Monthly MeetingsClub meetings are held at 7PM,the first and third Monday of each month.First Presbyterian Church100 Cajon StreetDowntown Redlands, CaliforniaMailing AddressRedlands Camera ClubP.O. Box 7261Redlands, CA. 92375
Jan. 1 – No RCC MeetingWe won’t meet as usual on the first Monday of the month in January because it is New Year’s Day. Our two January meetings will be on the 8th and 22nd.
Jan 8: Rick Sforza: Photographing the San Bernardino and Las Vegas ShootingsOn Dec. 2, 2015, terrorists killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a mass shooting at government offices in San Bernardino. On Oct. 1, 2017, a lone shooter in a Las Vegas hotel room sprayed bullets over a concert crowd, killing 58 and injuring more than 500. Rick Sforza, photo editor for the Southern California News Group, directed team coverage for several newspapers during and after these shocking events. He’ll share images and provide perspectives on how photojournalists approach the tough but necessary job of covering human tragedy for their readers. The News Group's breaking coverage of the San Bernardino attack was nominated for the Pulitzer prize in journalism. Sforza, who has led the Group's photo team since 2003, has been a frequent judge at Redlands Camera Club image competitions.
February 19 -- Landscape Photography & Field Trip with Rick StrobaughGrand Canyon. Yosemite. Mono Lake. Zion. Yellowstone. Big Sur. All are rich in scenic wonders, enticing photographers with endless prospects, both color and black and white. But capturing great landscapes is tough! Which lens or filter? What time of day? Bright sun or dark shade? Where to set up? Moonrise? Sunset? How do you compose the photo for impact? What is your "subject" or main point of interest? And what are the keys to fine tuning landscape photos into print-worthy winners with computer editing? Rick Strobaugh, RCC landscape shooter and chair of our Mentoring function, will answer these and many other questions in this special program. Soon after being energized and educated by Rick, we'll head out for a landscape photo field trip with friendly coaching from selected RCC photographers (location TBA). Move over, Ansel Adams!
Feb.5–RespectingandProtectingtheWildlifeWeLovetoPhotographMichael Vamstad, a wildlife ecologist at Joshua Tree National Park, sees a lot in his job covering this vast desert preserve: coyotes, sheep, rattlers, tortoises, roadrunners -- and a whole lot of people with cameras seeking photos of these creatures, sometimes with unfortunate results. Mike will share his observations and knowledge, and help RCC explore the issue of wildlife photography ethics. With more shutterbugs pursuing more animals and birds each day, and habitats shrinking, the time is right for us to take a look at how to photograph wildlife respectfully. More details to follow.
Jan. 22 -- Selecting & Preparing Images for Competition with Frank Peele