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The HypoCheck Oklahoma Camera Club, Inc. Founded 1931 Volume 70, Issue 9 March 2014 changing society are seen through the eyes of the masters. In Cartier Bresson‟s perfect compositions, in depictions of the city „s underbelly by Brassaii and Weegee, in the street children captured by Helen Levitt, and in the works by many more photographers, we witness the unfolding of the 20th Century. International Photography Hall of Fame (OCC Images page 5.) The club is conducting the 2014 Okla- homa International Exhibition of Photography. The judging will be Fri- day evening, March 14 and Saturday morning, March 15, at the church. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend, you will enjoy viewing work from around the world,. The competition includes the three projected image classes, Color Picto- rial, Nature and Photojournalism, check the February edition of the HypoCheck and the club's website for additional information. 49th Oklahoma International Exhibition Of Photography Judging: March 14 & 15 Friday & Saturday Central Presbyterian Church, 50th & May Ave. Friday: Set-up - 2:30 pm Reception - 7:00 pm Judging - 8:00 pm Saturday: Coffee - 7:30 am Judging - 8:00 am New Members and Guests 2 Public Events of Interest 3, 7, 10 Scores of 15, March Programs 3, 4 Members Visit Midtown, GSCCC 5, 6 Altered Reality, 23 GASO Circuit 7 Competition Images 8 - 10 Club & Meeting Information 11 Inside this issue: We need your help! Exhibition Schedule Below 20th Century Street Photography 49th Oklahoma International Exhibition of Photography Street photography has its roots in early 20th century Paris when Eugene Atget started documenting the city with a large format camera. By the 1920s, Paris was the artistic capital of the world and street pho- tography flourished. Artists, such as Cartier Bresson, André Kertesz and Brassaii, who were influenced by modernism and photojournalism and liberated by the advent of the small camera, took to the streets to document everyday life. American photographers, such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans and Helen Levitt lived in Paris during those years. They came back to be part of a loosely knit group of artists who documented American life and went on to influence a generation of street photographers. City streets, daily life and our Tight Pants Doug Finch, APSA
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    Volume 70, Issue 9

    March 2014

    changing society are seen through

    the eyes of the masters. In Cartier

    Bresson‟s perfect compositions, in

    depictions of the city „s underbelly

    by Brassaii and Weegee, in the

    street children captured by Helen

    Levitt, and in the works by many

    more photographers, we witness the

    unfolding of the 20th Century. International Photography Hall of Fame

    (OCC Images page 5.)

    The club is conducting the 2014 Okla-

    homa International Exhibition of

    Photography. The judging will be Fri-

    day evening, March 14 and Saturday

    morning, March 15, at the church. Please mark your calendars and plan to

    attend, you will enjoy viewing work

    from around the world,.

    The competition includes the three

    projected image classes, Color Picto-

    rial, Nature and Photojournalism,

    check the February edition of the

    HypoCheck and the club's website for

    additional information.

    49th Oklahoma

    International Exhibition Of Photography

    Judging: March 14 & 15 Friday & Saturday

    Central Presbyterian Church,

    50th & May Ave.

    Friday: Set-up - 2:30 pm

    Reception - 7:00 pm

    Judging - 8:00 pm

    Saturday: Coffee - 7:30 am

    Judging - 8:00 am

    New Members and Guests 2

    Public Events of Interest 3, 7, 10

    Scores of 15, March Programs 3, 4

    Members Visit Midtown, GSCCC 5, 6

    Altered Reality, 23 GASO Circuit 7

    Competition Images 8 - 10

    Club & Meeting Information 11

    Inside this issue:

    We need your help!

    Exhibition Schedule Below

    20th Century Street

    Photography

    49th Oklahoma International Exhibition

    of Photography

    Street photography has its roots in

    early 20th century Paris when

    Eugene Atget started documenting

    the city with a large format camera.

    By the 1920s, Paris was the artistic

    capital of the world and street pho-

    tography flourished. Artists, such

    as Cartier Bresson, André Kertesz

    and Brassaii, who were influenced

    by modernism and photojournalism

    and liberated by the advent of the

    small camera, took to the streets to

    document everyday life. American

    photographers, such as Berenice

    Abbott, Walker Evans and Helen

    Levitt lived in Paris during those

    years. They came back to be part of

    a loosely knit group of artists who

    documented American life and

    went on to influence a generation

    of street photographers.

