Club Activities Calendar

Events organized by the Puget Sound Camera Club as well as other things of interest to our members. Note that most of our club activities are posted on our Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Camera-Club-Meetup/
If you have additional questions, want to inform us of interesting upcoming events, or have ideas for club field trips, please use our contact form at http://www.pugetsoundcamera.com/contact-us

2019

Education Night: Travel Photography Workshop with Marc Weinberg
Monday, July 29 7 PM to 9 PM  Maplewood Presbyterian Church

Adventures of an International Travel Photographer
Planning and Shooting for Success
Shoot by inspiration ……. Where’s the action……….Where’s the light?
“When in doubt …. GET THE SHOT and HAVE NO REGRETS… ”
PSCC member Marc Weinberg’s Travel Photography session will contain his 43 years of international travel experience to over 120 countries. Selecting the right time of year to travel based on location conditions, politics, weather, religious holidays, etc. Look forward to a peek inside not only his camera bag but also his checked and carry-on baggage to learn what works best for him…
Expect to dive into subjects like visas, passports, insurance, medicines, vaccinations, laptop editing and storage, group travel versus going solo and much more. Discussion includes wildlife, culture, street, landscapes and architecture and what gear to take. Expect lots of projected images

Field Trip: Swan Island Dahlias  Canby, Oregon
Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Thursday, Aug. 29

PSCC is heading back to Oregon in August to visit Swan Island Dahlias, the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States. Located in Canby, southeast of Portland, Swan Island has been in business for over 90 years. You can wander the fields or peruse the Display Garden featuring their over 360 varieties. Parking and admission are free.

Photography policy: “Take all the beautiful photos you would like. We ask that you please follow all the field rules that are posted as far as staying on pathways, etc. Our field hours are 8am-6pm – even for photography.“

More information can be found at https://www.dahlias.com/.

It’s about a 3 ½ hour drive to the area, so we recommend spending Tuesday and Wednesday nights nearby. Henry and Lauren will be staying at the La Quinta Inn in Wilsonville. Two-night stays run a bit over $100 per night and include a breakfast. It’s about a 20-minute drive from the hotel to Swan Island. More info can be found at:
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/wilsonville-oregon/la-quinta-inn-wilsonville/overview

For those interested, we’ll meet up for dinner on Tuesday evening as well as lunch and dinner on Wednesday. We’ll settle on specifics when we closer to the event.  

Recommended Gear: Sturdy shoes or boots, tripod, long lens, macro lens, wide lens, rain gear (just in case), hat, sun screen, water bottle. Think about bringing a translucent scrim to minimize glare. Consider a 5 in 1 set like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776WMPGK/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_VqrWCbV8YBBAP  
Laptop or tablet if you want to share photos at an impromptu gathering in the evening.

If you are planning on going, please contact Henry at 206-719-1782 (call or text) or henry@heerschap.com to let him know to look for you. Please also let him know if you are planning to come to the Tuesday dinner.

Field Trip: Roy Pioneer Rodeo
Saturday, August 31, 2019  12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for small town professional rodeo less than two hours south of Seattle. Lots of opportunities to move around and get the best angles of the action. Gates open at noon, rodeo starts at 1:30 PM.

Bring your long lenses, but also bring something wide for shots of the action outside the main arena. Tripods would probably be more hindrance than help, but a sturdy monopod may be helpful for keeping your big glass steady.

Adults 13 to 59 are $13, 60 and older $7. Kids 5 and under are free, 6-12 are $5. Parking is free. More info at http://www.royrodeo.com/index.html
Click the Facebook link at the bottom of the rodeo page for the most current information.

More info and a map are on our Meetup page:
https://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Camera-Club-Meetup/events/261948252/ 

Education Night: Robert Stahl  “Nature Photography: Developing a Poetic Eye”
Monday, September 30 7 PM to 9 PM Maplewood Presbyterian Church

Bob Stahl, local photography educator and friend of PSCC, will be sharing from wisdom gained over a long career.