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Our November 19th meeting has a special guest speaker, Mike Taylor. Mike is a well known “astro / landscape” photographer. He has produced many spectacular photographs that contain familiar landscape objects with spectacular star filled skies.
Mike has made contributions to two books “The Secret Galaxy” And “Notes From The Stars”. These books showcase Mike’s creative efforts.
Taylor Photography's landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, Down East magazine, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Utah.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste.
Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world - a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day - the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays.
"I have always been a 'night owl' - I can remember sneaking out of the back door of my home as a teenager on warm summer nights to go sit somewhere in my neighborhood and wonder about Man's existence while looking up at the stars. Most folks are so busy with day-to-day life that they rarely contemplate the radical idea that we all live on a small rock which is rotating and flying through the cosmos at a speed we can barely fathom." - Mike Taylor
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The topic / activity for this meeting istelling a story in photographs. Using 5 or less photographs tell a story. subject is open to any style or subject.
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Here we are near the end of September and rapidly approching the splendor of the Autumn foliage season. We all will be out making photographs of the wonders of nature.
As we look at the photos we ask oueselves "How can I make my photos better"? In other words "How can it turn my snapshots into great shots"? Find about one of the keys to better photos, composition this week at our meeting Tuesday night Sept. 17th. Learn some of the rules of composition and when you can break them.
This presentation is being given by Linwood Riggs a well known bird photographer in the Augusta area. Join us at Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta. There is a social time beginning at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. This is open to the public so join us. Hope to see there.
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Here we are at the first of October. Autumn is in full swing. The changing color of the leaves. The increasing chill in the air. The increasing shortness of the daylight. The perfect time to make photographs.
With last month’s meeting discussing composition this month, October 1st, starts out with the other important part to creating memorable photographs, telling stories in a photograph or in some cases documentary photography.
Subject to change.
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Well summer is over. The kids are back in school so now it is time for the "adults" to go back to school. Our school season starts out with the familar show and tell on the subject of "What I did this summer." Bring in 5 images showcasing your photography activities this summer and be ready to answer questions related to the images.
We will also have a tribute to Steve Dunn on his passing away. This was a great loss to the club as Steve was an anchor to the functioning and ongoing direction of the CACC.
There will also be a discussion on several topics that will affect our schedule for the second half of our year.
There are several interesting program topics for this half of the year amoung others is a program on astro photography presented by Mike Taylor. Also a program on "Photography as a spiritual experience" given by Ron Rosenstock.
Their will be other programs providing help to improve composition skills and telling stories through photographs.
We are looking forward to an exciting year. So be sure to join us starting Sept. 3rd. We are still located at Viles Arbotetum 153 Hospital Street Augusta. The doors open by 6:30 for a social time with the meeting beginning at 7 pm.
I hope to see you there.
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