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A P R I L E V E N T S April 6, 7:00 pm Lagniappe Garden Center April 8 Natchez Field Trip April 20, 7:00 pm Monthly Meeting@ Goodwood Library April 22, 8:00 am Autism Walk, Louisiana State Police

Cover image by Renee Pierce

Louisiana Photographic Society meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Guests are always welcome. Membership dues are $25/year. Each additional family member $5/year PO Box 83834 Baton Rouge, LA 70884 www.laphotosociety.com

President’s Message 3 Picture Perfect Lagnaippe 5

Bernie Gilette Lighting and more

Speaker Info

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Cathy Sherbrne and Greg Doucet

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Natchez Pilgrimage

Competition

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March Winners

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PSA Information

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Focus Stacking

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Field Trips

Theresa Low suggests best light for shooting.

Schedule for 2017

Jon Fishback Image review

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Winners Call for images

A post from Digital Photography School

Copyright Š Louisiana Photographic Society, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material or images/photographs without express and written permission from author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the photographer and Louisiana Photographic Society with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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The L o n g and

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A message from the President

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PS members are a generous lot. They give of their time and donate their images, all to improve the social fabric of our city and state. Several not-for-profit organizations look to LPS members to assist in their efforts. LPS has provided volunteers to photograph the participants in the Special Olympics. The images made contribute to the participant’s excitement and feeling of importance. Earlier this year, eleven of our members provided the photography services needed. And don’t you know it, these photographers received tons of love from the participants.

A request for photographers has been sent to LPS by “The Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders.” They plan a fund-raiser on April 22nd that features a 5K Run, Walk and Fun Fest. Again, volunteering photographers will see the fruits of their donated time. LPS will inform on further details. Time is not the only thing donated by LPS members. Several members donate one, two or more of their images each year to suitable non-profit fund-

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raiser for use in silent auctions, direct sale, etc. For example, images are auctioned or sold at: the Rural Life’s “Red Rooster” event; the St. Vincent DePaul’s annual “Band, Beer and Barbeque” (funds go to Uniforms for Kids program); the Boy Scouts annual dinner; LPB; Coastal Conservation Association; Ducks Unlimited, and others. There are other examples of LPS members contributing to the community’s quality of life that are not mentioned here. They are simply unknown to me at this time. I think that more visibility of all of these efforts would encourage even greater LPS participation. To that end, all member contributions should be listed for all of the LPS tribe to see. We are thinking about putting a tote board in LPS’ “Focus” newsletter by number and type. We have not yet decided on the exact format to be used. But we will. Stay tuned. Note that “off grid” individual contributions by LPS members will also be listed. So there it is. What say you?

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Lagniappe

April 6, 2017 Composition, Lighting and Portraiture The Basics and a Little More Bernard Gillette Composition, Lighting and Portraiture, the basics and a little more will be of interest to both the beginner and experienced photographer. The composition portion will include, rule of thirds, leading lines, patterns, balance and more. The lighting topic will include hard light, slight, dramatic light and backlight. Portraiture, while being simply an introduction, will be of interest to many. Many photographers are familiar with these subjects. For the beginner, this will be of keen interest as it is intended to help you see the photograph prior to releasing the shutter button. For the experienced photographer, it is always good to review the basics. Perhaps there is something that could use a little refreshing.

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Lagniappe June 1, 2017 How Can I Improve My Images? Baton Rouge Garden Center 7950 Independence Blvd 7:00 - 9:00 pm Jon Fishback, APSA, FP, ARPS, Director of PSA Education Services, will send a written critique on how to improve your image. On September 1 the images will be shown and the critiques will be read. All will be anonymous Send Three (3) images sized to 1024 pixels X 768 pixels Resize your image to a maximum of either 1024 pixels WIDE and/or 768 pixels HIGH. Width or height may be LESS but not more than these maximums. Be aware that images with a vertical orientation must still not exceed 768 pixels high, thus your horizontal will be much less than 1024 pixels wide. Save them as JPEG format. Send Three (3) images to Linda Medine - email address: medinelinda@gmail.com Call me if you have any questions - 225 229 3475

