Good Things to Know

It’s time to register for Spring Break!

The Spring Break team has a great day planned and now it’s time to register.  Please see the 2020 Spring Break page with details including the schedule for the day and the link for registering.  Beside all the great presentations there will be tabletop setups to photograph most of the day and an opportunity to have your sensor cleaned.

Club Exhibit at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond

I am so grateful that Barb Stahlmann has taken on this job!  Barb has asked that you bring your pieces to the March 4 meeting from 5:45 to 6:00 pm.  The exhibit begins on March 13 and ends on June 9.  If you can help her with delivery on March 11, please email her or use our contact form.

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News You Need to Know

2020 Interclub Competition One of the benefits of our club’s membership in the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC) is its annual Interclub Competition.  The competition is free…

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December News

Our next meeting on Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30 pm, will feature a judged salon.  A reminder to all who have entered prints this year: all prints receiving acceptances need…

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Members in the News

Ken Krautbauer and former member Jeff Bucklew participated in a show at the Pablo Cultural Art Center in Eau Claire.  It was a mixed show including a variety of media…

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Something for Everybody

Carl Wegener’s Macro Lighting Kit – Photo by Richard Hudson

We had a great meeting Wednesday night.    Following Peggy Boike’s presentation on macro photography, Bryan Leonard shared information on his macro gear that included extension tubes, macro couplers for reversing lenses, close-up lenses and tele-converters. Carl Wegener also brought his tabletop macro lighting kit.  Bryan will make a more complete presentation on macro next year.   Here is a pdf of Bryan and Carl’s presentation.

Photo Backup and the Cloud

Those of us who live in Hudson Township have been promised an upgrade to fiber optic cable from our provider, Baldwin Lightstream.  Ted Johnston, IT professional and former member, is one of their customers whose installation has been completed.  Ted says that the new fiber that Baldwin is laying gives you a synchronous connection.  Translation:  Most cable and DSL connections are asynchronous. The upload and download speeds are VERY different. Before the switch he had 75Mbps download and 4Mbps (or so) upload on their cable service. After the switch to fiber, he now has 75Mbps both upload and download.  Why this matters:  When backing up photos to “the cloud” you use the upload speed. This switch just increased the speed he can backup photos by almost 19 times. To give you a comparison- to get a 50Mbps synchronous connection at his office in Plymouth, Comcast quoted $450 per month.  Most people will not notice this increase in upload speed, but photographers backing up to the cloud certainly will.   A few years ago, Ted gave a presentation to the club on storage backup and the cloud.  You can still download it from our Learning page.  These days, he is recommending Backblaze for cloud storage.

Phipps Annual Call for Artists

The Phipps Annual Call for Artists deadline in July 1.  The Phipps seeks submissions from visual artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota for exhibition opportunities in 2021-2022 in the galleries of the Phipps and in four public exhibition programs in 2020: Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Westfields Hospital & Clinic in New Richmond, WI; Croixdale in Bayport, MN; and Woodland Hill in Hudson, WI.  Submissions for individuals and groups will be accepted, so this could be a great opportunity to make a submission for yourself, or to partner with someone else.  Click here for details. 

Fireworks

2017 Booster Days Fireworks Composite – Terry Butler

Hudson Booster Days fireworks will be on Friday, July 5 at dusk.  This year I will be taking the walking path on the south side of town that eventually parallels the I-94 bridge.  Feel free to join me…bring your tripod and bug spray.   The Booster Days parade will be on Saturday, July 6 at 11 am.   The parade could be another opportunity for getting those street photography photos that we need for the August Salon.  Stillwater fireworks will be on July 4 at 10:00 pm. (more…)

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