Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rodel Aguilon Sweeps February Challenges

Congratulations go out to Rodel Aguilon, for sweeping both of the February Challenge categories.  His entries were "Still Life, Hong Kong" in the category "still life":

and, "Leland, Northern Michigan" in the category "travel":

Rodel was awarded a copy of "The Best of Photoshop User:  The 11th Year" from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).  Once again, congratulations, Rodel!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Strobist Meet-up

I was wondering if anyone was interested in a strobist meet-up in Northern Kentucky? It is in April and would be focused on shooting models with hot-shoe flashes. Here is the thread for more information:

Ohio Strobist Flickr Group

and the source of it all for a better idea of what all of this means:

February Challenge

I just wanted to remind everyone that the challenge for this month is Still Life and Travel.

Please post your entry pictures to the Flickr site before the meeting so that we can use that to show them all. It worked well to have a printed version last time as well, so feel free to do this as well.

For information on posting to the Flickr site ( take a look at the post on Oct 26, 2009.

Thanks - Ken

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge 2010 Auto Tour Dates

For those who may not have experienced the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge near Sandusky, Ohio, we strongly recommend that you try a weekend when the "auto tour" is authorized.  Approximately one weekend per month, this sanctuary's seven miles of trails are open to travel by car.  Bring along your longest lenses, tripod, and gimbal head.  You will see shore birds, ducks, and hawks of all kinds.  Several club members are planning a trip there in March or April.  Be sure to mention your interest at an upcoming club meeting.  Here are ONWR auto tour dates for the next several months.

February 20, March 20, April 17, May 8 and 15, June 19, July 17.  For more information about the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, click here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Some useful sites

I am still wading through the 1732 photos I took during Eagle Weekend part two, but I thought I might add some links to sites that I find useful.

First is a new one that I just started looking at since it is new as well. Two great photographers with lots to teach, and they seem to be adding supporting bloggers from all areas of photography.

The second is a site from a British photo magazine that I read regularly. This site has tons of video tutorials and stuff for all levels.

And finally one for the person whoe wants to see what a ton of photo blogs are talking about, all at once!

Hope these help!