Deadline for sending the images is May 1, 2017

Jon Fishback Jon has been a serious photographer for nearly 60 years. He has a full fellowship in photography from the Professional Photographers of Washington, achieved while owning and operating a full service studio for nearly 30 years. Jon’s work is collected by the Seattle Art Museum and the Detroit Art institute. He holds the distinction of Associate Fellow from the Royal Photographic Society. Jon is the director of educations services for the Photographic Society of America. He was instrumental in creating the curriculum of all the online courses for the Society. Jon Teaches 4 online courses, one of which is the Image Analysis course.

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Speaker Info Greg Doucet from Renaissance Imaging and Cathy Sherburne from Acadian Frame & Art will discuss choices we photographers can make as we prepare our prints and fine art for framing. Greg and Cathy will also talk about new printing and framing options that are available. Greg is the president of Renaissance Imaging, LLC in Baton Rouge, a digital printing company that specializes in high quality reproductions of color critical artwork. Greg has spent his entire career in the print industry. He has devoted years perfecting his skills in print management, prepress technology, and color management in the family business. He can be contacted at www. renaissanceimaging.com Cathy has worked in framing for 43 years. In 1985 she opened Acadian Frame and Art. She has framed everything from fine art, sports memorabilia to christening dresses. http://acadianframe.com/

#OnlyLouisiana AMBASSADOR PROGRAM #OnlyLouisiana AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Initiative to Showcase Louisiana to the world through crowd sourced social media. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced the official launch of the #OnlyLouisiana Ambassador Program – or more affectionately, the Bayou Krewe. Now seeking ambassadors! We’re looking for people who are passionate about Louisiana and are active on social media to help us show the world why they should come visit Sportsman’s Paradise. Do you love Louisiana? Become a member of our Bayou Krewe and share your passion for our food, history, culture and great outdoors. Come and see it, taste it, experience it; snap your view of Louisiana and spread the joie de vivre with the hashtag #OnlyLouisiana. Sign up below to get official program details and take part in monthly challenges for a chance to win #OnlyLouisiana prizes To learn more about the #OnlyLouisiana Ambassador Program, or to sign up, go to www.LouisianaTravel. com/Ambassador. Be sure to follow @LouisianaTravel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the links below to be a part of the launch and help spread the word about the Bayou Krewe and #OnlyLouisiana. Twitter: http://twitter.com/louisianatravel Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LouisianaTravel Instagram: http://instagram.com/louisianatravel This is a great opportunity to share your work, LPS and our beautiful state. Focus April 2017

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Gulf States Camera Club Convention 2017 Place: DFW Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle. 3300 Championship Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817)961-0800 Time: May 4th, 2017 thru May 7th, 2017 Rates: $99.00 a night Guest Speakers lined up so far are Tyler Stableford – Canon Explorer of Light Russell Graves – Western Art Earl Nottingham – TX Parks and Wildlife Mike Mezuel – Severe Weather Photographer Sean Fitzgerald – Environmental, Travel, and Architectual Photographer David Woo – Dallas Morning News Photographer

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Natchez Pilgrimage Tours Natchez, Mississippi April 8, 2017 (Optional April 9, 2017) Reserve this date, as this trip offers many nice perks for the photographer and guest. Natchez, Mississippi offers an extensive collection of antebellum structures. Home to 75 neoclassical and Greek Revival dwellings, visitors can step back in time and see the city’s landscape as it once was with twelve historic homes open for touring. The annual spring pilgrimage provides a look back at this antebellum age. During this time of year, homeowners of historic properties open their doors to visitors as they have since 1932. Costumed guides, often descendants of the original home owners, lead guests on period tours. The Natchez Pilgrimage Tours Association (NPTA) has scheduled both morning and afternoon tours of 12 historic homes on Saturday, April 8. An additional 5 homes are available on Sunday April 9. Normally interior photographs are not permitted. However we are working with NPTA and they will seek permission for our group to photograph interiors. Normally the tour fees are $15.00 per person per site. With 20 or more folks in our group we will be able to purchase a set of three tickets (One per site) for $36.00. Tour prices for the Museum House normally $20.00 will be reduced to $17.00 for our group. Should you elect to stay the night, I expect NPTA to get us a group rate at one or more of the local hotels. Saturday evening the “Historic Natchez Tableaux” and the “Southern Exposure” dance programs will perform in the evening. These dance programs will offer another photo challenge for those who spend the night. Early registration is encouraged allowing us to inform NPTA of the number of participants and in turn secure information as to various fees and hotel/motel information. Please include those who plan to attend (your guest) even though they are not interested in photography. Register Here

