PhotoOp 17 (March 25th)


March 25
SLCC - Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West,
Sandy, UT 84101


Going for the Optimum in Image Making

This year’s PhotoOp presents two seasoned photographers who will share their approaches to capturing great images. Two sessions will include proven steps to better composition, dealing with challenging shooting conditions and a number of ways to optimize getting a great exposure.

The Wasatch Camera Club and Pictureline are pleased to present Adam Jones and Adam Barker at this year’s PhotoOp 17. Slated for Saturday, March 25th this year’s event will continue the dual presenter format with Adam Jones presenting in the morning and Adam Barker in the afternoon. (See their biographies below.)

Morning Session

Adam Jones, a Canon Explorer of Light, will present Getting the Most Out of Digital Photography. This presentation will focus on three different topics. Beginning with an overview of different types of images that Adam has created. From there, he will discuss "Demystifying Flash" where he will cover basic use of full flash and fill flash photography. Clarifying the differences in the two and how and when to use each, and associated camera settings for both. A portion of Adam's presentation will also be dedicated to "Creative Depth of Field", where he will cover using depth of field as a creative decision and how to control it. You will learn more about Landscapes, Macro, Wildlife, Night Sky, HDR, and Focus Stacking images.
Afternoon Session

Outdoor and action photographer Adam Barker’s presentation, CONNECTIVITY: Capturing Images that Connect with Viewers will share his insight into how he creates imagery that truly resonates with viewers. With examples from his trips to Antarctica and Southeast Asia,  you will learn how Barker utilizes photography fundamentals like three-dimensional composition and pre-visualization in his quest to wow the viewer.
PhotoOp is open to everyone, but registration is required as seating is limited. There is a small charge to cover event expenses. This will be the sixth PhotoOp the club has offered and attendance has grown each year.

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Adam Barker

Raised among Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, internationally acclaimed photographer Adam Barker has a passion for photography matched only by his zest for life. Adam is known for his bold landscape and active lifestyle images, that have been translated into stirring editorial work for Outside, Men’s Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Skiing, Ski, Powder, Flyfish Journal, Mountain Magazine, and many more publications. He has drawn praise for his teaching style at workshops both domestic and abroad, and has drawn similar accord for his instructional DVDs. Barker has produced imagery for a varied array of commercial clients including YETI Coolers, Panasonic, Columbia Sportswear, Volkswagen of America, Deer Valley Resort, Lifestraw, Skechers and many more. When not shooting, Barker can be found spending time with his wife and three sons, or “product testing” in the mountains, on the river, or wherever else nature happens to call.



Adam Jones

This internationally recognized photographer and a named Canon “Explorer of Light”, captures the beauty of the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, as well as national advertising campaigns for high-profile clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda. Adam's images have also been represented by Getty Images, Corbis, Visuals Unlimited, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His iconic images have sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries. Adam has published eight incredible coffee-table books and teaches regular workshops for Canon, Popular Photography & Imaging, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and many more. Adam is noted for his enthusiastic down to earth approach and his ability to communicate effectively with all skill levels.