    City streets, daily life and our Tight Pants

    Doug Finch, APSA

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    Dale Hamblin and Donna Baker;

    [email protected] living in OKC, vis-

    ited after finding the club online. They have

    broad photographic interests including por-

    traits, cats, nature and landscape, I strongly

    suspect you will find members with similar interests. Welcome,

    we are pleased you visited and encourage you to visit again.

    Jay Standefer; [email protected]

    from Yukon visited the club meeting after

    finding us searching the internet. Similar to

    many members, photography is his hobby.

    Welcome Jay, please come as often your

    time allows, everyone is welcome.

    February Guests

    Welcome New Members

    more attention, I had to set aside my aspiration to be a good

    photographer.

    About 4-5 years ago, I bought my first digital camera, a

    point and shoot, which is part of my collection. My second

    digital camera a Sony, point and shoot, 6mp, really "used

    and abused" this little camera. Wow, what a surprise I

    found in the wonderful world of digital photography. I have

    now moved to an array of advanced cameras, lenses, flash,

    lights, strobes, tripods; I collect it all, nothing goes.

    Photography for me is an expression - a memory - an ex-

    perience of what I see; I want to share the beauty of the

    world, I simply feel free. I am always trying to learn and

    improve without too much respect for the rules. I photo-

    graph flowers, buildings, old cars, a landscape, people, eve-

    rything is fun; I enjoy snapping what I find attractive and

    what provides enjoyment for me. I have not limited myself

    and continue to look further, learning more and sharing my

    work.

    I express my appreciation to the Oklahoma Camera Club

    and all my friends for the help and support in photography,

    as a hobby and beyond.

    I received my first camera, a Yashica MG1, Rangefinder

    from my father as a Christmas gift in 1983; I still have this

    camera in the original bag. I remember talking with father,

    "if in a roll of 36 exposures, 5 photos are good, you will be a

    good photographer." As time passed, my family required

    Hands of Time Fortunato

    Mercado - Diaz

    Vernon and Beth Hatley; Vernon presented the

    evening‟s instructional program HDR Basics, a

    subject of great interest for many members. We

    thank both of you for coming, you made our eve-

    ning special. Please stop by any time, we would

    enjoy having you visit.

    Mary Horn; [email protected] visited

    the club meeting after finding us on the inter-

    net. Mary lives in Oklahoma City and has

    photographic interests in portraiture, land-

    scapes and restoration. Thanks Mary, visit

    any time, you are always welcome.

    Kim Hood & Christian Bruggeman;

    Christian, from Bedford Camera &

    Video, presented the evening program

    Astrophotography and Beyond creating a

    high level of interest. With visiting and

    reviewing equipment, we finally turned the lights off and

    helped Christian find the door in the dark. Thanks Chris-

    tian, it is great having Bedford in town.

    Mary Hines; [email protected] , Mary lives

    in Edmond and was introduced to the club by Bob

    Bozarth. Mary has a broad interest in photography

    from nature to portraits, both mono and color. She

    also likes to photograph other types of artwork for

    the artist‟s portfolio. She is a retired RN, graduate

    of the Oklahoma School of Photography and completed a BFA in

    Photographic Arts at UCO. Welcome Mary, please visit anytime,

    you are always welcome.

    mailto:[email protected]

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    Scores of “15”

    Oklahoma City Museum of Art March 15 - June 1

    Oklahoma City Museum of Art to exhibit photos by

    Bret Weston and Ansel Adams

    Pines in Fog, Monterey, 1963

    In celebration of a recent gift from Christian Keesee of 150 photo-

    graphs by the noted American photographer Brett Weston, the

    Oklahoma City Museum of Art is organizing “Brett Weston:

    Land, Sea, and Sky, Recent Gifts from the Christian Keesee Col-

    lection” to be on view from March 15 to June 1. Brett Weston's

    "Pines in Fog, Monterey, 1963" was part of the Oklahoma City

    Museum of Art's 2008 exhibit "Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow.”

    In conjunction with “Brett Weston: Land, Sea, and Sky,” the mu-

    seum will open “Ansel Adams: An American Perspective.” Or-

    ganized by the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; this ex-

    hibition will feature nearly 60 photographs by the iconic American

    photographer Ansel Adams. From Article by Brandy McDonnell.