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2017 Monthly Competition Themes April

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Plantation Homes & Rural Churches

June July August September October November

Projection Print Projection Print Projection Print

Open Pets Night Photography Open Photojournalism Doors & Windows

Dear LPS Member, In April, we will begin using the Visual Pursuits software for submitting images for the Digital Contest. Instead of sending your images by email, you will upload your images to the appropriate competition by logging in to your account at: https://lps.photoclubservices.com Back in December you should have received an email that gave you a user name and password. If you no longer have that email, use your email address as user name and press the reset password button to get a new password. After logging in you can change the password and your user name to anything you like to make it easier to remember. You must be listed as a competing member in order to upload images. I have identified all members who have competed in the past several months as competing members and you should have no trouble uploading your images. If you are not identified as a competing member, you can request a status change by sending me an email at digitalcontest@laphotosociety.com and I will change your status to competing. After you have logged in to the website and opened the drop down for Competitions, select the button "Submit Images to a Competition". There is a video tutorial button on how to submit images that you can view if you have questions on the process. If you have trouble entering images, please email me and I will help as best I can. The April Contest will open for entries on April 1 and will close on April 17 at 8:00pm. This is the Monday before our meeting and is the same deadline we have always had. If you do not get your entry in on time, it will not be entered. All rules on number of entries is the same as before, two total per member in color and/or monochrome. Your level of A or B is automatic based on our membership records. You do not have to specify level. If something does not look right, let me know. Gene Bachman

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et’s go out and shoot those images early or late, either sunrise and before and an hour later and before sunset and beyond. If you get up really early to shoot like me before and after sunrise you will get light that intensifies the colors of nature and creates spectacular light. Or, you can choose to shoot before and after sunset and get again that wonderful light which also intensifies color. Either time allows for light when the colors come alive and cause breathtaking emotions. Immediately before a sunrise or after a sunset there

is a different light that photographers call the “blue hours” or “sweet light” where the color is dramatic. After sunrise the golden light begins which is soft and warm. The lighting is also softer in the late afternoon and then becomes warmer in the golden hour just before the sun goes down and then more dramatic at night when the blue light begins again shortly after sunset. Our images are two dimensional but when taken in the golden light or blue light then they may appear more three dimensional. The images shown were taken in different lighting, one in midday and one during sunrise and the other at sunset, and by the way they were all taken in Louisiana. At sunrise and sunset I suggest shooting in manual mode. To get that golden light, a great place to

start is to of course know when your sun rises and sets. But this is not the only factor. Clouds, mist, and fog all affect the sun and its lighting. These factors also serve to create dramatic images. Just recently I went to get a sunrise but never saw the sun because of the fog. Fog is beautiful. It changes your surroundings to a soft mystical feel. Fog in a photograph is a favorite of mine. Then if it is a cloudy day or an overcast day you will also get soft light but not golden light and probably not a beautiful sky. This could be a good time to shoot a portrait, nice even light. Because there is not much drama or color in a cloudy sky, you may take a photo and choose to crop most of its sky for a more interesting foreground. In other words fill your subject within most of the image. Photographers should be a light detective prior to taking any photo in other words look for the light. Some of the most interesting photos can be a dramatic sky with a smaller foreground object when the two are carefully balanced. When shooting in dramatic lighting a tripod is essential for the sharpest photo using a longer exposure or slower shutter speed. With most lenses a small aperture (larger f number) will get you the sharpest image.

