This month we meet Member Art Juchno.
Main camera/gear: Canon 60D Tamron 18- 27mm Zoom lens
Favorite Editing Software: Lightroom, Photoshop CS5 with NIK/Google plugins and OnOne Perfect Photo Suite.
What is your specific background or interest in photography?
I got my first used 35mm camera in 1968 and started shooting B&W film and processing in my home darkroom. I got more serious about photography when I started my Masters Degree program in Media Technology in 1974 at UW-Stout. From 1976 until 2009, I worked for the UW-Stout Teleproduction Center as a Senior Producer/Director shooting, editing and producing video programming for Wisconsin Public Television and many non profit agency clients. I was fortunate to have won awards from the New York and Chicago International Film Festivals, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and 3 Regional Emmys. My personal photography was shooting color slides and B&W with my Nikon F2. I must have over 10,000 slides in a file cabinet. Even when required to shoot digital photography at work, I had not felt comfortable shooting digital stills until I bought my Canon 60D in 2011.
Favorite subject matter to photograph: I’m very eclectic, but I enjoy landscapes, street photography and candid people shots. If I had to pick a favor category it would be “Creative” where the photographer tries to create images unique fashion. As a student of abstract art, I try to apply lessons from that discipline to my photography.
In what areas do you want to learn more about or improve your photography?
There are 2 areas I’d like to expand my horizons in, one would be digital image manipulation and the other would be creative use of multiple flash units.
I enjoy being a member of WWPC because:
I enjoy being a member of WWPC because as a photographer , you should never stop learning. I’ve learned a lot from other members and guest speakers since I joined the group. I also enjoy the camaraderie of others interested in photography and informally sharing tips and tricks with other members.
Thanks Art! Quite a credentialed background. I love these Member Spotlights!
Our next Club Meeting will be July 9th…NOT July 2nd. I have a feeling many will be out of town (including myself!) so we will move it back a week. Same place and time however! We will have a mini-tutorial and then a non-judged salon. So Members can send in an image for discussion. Please try to send them in by the end of June.
Also we are having a Club Picnic at Willow River State Park this Saturday. Please refer to the last blog entry or our Club’s Facebook page for details.
Lastly, Dennis Hlynsky has some very interesting videos on tracking paths of birds, fish, insects, etc. He films them and then uses Adobe After Effects to extend their trail for a certain time period. You have to check out his site. There are some cool and mesmerizing studies!