Welcome

Welcome to Charlotte Camera Club! We are a growing, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities and ways to participate.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month except the months of November and December (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church at 1623 Carmel Road, in Room 205. Members and guests are invited to arrive a little early to socialize before the meeting begins.

Learn more about us:

Who We Are           What We Do           Our Meetings

We hope that you will browse our website and visit a meeting soon.


Next Meeting: Thursday, January 23

 

Speaker: Hazel Meredith Live Webinar


What: Working with Textures & Overlays - Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art

Don’t delete that digital image! Do you sometimes have a shot that you really like….a subject that is hard to capture….a place you may not get to again….but it’s not perfect? Turn that “almost” good shot into a work of art by utilizing textures and overlays.

Maybe it’s a bird in flight – the bird looks great, but the sky is blah. Use another sky image as an overlay, or add a texture – or both! Maybe it’s a nice flower shot – good color and composition, but it’s not quite tack sharp. Use textures to turn it into a fine art image! Of course, you can also add textures to your best images and make them spectacular!

Textures are everywhere – there are many free and for-purchase ones online. You can create your own textures within Photoshop or from photos of everyday objects. Working with layers and blending modes, there are many things you can do to create a beautiful work of art – I’ll show you how!

BIO

Hazel Meredith is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, workshop leader and a highly respected competition judge. In 2007, she began teaching post-processing techniques through local adult education programs, and now teaches at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. as well as through her own workshops. She is a frequent webinar presenter for Topaz Labs.

 

She released her first eBook, “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” in 2015, and the sequel in April 2019. Hazel loves the creative aspect of photography and post-processing, especially the use of textures, overlays and software to create unique images. She enjoys teaching and sharing her techniques to assist other photographers in realizing their own creative visions. In 2017 she and her husband, Dave, founded the “Creative
Photography Conference” in New England, with their 4th Conference in May 2020. The event has begun moving around the country, expanding from its first years in MA.

 

Hazel is actively involved with the photographic community, and has held leadership roles and received honorary distinctions from several organizations. She believes that camera clubs are a great way to share the passion of photography and keep learning and sharing new
techniques.

 

www.MeredithImages.com
www.MeredithImages.wordpress.com
www.Facebook.com/MeredithImages

 

 

Block Island Lighthouse

Hazel Meredith

 

Silhouette textured- web

Hazel Meredith

 

Blueberry Bush Bud

Hazel Meredith


See our Calendar for more information about events and activities.

 

 

Header Images: 2018 CCC Image of the Year Award Winners (L-R): Lorraine Shannon(1st place),Joe Springer(2nd place), Linda Springer(3rd place)