DWC Camera Club

Camera Club Meeting

Welcome to the Duluth Womans Club Camera Club! This group was formed by Lucy Kragness for avid photographers of all skill levels. Members have unleashed the power of their smartphone/tablet cameras, and we learn from each other. Photography opens our eyes to really see the world around us. Join us and have fun exploring what photography means to you. Who knows, you might find your latest obsession! Questions? Email Lucy Kragness at: lucykragness@gmail.com

Bayfront Photo Outing: 5/12/20

Members of the DWC Camera Club searched for patterns and shapes at Bayfront Festival Park — and captured many stunning images! We worked on framing photos, looking for repeating lines, and composition with the understanding that we can crop away while editing. Here are a sampling of the photographs that members posted on the club’s facebook group. Fun times!

Park Point Photo Outing: 5/7/20

A pesky pandemic and a closed club didn’t stop members of the DWC Camera Club! Several members explored the shore along Duluth’s Park Point beach, and created many stunning images. Here are a few of the photographs members shared in the club’s facebook group.

Chasing Fall Colors!


Wonderful to have such a great group of photo enthusiasts at last Friday’s first fall meeting of the DWC Camera Club! It was fun to share tips and explore new ways to capture the beauty of our area this magical time of year.

Here are the settings that I use on my iPhone 7 Plus:From the left: Turn flash off, set HDR to auto, use Live option, skip timer, and have original photo selected.Here’s a link to Apple’s photo tips for iPhones, iPads and iPods: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205659

Here’s a link to Android tips: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-the-best-photos-with-your-android-phone-1830990974

It’s been fall for a week, and it’s living up to its hype! A few more observations:

• What seems like woeful weather is my friend! Fog, rain and cloudy skies creates subdued light, making the deep fall colors even more vibrant. And all the rain means that the waterfalls are running high, and are often framed by changing leaves. Plus it’s a mushroom explosion! And reflection heaven. Here are a few shots from today at Pattison Park and Jay Cooke State Park:

• Watch weather forecast! Last week drove up the North Shore and found beautiful fall colors — but had the most fun when I got home and captured lightning from a severe storm in Wisconsin. I would have missed it if my hubby, Robb, didn’t literally see the clouds lighting up from his recliner. Pays to look up!

• A walking stick a good idea! While not really a photo tip, it does make it much easier to negotiate wet trails. No one wants to fall in fall! I also make sure that my “big” camera is in the case and that the iPhone is secure before negotiating a hill. Avoid slip sliding away!