Our next LPS meeting is being held April 20, 2017, at 7:00 PM, at the Goodwood Library, Baton Rouge, LA in the large conference room, and is held every third Thursday of each month. Our next guest speakers are Greg Doucet from Renaissance Imaging and Cathy Sherburne from Acadian Frame. Visit our website at http://www.laphotosociety.com Focus April 2017

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May 2017 Bluebonnet Swamp Exhibit

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp; 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Theme: “Bluebonnet Swamp Magic” (all photos must have been taken at the Bluebonnet Swamp) Lecturer: Mr. John Hartgerink Hang Date: April 24th, 2017 at 9AM Reception/ Take down Date: May 21st, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 PM Additional Details: 16x20 maximum print-size; limit of 1 per person (email jguthrie@brec.org and ask for an Intent to Submit form)

July 2017 Louisiana State Archives

Location: Louisiana State Archives Gallery; 3851 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Hang Date: Saturday, July 1st at 11:00 AM (Time is tentative) Take Down Date: Friday, July 28th at Noon

September 2017 Greenwell Springs Library Exhibit October 2017 Goodwood Library Exhibit

Location: Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Theme: The Bicentennial Celebration of Baton Rouge

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A Child in a Cathedral Pam Kaster 1st Place, Level A, Color

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Sunset Run Robin Stevens 2nd Place, Level A, Color

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Kissey, Kissey Renee Pierce 3rd Place, Level A, Color

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Working Mother with Child Kitty Kunhert Honorable Mention, Level A, Color Focus April 2017

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Hmmm...Thats A Good Move Moinul Mahdi 1st Place, Level A, Monotone Focus April 2017

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Queen in Hand Renee Pierce 2nd Place, Level A, Monotone

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Searching for Supper Kitty Kunhert 3rd Place, Level A, Monotone Focus April 2017

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Hard Life Tammy Tate 1st Place, Level B, Color

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Little Patriot Tammy Heil 2nd Place, Level B, Color Focus April 2017

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Pick-Off Pat Bullock 3rd Place, Level B, Color

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The Masked Man Lynette Sullivan Honorable Mention, Level B Color

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Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge Jim Slothower Honorable Mention, Level B, Color Focus April 2017

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Hit by Pitch Pat Bullock 1st Place, Level B, Monotone Focus April 2017

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Cheer Mike Pitman 2nd Place, Level B, Monotone

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Call for Member Profiles

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o you enjoy getting to know other club members? Do you come to meetings and find there a lot of people you don’t know? Well, there is a solution to that. Fill out a member profile and we will run it in the newsletter. You will get to know a little about your fellow members and they will get to know you. We now have close to 200 members and limited time to get to know them all. This is a way to do a brief introduction. You may even find someone who has interests similar to yours and they will become a photog partner. It is easy to do. Just go the link provided and answer a few questions, attach a photo of yourself and up to 3 additional images and hit send. It is that easy. Here is the link to submit your profile. Thanks in advance for your participation and support.

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re you new to photography or just want to get out of auto mode? If so, we have a program for you and it’s called the Mentor Program. Mentoring is a practice where someone shares their knowledge and experience in photography and helps further your skills and knowledge. It can also help you gain confidence in your abilities. Are you interested in improving your photography? Do you feel unsure about how to use your camera? Our program consists of volunteer photographers within the LPS who can assist you with your questions pertaining to depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, etc. and can be very helpful for someone that needs a little extra help. If you are interested in being a mentor or if you would like a mentor, please send the following information to mentor@laphotosociety.com. Name, e-mail address, cell number, type of camera you use, and type of photography you are interested in (example: wildlife, flowers, portrait, landscape, etc.) and if you want to be a mentor or be mentored.

