Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting

Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
6:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


“Image Review Spectacular” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10,  at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Nature Photography Contest judge Bill Smith will review the winning images and what made them stand out as well as 70 other images and where they fell short.

There are many common and easily avoidable or fixable issues with these entries, including cropping, not matching lighting to the subject, centered subject, busy backgrounds, focus, glare, and tilted horizons.

Better cropping is the main way to improve most images as the cropped out areas pull attention away from the subject. Seeing how these images fell short will help folks to improve their own photography.

The 2013 Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Contest had over 350 submissions from 25 states and 10 foreign countries.

“Mostly reflection” and “Forest shot with sun” are the topics for the image review that begins after the speaker. Showing reflection shots in water is to encourage folks to think more creatively. The forest shot with sun will require folks to use their in-camera controls to get a proper exposure.

The 15-minute Tech Talk will be a hands-on demonstration of taking silhouette shots.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

For more information, contact club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or, or visit the club blog.