SEPTEMBER 2018 – ROUND TABLES

"ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS"

CHAD WILLIAMS -- GO BIG OR GOPRO
WAYNE MACWILLIAMS -- CREATING CREATIVE IMAGES
LEE BURGHARD -- TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING YOUR VIDEO FOOTAGE
SUSAN MEARS -- IMAGE OPTIMIZATION AND CLEANUP

Back by popular demand, our September meeting will feature Round Table Sessions with a great line up of new subjects.

For those of you who haven’t been to our previous Round Table Sessions, this is your chance to belly up to the table and learn something on a somewhat one-on-one basis. It’s a great opportunity to saddle up with some of our best!

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just getting started, or perhaps want to try something new, there should be a Pro for you. And, if you want to mosie about and gather some insight from more than one Session Leader- great, go for it. The sessions will run til about 9:30 pm. Looking forward to it!

ABOUT CHAD:

Florida native and avid waterman, I have grown up appreciating the ocean and enjoying its resources for the entirety of my life through surfing, diving, boating, and most recently, photography. A SFUPS member since 2015, I am continually looking to share and grow by surrounding myself with this great group.

GOPRO: GO BIG OR GOPRO!
I will be talking about why everyone should have (and be using!) a GoPro. We will make sense of the myriad of cameras/available gear/accessory choices and see what you can accomplish with different setups of these great, little cameras. For those looking to get a GoPro, the great advantages will be highlighted and examples shown. For those who are already using a GoPro, common issues and problems will be addressed and resolved (shaky footage, green hue, choppy playback, etc). Finally, I will show you how to make best use of your newly acquired GoPro footage through fun and simple editing practices!

ABOUT WAYNE:

STIR YOUR CREATIVE INNER CHILD: CREATING CREATIVE IMAGES
Wayne began his saltwater submersion at the ripe old age of 5 years old, and never tired of it! Wayne will be digging into his arsenal of photographically inclined creative toys. Snoots, Magic Ball, Pipes for swirl effect, Bokeh screen and anything else he can find that will fit in his car. Some homemade, some commercial. He will give you some ideas as to what to expect if you decide to try, make or buy some of these “toys”.  
See you there ! Cheers, Wayne

Wayne will show a few examples of what the results might be and then set up his camera/housing/toy and let you give it a go at the table. Just to give you some ideas for better or worse, but more to just be different. He will show briefly each item, then let anyone interested give it a try. 

ABOUT LEE:

FUNDAMENTALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING YOUR VIDEO FOOTAGE

Lee Burghard is an award winning underwater filmmaker, Nauticam ambassador, and works as an equipment specialist for Reef Photo & Video. He owns and operates Wild Shutter Imaging, a small production company based in South Florida that specializes in filming underwater wildlife and marine habitats for a variety of documentary, short film, and commercial projects.

If you currently do underwater video or if you have any interest in learning about it, now is your chance to learn from one of the finest videographers in the business!

ABOUT SUSAN:

Susan is a long time member of SFUPS and an avid photographer. She enjoys shooting locally in the waters off Florida as well as more exotic locations. She has tremendous knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop, and she is going to share some of that with us at our meeting.

IMAGE OPTIMIZATION AND CLEAN UP TECHNIQUES
Susan will demonstrate the processing and clean up of Blackwater images, including white balance, basic image optimization in Lightroom and fine tuning background clean up with Photoshop. While this talk will concentrate on Blackwater images, many of the techniques and tools can be applied to mainstream underwater photographs as well.

Bonus:  Don’t throw your blasted out images away until you try this.  There just might be a gem in there!

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