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I am reaching out to you today in hopes to gain your club’s support with regard to our 8th Annual Active for Autism 5K Run, Walk and Fun Fest. The event will be held on April 22nd at the Louisiana State Police Headquarters, here in Baton Rouge. The event starts at 8 AM and will end at 11:30 AM. We are in need of some photographers who would be willing to generously donate their time and their talents to taking photos of the event that we can share with participants and the families that we serve on social media. We are a small non-profit 501(c) (3) organization so we rely heavily on the generosity of those in our community to bring this amazing event to the community. The event funds the program that I direct and therefore every dollar earned at the event goes into running the program and providing services free of charge to individuals and families who are living with a diagnosis of Autism. The Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serves individuals and families in 8 parishes. Your organization has helped us out in the past by having some of your photographers generously giving of their time to take photos. When your photographers have helped us (even in the rain) they have taken some of the most amazing photos!! I am hoping that you can help me by asking your members for their support. We are expecting to see 3,000 – 5,000 people at the event. So the opportunity to capture some breath taking photos will be there. If anyone is interested in helping us out, can you please have them call me directly at the number below. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM. I can also be reached outside of those hours on my cell phone. My cell number is 225-773-4369. Kindest Regards Teresa N. Wilson Program Director for the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders 2356 Drusilla Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Phone: 225-216-7474 ext 221 Fax: 225-216-7977 www.fhfgbr.org

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1st place: April Dupre

2nd place: Morgan Maiolie

3rd place: Marc Keller

NORDC Outdoors presents

NATURE PHOTO CONTEST Submissions accepted March 1-April 15 Full details at nordc.org

WIN A CAMERA OR CASH! W in a LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera or cash. Send us your pictures of nature or people enjoying nature. No entry fee. For full details, go to nordc.org. *Images must be taken in Orleans Parish. Under 18 years of age needs adult consent.

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The Photographic Society of America PID Inter Club Competition PSA Entries and Awards Honorable Mention - 12 Points Suzanne Strahan - New York

Honors, 14 Points Mindy Guidry - Portrait of Mountain Lion

Honorable Mention - 12 Points Cindy Hunt - Shrimping in Fiery Afterglow Focus April 2017

Michelle Crefasi - Georgia in Color

Kathy Reeves - Diving White Tailed Eagle

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A Beginner’s Guide to Focus Stacking A Post By: Bruce Wunderlich

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ther than for special effect, photographers generally do not want out-of-focus images. But sometimes, regardless of which camera settings are used, not every detail of an image can be captured tack sharp. Depth of field (DOF) can be so shallow, that interesting aspects of the photos are without sharpness. Setting to a smaller aperture may be used to increase DOF, but moving the aperture farther from a lens’s sweet spot introduces lens diffraction into the image, again resulting in some fuzziness. Also, if stopping down the camera’s aperture, shutter speed will need to be increased and blurry images may result. Increasing ISO to help with the exposure will introduce digital noise to the image. So, how do you shoot with the best aperture and shutter speed combination, and get sharp images from front to back of an image? A technique that can help resolve this problem is called focus stacking. Here’s some helpful info about this technique.

What You Need

Focus stacking is similar in principle to HDR. However, with focus stacking, images are captured with different focus points, and later combined in Photoshop, to create an image with more DOF than would be possible with a single exposure. Landscape and macro photography are two genres of photography that benefit most from using this procedure. Be warned – calm winds and reasonably stationary objects are a must! Before beginning to shoot, it is always helpful to know a lens’s sweet spot, defined as the aperture that the lens produces its sharpest image. (It is usually found about two to three stops from wide open.) Experiment until this important setting is determined.

Landscape

• A tripod. • A DSLR camera, capable of shooting in manual mode. It is possible to use a point and shoot camera, but it must have manual mode and manual focus capabilities. • Depth of Field iPhone app (helpful but not required). • Photoshop or another focus stacking software. Focus April 2017

How to Shoot for Focus Stacking

There are two basic scenarios when shooting landscapes, that may benefit from focus stacking. The first is when the subject is a close foreground object, with an interesting background, both desirable aspects to be in sharp focus. The second, is when using a telephoto lens (which typically has a shallow depth of field) and the subject covers multiple distances, that may be brought into sharper focus. (FYI: If shooting a landscape with a wide angle lens, the DOF may be adequate enough to capture a

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sharp image that has no benefit in being processed by focus stacking.) Tip: Here is a little trick to find out if focus stacking will benefit an image when photographing a scene or subject. After composing the image, set the focus point about one third into the image. Then, using Live View, enlarge the image and check to see if the foreground and background are sharp or blurry. If either or neither are in focus as sharply as desired, the image could benefit from focus stacking.

