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    A Message From The President 3

    Dates To Remember 3

    Capturing The Perfect Flower Macro [For

    Beginners]

    4

    Macro Photography From Basic To Extreme 5

    Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot

    Digital Cameras

    8

    A Brief History of Photography

    Part 8 - Kodachrome & Color Film

    10

    May Challenge Images 13

    Your Camera Club Needs Your Participation 14

    Macro Photography A Message From The Editor

    The ability to reach into ‘near space’ and take a viewer to new and seldom

    seen vantage points is an attractive option for many photographers. The term

    macro photography is used when shooting something close-up and quite

    small. To be technically correct, the term macro refers to the capture of an

    object, that resulted in an image on the original 35mm film frame (24x36mm)

    which ranged from a 1:1 ratio (life size) up to 10:1 ratio (10X life size). This

    term has been further confused by many of the manufacturers labelling

    lenses and digital cameras with "macro" modes that are not truly macro

    either. Most of these devices get to a "close up" point or around a 1:4 ratio,

    (1/4 life size) on the digital sensor. Most of the time then, we are talking

    about close-up photography even though we use the term macro. In this

    edition of Exposures, I will not nit-pick the differences between macro and

    close-up photography as the skills, tools and techniques used to make a

    huge print of an insect, a flower petal or any small object are very much the

    same.

    This edition of Exposures contains several excellent articles about macro

    photography. I start with a so called “beginner” article, written by Natalie

    Denton. Check out Tom Biegalski’s article, “Macro Photography - From

    Basic To Extreme” for an excellent primer on the tools and techniques

    required to get started with macro photography. Darren Rowse of Digital

    Photography School points out that much has been written on the topic of

    macro photography for those photographers fortunate enough to own a

    DSLR with macro lenses – but what about if you own a compact point and shoot camera? Can you get great macro shots too?

    Each of the articles emphasize the fact that macro photography

    brings with it certain problems with the "working distance" and

    "depth of field". When you are working at a close working distance

    you will find that you need to either blur out the background, using a

    small aperture f-number, or a large f-number to gain optimum image

    sharpness and depth of field. Each of these alternatives can

    present problems of their own. A high f-stop improves depth of

    field, but too high of a value will also begin to compromise image

    resolution due to lens diffraction. Using a small lens aperture

    means you need more light, so you need to extend the exposure

    time to make a correctly exposed photograph. With depth of field at

    a millimeter or less, you want to make sure that it is you who are

    deciding what’s in focus. The one thing that every macro guide

    mentions is that you would want to manual focus your camera.

    So, reach into near space and give macro/close up photography a

    try. It is a great way to share moments and share photography.

    Inside This Issue

    Share Moments - Share Photography

    June 2014 Volume 6, Issue 10

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    2013 - 2014

    Board Members President Mike Trahan

    President Elect Mark Theriot

    Past President John Williams

    Secretary Terry Ferguson

    Treasurer Jim Ross

    Vice President, External Operations Michelle Cox

    Vice President, Internal Operations Bill Sullivan

    2013 - 2014

    Committee Chairpersons

    LCCC is a proud member of the

    Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association

    and the Photographic Society of America.

    The club’s mission is to promote, teach and share the ideals, skills, techniques

    and good practices of the art of photography and the use of cameras and

    photographic equipment.

    Visit the club’s website www.lakecountycameraclub.org.

    The club meets at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of every month at:

    University Center. 1200 University Drive, Grayslake IL

    Questions or comments about this newsletter?

    Please contact Ken Johnson, Newsletter Editor at:

    ken.johnson@lakecountycameraclub.org

    Exposures - June 2014 Volume 6, Issue 10 Page 2

    CACCA Representative Bob Kruzic

    Challenge Coordinator Linda O’Rourke

    Competition Chair Bob Kruzic

    Community Involvement Coordinator JoAnn Sullivan

    Company Contact Coordinator Open

    Continuing Education Coordinator Jim Ross

    Critique Coordinator Liz Rose Fisher

    DPI Competition Coordinator John Rouse

    Educational Events Coordinator Open

    Event Communications Coordinator Sue Baron

    Facilities Coordinator Bill Sullivan

    Gallery Coordinator John Williams

    Historian Egon Shein

    Hospitality Desk Margie Hurwich

    Judge Procurement Tony Roma

    Librarian Larry Chua

    Long Term Planning Mark Theriot

    Mentoring Program Coordinator Open

    Membership Chair Terry Ferguson

    New Member Coordinator Judy Reinhardt

    Newsletter Editor Ken Johnson

    Photo Excursion Coordinator Debra Olson

    Program Chair Stevan Tontich

    PSA Representative Egon Schein

    PSA Photo Travel Coordinator Birgit Tyrrell

    PSA Photojournalism Coordinator Linda Kruzic

    PSA Projected Image Coordinator Ron Sheade

    PSA Nature Coordinator Jeff Bark

    Small Group Coordinator Ron Sheade

    Webmaster John Rouse

    Year End Party Coordinators Jeff Bott

    Sheldon Wecker

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    Exposures - June 2014 Volume 6, Issue 10 Page 3

    A Message From President - Mike Trahan

    Summer is in full swing with all the warm and comfortable photo opportunities it offers. Our online critiquing program is in its

    second round as Liz Rose Fisher and Jim Ross continue to refine this new capability for our members to get excellent reviews

    and critiques of photos. Some of our small groups are close to finishing up, such as the Portrait Small Group, some are finished,

    such as the NIK Plug-ins group, while others are continuing, such as the Novice/Intermediate group. Remember anyone can

    suggest a small group they would be interested in by emailing lakecountycameraclub@yahoogroups.com. If enough people are

    interested, we’ll start one. Work is continuing behind the scenes on a new library function.

    Be sure to sign up for and attend the year-end party when the announcements go out. It should be a fun ending to a fine year for

    us.

    We’re filling in our positions for the next year. Our club only can offer the great services we do to our members because of all the

    volunteers who are willing to help. We’ve worked at making each job a manageable, bite-sized chunk so be sure to put your

    name in for something! See Terry’s list of positions elsewhere in this newsletter. If you have any questions, be sure to emai l

    Terry at wheelsmithy@sbcglobal.net or me at miket99@gmail.com.

    Keep shooting and having fun!

    Challenge Due: ‘Dusk to Dawn’ June 30

    IMPORTANT NOTICE : July Club Meeting Date Change - Wednesday

    Program Night: Night & Low Light Photography Techniques

    July 9

    Board Meeting: All are welcome July 17

    Shutter Café 8:00 AM July 19

    Newsletter Articles Due: Editing Techniques July 21

    Challenge Due: ‘Celebrations’ July 30

    Photo Excursion: Pike River Rendezvous August 2

    Dates To Remember

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    Capturing The Perfect Flower Macro [For Beginners] By Natalie Denton (nee Johnson)

    If you appreciate the subtle beauty of a freshly bloomed bud or want to preserve the memory of that bright and bold gift bouquet

    why not try putting your photography skills to good use and capture a delicate floral macro?

    Begin by finding the perfect specimen and if possible place it in an area with