-50s HK/Shanghai.
We’ll be discussing details further down the road, but IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM (DUE FRIDAY, JAN 17th).
Because we would like to include as many people as possible, and we have a low budget, we want to source as much costuming from what people have available. Please see here for inspiration, as well as period cinema such as Shanghai Bund/The Last Tycoon/The Grandmaster/The Bullet Vanishes/Dangerous Liaisons/etc.
We’re going for more cinema-style shooting than for fashion/beauty, so even every-day period attire is fine (and might be better).
Girls: Think Qipao/Cheongsam (no red please unless you have no other option) or period Western-style attire, and accessories such as fans, boas, smoking pipes.
Guys: Suit and trilby hats, other period attire. Everyday period wear (doesn’t have to be a suit) or gangster chic: as long as it looks good and the era’s right, we’ll roll with it.