Steps for Shooting Landscapes for Focus Stacking 1. Place the camera on a sturdy tripod – a must! 2. Frame the subject and compose the shot. 3. Determine exposure for the scene, and set the camera to manual mode, to ensure that the exposure is constant for every image. 4. Set the camera to Live View and aim the focus point on the nearest object desired to be in focus. Use the camera’s zoom (+ button, not zoom on the lens) to preview the focus through Live View. Then switch to manual focus and use the focus ring to fine tune for sharpness if necessary. 5. Take the first exposure. 6. Without moving the camera or adjusting any settings, move the focus point to an object mid-way in the image and refocus. 7. Take the second exposure. 8. Again, without changing anything, refocus on an object at the farthest point of the intended image. 9. Take the third exposure. To capture landscapes, three images are generally all that is necessary to create sharp focus stacking images, but it’s completely fine to take extra images to make sure that the entire scenee is covered. A rule of thumb would be to add more images for longer focal lengths. Be aware that extra images will take longer to process in post-production. If available, check the DOF with a Smartphone app, in order to figure out how many images will be necessary, to get every aspect of the photo in focus.

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PSA COMPETITION

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF

Now accepting images for the next round of competition We are allowed to submit 6 images per round. Please send 2 or 3 of your best so the team has a good pool of images to choose from and can send a variety. If you have any questions or need assistance in preparing images, contact the PSA Rep at psaentry@laphotosociety.com.

Entry Deadline LPS members in good standing may submit entries by the 5th of the month prior to each round; it is requested that members submit no more than 3 images per round.

Image Requirements Format: JPEG only Color Space: sRGB recommended Image Size: HORIZONTAL - MAX 1024 WIDE; VERTICAL - MAX 768 TALL File Name: Title of Image

Category Projected Image Division General Category (open to all digital images, including color, B&W, and manipulations)

Submit Entries Email to: psaentry@laphotosociety.com Subject Line: PSA Competition Body of Email: Title of Image - Your Name Attach image

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n addition to the interclub competitions you, as an individual member of PSA, can enter contests. Some are digital and some are print. Categories include Individual Creative, Individual Portrait, Photo Essay, Nature, Photojournalism, Photo Travel, and Pictorial Print. By visiting the links provided you will find all the guidelines and deadlines for submitting as well as galleries of previous winners. We as a club are limited to 6 images every other month but you as an individual member may submit on your own. I encourage you to consider joining PSA.

Here is a partial list of the member benefits you receive for only $45.00 a year: • • • • • • • • • •

Opportunity to submit articles for potential publication in the PSA Journal   Access to My PSA free web site services (e.g., Image Evaluation, Mentors, Consultants, resource links, up-to-date product and book reviews)  Free online Individualized Photography Course, Advanced Photography Course, and Image Analysis Course  Free Study Groups: online for digital images and via mail for prints Free services (e.g., Species Identification Service, Photo Travel Planning Service, Digital Product Information) Publication of photos on the PSA web site (e.g., a photo in the New Member Gallery on joining, in the Show Your Stuff Gallery on renewing for year two, and in ROPA Galleries following receipt of a PSA Distinction)  Creation of a personal photo gallery on the PSA web site for posting up to twenty (20) images and a biography Competitions for specific topics/themes (e.g., Creative, Portrait) or format (e.g., 3D, digital essays, story boards, B&W prints)  Reduced fee for PSA Adventures (e.g., Humanitarian trip to Cuba, cruises)  Discounts on photography-related products and services

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WELCOME TO LOUISIANA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

LPS communicates to members through website, e-mail, and monthly meetings. All members are encouraged to visit the LPS website at www.laphotosociety.com for the latest on club news and events. The monthly newsletter “FOCUS” is available on the website on the first day of each month. Please provide an e-mail address below to receive club updates. If you do not receive e-mail communications after 30 days, notify LPS at treasurer@laphotosociety.com

