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Street Photography

by Bill Riski Bill talked about the rewards and challenges of working with strangers when pursuing street photography. He use a mixture of his photographs and others to illustrate the styles and elements of a good street photo. download

Portrait Photography

by Sandy Morse In talking about this genre of photography, Sandy focused only on taking portraits in natural light; the most relevant situation for most of us in the club. His slides, in PDF format, are available here and viewable below. Wonderful presentation with a mix of photos taken by him, other club members, and from outside sources. (Due to file size limitations in WordPress (this website software), I had to reduce the presentation size, with some resulting loss in photo resolution. If you want to see the photos in all their glory, contact Sandy directly. Bill Riski)

No Photography Club Meeting in Aug 2019

Here’s the Angel Oak Tree up near Charleston on John’s Island; photo from the summer days of August last year. Speaking of August, DIPC’s upcoming schedule is: August: A show of hands at July’s meeting said not many would be on the island in August, so there will be no meeting for the month of August.September: Photo sharing: Landscape Photography, following Dick Golobic’s excellent presentation in July (requirement that photos be taken in July and August will be relaxed this time). Beaufort City Photo Tour, early September, led by Jim Williams. September 12th Monthly meeting, program TBA; photo sharing Landscape and Beaufort City.

Landscape Photography

by Dick Golobic In talking about this genre of photography, Dick integrated Ellen’s composition guidelines in with his wonderful portfolio of landscapes. His slides, in PDF format, are available here and viewable below. (Give it a minute; it’s a 149MB file). Wonderful presentation with photos from National Parks all over the U.S. (Due to file size limitations in WordPress (this website software), I had to reduce the presentation size, with some resulting loss in photo resolution. If you want to see his photos in all their glory, contact Dick directly. Bill Riski)

Still Life Photography

by Ellen Corbitt Ellen talked about this genre of photography then stepped us through the process of creating a still life photo. Her slides, in PDF format, are available here and viewable below. (Give it a minute; it’s a 30MB file). Wonderful, enlightening presentation with photo examples throughout.

Dataw Island Photography Club News – February 2019

There are many upcoming events of note. Our February program was “How to Shoot Birds.” If you would like a copy of the presentation send a request to; and it is posted on the VAC web site.  Our March events will follow up on the February presentation. March 3 VAC Open House At the VAC Open House, DIPC will have an impressive table to explain our club and our programs, and to attract new members. Contact Bill Riski for information and to help. March 14 Meeting The  meeting will review everyone’s posting of bird photographs (limit of three) and then follow with some group photo outings. We will have a number of small group field outings (all within Dataw) to photograph Dataw’s egrets and herons during their mating season. Each group will be led by one of the club’s more experienced members, Jim Williams, Sandy Morse, Bill Riski, Ellen Corbett, and Tom Brady. Early mornings and late afternoons. If assistance with Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, and Olympus is desired, we have leaders who can help. When the breeding season heats up, in three or four weeks, each leader will post times and places for their groups (maximum of six in each group), first come first served. Join as many groups as you like. April 1 Field Trip Magnolia Plantation field trip. ($20 admission, spouses welcomed). We will caravan to this site, leaving in time for the 0830 opening (morning light, less crowded). April 11 Meeting This monthly meeting will have a program on Macro Photography, by our first outside professional, Sandy Dimke. Here’s her description: Macro Photography Presentation and Workshop Small is Beautiful – Bring your Cameras and Tripods! Sandy Dimke will present a half-hour presentation on Macro Photography. The presentation will cover all aspects of macro – from botanical art to still life photos of objects. She has geared her talk to explain… Read More

Bird Photography by Sandy Morse

At our February 14th meeting, Sandy used his own photographs to lead us through shooting on Dataw Island. Below is his presentation (in a highly compressed form for website purposes). The full resolution photos he showed us are wonderful.

Photography Club Meeting – February 14th, 2019

Featured photo this month by Photo by Kathleen Ismail. Dataw Island Photography Club Monthly Meeting Thursday, February 14, Community Center, 1-3 Program: Bird Photography How to take great photographs of Dataw’s Herons and Egrets Get ready for spring’s breeding season and DIPC field trips to Dataw’s rookeries and nesting areas Photo Sharing: B&W images March Program: field trips March Sharing: Birds We look forward to a great meeting. See you there!

Black & White Photography by Ellen Corbett

Ellen Corbett gave an excellent presentation this month on the “WHY” of black and white photography. Why might a photo be better in black & white than color? Click on the photo to download a PDF of her presentation. This as followed by Sandy Morse who showed us how to convert a photo into black and white, both in-camera and using Lightroom.   Bill Riski showed a few sets of color and b&w pairs. These illustrated some of the characteristics Ellen talked about that make a black & white photo interesting and dramatic.