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The Gainesville Photography Club meets every third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Founder's Room at the LifeSouith building located located at 4039 Newberry Road Gainesville, Florida.  To find the Founder's Room, go the west entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.

The assigned theme for May is "Abstracts" (see the "Themes" tab for a list of our monthly themes for 2014 and a description of how to interpret each theme).  Rules for submitting your digital images for viewing at our meetings can be found near the bottom of the "themes" page. 

Guest are welcome to attend and show pictures.   Anyone wishing to join the Gainesville Photography Club should attend a meeting and fill out a membership application; annual dues for an individual membership is $ 25, $35 family and $15 for students.

Private Photography Lessons Offered sticky icon

I am now offering private photography lessons. My experience with photography is as follows:

·       42 years of experience.

·       Graduated with High Honors with a degree in Professional Photography from Daytona State College.

·       Worked for 9 years as an industrial/promotional photographer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

·       Owned my own commercial photography studio for several years.

·       Have been published in a major national magazine.

·       Have experience with several different formats in film cameras, including 35mm, 2 ¼ square, 2 ¼ x 2 ¾, and 4 x 5 view cameras.

·       Familiar with all aspects of the chemical darkroom, both color and B&W.

·       Familiar with DSLRs and the digital darkroom (Adobe Photoshop CS5).

·       Have experience with both location and studio lighting. In the studio, I have used electronic flash equipment or natural window light, or a combination of the two.

I can teach beginning, intermediate, or advanced photography skills. This type of training has distinct advantages over a college course or a course on the internet. If you are interested, please contact me, Don Bassett, at dwbassett616@yahoo.com or talk to me at the next meeting of the Gainesville Photo Club. Thanks.

Get The Tourists Out Of Your Travel Photos

This little technique makes it EASY to get rid of the tourists in your travel shots! It is awesome. I've only seen this demonstrated at ImprovePhotography.com and have not yet tried it.

Sometimes you’re at an amazing location, but there are people all over your award winning shot.  If you want to take a picture of a landmark but people are in your shot, you will likely spend the rest of your adult life cloning people out of the shot unless you try this technique.

Step 1: Set your camera on a tripod.

Step 2: Take a picture about every 10 to 15 seconds until you have about 15 shots, depending on how fast people are walking around.

Step 3: Open all the images in Photoshop by going to File > Scripts > Statistics.   Choose “median” and select the files you took.

Step 4: Bam!  Photoshop finds what is different in the photos and simply removes it!  Since the people move around, it fills the area where someone was standing with part of another photo where no one was there.

The “statistics” script mentioned here is only available in the Photoshop Extended or Creative Cloud version of Photoshop. You may get similar results in recent versions of Photoshop Elements by using Enhance > Photomerge > Scene Cleaner. If you try it, please report your results at a club meeting.

Another method to make tourists disappear "in camera" is to take a very long exposure as with a 10-stop Neutral Density filter. If people are moving about, a 5 minute or longer exposure should make the people invisible leaving only the fixed background image. Or, you could come back when no one is there.

April Club Meeting

The Gainesville Photography Club meets every third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Founder's Room at the LifeSouith building located located at 4039 Newberry Road Gainesville, Florida.  To find the Founder's Room, go the west entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.

The assigned theme for April is "Interior Spaces" (see the "Themes" tab for a list of our monthly themes for 2014 and a description of how to interpret each theme).  Rules for submitting your digital images for viewing at our meetings can be found near the bottom of the "themes" page. 

Guest are welcome to attend and show pictures.   Anyone wishing to join the Gainesville Photography Club should attend a meeting and fill out a membership application; annual dues for an individual membership is $ 25, $35 family and $15 for students.

March Club Meeting

The Gainesville Photography Club meets every third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Until further notice,  we will be meeting in the Founder's Room at the LifeSouith building located located at 4039 Newberry Road Gainesville, Florida.  To find the Founder's Room, go the west entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.

The assigned theme for March is "Nature" (see the "Themes" tab for a list of our monthly themes for 2014 and a description of how to interpret each theme).  Rules for submitting your digital images for viewing at our meetings can be found near the bottom of the "themes" page. 

Guest are welcome to attend and show pictures.   Anyone wishing to join the Gainesville Photography Club should attend a meeting and fill out a membership application; annual dues for an individual membership is $ 25, $35 family and $15 for students.