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BCPA 365-2018 摄影挑戰項目 — 精選第一期(2018年1月1日~2月28日)

BCPA 365-2018 摄影挑战項目已经开展了两个多月了。这期间会员们挑战自我,培养了毅力,训练了观察力,从不同的视角,在平凡中发现不平凡。第一期精选就是从一月和二月的每日一片的作品中选出的对自己最有意义的一个时刻或是一份感动。念念不忘,必有回响。讓我們一起再接再厲,繼續努力!(圖片/文字編輯:夏耘)

The 2nd season of BCPA melodramatic photography


Photographer: Cary Chu

On June 23rd, the second season of BCPA’s melodramatic photography event was held in the western suburbs of Boston. The theme of this season was portraits in the style of the Republic of China. In the morning everyone gathered at the Codman estate, a fifth-generation family country house, to shoot. In the afternoon the rest of our photography was completed at Wellesley College.

With 19 members participating and contributing their talents, BCPA has made it possible to re-exhibit the character of the Republican period. Special thanks to Dongxu and Weibo, who organized the event, to Nancy, who has done a lot of work selecting and coordinating with the venue, to Mr. Darly Lu, who did extensive research for scene designs, to Mr. Cary, who helped photographers with their parameter settings and brought a strobe light, to Yun Xia, who brought plenty of props, to Lin Li, who did subjects’ hair and directed, and to Dan Luo, who made up subjects. Also, thanks to all the photographers and models who participated in this event! Without any of you, we couldn’t have made the event so successful!

The volunteers came to the Codman Estate after six in the morning to prepare for the shoot. The hair stylist and makeup girl started working immediately.


Photographer: Dongxu Shan

BCPA為期16週的攝影課程順利結業 2018.01 to 2018.06

图片/文字编辑:Cary Chu 朱健雄

時間過得真快,不知不覺BCPA在牛頓中文學校舉辦的為期16週的攝影課程在6月中旬結束了。回想起2017年12月,會長東旭跟我說,協會計劃1月中旬在牛頓中文學校舉辦一個攝影課程,希望我能成為課程的老師。我很願意以我所學幫到一些初學攝影的朋友。於是我答應了。

1月7日,我們在牛顿中文学校舉辦了一個推廣講座。當日很多人踴躍地參加。整個教室被擠得水洩不通。最终正式報名人数为46位,远远超出我們預計。由於學生人數多,兼顧方便大家的學習時間, 我們将原先计划的一個班扩大为兩個班,在同一天的不同時間開課。 在這16周的課程中,眼見一些學生,由迷茫的感覺中,慢慢開始對攝影加深了一點認識,購買了相機,開始對攝影產生了很大的興趣。這一點在某程度上已經達到了這個課程的目的了。

攝影並不困難,最重要是多拍多想多思考。從錯誤中學習過來。在此,希望所有同學能繼續你對攝影的熱誠。多拍,但不要亂拍,多思考,不要盲目地拍。


1月7日的推廣講座


兩班攝影班同學合照。由於最後一節課剛好是父親節,有些朋友未能抽出時間上課。


部份學生評語:

这学期摄影课学到了很多, 谢谢朱老师和东旭老师! —— 姜愛萍

这学期摄影课学到了很多, 谢谢朱老师和东旭老师!+1 上课前和上课后个人感觉进步很大 —— Amy

摄影课确实学到了很多, 谢谢朱老师和東旭老师!从零基礎开始到已經入门确实跨了一大步。以后就要像老師說的多學多拍多动脑… —— 春華

朱健雄, 東旭, 一个学期下来跟老师学了很多!从对单反的一无所知到理解了摄影基本理论和操作。由衷地感谢老师的无私传授和耐心指导。今后要多学多看,多拍多练。—— 夏耘

摄影课确实学到了很多, 谢谢朱老师和东旭老师!从零基礎开始到已經入门确实跨了一大步😄以后就要像老師說的多學多拍多动脑…+1 —— Jenny

朱健雄, 東旭, 大谢二位老师,这学期获益匪浅 —— 高迪


下面是部分學生作品:

Beginners Photoshop Class 2018 8/4-8/5 後期入門兩天密集課程


This is a beginner class for photographers who have no or little experience with editing photos using Photoshop. The class will focus on key concepts and practical skills for photo adjustments.

