Photo Club To Discuss Favorite Images

Three members sharing their favorite images will be the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, Barbara Garfield, Jean Voltmann and Bruce Isaacson will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached and techniques used.

Garfield bought her first camera when she was a teenager and has loved taking pictures ever since. She has displayed her photos at various places in Chautauqua County. Her favorite images include animals, flowers, clouds, people, macro and landscapes.

Voltmann’s first love was the dark room and alternative photography, and for years she audited classes at Jamestown Community College. Now she is a digital photographer with an interest in the landscape and architecture. She had a one-woman show at the Prendergast Library in 2000.

Isaacson travels widely, is interested in all subjects, and has done darkroom work for many years. While embracing digital, he still shoots film with larger format cameras and enjoys the wonderment that comes with film development.

“Waterfalls and Moving Water” is the theme for the project time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s long exposure tips camera corner presentation.

F-stops and slow shutter speeds is the technical Camera Corner part of the meeting furthering last month’s presentation. Showing motion in subjects can put life into otherwise static images.

A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse.

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 and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email or visit the club blog at