    Bud on Ice

    Charles Taylor, APSA

    Color Prints A

    Warrior Dance, Seven Count,

    Randy Carr

    Color Prints A, PJ Prints

    Portland Head Light

    Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

    Digital Monochrome

    Note: Please go to Competition Photos to view images.

    http://newsok.com/brandy-mcdonnell

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    I studied art in college and later after marriage. I

    love color and texture, enjoy painting and water-

    color; as I cannot draw, I turned to photography to

    fill my artistic drive. Through juried competitions

    and a variety of workshops and mediums, I have

    worked hard to develop my self-taught skills.

    My belief is that the camera is my canvas and the

    computer is my darkroom and print brush. Digital

    images may require some computer adjustments, if

    so, I use superior imaging software. Occasionally I feel a shot will benefit from more a creative approach,

    I go for it. Is it a photograph? Absolutely! Is it art? Only the viewer can judge.

    I limit copies of my work to 500 editions and a few to no more than fifteen; if I cannot come up with new

    subjects by then, I‟m not much of a photographer.

    Program March 11

    So you think you want to do an Art Show? by Lucinda Benton

    Program March 25

    Another Great Program by Greg Mayberry

    During the summer of 2013, OCC Members Greg and Michael Mayberry traveled to the Peruvian Ama-

    zon for seven weeks. Greg, and fellow teacher Valerie Bradshaw, were awarded a grant to study medici-

    nal plants and traditional medicine with the shamans in the region.

    In addition to tools and plant presses, the Mayberry's took about 60

    pounds of camera equipment ranging from a pocket-sized, point

    and shoot camera to Nikon D3s, D4 and D800E bodies and all the

    lenses to go with them. The result … they came back with more

    than 6,000 images.

    Greg and Michael look forward to

    describing the highs and lows of their

    trip, and sharing lessons learned

    (sometimes the hard way)!!!

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    Members visit Midtown

    Bob Protus

    Jaci Finch, APSA

    Jan Lee, APSA, EPSA

    Aloma Anderson

    Patty McCraw

    Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

    Linda Earley

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    Gulf States Camera Club Council - Convention 2014

    April 24 - 27, 2014

    The Gulf States Camera Council (GSCCC) is made up of a number of PSA camera clubs and similar or-

    ganizations located in southern states; organizations similar to GSCCC are located throughout the USA.

    These conferences provide both clubs and club members an opportunity to gather and exchange ideas

    and enjoy and learn from professionally presented programs. The Oklahoma Camera Club belongs to the

    GSCCC. This announcement provides information for the scheduled conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

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    Definition of Altered Reality From the OCC Board

    The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality”. More specifically, the image must obviously dis-

    play a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of the three to qualify for inclusion in

    this category. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images). High

    Dynamic Range (HDR) images WITHOUT further changes are NOT considered “altered reality”.

    The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All

    images must be original work and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Original im-

    ages must be altered by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be in-

    corporated if the original photographic content predominates. Images may NOT be constructed entirely

    within a computer. It is necessary that the image‟s core content be identifiable. Any subject matter is

    acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are apparent. Non-creative images are not eligible

    for this competition. Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines

    are followed.

    2014 Georgia Southern (23rd GASO) Circuit

    Tom and Carol McCreary [email protected] are collecting images for a group entry to GASO

    this year. The entry form http://www.georgiacircuits.com/entryforms.html contains a number of catego-

    ries. Submitting a group entry provides a 50% discount in entry fees, please add $3 for overnight ship-

    ping of entries.

    Tom and Carol will pick up entries (CD or Thumb drive) and entry form at the club meeting, March 11th;

    entries will be mailed, overnight, on March 12th, delivery to the small town takes two days.

    Please note - the digital size is 1400 x 1050 pixels and no larger than 1 Mbyte. The naming requires the

    first two letters of your first name - see the instructions in the form. Tom and Carol will need your en-

    tries, entry form and money by March 11th.

    Don't miss the first annual

    F2.8 Photo Expo hosted by

    Bedford Camera & Video.

    This expo and convention,

    held at the Cox Convention

    Center in Oklahoma City, will

    feature education, prizes, a

    photowalk, portfolio reviews,

    contests, and more!

    http://fjwestcott.com/event/bedford-f2-8-photo-expo/http://www.bedfords.com/f-2-8-photo-expo-okc/

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    Competition Photos Cont’d page 9 . . .