Instructor: Daryl Luk
Date: 8/4/2018 Saturday and 8/5/2018 Sunday (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
Place: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 93 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Fee: $149 per member or spouse, $199 per non-member
Sign up: please contact Feng Chai chaiapril@yahoo.com for registration AND fill out the registration form HERE.
Payment
(1)PayPal(bcpa.master@gmail.com).
(2)Bank of America transfer to (bcpa.master@gmail.com)
(3)Send personal check, payable to BCPA, please contact Feng Chai (chaiapril@yahoo.com) for the address
* Please make sure you also specify your name, membership ID, and the payment is for PS class.

Requirement
To make the most out of this class, you will have to bring your computer and follow the steps taught in the class. Your laptop computer must have Photoshop already installed in it. If you subscribe to Photoshop, it will be only $9.99/month. There is a 7-day free trial license you can subscribe or visit the following link to buy or try the one-month trial for $19.99:

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

In the two full-day course, we plan to cover all of the following topics. We will also allocate time for the students to practice on sample photos and ask questions.

before after
Before post processing After post processing

Day 1

Basic concepts: 2 hours

  • What is the basic user interface in Photoshop and ACR?
  • What are the most used tools such as crop, brush, stamp, selection tool etc?
  • What is a layer?
  • What is a layer mask?
  • What is histogram?
  • What are filters?

Basic operations: 2 hours

  • How to crop and resize a photo?
  • How to transform and straighten a photo?
  • How to use different ways to sharpen a photo?
  • How to use different ways to create vignette effect?
  • How to add watermark signature in your photo?
  • How to clean up photo dirt spots?
  • How to cut out or remove objects from a photo?

Contrast: 1 hour

  • How to adjust a photo to balance its contrast?
  • How to use different ways to add dodge and burn?
  • How to create a low-key photo?
  • How to create a high-key photo?

Practice and question: the rest of the day

Day 2

Color: 2 hours

  • What are complimentary colors?
  • How to use different ways to change color tone
  • How to create the Instagram effect?
  • How to create dreamy effect?
  • How to create soft sunlight?
  • How to make vivid colors?

Black and White: 2 hours

  • How to use different ways to create black and white images?
  • How to create black and white image mixed with some colors?
  • How to create split tone images?
  • How to reduce noise?

Portrait: 2 hours

  • How to whiten teeth?
  • How to smooth skin tone?
  • How to remove wrinkle and blemishes?
  • How to increase eye contrast?
  • How to slim a body?

Practice and question: the rest of the day


陸德禮是波士頓華人攝影協會的董事會成員,並於2013至2016年間擔任協會的主席。他的攝影生涯始於15歲在香港時,父親的一部Nikkormat相機,然而這份攝影愛好在當時只持續了一年就暫停了。直到多年後,當他在波士頓定居下來時,他才又重新拿了一部Rebel XS(當時最入門級別的單反)來繼續追逐闊別多年的攝影夢。對於他而言,攝影不僅僅是單純的照相,更是一種連結世界的方式。攝影使他從平凡中看到了不平凡,讓他能從日常生活中發現奇蹟。通過攝影,陸德禮學會了欣賞美,並且相信只要敞開心扉去觀察、去感受,生活中處處皆是美。這是一個觀察、覺知、體驗、感受的美妙過程。

BCPA系列讲座: 摄影器材介绍,兼谈打鸟经验


讲座题目:摄影器材介绍,兼谈打鸟经验
主讲人:李国忠
时间: 2018年7月14日上午10:00-12:00
地点:Reservoir Place, 1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 260, Waltham, MA 02451
参加费用:会员免费;非会员 $5

