The Moose Jaw Camera Club had a meeting filled with great information last night. Thanks to all who attended, but a special thank you to Myrna for contacting our special guest Stefan Litsker, a pilot in training at Wing 15. Stefan was recently featured on CBC on how photography is a big part of his life. With a math and science background and much travel experience under his belt Stefan has been residing in the Moose Jaw area for the past year and half.
His special interest and knowledge lies in working with film cameras, not just any film camera, he uses medium and large format cameras to capture landscape and people.
It was a real treat to listen to Stefan yesterday as he passionately shared his journey into photography which only started six years ago with a DSLR and his shift to a Nikon film camera. Stefan freely shared and demonstrated how he sets up his wooden full frame camera to capture landscape imagery. He invited president Brenda Halstead to make a portrait using Polaroid film while he encouraged a number of members to examine the way the image displayed using a dark cloth in true historic style.
His dynamic talk was concluded by sharing various images made with a variety of film available to the photographer today. To find out more about Stefan Litsker and access his tutorials please visit his website.
Thank you to our first annual mini-tradeshow. Club member participants were Bill Kruse of Thunder Creek Framing Studio, Rob Harden of Prairie Magic, Jennifer Baker of Jennifer Baker Photographix, and Stuart Anderson with his Saskatchewan Photography Meet and Greet. Cath Sinclair’s Photobooth was unfortunately stuck in customs – we will invite her to share her new business venture at a later date.
Thanks again to everyone for participating! Stay tuned for Part 2 of General Meeting Notes coming shortly.