2020 SPEAKER BIOS
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)
Sandy Dimke, Judge
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 – Wildlife Around the World
Chris is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. Together with his wife Cami, he owns and operates Chris and Cami Photography in Charleston, SC. He has spoken at our club in the past and has always been both a popular speaker and competition judge for our membership.
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.