Bird Photography, Creating a Dance Calendar, and COBA Holiday Party

The Holiday Party and final meeting of 2008 for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Bird Photography

Why photograph birds? Birds are beautiful creatures. They are also interesting. They lead fascinating lives. They exhibit exciting behaviors such as predatory, courtship, reproductive, nesting, and more. However, they don’t stay still for long and can be challenging to photograph.

Oliver Klink has tackled various aspects of bird photography over the last few years. His work has progressed from photographing birds for identification purpose, to capturing their challenging behaviors, to finally turning photographs into stunning wildlife art print. You will be dazzled by the story of the Black Crowned heron picking up ducklings, the hummingbirds hugging a backyard fountains, birds in flight at sunset, and many others.

Oliver Klink has a Masters in Physics engineering and an MBA in business. Klink also studied photography in college in his home country of Switzerland. He says, “Giving Nature the ability to speak through my camera is what inspires me.” Oliver travels to many countries to teach workshops and photograph animals in the wild. Oliver’s work has been exhibited at various US and international galleries. His most recent exhibit was at ModernBook Gallery in Palo Alto, California

Creating a Dance Calendar

Marty Sohl has been creating a calendar for the Lines Ballet company for many years. Currently the calendar is sold at all Barnes and Noble bookstores nationwide. This 45 minute presentation by Edward Casati, Marty’s husband/assistant will outline the process that Marty goes through for photographing the dance company, sorting and proposing the photos that can be used in the calendar, processing the photos and submitting them for publication.

  1. Introduction
  2. Presentation of Materials
  3. History with Lines Ballet company
  4. How Marty established her relationship with Barnes and Noble
  5. A calendar photo session explained.
  6. Sorting and selecting process.
  7. File output – Quality and specs.
  8. Questions and Answers

Holiday Party

It’s the end of the year and time for COBA’s annual Holiday Party! If you can, bring some snacks, food, drink and holiday photos to share with your fellow COBA members. The more the better!

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