(The River Cities’ Reader each month will feature an image or images from the Quad Cities Photography Club.)
Photographers often look for new angles from which to photograph, giving a different perspective to familiar things and places, as shown by Quad Cities Photography Club member Bill Hudson. After attending a recent club meeting, he decided to try to capture some local images, so he walked around downtown Davenport. He explains: “I had always admired the steps leading up to the Figge and had intended to shoot some photos there but never did it. This was a good opportunity. The view from the top of the stairs was striking, and I really liked the combination of the inviting tables and strong shadows. I felt this was a good spot to enjoy the view of the skybridge and waterfront.”
Bill used a handheld Olympus SZ-15 infrared-modified camera at 1/250th of a second, f/3.7, and ISO 100 at about 2 p.m. He removed the infrared effects (redness) post-processing, then converted it to black and white. He did a small amount of cropping, then adjusted the white balance and contrast a bit.
The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes visitors and new members. The club sponsors numerous activities encompassing many types and aspects of photography. It holds digital and print competitions most months. At its meetings, members discuss the images, help each other to improve, and socialize. The club also holds special learning workshops and small groups that meet on specific photography topics, and occasionally offers interesting shooting opportunities. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month September through June at the Butterworth Center, 1105 Eighth Street in Moline.
For more information on the club, visit QCPhotoClub.com.