Photo Outings from 2021

Spring Flower – May Outing

Eight members signed up with seven enthusiastic members present for the outing at the Morton Arboretum for spring flowers on May 7, 2021.  Blue bells were spotty between the visitor station and P12 however, there were plenty of other flowers and interesting foliage patterns found on the path. White Trillium, Spotted Geranium, Wild Phlox, and Blue Bells, etc. to name a few were available.  The lack of rain and colder than normal soil temperatures were the main reasons for this delayed growth.  Quite evident was the dry to the bone “Wood Duck” pond on that trail.

Other areas have plenty of flowering shrubs and trees and other flowering species.  Make a trip to the arboretum during the month of May to find your favorites then post them on our website.

View Spring Flowers from the outing.


Make Better Photos, Techniques, Tricks and More – April

Here is a list of excellent tutorials you can read to get started on this month’s challenge:

Nature:

Everything else:

Simple explanation and how to video to get bokeh in your photos:

View Photo Techniques, Tricks & More images from the challenge.


Macro & Still Life – March

Need ideas for Macro shots? Try this link:  https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/macro-photography-ideas

For still life:
https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/still-life-photography-ideas-and-tips


https://karltayloreducation.com/creative-still-life-photography/

View Macro & Still Life images from the challenge.


Expanding Your Creativity – February

If you truly want to improve your photography and push yourself, then you need to be using your camera, often! Accepting the challenge of using your camera every day or every other day, will help make photography a commitment and even a habit for you.

The following is a list of challenges for you to explore and share your thoughts of the subject in a photograph with others:

Front Door
Building
Old
Anything Fun
After Dark
Monochromatic
In The Kitchen
Something That Makes You Sad
Frozen
I Feel…
Where You Shop
Up In The Air
Corner Of Your Home
Below
My Favorite View

Example:  Take “Building” from the list, it doesn’t have to be an actual building but rather a process, or other objects!

Example: Something boring – arrange mundane objects in a grouping to make an interesting photo

Example: Polka dots – close up shot of holes in a colander!

Example: Dawn – capture a reflection of the sun on a pool of water.

View Expanding Your Creativity images from the challenge.