Audubon Photo Club To Discuss Panoramic Photos

“All About & Stitching Panorama Photos” will be the subject of the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

Benefits of multiple exposures versus a very wide angle lens, stitching exposures together and general tips will be explained and demonstrated.

Bill Smith will make the presentation on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Smith is a self-taught photographer who simply enjoys taking pictures.

Photography is a creative expression he does for himself and has been a part of his life since he was young. He exhibits his work at outdoor art shows. For Smith, photography is an excuse to get outdoors, an incredible amount of fun, plus he says he “can’t draw worth a hoot!”

Smith will share some techniques folks can use to make better panoramas. Previewing the subject, qualities of light, camera settings and paying attention to moving scene elements such as clouds are among the issues he will discuss and illustrate.

During the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting, member Bruce Isaacson will present tips for long exposures to show motion.

“Rain” is the theme for the project time that follows the speakers. The object is to use the rain and make it a feature of the images a photographer takes. Rainy days can be moody and present features like reflections, people dashing about and water drops on almost every surface.

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.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email suzettepaduano@yahoo.com or visit the club blog at jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.