Photo Challenge Topic for January 2018

Photo by Kay Rhodes (taken with Samsung S7 Phone)

January’s challenge subject is iPhoneography* / point and shoot, simple Camera. 

The goal of this challenge is to encourage you not to limit your self by your gear.   There are many artists using simple cameras to produce some amazing work.

We have included links to three artists that Mike Goodwin follows.  Each has a unique style using very basic cameras.

One of the joys Mike gets from using a “Toy” camera is the fact that it frees you from the complex menus and dials.  It gives him a chance to only think about composition and light.  Knowing the basics of photography will help you better guess what the out come will be.   There is always a little bit of unknown using a “Toy” camera, but that’s part of the experience.

*For any one who does not know iPhoneography means taking and editing an image with a phone.   One of the best apps for this is Snapseed.   There are many other apps that give less traditional images from your pictures like Prisma.

If anyone would like to try shooting with a Holga, a Brownie Hawkeye, or pinhole contact Mike Goodwin.

The holidays are coming and everybody has a phone, use it to practice and see what you can do.

Photo of the Month – November 2017

Congratulations to Dennis Landis for winning the November 2017 Contest.

This photo of my grandson was taken on November 11, 2017 at COSI (Children’s Science Museum in Columbus,OH). It illustrates the dictum that the “real” camera that you have with you is better than the one in the hotel room. With a two year old, a 6 month old who wasn’t sure about being with grandparents, assorted baggage, stroller, pacifier, coats and several hours to pass, it seemed best to keep one’s hands free.

Camera used: iPhone. Settings: point and shoot.

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2017 Millrace Photography Contest & Exhibit

The Millrace Exhibit is in the books and it was very successful. We had hundreds of visitors who came out on a beautiful Friday Evening to see the amazing photography. View some of the winners and entries….

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Best of Show – Mike Goodwin – Haberdashery

Color Category – 1st Place – Wen Wu – Windswept Coastal Range
Color Category – 2nd Place – Jeff Longenbaugh – Sol Duc Rapids
Color Category – 3rd Place – Bern McGrane – Young Boy

Black & White Category – 1st Place – Stephen Richards – Crocodile Eye
Black & White Category – 2nd Place – Mike Goodwin – Chellbery Farm (Pinhole Camera)
Black & White Category – 3rd Place – Alma Boyle – Giant’s Ring Passage Tomb

Altered or Special Effects Category – 1st Place – Branden Beachy – Soaring
Altered or Special Effects Category – 2nd Place – Stephen Richards – Purple Flower
Altered or Special Effects Category – 3rd Place – Alicia Ingole – Red Leaf

Youth Division – 1st Place – Matthew Holland – Selfie
Youth Division – 1st Place – Allison Thornton – Longing For Light
Youth Division – 1st Place – Saleem Al-azawi – Everyday Aesthetics

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Photo of the Month – September 2017

Congratulations to Kay Rhodes for winning the September 2017 Contest.

This photo was taken on July 25, 2017 inside the Journeyman Distillery, which is an Organic Spirits Distillery, located in the EK Warren Historic Featherbone Factory, in Three Oaks, Michigan. Warren, a staunch prohibitionist, founded the historic factory building in 1883, manufacturing buggy whips and corsets. He revolutionized the manufacturing of corsets with the use of the softer featherbone, over the stiffer whalebone for corsets in the late 19th century. EK Warren’s success reached worldwide attention putting Three Oaks, Michigan on the map.

Camera Settings:  Photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, EF24-105mm lens, f/7.1, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600, handheld. Focal length 24mm

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