In Review: Triangle Summer Meeting, June 29, 2014

Mark Campbell presented his new program: “Challenge your Mind” -Don’t Lose it” at our new venue, the Cranberry Marriott._MG_2451 _MG_2471 _MG_2478 _MG_2474 The program was well-attended and featured shooting with live models and also a photoshop demonstration.

Reviews of Mark’s program were very good as well as reviews of the new meeting space! Here are a few comments:

Mark was very entertaining and informative.  His no nonsense, easy to understand way of teaching was awesome.  Thank you Mark and a special thank you to Bill P and Joan for your dedication, helpfulness, and hospitality to all of the Triangle members.

Love the new meeting room!

Diane Mateer

I have never considered this type of photography but Mark’s demo gave me some new ideas non the less. Purchased some light sticks already!

Carl Wheeler

 

 

In Review: Triangle Spring Meeting, March 16, 2014

What a great day! Many thanks to all who attended– it was a packed house!

Jerry Tomko's Triangle Program 2014

Jerry Tomko’s Triangle Program 2014

Jerry Tomko presented an excellent full-day program on wedding photography, including a live shoot with Bride and Groom, Meghan and Adam Bowser. Congrats to them on their 3rd anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks!

Beautiful bride Meghan Bowser

Beautiful bride Meghan Bowser

 

 

 

Jerry’s goal is to teach photographers to make beautiful images within whatever circumstances they find themselves– using available light, window light, even hotel hallway light– and clearly his beautiful images showed that he is successful.

working with natural light in the lobby

working with natural light in the lobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also provided plenty of good and honest marketing information, and a segment about how he prepares and finishes his images. His albums, printed by Jonathan Penney, are unique and truly works of art.

Jerry in action

Jerry in action

Thank you, Jerry for a job well done– the comments from the attendees were all glowing and I think we were all able to find many things to improve our skills–wedding photographers and portrait photographers alike.

Using the Restaurant Bar to create something unique

Using the Restaurant Bar area to create something new!

 

 

Also–We tried something new this year– Open Judging for our Annual Folio and Album Competition. The judging by our esteemed panel, Jerry Tomko, Trisha Crites and Dave Savarino, was then

Dave Savarino gives this folio the "Thumbs Up"!

Dave Savarino gives this folio the “Thumbs Up”!

followed by critiques of all the folios– a great learning opportunity for the standing-room-only crowd. All the folios were also printed as a “mini-display” so everyone could also enjoy a print show. A big thanks to all who entered and especially to Simply Color Lab for sponsoring our trophies.

Album and Folio Display

Album and Folio Display

 

Trophies- sponsored by Simply Color Lab

Trophies- Sponsored by Simply Color Lab

 

 

 

Francine Smith-- with her First-ever Trophy! Congrats!

Francine Smith– with her First-ever Trophy! Congrats!

 

 

 

 

 

In Review: Triangle Winter Meeting, January 19, 2014

Thanks  to everyone who came to our Winter Meeting! We had a great turnout, and the programs by Bill Penberthy and Karen Stout were excellent.

Bill demonstrating classic posing and lighting techniques

Bill demonstrating classic posing and lighting techniques

A few comments from attendees:

“I have attended quite a few programs in my 40 years, many of which were basic. Bill’s program was “superb” to say the least. The content was very solid. His presentation was excellent.  I don’t know how many new photographers were there, but if I was new, I certainly would come back again. I am happy to be involved with Triangle and I hope to contribute to its continued success.”

Warmest regards, Dave S.

PS. BTW Karen Stout was excellent as well. Believe it or not, I learned something new!

“I was pleased to see all the new faces and feel that this programming(format) will do well.” Ron W.

“Thank you! Love the Triangle People!”  Diane M.

“Lots of new ideas using Photoshop. Great review in posing and lighting!” Bob & Dawn M.

“Just getting into portrait work and enjoyed learning the techniques of lighting. I like the format as it only requires a commitment of one day at a time for busy people.” 

Joan Stewart, Karen Stout & Bill Penberthy

Here are a few slides from Bill’s program on the fundamentals of posing and lighting:

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Never Fear Posing and Lighting Again!

 

Things to consider when planning a portrait

Things to consider when planning a portrait

Full-length, feminine vs. Masculine pose

Full-length, feminine vs. Masculine pose

 

close-up view, feminine and masculine posing

close-up view, feminine and masculine posing

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Close-up view through the lens

 

full face, 2/3 view--same lighting pattern

full face, 2/3 view–same lighting pattern

short light vs broad light

short light vs broad light

 

Feminine- head turned in opposite direction of body

Feminine- head turned in opposite direction of body
masculine- head and body both aligned in same direction

masculine- head and body both aligned in same direction

Also a helpful article from Bill as a follow-up to Sunday’s Program:  4_pricing_myths_to_forget

A few comments from attendees:

“I have attended quite a few programs in my 40 years, many of which were basic. Bill’s program was “superb” to say the least. The content was very solid. His presentation was excellent.  I don’t know how many new photographers were there, but if I was new, I certainly would come back again. I am happy to be involved with Triangle and I hope to contribute to its continued success.”

Bill demonstrating classic posing and lighting techniques

Bill demonstrating classic posing and lighting techniques

Warmest regards, Dave S.

PS. BTW Karen Stout was excellent as well. Believe it or not, I learned something new!

“I was pleased to see all the new faces and feel that this programming(format) will do well.” Ron W.

“Thank you! Love the Triangle People!”  Diane M.

“Lots of new ideas using Photoshop. Great review in posing and lighting!” Bob & Dawn M.

“Just getting into portrait work and enjoyed learning the techniques of lighting. I like the format as it only requires a commitment of one day at a time for busy people.” 

Joan Stewart, Karen Stout & Bill Penberthy

Joan Stewart, Karen Stout & Bill Penberthy

“Through the Looking Glass”, July 2013

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