Steve Bomar - March 25, 2014
When Steve was a kid his dad had a B&W dark room in the garage. There was a type of magic observed as a sheet of paper revealed an image as it soaked in a tray of clear liquid.
In 1973 Steve took $183 from his graduation money and purchased a Pentax SP500. He learned to process in B&W, color prints, slides, and Cibachrome.
He built his own darkroom and spent many hours enjoying the smell of darkroom chemicals. Even today, he keeps a cup of stop bath on his desk next to the digital darkroom.
When the digital era arrived he renewed his interest in photography and joined the Fort Worth Camera Club.
His skill as a photographer is attested to by the number of competition ribbons.
He has either won photographer of the year at the Fort Worth Camera Club or placed since 2006.
He has been published in the Fort Worth Magazine, Fort Worth Star Telegram and other regional publications.
He is a member of the Professional Photographers Association and is a certified professional photographer.
He works full time in his family portrait business.
Fair Park - March 15, 2014
This month's field trip is a "Photo Walk" at Fair Park. It is set for Saturday March 15th beginning at 9:00am. The photo walk can either be a self guided tour or it can be a group tour. Those who want to go with the group can meet in front of the Hall of State Building at 9am. From there we will proceed eastward by the Esplanade Fountain to the Women's Building. From there we will go south past the Texas Vietnam Memorial to the Old Mill Inn and from there back to Hall of State and the Embarcadero. We will take photo's all along the route, and there will be Master Photographers with the group to give advice about photo ops and about the best ways to set up for particular images. Since we will all be shooting in the same areas, the objective will be to find good, high impact images that give a different creative and imaginative viewpoint. When we do the field trip slide show, we will give recognition to the most original photographs.
There are other interesting locales in the park including a butterfly exhibit at the Discovery Garden.
Go to www.fairpark.org and click on Directions to download a map of the park. The best place to park will be at the north parking lot off of Washington Street. You can also enter parking gate 6 on the east side and park next to the Coliseum. We will meet for lunch at the highly recommended Pepe and Mito's at 2911 Elm Street at 11:30am. Call me if you need further instructions.
Gary Kelly 972-824-4106
The Study Group program is part of the pre-meeting training program starting at 6:30 prior to the second meeting each month. We will divide members into small groups led by master photographers to discuss prints and projected images brought in by members. This is a great way to get feedback on images one is considering for the monthly competitions or to fine tune that one great image. Groups may also be formed to discuss other topics of interest – just let us know what you are interested in.
Here is how the study groups work:
- Session will start promptly at 6:30.
- Bring a print or processed digital image file on a thumb drive.
- The processed file does not need to be resized – TIFF, PSD, or jpeg is fine. You might also consider bringing the original RAW file as well.
- Prints may be any size in color or monochrome and do not need to be mounted or matted. If you like, you can also bring the digital file of your print.
- As people arrive, they will be assigned to a group of four or five with a master photographer.
- The group members will give and receive feedback on their images until 7:15.
- If you did not bring an image, you are encouraged to sit in on a group to either observe or participate.
Remember that this is about learning from each other in a friendly environment. Please assume that those giving input have a positive intent.
See Study Groups page for additional information.
Study Group Team
Galveston FeatherFest & Nature PhotoFest
April 10 – 13, 2014 - Contest Link
* 2 Divisions - Youth and Adult
* 3 Categories - Landscapes, Plants, Wildlife
* 6 winners
* Cash Prizes
* Entry fee: $10/photo
* Deadline to apply: June 30, 2014
Monthly Photo Contests
Check these sites for monthly contests.