2019 SPEAKER BIOS
September 10, 2019
Presentation – Establishing Your Style (in Landscape Photography)
Keith and Tiffany Briley own and operate The Photography Workshop Company, Charleston Photography Tours and Sharpen Your Shutter, all in Charleston, SC.
Both Keith and Tiffany are award-winning and published professional photographers. They will be speaking on Establishing Your Style, particularly as it relates to landscape photography, our competition theme for the evening. In today’s world with everyone having access to a camera through their phones, it can sometimes be difficult to capture a unique perspective and photograph. This topic discusses the “hows” and “whys” for establishing your own style.
October 8, 2019
Presentation – Portraitures/People
Our topic and competition theme for the evening is taking portraits and photographs of people. Fred Chitty will be providing the talk and showing photographs of his work on this subject. Fred is a local photographer who has served on the boards of both the Beaufort Photography Club and of the Camera Club of Hilton Head. He is also past president of the Camera Club of Hilton Head and Lowcountry coordinator for the Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association (CNPA). He has taught classes on flash, macro, bird and portrait photography.
Les and Janet Saucier
November 12, 2019
Presentation – The Art of Seeing
Les and Janet are both professional photographers and teachers of photography who live in Brevard, NC. For more than thirty years, they have taught workshops across the country. Following this evening’s meeting, they will be doing a two-day workshop in Sun City that will continue on with the Art of Seeing theme. The theme of both their talk and the workshop is designed to help photographers expand their unique, creative vision. This will allow the photographer to move past the labels and rules and move toward visual artistry.
The competition theme for this meeting is Open. Members may submit any image without restriction as to when it was taken.
January 14, 2020
Topic – Architectural Photography
Our topic and competition theme for the evening is architectural photography. Joshua Corrigan is a Charleston-based architectural photographer and founder of Ellis Creek Photography, Charleston’s premier architectural photography service. Joshua doesn’t just take pictures. He tells stories with the camera by finding the right angles, focal lengths and lighting to reveal the best of the structure or space being photographed.
February 11, 2020
Topic – Going Beyond the Snapshot (Competition Theme is Phone Photography)
Our competition for this evening is Phone Photography and it is digital submission only. While we don’t always have our cameras with us, we always have our phones with us. Ben Ham will speak to us and tell us how to make our phone photography more meaningful than just taking a snapshot. Ben Ham is a local photographer with galleries in both Charleston and in Old Town Bluffton. His work is highly influenced by the work of Ansel Adams.
March 10, 2020
Topic – Repetition
Our competition for this evening is Repetition, and as a fine arts and creative photographer, Ms. Giese will talk to our club about creating creative fine art images. Ms. Giese is a member of the Photography Society of America where she leads a Digital Review Group in fine arts photography. She works at including textures, composites and macro elements into her photographs. She loves to create as well as experiment with in-camera images in addition to creating art through post processing.
April 14, 2020
Topic – Tell a Story (Annual Critique / No Presentation)
This is our annual meeting where we have a judge critique photographs submitted by our membership. This year’s critique will be conducted by Fred Chitty. What’s different in 2020 is that ribbons will be awarded in addition to the critique of all photographs submitted. Fred is a local photographer who has served on the boards of both the Beaufort Photography Club and of the Camera Club of Hilton Head. He is also past president of the Camera Club of Hilton Head and Lowcountry coordinator for the Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association (CNPA). He has taught classes on flash, macro, bird and portrait photography.
May 19, 2020
Topic – What Makes a Winning Photograph (Competition is Macro / Closeup)
Sandy Dimke will be our speaker and judge for this meeting. In addition to having founded the Photography Club of Beaufort, she is Director of the International Club Print Competition for the Photographic Society of America. She runs four rounds of print competitions each year with prints from around the world, including the United States. She sees what judges look for. She will speak on what those judges look for, and she will bring print examples of good and bad photographs as well as digital examples.