Terrell Lloyd and Photo Editing Part II at next week's COBA meeting

The May meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Drobo Storage Robot Promotion Extended To May 4

The Drobo storage robot promotion has been extended to May 4 for COBA members. Purchase a Drobo at $200 off retail price by using the special discount code “COBA” during checkout. For more details, visit the
COBA web site.

Sports Photography – Terrell Lloyd

Terrell Lloyd is the Staff Photographer for 49ers and a Canon Explorer of Light. He will take us through a tour of his career and run us through a typical Sunday NFL afternoon. Covering equipment, techniques, and photography philosophy, this presentation is not to be missed!

Since 1992, Terrell Lloyd has provided professional photography services to individuals and organizations throughout the United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the high-tech capital of the world, Silicon Valley, Terrell Lloyd is most known for his special combination of artistic vision and cutting-edge technology.

Terrell Lloyd got his start by shooting weddings and portraits, and was routinely engaged for corporate events by some of the largest companies in the Silicon Valley. His high profile corporate clients included companies such as Yahoo, Merrill Lynch, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hewlett Packard, Nortel Networks, Sony, Sun Microsystems, 3Com, Intuit, Levi Straus, BMW, and many others.

Terrell Lloyd is now being highly noted for his experience shooting sporting events. He has always been an avid football fan. In 1994 Terrell was granted the opportunity to shoot on the sidelines at a 49er game and his passion for sports photography exploded. According to one of his clients, Terrell’s sports photos really capture the essence of the game. According to Terrell, When it is a sport you love, the essence of the game is not difficult to capture.


Photo Selection Part 2 – Norbert von der Groeben

Last month, we discussed the initial culling and selection process from a photoshoot. This month, we will look at answering several questions, including:

  1. How do I go from 500 photos to the dozen I’ll post on my web site?
  2. What makes this photo better from that photo?
  3. How can I decide the one photo that best represents the event?

The Chief Photographer for the Palo Alto Weekly, Norbert von der Groeben, will lead the discussion. Norbert joined the staff of the Palo Alto Weekly as chief photographer in July 2003. Prior to working at the Weekly, Norbert spent 17 years as a staff photographer at a daily newspaper, the Contra Costa Times.

In the last two decades, Norbert’s photos have been published by the Palo Alto Weekly and the Contra Costa Times. His pictures also have appeared in such magazines as People, Business Week and Vanity Fair. Norbert has published a children’s book, “Fire Station Number 4.” Author Mary T. Fortney wrote the text and Norbert provided the photos for the book.

Norbert feels the best part of being a photojournalist is the access a camera grants him. People let you into their lives and trust you to be honest with your work. It’s not only a great honor but also a privilege to be trusted like that.


Monthly Assignment: COLD

Each month, COBA will feature an optional monthly assignment and contest. Members are highly encouraged to participate as the point of the monthly assignment is to motivate you to take photos, try new techniques, and learn.

COLD is the topic for this month’s assignment. It’s getting warmer in the Bay Area. Say goodbye to Old Man Winter with one final blast of cold!

Only new photographs taken from the previous meeting date to the next meeting date will be accepted. Please print a print of your photo!

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