    A Bee & Spider Having Lunch

    Kay Williams

    Immature Eagle Owl

    Charles Taylor

    Dear in Black & White

    Kay Williams

    Jaguar in Black & White

    J. D. McClung

    Black & White Gull

    J. D. McClung

    Muscling It In

    Charles Taylor, APSA

    Sitting Pretty

    George Williams

    Chikat Inlet

    Charles Taylor, APSA

    Drying its Wings

    Kay Williams

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    Competition Photos Cont’d page 10 . . .

    Silver Hair Mt. Man

    Charles Taylor, APSA

    Painting

    Bob Protus

    Working Together

    Debbie Devonshire

    Dueling Ibizan Hounds

    Linda Earley

    Barn and Stormy Sky

    Carol McCreary, APSA, EPSA

    Sydney Opera House

    Bob Green

    Zombie Attack

    Derrell Dover

    Volcanic Remains

    Debbie Devonshire

    Waiting for a Place to Eat

    Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

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    Bud on Ice (15)

    Charles Taylor, APSA

    Falling Down in the Palouse

    Tom McCreary, EPSA

    Wicket In Weaves

    Linda Earley

    Portland Head Light (15)

    Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

    Competition Photos

    REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE at www.okc.gov/active

    Presented by the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department’s Martin Park Nature Center

    FREE LECTURE & EXHIBITION

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4

    7:00 p.m.

    Hear Ulrich’s tales of adventure during his

    travels in search of the perfect wildlife shot. Lecture will

    focus on birds of Florida, National Parks of the West, and

    Eastern Mediterranean.

    PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

    SATURDAY, APRIL 5

    8:30 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.

    Spend one‐on‐one time with Ulrich as you learn how to

    capture nature at its finest.

    Class size limited to 45 participants.

    $50 per student (paid to Ulrich)

    WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Lecture & workshop

    With PROFESSIONAL NATURE photographer Tom Ulrich

    Location (lecture and workshop)

    Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive

    Na�onal Parks of the West, and

    Cowboy

    Bob Bozarth

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    Workshops:

    Beginning Image Workshop: Thursday, follow-

    ing first meeting, Jan & Wally Lee’s home, 751

    -8179. While workshop focus on Photoshop Ele-

    ments, bring any questions or pictures you would

    like to discuss. Nonmembers are always wel-

    come.

    Hands - On Workshop: Tom and Carol will not

    conduct this workshop in March. If you have

    an interest in participating at a later time, please

    contact Tom or Carol McCreary at 634-1817

    or [email protected]

    Photoshop/Elements Workshop: Friday, March

    7, 7:00 p.m. at Tom & Carol McCreary’s

    home, 634-1817 or [email protected] Sub-

    jects will be “perspective adjustments” and

    “denoise.”

    March 11:

    Print Competition: Open Mono A & B, Open

    Color A & B, Nature & PJ

    Judges: TBA

    Program: So you think you want to do an Art

    Show, by Lucinda Benton

    Refreshments: Charles Taylor

    March 25:

    Projected Image Competition: Color A & B,

    Creative, Nature, Mono & PJ

    Judges: TBA

    Program: Another Great Program,

    by Greg Mayberry

    Refreshments: Aloma Anderson

    OCC Board of Directors

    President: Randy Carr

    1st Vice President: Jaci Finch, APSA

    2nd Vice President: Aloma Anderson

    Treasure: Brad Smith

    Secretary: Wally Lee, APSA, PPSA

    Directors:

    1 yr. Sterling Ranne

    1 yr. Ward Conaway

    2 yr. Inge Vautrin, Field Trip Chairman

    2 yr. John R. Key

    50th and N. May Ave.

    Central Presbyterian Church

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Meetings: 7:30 pm

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays

    For club information, contact

    [email protected]

    HypoCheck Editors:

    Doug Finch, APSA

    Jaci Finch, APSA

    [email protected]

    For more information:

    We are on the web

    Oklahomacameraclub.com

    Club Meetings and Workshops

    Meetings: 7:30 pm

    2nd & 4th Tuesdays

    50th and N. May Ave.

    Central Presbyterian Church

    For Club Information Contact

    [email protected]

    For Club Dues Contact

    [email protected]

    The Club Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at

    Randy Carr‟s home. Everyone is welcome.

    Please email Randy at [email protected] for address & directions.

    Oklahoma Camera

    Club, Inc.