JCC Photography Education
Everywhere you look the Jacksonville Camera Club offers opportunity for learning about photography. Critiques from the judges of your photo contest entries, discussions with other members at meetings and outings, website postings of problems and solutions and a quick phone call to someone you know who uses the same camera. These are serendipitous exchanges but there are formal educational efforts too. Do read on——
Every month the club host two educational programs at the bimonthly meetings. These vary widey. The benchmark of a good program is how much you learned.
The program presenter is often a professional photographer wheo is an expert in Landscape, Portrait, Pet, Macro or another area of photography or a related skill.
Photography Help Corner
For the half-hour to hour before every meeting our Help Corner Guru is available to answer questions from the members. The questions concern cameras, tripods, strobes or almost any subject. It can be fun to just listen in to these sessions.
This is a formally organized session, held monthly with a professional set up of portrait lighting and tripods, light boxes, backgrounds. All to teach members to be better portrait photographers. the instructors vary with different members contributing according to their area of expertise.
The LPIG stands for Lighting & Portrait Interest Group.
Education Via the Internet
Our website is dedicated to helping our members bridge the gap to the wealth of educational opportunities available on the internet. This is an effort that is ongoing and should reap great rewards for our members.
JCC Free Library
The club has an extensive library on photography and related subjects including Lightroom and Photoshop. These are available for members to check out at no charge.
Every year the club has a selection of workshops on various subjects. Some recent and upcoming subjects are: Matting and Framing, Beach Portrait Photography, Still Lifes (theory and practice), Photoshop and Lightroom processing.
Serendipity as Education
You put a group of photographers together, especially a group of avid photographers with varying interest and skills and the possibilities are endless. It just happens. We all benefit from this wonder.