Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Peter Wong Workshops

Peter Wong, known internationally for his photography, has a new series of workshops coming up.

Wild Horse and Bison of the North Dakota Badlands, and a photos safari to Viet Nam. What could be better than that?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Art A Whirl

If you are in the Minneapolis, MN area this weekend, please stop by our (John Karney, Cynthis Fleury, Brian Billadeau, Tom Fletcher, John Olson) Lens Prose Gallery during Art-A Whirl. We are located in the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, studio 435. Each of us have some new works displayed as well as two painters, a glass artist, and a wonderful paper cache creator of some wildly creative heads of mystery. Our hours:
Friday 5-10 pm
Saturday noon-8 pm
Sunday noon-5 pm
May 20th - 22nd

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Spring Break 2016!!!

Spring Break 2016

March 12-13, 2016
Mounds View High School
1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Saturday Speaker:  Jeff Morgan http://www.elmstudio.com
Sunday Speaker: Ian Plant  http://www.ianplant.com

Information: Register for one day, or both days.

Registration for Saturday includes: Lunch, Coffee Breaks, Jeff Morgan's Programs, Photo Vendors, U of M Raptor Center Birds, and the 2016 Interclub Awards.

Registration for Sunday includes: Ian Plant's Programs, Coffee Breaks, Snacks, and Photo Vendors.

1. Saturday AND Sunday combined registration fee is: $65, saving $15.00
2. Saturday ONLY registration fee is: $45
3. Sunday ONLY Registration fee is: $35

Payment options:
By PayPal, credit card, or check

There will be no registration at the door.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to check-in at the registration desk.
The doors will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, and programs will begin at 9:00 am.
On Sunday the doors will open at 11:00 am, and the programs starts at 12:00 pm.
PARKING: Ample parking is available in the lot to the East of the school building. 

Program Information

Saturday Speaker - Jeff Morgan

About Jeff Morgan
As a photographer with over 30 years of experience, Jeff's knowledge base encompasses film and digital technology. He was an early adopter of digital photography tools, and he first started using Photoshop Version 2 in the early 1990's, so he has a lot of photographic expertise to share. His commitment to the craft pushes him to remain on the cutting edge utilizing a wide range of tools and techniques to keep his skills and creative eye sharp.  Jeff started his photography company, Elm Studio, in 2002 and initially focused on architectural and location photography. He employs a range of creative technologies, such as high dynamic range imaging, light painting, low light, infrared and panoramas, to produce compelling work. His images and articles have been published extensively in PhotoPlus Magazine and have also appeared in Practical Photoshop, Digital Camera, TechRadar and other publications in Europe, USA and China. Over the past ten years he has shared his knowledge through a series of photographic workshops in USA, UK, France, China and Costa Rica. He has provided workshops for The Photographic Society of America, The Royal Photographic Society and The New York Institute of Photography. He really enjoys helping other photographers, and would be pleased to support your learning through his small group workshops.

Program:  Total Fitness Workout
Are you stuck in a rut with your photography?  Would you like to get some ideas about how to improve your image-making skills?  We will look at some exercises you can practice that will expand your creativity and strengthen your repertoire of skills.  Learn some techniques and procedures that will enable you to quickly improve your pictures and communicate with more visual impact. This presentation will cover two sets of exercises: the first one is designed to help you increase your compositional and aesthetic skills, and the second one will cover the technical controls you should incorporate into your artistic vision. A true artist not only sees but is also a master of their craft. Come and energize your creative side!

Program:  Field Photography
How to plan and accomplish a successful location shoot. This is practical discussion and demonstration on how one goes about planning and auctioning a creative photography outing. We look at the research I do before a shoot, continuing on with the equipment and its use during the shoot. Then we will look at how I set about to shoot images, the settings I have used and how the images are produced. At the start of the session I will show some of my work with discussion on how it was captured. What do you really need to use for a great image? Is it better to use filters or not? Do your images lack quality, sharpness or good color; we will study and discuss good practical field craft for high quality photography. Your questions and participation will be warmly welcomed. Break out of your bounds and try some new techniques and equipment.

