Calendar

The SCC will be holding virtual meetings for the 2020-2021 club season. The public -in limited numbers- are welcome to join us for the virtual meetings. Please go to the Virtual Meeting Request page to request an invitation to the next meeting.
Our meetings are held at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings in the Reformed Church of Syracuse.
For event descriptions, click event header button or an event date.
Sept - June 2020-2021 Schedule
Workshops
 
Competitions
 
Image Shows
 
September 9
September 16
September 30
Going Virtual
Presented by Guy Swenson with help from others
How to participate in Zoom meetings. How to upload photos for competition on SCC website.
Jamie Young
Statement: Aside from the obviously technical, a well technically executed image is important. The decisions for executing the image to appear a certain way should be intentional in regard to how the image portrays the narrative and/or emotion the photographer wants the viewer to see. Aesthetically I want to see an image that has an interesting narrative and/or emotional power, which is also well framed and composed.
Presentations
TBA
October 7
October 21
October 28
Maximizing Your Travel Photography
Presented by Bruce Byers (Camera Odysseys)
Lauren Long
Statement: What do I look for in a photograph? I look for an understanding of lighting and composition but also originality. I want to be amazed! Show me a familiar scene in a way I haven’t seen before. The more texture and detail you can show – the closer I can get to something I otherwise would only see from a distance – the more effective the image. Be patient. Understanding of lighting, composition and timing are important. The best camera is the one you have with you at the time. I’m more interested in how you see than what camera you’re shooting with.
Presentations
TBA
November 4
November 18
 
Working on Projects
Presented by Willson Cummers
Scott Trimble
Statement: not supplied
December 9
December 16
 
Street Photography
Presented by Steve Parker
TBA
Statement:
January 6
January 20 – Trees
January 27
Creating Effective Compositions
Presented by Chris Murray
TBA
Statement:
Theme: Trees
Definition TBA
Presentations
TBA
February 3
February 17
February 24
Documentary Photography
Presented by Steven Sewell
Steve Parker
Statement: How do I judge my own work? Do I like the photograph? That's all that matters. While judging photographs, I always tell the audience that this is only how I feel about the work. I am just a person who has been in love with photography for over 50 years. Is the image visually pleasing? Show visual impact? Would it catch my eye if I saw it hanging in a gallery? These are some of the considerations I use when judging.
Presentations
TBA
March 3
March 17 – Portraits
March 31
Making Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Presented by Norm Schillawski
Greg Heilser
Statement: As the legendary portrait photographer Edward Steichen once said: “A portrait is not made in the camera, but on either side of it.”
Theme: Portraits
A portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. For our purposes, a portrait is NOT a candid photo of someone actually doing something. They’ve stopped whatever they’re doing to have their picture taken. While they don’t have to smile and look at the camera, they are clearly aware they’re having their portrait made. They’ll be more about what the person feels like. What they look like is what photography does all by itself!
Presentations
TBA
April 7
April 21
April 28
Digital Black and White Photography: From taking to editing
Presented by Meridith Cantor-Feller
TBA
Statement:
Presentations
TBA
May 5
May 19 – Birds
 
Photographing Hummingbirds
Presented by Jeff Perkins
Carol Keeler
Statement: Carol sees bird photography as really no different than any other type of photography. Bird photos that tell a story are more compelling than static ones. Composition and lighting can make a nice portrait, but adding action and or behavior adds yet another dimension to elevating a photo. Pleasing backgrounds and sharpness are also important.
Theme: Birds
A group of warm blooded vertebrates characterized by feathers toothless beaked jaws. The laying of hardshell eggs and a strong yet light weight skeleton.
June 2021 Schedule
Competition
Year-End Judging
Banquet
June 2
June TBA
June 23
TBA
Statement:
Not open to members or public.
September 9: Going Virtual
Presented by Guy Swenson with help from others
How to participate in Zoom meetings. How to upload photos for competition on SCC website.
October 7: Maximizing Your Travel Photography
Presented by Bruce Byers (Camera Odysseys)
November 4: Working on Projects
Presented by Willson Cummers
December 9: Street Photography
Presented by Steve Parker
January 6: Creating Effective Compositions
Presented by Chris Murray
February 3: Documentary Photography
Presented by Steven Sewell
March 3: Making Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Presented by Norm Schillawski
April 7: Digital Black and White Photography: From taking to editing
Presented by Meridith Cantor-Feller
May 5: Photographing Hummingbirds
Presented by Jeff Perkins
September 16: Jamie Young
Statement: Aside from the obviously technical, a well technically executed image is important. The decisions for executing the image to appear a certain way should be intentional in regard to how the image portrays the narrative and/or emotion the photographer wants the viewer to see. Aesthetically I want to see an image that has an interesting narrative and/or emotional power, which is also well framed and composed.
October 21: Lauren Long
Statement: What do I look for in a photograph? I look for an understanding of lighting and composition but also originality. I want to be amazed! Show me a familiar scene in a way I haven’t seen before. The more texture and detail you can show – the closer I can get to something I otherwise would only see from a distance – the more effective the image. Be patient. Understanding of lighting, composition and timing are important. The best camera is the one you have with you at the time. I’m more interested in how you see than what camera you’re shooting with.
November 18: Scott Trimble
Statement: not supplied
December 16: TBA
Statement:
January 20: TBA
Statement:
Theme: Trees
Definition TBA
February 17: Steve Parker
Statement: How do I judge my own work? Do I like the photograph? That's all that matters. While judging photographs, I always tell the audience that this is only how I feel about the work. I am just a person who has been in love with photography for over 50 years. Is the image visually pleasing? Show visual impact? Would it catch my eye if I saw it hanging in a gallery? These are some of the considerations I use when judging.
March 17: Greg Heilser
Statement: As the legendary portrait photographer Edward Steichen once said: “A portrait is not made in the camera, but on either side of it.”
Theme: Portraits
A portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. For our purposes, a portrait is NOT a candid photo of someone actually doing something. They’ve stopped whatever they’re doing to have their picture taken. While they don’t have to smile and look at the camera, they are clearly aware they’re having their portrait made. They’ll be more about what the person feels like. What they look like is what photography does all by itself!
April 21: TBA
Statement:
May 19: Carol Keeler
Statement: Carol sees bird photography as really no different than any other type of photography. Bird photos that tell a story are more compelling than static ones. Composition and lighting can make a nice portrait, but adding action and or behavior adds yet another dimension to elevating a photo. Pleasing backgrounds and sharpness are also important.
Theme: Birds
A group of warm blooded vertebrates characterized by feathers toothless beaked jaws. The laying of hardshell eggs and a strong yet light weight skeleton.
June 2: TBA
Statement:
September 30: Presentations
TBA
October 28: Presentations
TBA
January 27: Presentations
TBA
February 24: Presentations
TBA
March 31: Presentations
TBA
April 28: Presentations
TBA