这次讲座要先介绍摄影器材和相机设置。还要介绍拍风景和拍银河等的参数选择。最后还要介绍一下打鸟的经验,这包括打鸟地点,相机设置,和打鸟简单实用的后期处理。

主讲人简介:主讲人李国忠喜欢游玩和摄影,也很喜欢对设备的研究,希望能带着他心爱的设备走和拍的更远和更多。

主讲人李国忠作品欣赏:








BCPA华盛顿特区外拍活动 2018.03.17

图片/文字编辑:夏耘

3月17号至3月19号BCPA的11名会员在活动部长田磊的组织安排和带领下,飞到华盛顿特区外拍樱花。虽因天冷樱花未开,我们在DC兴致勃勃地参观了博物馆,植物园和花园。最令人高兴的是拍摄到了壮美的日出、日落和少见的军队演习。此行每人都拍了不少好片,並精选出对自己最有意义的作品汇集成此篇与大家分享。此篇也收集了两名会员三周后第二次去华盛顿特区外拍樱花的作品。



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:Nancy



摄影师:Nancy



摄影师:Nancy



摄影师:罗丹



摄影师:罗丹



摄影师:罗丹



摄影师:Amy



摄影师:Amy



摄影师:Amy



摄影师:园莉



摄影师:园莉



摄影师:园莉



摄影师:张蕾



摄影师:张蕾



摄影师:张蕾



摄影师:周莉



摄影师:周莉



摄影师:周莉



摄影师:张雯(Wendy)



摄影师:张雯(Wendy)



摄影师:张雯(Wendy)



摄影师:夏耘



摄影师:夏耘



摄影师:夏耘


下面是此行的工作照和拍摄花絮。

摄影师:夏耘



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:Nancy



摄影师:Nancy



摄影师:夏耘



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:田磊



摄影师:Nancy


在国会山前的集体合照。

令人难忘的美好时光结束了。此行虽短,友谊长存。盼望明年此时再一起同游华盛顿特区。最诚挚地感谢田磊队长的辛苦付出和无微不至的照顾!

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BCPA波士顿夜景外拍活动 2018.05.18

活动报道: Nancy Chen

摄影师:Cary Chu


经过一个漫长而寒冷的冬季,波士顿终于迎来了温暖的春天。麻省的春天美丽却短暂,BCPA的会员们自然要抓住每一个难得的外拍机会。在连续成功组织了2018年的几次外拍活动后,田磊队长一鼓作气,再次挑起大梁,开始筹备在波士顿城里拍摄夜景的活动。每个周末在牛顿中文学校教授摄影课的会员朱健雄老师,也从繁忙的日程中挤出宝贵的时间,和田队长联手组织这次夜景拍摄活动。

好事总归多磨,世上事大多如此。春日里的新英格兰,天气依旧变换无常,外拍活动因而一再改期。报名参加活动的会员们在内心充满期待的同时,心里多少有些惴惴不安:活动还能按照原计划进行吗?满腔热情的田队长和朱老师看出了大家的心思,他们果断地做出决定并迅速通知大家 – 夜拍活动将于5月18日周五晚七点准时开始!

拍摄当天的一大早天气还有些阴,到了下午却开始放晴。晚上七点,天光尚亮,二十名会员汇集在Faneuil Hall的Sam Adams塑像下,开始了这次几经波折的外拍。带队老师特意选择了Quincy Market和Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge这两个地标性景点做为拍摄的主要场所。

以技术见长的朱老师毫无保留地向大家传授各种拍摄技术 – 如何拍出多张照片后利用后期制作软件叠加成一张宽幅照片;夜景的各种拍摄参数(夕阳西下,车轨,灯影下的斜拉桥)。参加这次活动的会员不少是第一次外出拍夜景。兴奋之余,好学的大家提出了不少问题。耐心的田队长和朱老师不厌其烦地一一作答,有时侯甚至是手把手地在设备上演示指导。一向热心的田队长,更是慷慨地出借自己的各种摄影设备给需要的会员使用。

夕阳西下, 远处微蓝的天边, 仿佛是有人突然之间打翻了一盘红色颜料, 天色开始逐渐泛红, 很快我们就被罩在一片美丽的晚霞中。新朋旧友相聚,大家的欢声笑语更是为这美景增添了一份别样的光彩。