Select one: [ ] Membership Renewal

[ ] New Member

If you are a New Member, how did you learn about LPS: [ ] Current Member [ ] LPS Website [ ] Newspaper/Magazine [ ] Social Network [ ] Other___________   Select one: [ ] Individual Membership $25.00/year [ ] Student $5.00/year–Must be a current student   Name _______________________________________________________ Date ______________________   Address __________________________________________ City _________________ State ____ Zip______   Home Phone ( )_______________________ Cell Phone ( )_________________________   E-mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________     [ ] Additional Family Member $5.00/year–ONLY available with the Individual Membership, not Student Membership   Name _______________________________________________________ Date ______________________   Mailing Address ____________________________________ City _________________ State ____ Zip______   Home Phone ( )________________________ Cell Phone ( )_____________________________ E-mail Address ____________________________________________________________________________ SPECIFY FOCUS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SPECIFY AREA OF LEARNING INTEREST: SPECIFY AREA OF INTEREST IN CLUB PARTICIPATION: [ ] Competition (set up, tally votes, present ribbons) [ ] Education (plan/teach, set up workshops and seminars) [ ] Equipment (store, transport, set up for LPS functions) [ ] Exhibits (explore locations, set up/take down exhibits) [ ] Field Trips (plan and arrange to photograph at various sites) [ ] Gulf States Camera Club Council (GSCCC liaison, collect and submit entries for GSCCC competition) [ ] Library (display and maintain materials, check-in/out) [ ] Programs (plan speakers, make arrangements for speakers at monthly meetings) [ ] Projection (set up and operate equipment for digital projection competition) [ ] Publicity (publicize programs, meetings, events) [ ] Refreshments (plan and set up refreshments)  YOUR PARTICIPATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Focus April 2017

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LPS 2017 Leadership *note new email addresses

2017 Executive Board President Butch Speilman president@laphotosociety.com Vice President Darrel Leblanc vicepresident@laphotosociety.com Secretary Cathy Smart secretary@laphotosociety.com Treasurer Janet Gelpi treasurer@laphotosociety.com Past President Theresa Mullins Low pastpresident@laphotosociety.com

2017 Coordinators Advocate Images Darrel Leblanc vicepresident@laphotosociety.com Digital Projection Contest Gene Bachman digitalcontest@laphotosociety.com Education Bridget Mayo education@laphotosociety.com

Equipment George Carpenter equipment@laphotosociety.com

Programs Pam Kaster programs@laphotosociety.com

Exhibits Amanda Budyach/Cris Garcia exhibits@laphotosociety.com

PSA Competition Linda Medine psaentry@laphotosociety.com

Field Trips Bernie Gillette/Tom Bush fieldtrips@laphotosociety.com

Publicity Jackie Summers publicity@laphotosociety.com

GSCCC digital Gene Bachman, digital GSCCCdigital@laphotosociety.com

Refreshments Vacant refreshments@laphotosociety.com

GSCCC prints Vacant GSCCCprint@laphotosociety.com

Website Renee Pierce/Gail Dixon webmaster@laphotosociety.com

Image Critiques Vacant critiques@laphotosociety.com Lagniappe Theresa Mullins Low lagniappe@laphotosociety.com Mentors Tammy Heil mentor@laphotosociety.com Monthly Competition Jerry Arnold competition@laphotosociety.com Newsletter Editor Renee Pierce newsletter@laphotosociety.com

Check out our Facebook Page The LPS website has a quick checklist for preparation of images for digital projection competitions. The checklist can be found on the Monthly Competition page of the website, or by using this link. LPS Members are encouraged to submit photographs and articles for inclusion in FOCUS, the Louisiana Photographic Society Newsletter. Items received up to 3 days before the end of the month will be included in the following month’s newsletter. Send your submissions to: newsletter@laphotosociety.com

Focus April 2017

Louisiana Photographic Society

Page 35

Focus April 2017  

Monthly newsletter of Louisiana Photographic Society in Baton Rouge, LA

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