Focus Group Field Trips


Enjoy photography with others who share your special interests and passion by participating in a LWRDPC special interest Focus Group. Special interest focus groups are small gatherings of club members who meet periodically to share experiences, exchange tips and techniques, mentor each other, and provide constructive feedback.

Special interest focus groups work under the LWRDPC umbrella, and coordinate all activities through the main Club Executive Board. Each group has a facilitator who coordinates that group's activities so club members interested in participating with a focus group should contact the respective facilitator. Only club members are eligible to participate in these special interest focus group activities. 

Upcoming Field Trips

    • October 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Boardroom
    Register

    The Videography Focus Group's purpose is to educate members in the art of videography for the purpose of complementing still images or producing stand alone videos to document an event or occasion. No previous training is necessary.

    The October meeting is starting an hour later than normal. We will be sharing short clips on the Halloween monthly theme as well as any clips that you desire to share with the group. Also, we will discuss the planning process for the Videography Group project to produce a promo video/film showing all of the many activities and advantages of being a member of the LWRDPC. This will be a fun project for the group to put together.

    Also, for those of you desiring to shoot some stills or video before the meeting, we will be meeting at 7:15am on Saturday, October 27th at the Town Hall to visit the Red Bug Slough off of Beneva Road. For those wanting to meet us there at the entrance, we should be there around 7:45 am. For those planning to make the meeting at 10am, we will be departing around 9:15ish. All others are welcome to stay as long as they wish.

    The address is 5200 Beneva Road. Please sign up for this field trip on the calendar.

    • November 08, 2018
    • November 15, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Salon A
    Join waitlist

    Basics of Macro/ Close up Photography,
    using flower photography as the subject for introductory
    training.

    - Brief Power Point presentation on basics /definition of terms / examples
    - Equipment and techniques used to obtain good macro images. What lenses work
    the best? Cheaper alternatives
    - The three components - Movement, DOF, Lighting,
    - Movement : less important in studio shoots vs field shoots Use of tripods ,
    _ DOF: Critical due to shallow DOF
    _ Lighting: Day light, best but not always easily controlled or available. In - Camera
    or on - camera lighting would not work for Macro. . Continuous artificial Lights, Light
    Tents & others
    _ Camera settings
    _ Practice session and critique

    Focus Group Leader is Sam Samarasinghe



    • December 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall-Salons B&C
    Register

    The Videography Focus Group's purpose is to educate members in the art of videography for the purpose of complementing still images or producing stand alone videos to document an event or occasion. No previous training is necessary.

    The December meeting will include a presentation by Keith Jackson, called "Preserving Family History". It will be an in-depth look at a large variety of approaches to preserving family histories. Keith will show you how to organize historical materials, then create DVDS, etc with photos, movies, videos and documents. Keith has a wealth of experience ranging from the early days of silent 8mm family histories up to projects for museums and historical societies. 

    Following Keith's presentation, we will review short clips for criteria and group learning

Past events

September 22, 2018 Videography Focus Group
September 04, 2018 Coming This Fall
June 05, 2018 Black and White Focus Group Outing
May 09, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
April 21, 2018 Videography Focus Group
April 14, 2018 Focus Stacking using Helicon Remote and Helicon Focus
April 03, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
March 24, 2018 Videography Focus Group Meeting
March 22, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
February 28, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
February 17, 2018 Videography Focus Group Meeting
February 15, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
February 10, 2018 Focus Group File Management
February 03, 2018 Videography Focus Group
January 31, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Field Trip
January 24, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
December 02, 2017 Video Focus Group
October 14, 2017 Videography Meeting
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