美好的时光总是短暂的。不知不觉中,在大家此起彼伏的咔嚓声里夜色开始慢慢聚拢来。我们恋恋不舍地一一作别,结束了这次收获颇丰的外拍,同时也十分期待下一次的精彩相约。


下面是参加这次活动的部分会员当天拍摄的作品选:

摄影师:田磊


摄影师:田磊


摄影师:Joan


摄影师:Jie


摄影师:Xu Zhu


摄影师:Nancy Chen 陈珏清


摄影师:夏耘


摄影师:Linda 小鱼儿


摄影师:Amy


摄影师:Kathy


摄影师:Larry 郑子楷


摄影师:Cary Chu

BCPA Melodrama Photography 2018 Season 1

BCPA Melodrama Photography 2018 Season 1

Date: March 24, 2018
Reporter: Alan Tian (田磊)

Just like everyone eagerly waiting for spring under the falling snow flakes, the very first BCPA Melodrama Photography finally came into reality.  Special thanks to the enthusiastic member Lan Kai and her husband Brian for providing their beautiful home as the shooting venue for this fun and spectacular show time for all members participated.         

The purposes of this session has three folds: First, as a photographer, the participant can learn to take a portrait in a low-light environment with proper lighting and reflection equipment.  Second, as a portrait photographer, photographer needs to learn how to interact and collaborate with model to create the best atmosphere, and catch the best moment of the model. Third, as every participant needs to be a model in the photo shooting session, all models need to learn the proper attires and postures to fit the scene photographer created.  The model should be able to come out his/her own poses and background selection to fit his/her personality.

The “BCPA brilliant three” (teachers Cary Chu, Daryl Luk and President Dongxu Shan) came up with the idea of the multiple scenes for this event, and brought lighting equipment for indoor photography.  All ladies brought their most beautiful clothes and dressed up, and all gentlemen were ready in suits as well early in the show day. This is really a day for everyone to learn to be confident in front of camera and be best of him/herself.

Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Cary Chu

BCPA Brilliant Three
Photographer: Yun Bian

Setting up the lights
Photographer: Nancy Chen

Photographers in Action
Photographer: Alan Tian

Group pictures were just for warming up, more elegant shows moved to the piano room. Being a model was not just simply sitting in front of the piano, and shooting picture was not just simply pressing the button; there were a lot of thinking and preparation involved in the process.  We had strong sunlight from outside of the window, which made it very hard to shoot anything else other than silhouette. With black drape as the dark background, a small aperture, low ISO, and faster shutter speed, plus two strong lights one on the each side of the model, a low light environment really can be created to present a scene with elegant piano players under the spotlight.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Title: Floating Music
Photographer: Alan Tian

Photographer: Nancy Chen

Photographer: Yun Bian

Some heartwarming moments that teacher teaching student, does anyone know what teacher said at that time?
Photographer: May Hu

Photographer:  Joanna Lu

Don’t be shy, Get closer.
Photographer: Alan Tian

Photographers in Action
Photographer: Alan Tian

The other setting required to use a reflector to reflect light to model Lin who stood beside the window,  and suppress the exposure to pianist Dongxu at the same time. With the music of song of Cai Qin 蔡琴 coming out of piano: “who is knocking the window, who is stirring the string….” (是誰在敲打我窗,是誰在撩動琴弦). Everyone indulged into the romantic lyrics.

Title: Your heart beats are in my music
Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Zhong Xu

Later, the piano room became a stage for relaxing and social avenue. The whole room filled with cheer and laughter.

Photographer: Nina C.

Photographer: Lan Kai

Photographer: May Hu

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Photographer: Lin Li

Photographer: Shaowei Liao

Photographer: Alan Tian

Photographer: Yan Wang

Long narrow stair with light directly from above led the way to heaven above. But as everyone was too hungry to fly towards sky, we decided to point light at the middle section of the stair. This caused several scenes either touchy, romantic or  animal-loving. We also had set up another station for professional portrait photos taken at the same time.

