The Greater Detroit Camera Club Council Annual Banquet
The GDCCC Award Banquet is January 26, 2019, at the Venetian Club in Madison Heights, Michigan. Come and see the best images for the past year; the TCC may have some winners as we did very well last year. Tickets are $25 per person. The time has changed giving us long-distance participants a break on night driving. Social hour starts at 11:00 am and buffet lunch starts at noon. There is a cash bar. If you would like to attend, for tickets contact Cindy Buckley either at club on Jan. 14th or Talk to Cindy about car pooling with other attending members.

Jan 28th Program Night
Program night will include equipment demos. All members are asked to bring their favorite equipment to share with other members. If you have a question about your equipment, bring that also for help.
Sharon will bring her computer to do a one-on-one for any member who want help or tips with LightRoom. Just bring in an image on a thumb drive, either tiff or jpg, preferably with no adjustments added.

Big change for 2018-2019 season
, ALL digital images can have a maximum of up to 1200 pixels per side, including any
1-2 pixel border.

2018 - 2019 assignments are:
Color Prints
1. Keeping Time- clocks, watches, time keeping device
2. Show Motion - blur, panning or frozen
3. County Fair- capture the spirit of the fair
4. After Dark- obvious that the sun has set, not indoors or cave
1. Insects- any insect, no arachnids (spiders)
2. Focus on Feet- emphasis on feet, not just animals that have feet
3. Year of the Bird- celebrate 100 years of Int. Migratory Bird Act with photos of birds, either close-up detail, portrait or bird in its habitat
4. Groups - any nature subject that's 3 or more in the photo
1. Unposed or Candid Portrait
2. Street Corner
3. Contrast Old and New
4. Bad Weather
Digital Monochrome:
1. Photographers- World Photography Day is Aug. 19, feature one or more photographers involved in photography.
2. Close Up Of A Machine- any machine inside or out, use light creatively
Digital Creative:
1. Create a Movie Poster- either a real presentation or fictional version that you imagine
2. Combine 2 or more Seasons



10. You have 30,000 family photos neatly categorized in Lightroom, but zero photos of you.
9.  When at a car dealership, you translate the price of a car in your head to “Nine 5D Mark IV's.”  Your last power bill cost two monopods.
8.  Your airplane carry-on is heavier than your checked bags
7.  You describe disgusting old dilapidated barns as “beautiful.”  
6.  When performing daily duties, you adjust the angle of your head or change your line of vision for a more interesting composition.
5.  You look at a desk full of tax returns and wonder how you could photograph the stack.
4.  Your neighbors admit to you that they don't take pics of their own kids playing outside anymore because they know you will be there doing it every chance you get.
3.  You pity (and judge harshly) members of the public when you see them using their big, fancy dSLR in… automatic mode.
2.  You watch a movie and pay more attention to the aperture then to what's happening in the movie
1.  The camera in your hand is more comfortable than the tennis shoes on your feet.

Tips on cleaning your digital sensor
Digital Photography Sharpening Tip bythom
Photography Workshops
Guide To Understanding Exposure
Used Equip. Buy And Sell
Midwest Photographic Exchange
Lightroom Tutorials

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