The St. James Plantation Photo Club is open to all residents of the St. James community. Our mission is to educate our members in the art and science of photography by highlighting camera, composition, lighting and imaging enhancing software.
Tip of the Week - Are you still perplexed with all the controls on your cameras and just can't seem to understand what all the jargon, like "HDR", "OIS", "vibration reduction" mean or how to use them? Well, there is help out there. An author named David Busch writes manuals for Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras. These manuals are specific to a particular model, and he explains every single control and feature of your camera. In addition, he explains how to use features like HDR, histograms, auto focus modes, etc. For example, for a Nikon D750, he devotes about 30 pages just to autofocus, and about 50 pages to exposure. These manuals are really reference manuals and can be used by beginners and advanced photographers (The D750 manual is 540 pages). The best part is that they only cost about $25 on amazon. Check them out! - Bob Barbieri
5/28/20 - We have added a "not so new" monthly assignment, titled "Still Life". This assignment has been rescheduled from May due to a rather light participation. We would like to hold a virtual tutorial for those who may need some help getting started. The tutorial will be given by Bob Barbieri using "WEBEX" (WEBEX is similar to ZOOM Meetings, which seems to be the most popular platform. They are both equally easy to use). So if anyone is interested in the tutorial, please let Bob know.
4/8/2020 - Links to FREE training video sessions are below. Many of the best teachers are offering free courses and webinars to help fellow shooters during our time of staring at the walls.
Scott Kelby: Kelbyone.com-click on RED BANNER(IMPORTANT UPDATE)-there is a link to free weekly webinars(My FAV's-"Backing Up Everything"; "Prep Your Images for Printing at a Photolab"; Free Courses: Register for free, then see current courses...my FAV's; "Beginners Start Here is a great two hour course that quickly moves you into shooting WITHOUT AUTO! "How to Make a Great Shot with an Ultrawide lens; "From Taking to Making The Secrets to Great Photos" Street based but many great tips. Go exploring while it lasts!!!
Matt Kloskowski: Mattk.com Scroll down to "Popular Free Tutorials------Under the waterfall PIC by the "LiveStream" button are FREE webcasts daily!
Digital Camera World: https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/ toward bottom of home page are tutorials
Club Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the St. James Community Center. Next meeting to be determined.
Membership is open to all residents of the St. James community, as well as local residents.
If you want to join our club, please click on the "Annual Membership Form" below and mail to Pat Powell along with a check for $25. If you need help creating an account please reach out to either Bob Barbieri or Alan Bryant . Thank You.
For the Annual Membership Update Form or new member please download here: Annual Membership Form