Sunday Speaker - Ian Plant

About Ian Plant
World-renowned professional photographer, writer, and adventurer Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Image Master. Ian is also the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian leads photography workshops and tours around the world to help beginner and advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision. His personal photographic project, Dreamscapes, moves beyond the literal and transforms subjects into something unexpected, bridging the line between the real and surreal. Ian relies on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Ian travels the world, seeking out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, in his never-ending quest to inspire, entertain, and educate others in the art of photography. You can see his work at http://www.ianplant.com

Program:  (Un)Seeing: The Art of Photography

Famous photographer Minor White once said: “One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” Artistic abstraction—learning to see visual elements “for what else they are”—is the key to sharpening your creative vision. Learning to think abstractly is the single most important thing you can do to improve your artistic skills, and it will allow you to see creative possibilities that you otherwise would miss. World famous photographer Ian Plant will share his personal insights on learning to see the world with different eyes through composition, moment, and creative use of light, sharing dozens of his best landscape, wildlife, and travel photos from around the world.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hunts September Offers

Dear Favorite Photo People,
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer, with lots of photography! As I write this, here in the Greater Boston area, we are in the middle of a heat wave with high humidity, feels like a jungle! Oh well, it's New England. Could snow next week!
Following are some specials to share with your members. To purchase any of these, or anything else you may need, please call me, Alan Samiljan, at 781-662-8822 or send me an email, alansamhunts@gmail.com, with your phone and I'll call you back. Please mention this email when you call. UPS Ground shipping is always free in the Continental US and there is no sales tax except for orders shipped to MA, RI or ME.

I know many of you have purchased this great offer in the past, but I wanted to be sure you all had the opportunity to take advantage of this special before they are gone! The Canon Pixma PRO 10 and Pixma PRO 100 continue to be on special with huge mail in rebates. Even though the offer runs until September 26, 2015, SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED and there will be no rainchecks once they are gone! Canon also reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time.

Now through September 26, 2015 or until supplies run out we are offering the Canon Pixma PRO 10 printer at $379.99 before rebate (Canon sells it on their website for $699.99). If you purchase the printer plus a package of 13x19x50 sheets of Canon Semi-Gloss or Luster paper, $50, Canon will send you a $250 mail in rebate! Your final cost is $129.99 plus the paper! Or if you prefer, you can buy the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer at $349.99 ($499.99 on Canon's website), buy the paper, $50, and receive a $250 mail in rebate. Your final cost is $99.99 plus the paper. You can't buy decent document printer for these prices, let alone an exhibition quality photo printer!
We also have have several Induro Tripod products on promotion due to a special purchase we made:
CT313 Tripod Legs    $299.99, reg. $543
CT113 Tripod Legs    $199.99, reg. $326
CT414 Tripod Legs    $349.99  reg. $665
CM24 Monopod         $79.99    reg. $123
BHM2 Ballhead         $119.99   reg. $205
The Induro specials are limited quantity and rainchecks cannot be issued. ORDER YOURS NOW!
All Think Tank bags are 20% off!
Bowens Mosaic Solo On-Camera LED Light, $89.99! reg. $149. Great for video and still photography! (limited quantity)
Promaster "Selfie Stick" Compact Camera Boom, $24.99, reg. $29.95. Mount your phone, small camera or microphone!
All Moab Paper is 10% off!
And don't forget to pre-order Nikon's exciting new lenses:
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR $2,399.95
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Hope to hear from you soon on these, or any other of your photo needs!

Photographically yours,

Alan Samiljan

Monday, June 15, 2015

Focus On Omaha
What is Focus On Omaha? Annual Fall N4C Convention hosted by the Omaha Camera Club. 
Where is the Convention? Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 72nd and Grover, Omaha 
When is it? Friday and Saturday, September 18-19 
Who should attend? 
  • Professionals
  • Amateurs
  • Photo Enthusiasts
  • Students
  • Educators
  • Beginners & Novices
  • Camera Club members
  • Anyone with interest
 Why should I go?
  • 20 lectures/workshops
  • Shooting Field Trips – Zoo, Lauritzen, SAC Museum, Old Market, Steampunk
  • Dr. Lee Simmons, Director Emeritus, Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Father Don Doll, National Geographic Photographer
  • Keynote speakers: Roman Kurywczak & Doug Hansgate
  • Mike Barker/Paul Bellinger/Don Cross/ Tim White/Jay Davis/Will Fields

How much will it cost?
  • Full Registration – All lectures, Banquet Dinner/Keynote speaker, $159
  • OCC Members - All lectures, Banquet Dinner/Keynote speaker, $80
  • Day Rate – All lectures, no dinner, $99/day
  • Student – All lectures, no dinner, $10/day
How do I get more info?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Charlie Rose interviews Sally Mann

Charlie Rose has a great interview with Sally Mann, one of the country's greatest photographers. It is well worth viewing. http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60569399