The Wassenberg Camera Club will meet Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in
the Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. The
competition theme in prints and slides that evening is wildlife. There
will also be a make up competition for slides only in night photography.
Following the business portion of the meeting, Tracy Sterling and Will
Hawkins will make a presentation on low light photography.
behavior after an unexpected team win may be associated with a wildlife
theme, what will be considered wildlife for the competition are
animals, birds, fish, insects and reptiles living in their own
environment without human interventions. Choice of lenses will vary with
the size of the subject and how close you can get to it. In all
circumstances, you want a good depth of field and a shutter setting fast
enough to freeze any movement as well as preventing camera shake.
Consider taking close ups for dramatic effect as well as backing off to
include some of the background to reveal something about the subject’s
habitat. And above all, be patient. Waiting for just the right moment
may pay off with a spectacular image rather than just an average one.
Remember also that protective clothing and sprays are always good
choices when spending long hours outside.