Meeting Notes

April Photo Challenge(s), and upcoming dates!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Assignments, Meeting Notes, Workshops | Comments Off on April Photo Challenge(s), and upcoming dates!

Hi Mamas! We had so much fun at last night’s meet up with Nicole from Orange Anchor Photography on the subject of COLOR! The big take away, you don’t TAKE photos with color, you make them! You do this by thinking about the location and coordinating the colors and accessories on your subject to be at the opposite end of the color wheel from your back drop (aka a magneta dress against green grass). Use a color wheel to determine contrast.   Vivid color in photos is achieved by being thoughtful about the backdrop and outfit coordination, but also about being intentional about...

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Protect your digital photos! Meetup on 5/20, Notes from Jessica Peterson!

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Meeting Details, Meeting Notes, Workshops | Comments Off on Protect your digital photos! Meetup on 5/20, Notes from Jessica Peterson!

Hi Mamas! Mark your calendars for May 20th at 6:30pm, Mosaic Coffeehouse in Wallingford, for the next Mamas With Cameras monthly meetup! MAY MEETUP: PROTECT YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS Do you have thousands of photos clogging up your laptop computer? Are you one crash away from losing months or years worth of precious memories? Protect your photos with some help from Molly Bullard of Seattle Photo Organizing.  She will discuss the technical components of your computer and hard drives that house the data and a give you workflow ideas on how to organize and create a backup of your file sets. We hope...

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March Meeting Wrap-up! Upcoming Workshops & Meetups in April & May!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Announcements, Meeting Notes, Workshops | Comments Off on March Meeting Wrap-up! Upcoming Workshops & Meetups in April & May!

Hi Mamas, Lots to post about today because there is just so much going on! We had a great meeting with guest speaker Della Chen, who inspired us with her unique documentary-style imagery. This month’s assignment and my meeting notes will be at the end of the post! But first here are some important dates for your calendars: MARK YOUR CALENDARS Next Meetup! April 22nd, 6:30 pm at Mosaic Coffeehouse:  Guest speaker Jessica Peterson presents on “Baby’s First Days.” She’ll discuss her tips of how she gets those special newborn photos right when the baby is born...

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Holiday Shooting Tips -Twinkle Lights, and November Wrap-up Notes!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Assignments, Meeting Notes, Tips & Tricks | 1 comment

It was so fun to see a full house at our monthly meet-up for November! Lindsay Kennedy was our speaker and we had so much fun with her! Her entire slide presentation is linked here if you missed it and you want to review her awesome tips! I am also pasting my own notes at the end of this post as well. But first! Our PHOTO EXERCISE! We have a fun twist this month-  a contest! Print one 8×10 of your favorite photo assignment result and bring it to our January meet up for a live photo contest where we’ll be giving away a Black Rapid RS-W1 women’s strap! Photo exercise:...

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October Meeting, Upcoming Workshops & September Wrap-up Notes!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Meeting Details, Meeting Notes, Workshops | Comments Off on October Meeting, Upcoming Workshops & September Wrap-up Notes!

Hello Mamas! We had a great turnout at our last outdoor group shoot at Gasworks Park, as we photographed the Seattle Skyline at sunset!  A great opportunity not only to practice landscape photography and shooting at higher ISOs, but also to have still subjects :-). If you missed it, the notes are at the end of this post! OCTOBER MEETUP! Please mark your calendars for our next monthly meetup: Monday, October 22nd  6:30-8:30pm. We’ll be meeting at Mosaic Coffee House in Wallingford (4401 2nd Ave NE, 98105).  Our special guest speaker this month is Kristen Buchmann, who will be speaking...

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August Meeting Notes: Digital Processing with Tina Carter

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Meeting Notes | Comments Off on August Meeting Notes: Digital Processing with Tina Carter

Hi Mamas! On August 22nd, we enjoyed hearing from Tina Carter, a local photographer and digital imaging guru from Adobe.  She has tons of experience working with both Photoshop and Lightroom and, thanks to her day job as a support expert at Adobe,  is well-versed in both programs from a technical standpoint as well.  We sent her a list of questions, so she framed her presentation around those. Digital editing programs:  Photoshop is an image editing program that’s not just for photographers — it’s used extensively by graphic artists, etc.  This is the program to use if...

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