Photographic Highlights of Japan ~ Charles Lehman


Japan is an interesting and intriguing destination, perhaps the most dynamic culture in the world today, and full of surprises for the uninitiated. Did you know, for example, that Japan has some of the finest bakeries in the world, but then, who goes to Japan for the baked goods? While information is widely available from books and travel guides and there are many tours to the iconic places around the country, there is so much more under the surface and down the next town that visitors never get to see or experience. Japan is in many ways like America, a place where you can spend a lifetime and not see all there is to see. So, my intent is to show some of this, what most folks miss.


Charles Lehman has compiled a book (click on the photo) to see his lovely images of Japan.



Join members and guest of the Lone Tree Photography Club as we welcome Charles Lehman  as she presents “Photographic Highlights of Japan”
Date: Monday, September 16,  2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs ) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!

Taking Stock Images – Creating a Home Based Photography Business in a Snap! – Teri Virbickis

Green ApplesWant to make money with your photography?
Thought about getting into selling stock images, but don’t have a clue how?
Wondering what it takes to sell your images with stock agencies?

This presentation will give you a high level overview of what stock photography is and isn’t, trends in the industry, how getting involved in stock agencies can be a profitable way to sell your images and create a home-based photography business.

Taking Stock Images Photography will assist you in learning the in’s and out’s of selling your images on stock photography agencies. Not long ago, I made the leap into selling my images on stock photography agencies for profit.  As I dove into this venture, I have learned, and continue to learn, that there is A LOT TO KNOW about selling images on stock agencies!

The Taking Stock Images plan is simple, I “hold your hand” and share with group members, the things I have learned along the way to building my portfolios and stock photography business.  I continue to grow my portfolio, as I learn more and more about how to be successful in this business.

Teri has over 25 years experience as a Marketing/Graphic Design professional who has worked her entire career helping large corporations and individuals create impact with their marketing campaigns. She is very passionate about helping people and companies learn how to generate buzz about their products and services, especially these days when budgets and economic resources are always under fire. When people ask her what she does, she will smile and add a little chuckle, then tell them she is an Impactologist! Naturally people ask “what the heck is an Impactologist”? Teri then will tell you, it’s simple, she practices IMPACTOLOGY:  The Art of Creating Impact!

Her entire career, she has always been on the buying end of the stock photography world, until about 3 years ago.  She has a vast knowledge and many years of experience, in the purchasing of  images, for a wide range of usages in marketing campaigns, collateral and various other graphic design applications. She have come to know, that the purchase and usage of photographic images is not only big business, but also a very misunderstood business by most people. It wasn’t until she began to sell her own images, and learned the struggles photographers have when embarking on making a living with their photography.  THERE IS SOOOOO MUCH TO KNOW, about the licensing/purchasing of photographic images.  This is one of the reason why Taking Stock Images Photography was created, to assist photographers in learning about the in’s and out’s of the business of selling your images.

To learn more about Taking Stock Images Photography, visit their Website and Meetup:

Workshop on the Adobe Lightroom Develop Module: Making Your Pictures Look Great!

Join the Lone Tree Camera Club and George Jardine Saturday, November 3 OR November 10, 2012, for this special event. During this exciting and information-packed hands-on workshop, George will lead you through the Lightroom Develop module, revealing hundreds of tips and techniques to help you make your pictures look their very best.

In this one-day hands-on workshop, you will learn:

– How to take advantage of your complete dynamic range in your digital raw files
– All about the new Highlights and Shadows controls in Lightroom 4
– How to use the White Balance controls
– All about the Presence controls
– How and when to use the Tone Curve
– How to use Lightroom’s cropping, perspective control and lens corrections
– About color correction using Lightroom’s Hue, Saturation and Luminance controls

Since this is a Hands On Class we will be setting up “classroom style” for comfort while we learn. Bring your computer and power supply. If you have a list of questions bring them. If you have Lightroom, great! If not, try downloading a free trial at Adobe Lightroom.

This is an ALL DAY Workshop! George is providing Lunch and Lone Tree Photography Club will have water and soft drinks.

