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Photography under shelter-in-place

Can’t get out for that perfect shot of Half Dome or the Golden Gate Bridge? Here are some ideas to help you maintain and even develop your photographic skills from the comfort of your home.

James Tocchino’s article, Quarantined? Here Are Five Photography Projects You Can Do From Home at CasualPhotophile, is directed at both film and digital photographers. I can see us doing a future theme of self portraits (not selfies), and, seriously, would it kill you to dust off your old film camera?

A similar article, How to Be a Productive Photographer When You’re Stuck at Home, comes from Luca Eandi at keh.com.

Want to contribute to scientific research? Check out What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population? in the New York Times. I think I saw one in my yard yesterday but by the time I grabbed my camera it was gone.

And of course, keep the photos coming in to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net and your comments to ukiahphoto.club.

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April meeting – cancelled

The April 5 meeting at Mountain Mike’s Pizza is cancelled. Instead, we will conduct our business over the next several weeks through the Comment link below this post. To submit photographs for critique (our theme this month is “color” – but as always that’s only a suggestion) send them to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net. Please resize them (see instructions in the email) and give each a title. I will post them on the Photographs page. Use the Comment section below to tell us whatever you would have told us about your photos at a real meeting, and then the rest of us will jump in with our critiques.

Dave Lohse will submit another mystery photo, which I will also post on the Photographs page and then we can discuss. At some point we should talk about whether to go ahead with the photo walk at Riverside Park planned for April 11. You can also use the Comment section for other photography announcements or discussions. I guess if you want to show off your new camera or lens you’ll have to send in a picture of it.

As of April 1 there will be only five months until our show. I had planned on taking an informal/tentative survey on who plans to participate, so maybe we can do that, too.

We still have $255 in the treasury.