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Photographer: Nancy Chen

Photographer: Alan Tian

With the hasty door bell ring, all applauded to the pizza delivery boy, who looked familiar.Delivery Boy
Photographer: Yun Xia

Photographer: Nancy Chen

After a happy lunch together, the challenge time came.  Two brothers started the confrontation with chopper and basketball bat.  Pictures captured at action time and what really happened are always different, which one do you prefer?

Do you dare to stare?
Photographer:  Yun Bian & Cary Chu

Funny moment: Is that blade really that sharp?
Photographer:  Lin Li

Photographer:  Shaowei Liao

Photographer:  Zhong Xu

Then next scene was 3 men and 2 ladies showing off the art of gambling tricks.  The scripts had been changed many times: original stories of gangsters fighting story became brotherhood for friendship story, and couple of ladies changed the scripts into a 45 episodes love story afterwards. Ladies really proved that the world will be a peaceful place if all political power controlled only by ladies.

Now everyone knows who is the BOSS.
Photographer:  Yun Bian

Awkward moment: Come on, you cannot get light working in even three tries.
Photographer:  Yun Xia

Title: Card Master 賭神
Photographer: May Hu

Funny moment.
Photographer:  Nina C.

Photographer:  Suyun Ding

Photographer:  Suyun Ding

Time went fast, it was the time for the final masterpiece: Dark Battle. The story starts in 1945, just before Japanese surrendering. Communist, Nationalist parties, and local mafias tried to seize the power of Shanghai, and they had a power play on a gambling table inside a dark room of a famous bar.


Scene: Dark Battle 暗战
Director: Daryl
Photographer: Cary
Cast:

Communist party couple: Alan and Yan
Mafia couple: Daryl, Joanna
Nationalist party couple: Dongxu, Yu
Bar mistress: May
Mafia assistant: Yun Xia
Bar girl: Lin
Dog: MiMi

Title: Dark Battle
Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Zhong Xu

Director explained the idea of the scene to the actors.
Photographer: Cary Chu

Every great dream begins with a dreamer, every excellent event begins with dedicated leaders. We really thank the “BCPA brilliant three”’s vision, experience and efforts into this project and also appreciate every participant who brought the cheers and laughter to the events, as well as passion to photography.  We just can’t wait for the Melodrama Photography Season 2. Stay tuned…

波士頓圖書館外拍記 2018.01.10

波士頓圖書館外拍記
Date: January 10, 2018
Reporter: Weibo Zhang (张微波)

《聚焦》影片截图

刻板印象是一件有趣的東西。完全相同的事物在不同的人心裡留下的感覺或許完全不同,你甚至可能不知這印象從何而來,可一旦定型就很難改變。圖書館就是一個容易讓人產生刻板印象的地方。不知道提起圖書館你會有怎樣的感覺,是《哈利波特》或《奇異博士》式的玄幻神秘,是《驚天大陰謀》或《達芬奇密碼》式的恢宏大氣,是《周漁的火車》或《贖罪》式的暗流洶湧,還是《七宗罪》或《肖申克的救贖》式的幽微壓抑?

波士頓圖書館不僅是美國第一家公立圖書館,也是全美館藏量第二的公立圖書館。建於1895的主樓McKim選用了比較傳統的布雜風格,是波士頓的地標性建築之一。它最近一次出現在大銀幕上是在獲第88屆奧斯卡金像獎最佳影片的《聚焦(spotlight)》裡。影片很多場景都是在圖書館內取景的,而讓人印象最深刻的莫過於女記者Sacha在波士頓圖書館標誌性的綠燈下查找資料直到閉館的那一幕。而改建後於2016年開放的Johnson樓則選用了非常現代的建築和裝修樣式,混雜的風格愈發增添了圖書館的吸引力。

