All About Studio Lighting: Sept. 10

  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map to our meeting room
  • All About Studio Lighting, Roy Richardson

Studio lighting can take many forms, including table top sets, floor sets using one light to six lights, or more. Many subjects can be photographed using one light.

This workshop will focus on techniques for using one light, which is a very creative way to photograph. Roy will use video and photographs to demonstrate indoor and table top lighting.

Roy Richardson400wThe topics and techniques that will be discussed to control light are:

  • Equal lighting.
  • Light angles and reflections
  • Camera angle
  • Shadows
  • Light modification
  • Design

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Above, decorative glassware, by Roy.

Macrophotography: Download the handout

Did you miss David’s presentation? He has shared explanations and suggestions for you here: PDF Macro Photography David Bee Aug.10 2019  (2.1MB with images.)

David BeeMacrophotography involves making images of flowers, insects, household objects … almost anything with detailed texture, parts or structures not normally visible or easily viewed.

Everyone with a camera can explore the small world, says David Bee. And regardless of the weather outside, you can photograph close-up macro images with just a few inexpensive items.

David will demonstrate a macrophotography set up and explain how to plan and capture images of tiny things, like his lovely flower photo above.

Workshop topics include:

  • Equipment
  • Techniques
  • Lighting
  • Subjects

Join us indoors during the hottest part of the summer and learn about making macro images.



Have fun! Join an Outing

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Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Participants are asked to sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

Here are a selection of participant images from outings to historic churches, Browne Salvage Yards, Fabrication Yards, Historic Cleburne, Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Dallas Arboretum.












Night Photography Part 2: July 9

Did you miss the May 28 workshop? John has generously made his presentation available for download and review: PDF Night Photography May 2019 John Nixon Learn even more at the July 9 follow-up workshop, which will discuss the variety of software available to enhance night images.

  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, May 28 and July 9, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie; find a map to our meeting room
  • Night Photography Part 1 and Part 2, John Nixon

John Nixon 2019 President 400wMaster photographer and club president John Nixon will lead a workshop about night photography, the popular technique that allows photographers to capture the Milky Way, stars and swirls, plus landscapes and structures.

Night Photography Part 1 will cover these topics:

  • how to focus your camera
  • how to compose in the dark
  • how to calculate exposure time
  • how to deal with noise, light painting, equipment and other processes
  • We will talk about equipment, locations, what to photograph at night and various techniques to use in difficult situations.

The free workshop will be geared to beginning night photographers; we welcome everyone who has tips and ideas to share.

Night Photography Part 2 will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 and will cover any topics remaining from Part 1, plus advice on how to process your images. John also will discuss his preferred software and various techniques to handle adverse situations.

Above, John’s image of Bryce Point Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Birds in Focus: Download the presentation

Hope you enjoyed this workshop, or, if you missed it, here’s Jerry’s presentation: PDF Bird Photography Jerry Turner 2019


In this workshop, Jerry will help answer a common question: Why aren’t my bird pictures sharp?

There are a lot of possible reasons for less-than-desired sharpness, and this workshop will help you avoid some of the pitfalls every bird photographer encounters. Topics to be covered include:

  • Photographing sitting and flying birds
  • Cameras and equipment
  • Exposure, depth of field, focusing

This workshop is intended for all skill levels and experienced photographers are encouraged to attend and share their knowledge.

Above, Jerry’s image of a snowy egret, photographed at Benbrook Lake.