Intro to Macro & Creative Photography

Date: Saturday, March 15 @ 9:00 am

Where to meet: Seattle Mountaineer Program Center

Activity Fee:
Member: $40.00 / Non Member: $50.00

This class is for all students who want to go beyond the basics of beginning photography and discover the world of close-up and creative photography techniques. This class also includes a hands-on practice session working with the techniques learned in the lecture. So dust off your camera and join in the fun.

Leader Notes
Doors open at 8:30 am. Class will start promptly at 9 am. Bring a sack lunch as there are no nearby places to grab lunch. This class includes hands on practice so be sure to bring your camera gear including a tripod if you have one and also any macro lenses that you may have. Class ends at 4 pm


I Got a New Camera for Christmas Now What?

Registration is now open for the I Got a New Camera for Christmas Now What? class. This would be a great holiday gift for someone that is getting a new camera!

It doesn’t matter how you came by your camera or how long you have had it the Seattle Branch Photography Committee is here to help. This will be a fun morning, approximately 4 hours, in a hands on workshop that will help you understand and demystify the use and features of your camera. We will also discuss transferring your images to a computer and cover some common basic editing techniques. We will cover Digital-SLR and Digital Point and Shoot cameras. The class instructors are members of the Photography Committee. Additional volunteers will be available to answer questions about your camera. You will need to bring your camera with fully charged batteries, memory card, and the owner’s manual.

When: January 25, 2014; 9:00 a.m.

Member: $40.00 / Non Member: $50.00

Register at

I got a new camera for Christmas

Are you getting a new camera for Christmas? Or maybe you are giving one as a gift? The photography committee is offering a class on January 12th at 9am (clubhouse) to will endeavor to teach you (or gift recipient) how to use all the features of the new camera. Sign up at the Mountaineers Website.

Creative Digital Photography Meets PhotoShop

For those that want to take their digital photography to another level, a class is being offered at North Seattle Community College called Digital Shooting for Photoshop and Creating Photo Art.

This crossover class wills how you how to take your digital photos into PhotoShop to create products such as tiles, jewelry charms, greeting cards and more.

Course Sign-Up

This is NOT a Mountaineers sponsored class…just another resource being passed along to our members.

I Got A New Camera For Christmas

However you came by your camera, The Mountaineers Photography Committee is here
to help.

We are offering a fun, hands-on workshop that will help you understand and de-mystify the use and features of your camera. We will show you how to transfer your images to a computer and cover some common basic editing techniques.

We will cover Digital SLR and Digital Point & Shoot cameras.
• Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 9:00 am
• Location: Mountaineers Program Center at Magnuson Park, Seattle
• Cost: Mountaineers Members $20.00; Non members $30.00
• Contact Rick Good at or 206-542-5085
• Register online at
• Register by phone – 206-521-6001

Photoshop TIPS Class Coming Up in September

Be sure to sign up soon for the next Photoshop TIPS class, scheduled for September 10th at 9am. This is a 3-hour workshop to learn a variety of popular Adobe Photoshop techniques. Informal sharing by Photography Committee members. It will cover comparing and using the sharpening tools in Photoshop and getting amazing results, maximizing performance when using large files in both photoshop and elements, and a lesson in time lapse photography.

The fee for the class is payable at the door, with exact cash or check only. no credit cards will be accepted and no online payment will be accepted. Cost is Member: $10.00 / Non Member: $15.00

You must register on the Mountaineers main website in order to reserve your seat.

Expanding Your Photographic Horizons with HDR, Panoramas, and Extended Depth of Field

With Mark Fitzgerald, Certified Photoshop Instructor and Author
Co sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Photo Club and the Northwest Council of Camera Clubs

Saturday, September 24 10a.m.-5p.m. Bainbridge Commons

In this daylong workshop you’ll learn to use Photoshop and Photomatix Pro to create images different than any you’ve created before. You’ll learn three different methods of combining elements from separate photos to create High Dynamic Range (HDR)*, panoramic, and extended depth of focus images.

This is an interactive, hands-on workshop. First you’ll learn the basics with a series of practice files. Then you’ll have the opportunity to go outside and shoot your own project photos. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to process your photos to create your own HDR, panoramas, and extended focus images. By the end of the day you’ll have a whole new set of tools in your photographic toolbox, enabling you to begin seeing the world in new ways.

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A series of exposures is made of a scene in order to capture the complete dynamic range of the scene – from deepest shadow to brightest highlight. Then the individual exposures are merged into a single, high-capacity HDR file that contains the entire tonal range.

Who should come: Any photographer who has basic knowledge of Photoshop and is looking for new ways to create one-of-a-kind images that stand out from the crowd.

What to bring:

  1. A laptop with Photoshop CS4 or CS5 and Photomatix Pro installed and ready to use. (30-day trial versions of both programs are available online)
  2. A dSLR, tripod, and media card reader.
  3. A Brownbag lunch.

Questions? Contact Mark at 503 977-2400 or Mark Fitzgerald is a Photoshop and Lightroom consultant and author based in Portland, Oregon. He helps photographers understand the complex tools of modern photography so that they can focus on their creative processes. Mark is an Adobe Certified Photoshop CS5 Expert and an Adobe Certified Photoshop CS5 Instructor. He has written several books including: “Adobe Photoshop CS5 Restoration and Retouching for Digital Photographers Only”, “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow Bible”, and “Adobe Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot”. To learn more about Mark, visit his website at

Register at or call Sue at 206-842-2306 ext#116 or the front office ext#118.

HDR, Panoramas, and Extended Depth of Field
Activity # 420470 sec 01 Sat, Sept. 24 10:00a-5:00p Bainbridge Commons $125
Bainbridge Commons is located across from Waterfront Park at 370 Brien Dr., Bainbridge Island.