對於攝影師來說,波士頓圖書館是一個非常有吸引力的拍攝點。建築本身、內外裝飾、和書籍音像收藏都可以作為拍攝目標, McKim三樓和Abbey room裡美麗的壁畫更是不容錯過。可惜的是McKim樓內的自然采光不好,而內部使用的燈光又太過明亮,普通拍攝噪點過高,無法真實反映圖書館內的情形,更何況圖書館並不允許隨意使用專業相機拍照。所以當我們一名會員Cary再次幫我們爭取到帶三腳架進館拍攝的機會時,上次沒有去成的會員一下就興奮起來,15個名額一個小時不到就報滿了。

我們的拍攝行程從早上9點半開始。Cary先指導大家使用濾鏡在McKim正門利用長曝抹除車輛和人群,以得到幹凈的建築正面照。那天是個晴天,9點來鐘的時候太陽正好從波士頓城裡密密麻麻的建築中探出頭來。日光斜斜的打在圖書館周圍的建築上,給主樓增添了一絲緋淡的金色,格外好看。

隨後大家進入圖書館,已有多次拍攝經驗的Cary領著大家在舊樓和新樓之間主要的拍攝點間轉了轉,並做了拍攝技巧的分析。隨後大家就各自拍攝,用鏡頭表現自己對圖書館的解讀。由於每個人對圖書館的印象不盡相同,即便是同一場景,大家的成片也各有不同。

以下貼出的只是這次同行攝影師的部分作品,希望能激發大家的創作靈感,並預祝每位有興趣的攝影師都能得到進入圖書館拍攝的機會。

進門前的大合照 攝影師:為了給大家拍照而未出鏡的Jodie


攝影師:Cary Chu


正門,攝影師:廖劭煒


攝影師:韓登文


同一場景不同成片 攝影師(自上而下):Sam Chen、螢焱蟲、YUN、Jodie、Fan、Weibo、Jie、季初


攝影師:胡玫


攝影師:Jodie


攝影師:Jie


攝影師:Fan


攝影師:矫捷


攝影師:Weibo


攝影師:尹玫伊


攝影師:劉宏宇


攝影師:Sam


攝影師:季初


摄影师:廖劭炜


攝影師:劉宏宇


BCPA 系列讲座:数码影像实战入门

主讲人:周卫平
讲座题目:数码影像实战入门

(请注意两次讲座的地点不同)

第一讲 影像采集篇

时间: 2018年2月4日下午1:30——4:00

地点:Costin Room, Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702

参加费用:免费

第二讲 影像编辑篇

时间: 2018年3月3日下午1:30——4:00

地点:Fogelberg Area (Main meeting room), Burlington Public Library, 22 Sears St. Burlington, MA 01803

参加费用:免费

周卫平老师自上个世纪六十年代开始摄影以来,在银盐的探索和数码的实践中,积累了坚实的理论知识和实践经验。周老师是中国摄影家协会江苏省和南京市摄影家协会会员,目前还担任中国大型摄影网站蜂鸟网焦圈特评和橡树网南京俱乐部特评。

2015年在BCPA首次大型摄影系列讲座中周老师用诙谐风趣的授课风格,深入浅出地诠释了摄影及其相关的后期知识,受到了会员们的热烈欢迎。

应BCPA的再次邀请,周老师将在2月和3月为我们举办《数码影像实战入门》讲座。该讲座共用两个课程时段完成。

一、《数码影像实战入门—1—影像采集篇》

本篇从基础摄影入手以实例为主,引导大家进一步了解影像采集的基本要领;从影调、色调等方面进一步阐述摄影曝光三要素及其相互作用的基本理念;从构图、景别清晰度等方面进一步加深理解摄影采光、取景、机器及其机位设置等实战技巧;使影像采集的素材更加完美。

二、《数码影像实战入门—2—影像编辑篇》

本篇着重介绍摄影后期,以Adobe Photoshop为适用工具,从RAW文件的解读,ACR功能及照片初调到PS后期完善的实际操作过程,促进大家对如何使摄影作品更完美有进一步的了解。

摄影是一项融技术于艺术之中的创作活动,每幅优秀的摄影作品都凝聚着摄影人前期的不懈努力和后期的精心调试。摄影也是一项融遗憾和追求为一体的实践活动,正是这种永不满足的精神才更让我们在摄影过程中乐此不疲。