November Club Meeting

Meeting Date: November 18, 2010 – 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Christ Presbyterian Church

Digital Salon: “Sports Action” — Find a sporting event and capture the action. Sounds easier than it really is. You really need bright light, fast shutter and good timing to get that great sports action shot. There are a few techniques to try such as panning or intentional blur, but also try rapid burst and you might be lucky enough to the height of action. Remember there are more sports than football, baseball, and basketball. More info:

Judge: Dick Kain

“I have taken pictures for over 60 years, and for a time, printed and developed all my black and white pictures. I am largely self-taught, though I have taken several workshops with nationally-known photographers. I am a member of the Twin Cities Digital Imaging Group, and the Minneapolis Photographic Society. I currently judge local and international photographic competitions. I was a beta tester for PhotoShop CS5.

I feel extraordinarily fortunate to have been able to take photographs on every continent at such places as: the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nepal, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Alaska, the American Southwest, Peru, Easter Island, Chile, China, Japan and the Galapagos Islands. I have 13 shows based on my trips that I share with people through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and through shows at senior centers.”

Awards in the Topic Category:

Awards in the Open Category:

Program: Rikk Flohr – “Composition Live!”

Composition Live! is bringing the philosophies of cropping from the Holy Crop! blog to the Crosstown Camera Club –in person. Briefly we will discuss the rules of composition as they apply to photography. In addition to in-camera framing at time of capture, we will discuss restorative composition after-the-fact in software. The second portion of the presentation will be interactive as we discuss the pros and cons of specific crops with images on-screen, cropping and recropping them until we have the strongest image possible. From the details gleaned in the interactive cropping segment, you should find new insights into framing your image as strongly as possible in-camera the next time you go shooting.

Rikk Flohr is a professional photographer and imaging consultant based in the Twin Cities. He brings a resume containing 30 years’ experience in both photographic and computer skills to the table across a broad range of disciplines. He teaches photography and image editing at national conferences for imaging professionals. In addition Rikk instructs through many local photographic societies and other educational venues. Along with maintaining two blogs on digital imaging, Rikk has written articles for curriculum and software-based magazines. Rikk conducts workshops to Costa Rica twice yearly and is expanding into regional workshops in 2011.

Rikk can be reached through his website or through his blogs, (all things imaging) or his Holy Crop! blog,

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