About George Jardine:

George Jardine took his degree in commercial photography and worked as a professional photographer for 10 years. He has photographed food, fashion, architecture and sports, including work for the NFL and NBA, before “going digital”. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design magazine, and many other publications. Following that, George joined the digital revolution, working in digital color prepress and then joining Adobe Systems in 1993. As Digital Video Evangelist, George taught seminars and workshops in Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop. Re-joining Adobe in 2002, he began work on the Shadowland project, which is now Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. George currently consults with professional photographers, teaches workshops, and runs his online video tutorial business.

George is Offering this same workshop on two dates:

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 9 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9 AM – 4 PM

Lone Tree Civic Center
8527 Lone Tree Parkway
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

Presented by the Lone Tree Camera Club, and George Jardine



Macro Workshop

Last night at the Club we had a wonderful session working on Macro Photography.  Typically the meeting just before a holiday is not well attended.  Last night was an exception to that rule as the turnout was terrific!

We had multiple stations set up with various props and lighting.  For example Dave Reider set up his equipment to capture water drops and oil with a colorful background.  The results were fabulous images resembling nothing you see in normal life!

Emelyn Morris-Sayre created her famous Lemon Slice set up and showed others how she did it.

Don Casper had several items including an old window frame, sea shells and a tethered camera/computer using LightRoom 3.

Gary Clendening drove all the way down from Boulder with his amazing props and lighting.

Teri Virbickis created a wonderful setting for Santa with cookies and hot chocolate.

There were many more stations set up, these are just a few I remembered.

It was an exciting evening of experimenting and learning.  I am always amazed at how friendly the Lone Tree Photography Club is and how everyone is willing to share!

Thank you everyone for participating, your sharing attitude is really appreciated!  We are going to have to do this again sometime soon!

Wildlife Photography Tips and Tutorial by Chris McLennan

The best wildlife photography happens when perspiration meets preparation.  Amazing shots happen after hours of study, practice and then being in the right spot at the right time, most likely sitting in position for hours.

Patience? Preparation? Experience?


Here’s some photo eye candy along with practical instruction on how to.  It is 7-minutes well spent.  Enjoy!

The Hilton HHonors ~ Contest

Photo contest ~ Stories Without Words

Share Your Incredible Travel Experiences in the “Stories Without Words” contest.  HHonors invites you to share these stories with your friends, other travel enthusiasts, and the National Geographic team of photojournalists for a chance to win amazing prizes.

To enter, upload your most jaw-dropping  photo to one of the categories below.  Enter once per category to a total of 5 photos.

  1. Occasions you celebrate
  2. People you meet
  3. The adventures you seek
  4. The culture you learn
  5. The spaces you discover
The Grand Prize winner will receive one million HHonors points and a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos.
For the full list of wonderful prizes and the small print, visit:  Stories Without Words.

Fall Color is Just Round the Corner!

It is hard to believe just a couple weeks ago we were dealing with the super-hot days of summer. Now the nights have cooled off and fall is definitely in the air! It is time to start figuring out where to go to capture the best Rocky Mountain autumn views of the season.

9 News had a good article on where to find the fall leaves. They have a great resource list of colorful drives to take and when the autumn leaves should peak in each area.

I also learned there is a Hotline for fall color where you can call 800-354-4595  or visit the  USDA Forest Service website to  get updates on where the leaves are turning!

You can read the 9 News article fall color article here.

Hope you get outside and take some wonderful images very soon. Remember to pick the best ones to submit for competition coming up in 3 weeks on October 3rd.

Karl Taylor Essential Skills for Understanding Light

How to make your images more interesting using available light.  Enjoy this informative video from Karl Taylor as he gets his feet wet capturing the perfect image.

Scott Kelby Seminar Comes to Denver 9-16-11

Once again Scott Kelby and his crew are coming to Denver.  The date is Friday, September 16, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

The event is called “Light it. Shoot it. retouch it. LIVE!”  You can find all the details you need on this link.

Joe Kovarik Slide Presentation

Joe Kovarik on the Colorado Plateau

As promised we were treated to a wonderful slide show by Joe Kovarik.  Joe included his exceptional images of The Wave and Other Places, but along with it he added tips for preparing the trip.  Since his research and explanations are so detail, he has given permission to post a mini-version of his presentation on the Lone Tree Photo Club site.

Thanks Joe!  We appreciate you sharing your knowledge and experience with us!