Landlovers Photography Club Members’ Photo Exhibition

On April 17 and 18th, the Landlovers Photography Club hosted its first ever Members’ Photo Exhibition. The event took place at the Wells Fargo Private Bank office in The Village. Many thanks to our incredible Wells Fargo hosts, Chris Frohn and Nancy Cvetan.

Twenty-five club members (nearly half of our total membership!) submitted photos for the event. For many, this was the first time they had ever displayed a photo in public. We are so proud of everyone who participated in what we intend to make an annual event.

Below are photos from the exhibition. To view larger images in a Slide Show format, simply click on the first image. I think you will agree that we have some very talented people in our group. Enjoy!


Monthly Assignment Photo Gallery – “RED”

Walt Thompson – “Stairway to Heaven”
Michael Siegel – “Totem”
Amy Collings – “Spitting Image”
Anne Wasse-Lyon – “Gulf Fritillary”
Bruna Dinetz – “Rosso di Sera”
Cary Shapoff – “London Red”
Cary Shapoff – “PHO-tograph in Red”
Dawn Cordo – “Bottle Brush in the Snow”
Dawn Cordo – “Face in the Flower”
Doug Herrick – “Autumn in Savannah”
Ed Shapoff – “Pisa In Red”
Howard Hackney – “Tybee Cardinal”
Ina Altman – “Stained Glass Lily”
Jayne Rogers – “Bottlebrush Rocket”
Jim Guerard – “Patience”
Kim Huffman – “Savannahs Best”
Lynne Norton – “Cardinal Snack”
Maureen Gordon – “Maxi Macaw”
Michael Hazuda – “Bright Bottle Brush”
Michael Hazuda – “Driving Away!”
Michael Siegel – “Sun Ripe”
Pam McCluskey – “Cardinal In Snow”
Peg Lanahan – “Nice Day for a Ride”
Peg Lanahan – “This Bud’s For You”
Robin Clark – “Weighing the Bounty”
Sheila Grossman – “Sally Lightfoot Crabs”
Sherri Reddick – “Farm Stand Fresh”
Sherri Reddick – “Looking Up”
Toni Floyd – “Birdfeeder and Bubbles”
Toni Floyd – “Come One, Come All”
Trudy Smith – “Bluffton Firedog”
Vicki Hale – “Changing of the Guard”
Walt Thompson – “Rocky Redux”

This month’s assignment was to submit photos where the color red is an integral element of the image or contributes to the overall artistic impact of the image.  Lots of interesting and different photos from our members.


March Photo Gallery – “Low Light and Night Photography”

Walt Tompkins – “Harbor Lights”
Sherri Reddick – Stairwell at Two Meeting House Place, Charleston
Sherri Reddick – Dusk at Two Meeting House Place, Charleston
Sherri Reddick – Danube Cruise, Parliament and Bridge
Bruna Dinetz – “The Canyons Village”
Cary Shapoff – “An Evening at the Thimbles”
Cary Shapoff – “Chain Bridge, Budapest”
Cary Shapoff – “Csaba’s New Home”
Cary Shapoff – “The Wine Cave Tasting Room”
Cary Shapoff – “The Wine Cave”
Dawn Cordo – “Heart”
Dawn Cordo – “Love Lights”
Donna Bunn – “Balloon Fest, Cincinnati”
Ed Shapoff – “Shanghai at Night”
Michael Siegel – “Ghost Birds”
Howard Hackney – “Full Morning Moon”
Jayne Rogers – “Full Moon Over the Marsh”
Jim Guerard – “Denali Sunrise”
Jim Guerard – “Northern Lights in Iceland”
Jim Guerard – “Patagonia Sunrise”
Jim Guerard – “Sunset, Sydney, Australia”
Jim Guerard – “The Louvre During the Blue Hour”
Karen Dove-Barr – “Last Christmas”
Linda Copeland – “Beachfront Sunrise”
Linda Copeland – “Walk Toward the Light”
Michael Siegel – “Eerie Florida Night”
Michael Siegel – “Gaslight”
Amy Collings – “Doorway”
Anne Wasse-Lyon – “Sunset on the Lagoon”

October Photo Club Gallery – Close-up Nature Photos (Click on the first image to see a Slideshow)


September Assignment – “Summer Memories” Gallery

Photo Tips and Tricks

Talk about a late entry! Sorry! In March, I presented a program on being a bit “creative” with not just photography, but even the equipment used. As an example, I took the finial off of a table lamp and screwed my camera to the top of the lamp. Voila! It becomes a makeshift tripod. Try dazzling family at the next get-together with that little trick when it’s time for the group photo on a timer, so you can get in the action as well!

I also demonstrated some examples of what can be done with photoshop for those who like to experiment. Rather than me reiterating the session, just do a search for Photoshop levitation photography, or cleaning up unwanted items from travel photography.

And we discussed making bokeh shapes using cutouts placed over your lens. Again, that is a technique that takes some practice, but if you are looking for a challenge over the summer, it’s rather fun.

A bit more low tech is adding saran wrap to your lens that is then completely or partially smeared with petroleum jelly. Makes quite an impact and you can get different results with variations. Overall, just experiment and let your camera guide you! Try taking a photo of reflections in water puddles, through bubbles, of shadow shapes…… just play! Thank you to the few who took on the challenge for a photo assignment of “playing” with your camera! Linda

Taking Portraits in a Studio Lighting Set-Up


We had a very interesting session in the Photography Club last month. We explored portrait lighting using three different backgrounds and lighting kits. I gave a brief presentation of the various kinds of portrait lighting. If you haven’t seen it yet, click Studio lighting February 2016 to access the pdf file from the presentation.

We then broke into groups and each group was given the opportunity to take portraits against a white, black or mottled blue background with a mixture of light sources. Below you will find a variety of shots taken by all of our groups. Please take a couple of minutes to look through them and see the difference the background, lighting and composition makes.