Member Presentation — Paul Eifert
"A Photographic Adventure"
(Monday, March 20, 2017)
Photography has provided me with a wonderful outlet for my natural curiosity and fascination with the world around me. I came to photography relatively recently, and became serious about learning and developing my photographic skills. From an earlier enjoyment using a point and shoot camera for travel photos, I upgraded to a DSLR around 2010 and signed up for photography courses at Concordia. I thoroughly enjoyed completing a diploma in Digital Photographic Imaging and a certificate in the use of Photoshop and ever since, I have continued with my passion for photography and learning.
My career as an IT Technician fit in nicely with my love of photography, as it helped me to understand of all its technical aspects—dealing with sensors, pixels, resolutions, file formats, interfaces, configurations, software, etc. Equally important, my artistic sensibilities had a chance to grow and be satisfied.
As a member of the Montreal Camera Club since 2013, I have enjoyed the camaraderie I found at the Club and have appreciated the chance to share photos and have wide-ranging discussions with other photographers. I've participated in many interesting outings and activities and am currently a member of the Club’s Executive. Indicative of my broad interest in different types of photography, I’ve received awards in all three competition categories, Nature, Pictorial and Print.
My photographic adventure in Arizona and Utah in early 2016 will be the main focus of this presentation, displaying images from places such as Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and from Arches National Park and Bryce Canyon in Utah.
I will also discuss my process of planning for a photography adventure, the workflow that I used in dealing with my equipment each day, working with memory cards, a laptop, file backups and finally post-processing and displaying the finished photographs.
I look forward to this opportunity of sharing my passion for photography with my fellow MCC members.