Woodlands United Methodist Church Camera Club

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Light & Shadow

I had the privilege of being the Featured Speaker last night at the Woodlands United Methodist Church Church Camera Club.  Wow what a great turnout!  Jean Drummond made sure I wouldn’t be hungry while giving my lecture serving up a huge Hoagie sandwich.  Wayne Wagner of Wagner Direct was there and brought a fine Digital Projector for us to give our presentations.  Among others I also had the opportunity to meet another Carlos.  Carlos Hernandez who is one of the few people who I know who regularly used Kodachrome with an ASA (ISO) of 16 and slower!  I  myself used the 64 and 200 speed versions  in my early (High School) days.  It’s a great group of people.  If your interested on Photography and want to fellowship with fellow shutterbugs in The Woodlands area, check them out.

My Lecture “The Characteristics of Light” was a segment from a Series I am developing called “Writing with Light”.  I received some enthusiastic comments immediately after I completed and more once the meeting was adjourned.  I even received an invitation to speak at another Photography Club.  I’ll be speaking at the FM 1960 PCUG Camera Club SIG on the 4th of February.  Those of you who missed this Lecture can get in on the next!

I’m going to asking the members to leave some written comments here as well.  All of us artistic types get a tremendous uplift when we see that our creations (in whatever form they take) are appreciated.  I’d also like to know what topics you’re interested in should I again be asked to speak at TWUMC-CC!

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  1. carlos hernandez October 10, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Thanks Carlos!

    You can tell my years in photography for the use of Kodachrome 12 an II. Still, I was able to learn about flash lighting from you. I am glad MOM took my Kodachrome away. I don’t’ miss it.
    I also learned the powerful tool of LR2 as a projection tool. The following night I was the speaker at the FM1960 PCUG Camera Club SIG and thanks to you the Secondary Screen made a difference. No more Power Pointless!

    Thanks and come back,

    The other Carlos

  2. Mildred Allen October 10, 2009 at 8:27 am #


    Thank you for your lecture at the Woodlands United Methodist Church this week.

    I have a question about moving water, as in waterfalls. I have noted that some photos have water that looks like a smooth-flowing cloud coming over the falls…a mystical look. Do you have any suggestions as to how to obtain that effect?

    Thank you,
    Mildred Allen
    Conroe, Texas

  3. Carlos October 10, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    Depending on the water itself, you can create that effect by using the appropriate Shutter Speed. By appropriate I mean SLOW. 1 second or more will usually do the trick. That slow shutter obviates the need for a Tripod or other solid form of camera rest.

    Looking forward to seeing some Wonderful Water imagery. Happy Shooting!

  4. Carlos October 10, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    I’m glad even the old pros were able to benefit from my presentation!

    Carlos Galvan

  5. David Henderson October 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Hello, Carlos:
    Loved your talk – your photos speak for themselves! You say that this is one of a series of talks you are planning about the use of light; what other aspects are you planning to focus on?

    David Henderson

  6. Carlos October 10, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    Two Other Topics I am developing are:

      Use of the Histogram (the picture of the picture),
      Manipulating On Camera Flash (creating light you want, Mixing with ambient)


  7. Randy Scott October 10, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks for your presentation. I only got to see the last part of it but I relish photography with natural light. Given the option, I would never use flash but if required, never use it directly, always bouncing it off of something else to emulate natural light the best I can.

  8. Bill Jensen October 12, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    I am strictly an amature who loves beauty and technology. In my 87 years I have seen an unbelievable amount of change.

    Now that I have time I am learning how to use my digital Pentax K20D.
    We have had some great speakers and your lecture was tops and I learned many practical bits of info on both action and portrait photography. Thank you – Both of your planned talks will be of great interest.

  9. Jay Reeves October 14, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    It was an excellent and informative presentation. just the right length and number of pictures with adequate time for question and answers. it was our first time at the camera club and your program cinched our return to future mmetings

  10. Ruby Dynon October 18, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  11. Carlos November 9, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    The trick is to make all your backups automatic or it won’t get done. My host backs up my blog as part of their service to me. Fortunately, I don’t even have to think about it. Fortunately, I haven’t had to think about it!

  12. Vanda Blausey January 23, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Wonderful posting. Continue to keep up the very amazing performance.

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