March 8, 2017

... and a perfect night for astrophotography. Having been house bound for the past four days with knee and shoulder problems, I was totally bored and craving an opportunity to do any photography. After a nonproductive evening being a couch potato and watching the latest episode of Black Sails in my darkened living room, I casually glanced out my window and spotted Jupiter rising through the tree branches and just above a distant hilltop.

As you can see from the daytime view from my couch, the many tree branches don't make for ideal sky viewing. However, as a popular new song says it's ... "the difference between what should be and what's so".

When opportunity arises make the most of it.

I turned off m...

December 30, 2016

... not much of a day for photo opportunities. A good day to stay inside and play (practice??) with our photo gear.

I has just finished reading the latest users experiences with auto focusing of Birds In Flight on DPReview.com by the Micro 4/3 guys playing with the new Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera and their super telephoto lens. Most were seeing a big improvement over the older OM-D bodies including my E-M5 Mark I and Mark II cameras.

I dug out my cameras and looked out the window for moving targets. But it was as I said a dark and stormy day. Temperatures in the mid 30s with heavy overcast and blustery winds after a morning of early rain. The few birds I saw were hunkered down in the distant trees li...

June 13, 2016

We hold our regular WPS meetings at 8 pm every Friday night through out the year. The only exceptions are three day holiday weekends, an occasional religious holy day and weather related school closings. In any month we generally hold a competition evening, an outside speaker evening, an inside speaker evening and a member's showcase evening. Once a month we also hold meeting before the regular meeting. Starting at 7 pm in the classroom next door to the large lecture hall we use for our main meetings, we hold a half hour mentoring session for our members. This provides a good opportunity for our members to ask our local experts questions about any topic in photography from equipment choices and cam...

May 28, 2016

We've Changed

 

Welcome to the WPS Photo Blog

 

As you hopefully may have noticed we have done a major revamp of the WPS website. The new version of the website was designed by Ron Carran using the Wix.com templates. A big thanks to Ron for all the time he has spent over the past few months in preparing the new site.

 

We were very limited by the features that were available on the original version of our website. The old site was not designed to scale properly for viewing on tablets and phones. It was also dependent on Adobe Flash, had a very limited font set and no capability for modern slide shows.

 

Our main reason for doing this update is to improve the appearance of the website on tablets and phones...

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