2018情景摄影第三季-平凡运动中之不平凡

活动报道: Nancy Chen


摄影:Weibo Zhang

时间飞逝,一转眼2018年已过了大半。BCPA 2018年度的情景摄影活动如火如荼地进行了两个季度之后,筹备工作小组决定趁热打铁,选定于9月29日在Wellesley college校园进行以运动为主题的第三季度情景外拍。这个季度的情景主题,筹备工作小组经过商议,决定以普通运动项目为着眼点,用我们的镜头从平凡运动中捕捉出不一样的风采。

此次有十多名会员踊跃报名参加拍摄。9月底的麻省清晨已然有些凉意。29日,在协会领导和带队老师的带领下,早起的会员们迎着朝阳在Wellesley college美丽的校园中开始了一天愉快的拍摄。

如之前两个季度的情景拍摄,此次参加的会员们一如既往地全情投入。大家带来了各种运动器材 – 网球拍、跳绳、篮球、scooter、瑜伽垫等供拍摄使用。会员唯丹和Cary老师还从家里搬来了两辆自行车和全套的行头予以搭配。
王雁和Gary夫妇二人一马当先在田径场地开跑。一旁的摄影师们为了追求拍片效果,七嘴八舌地提出了各种姿势要求。他们两人耐心地配合大家一遍又一遍地开跑,全然不顾脸颊边流下的汗水。王雁更是在一次起跑中因用力过猛而摔倒,胳膊肘还蹭破了皮。大家赶紧请她去一旁休息并清理伤口。


摄影:柴锋


摄影:单东旭


摄影:王康妮


摄影:Nancy Chen


摄影:Wendy Chen


摄影:杨栋

你方唱罢我方登场。在田径场地的一边,几位美女会员开始了跳绳表演。罗丹和Kathy还玩起了一系列的花样跳绳,仿佛把我们带回了多年前跳绳,跳橡皮筋的校园时代。五彩的跳绳在空中一圈圈地翻飞,旁边摄影师们也赶紧喀嚓喀嚓不停按下快门。


摄影:王康妮

接下来的重头戏是打网球和骑自行车场景。当天校园里的网球场几乎无人, 拍摄小组分成了两个小分队。一个小分队在观看唯丹和杨栋之间的男女混单对打。通常而言男生打网球比女生有力,所以可看性会高一些。网球级别达至4.0的女中豪杰唯丹丝毫没有一点点示弱,对于杨栋每一次有力的击球都一一反击回去。在他们来来回回的较量中,一旁的摄影师们在叫好声中及时地抓下了两人飞满全场的每一个灵动瞬间。


摄影:Weibo Zhang


摄影:罗丹


摄影:Nancy Chen


摄影:Shaowei Liao


摄影:Wendy Chen


摄影:Nancy Chen

在另一个网球场上,会长东旭和带队的Cary老师做了一个小玩具,供大家做挥拍动作的练习和拍摄。一时间满场的欢声笑语此起彼伏,大家尽情享受着摄影外拍的乐趣。


摄影: Kathy Lee


摄影:Weibo Zhang


摄影:王雁

时间不知不觉已近晌午,众人的兴致也随着日头的升高而越来越高涨。大家一致决定午饭之前一鼓作气完成自行车场景的拍摄。对校园并不熟悉的东旭凭着感觉为大家找到了一处很不错的小道,那里有几处弯道,甚至还有一些不规则的狗尾巴草可做浪漫前景,万事具备只欠东风。这时候Cary老师和唯丹换上了非常专业的自行车赛手装,一时间两个矫健、帅气的身影在小道上轮番上阵,摄影师们抓住机会练习各种拍摄技巧,不少人在老师们的指导下开始尝试难度较高的panning技术。之后东旭和美女骑手们王雁、Joanna和罗丹都纷纷上阵加入了骑行的行列。


摄影:柴锋


摄影:单东旭


摄影:Shaowei Liao


摄影:柴锋


摄影:Wendy Chen


摄影:王雁


摄影:Kathy Lee


摄影:杨栋


摄影:Joanna Lu

午饭前的高潮部分是Cary搞笑的自行车选手摆拍。极具表演天赋的Cary在众人的镜头下做出各种累到极致的痛苦状,一旁的副会长微波又悉心关怀地用喷水壶往Cary脸上制造人工汗水,令大家忍俊不禁。


摄影:杨春华


摄影:王雁


摄影:王雁


摄影:杨栋


摄影:杨春华

匆匆地吃过午饭,休整后的会员们再次干劲十足。首先上场的是女子瑜伽小组。柴锋、康妮、王雁、春华、Joanna和 Nancy在草地上排出队形做起了各种瑜伽动作,在各色瑜伽垫的映衬下大家排出的队形煞是好看,此时动作是否规整到位好象已显得不那么重要了。瑜伽之后我们又进行了高尔夫球手的摆拍,还在拍摄跳跃的过程中向东旭学到了低机位拍摄的技巧。


摄影:单东旭


摄影:单东旭


摄影:Nancy Chen


摄影:单东旭


摄影:王康妮

正如欢快这二字的组合,欢乐的时光总是让人觉得短暂。初秋的日光开始变短,太阳西斜意味着我们的拍摄活动即将结束。临分别时,金色的阳光印照在每一个的脸上, 美得和谐自然。真希望时间可以就此停住,让我们多一刻享受如此的小美好。这一天我们拍摄了不少平凡的运动项目,我们是否通过镜头表现出了过程中的不平凡,犹未可知。尽其乐,亦已足矣。


摄影:Cary Chu

抱着为会员们提供拍摄不同场景机会的主旨,情景拍摄的每一季我们都选择了不同的拍摄主题。虽然每一次拍摄的主题不同,但参加拍摄的会员们都可以在一个快乐的氛围中学习到摄影技巧,捕捉镜头下会员模特们略显稚嫩但却极其用心的种种演绎。更为重要的是BCPA这个大家庭让我们走到一起,在拍摄活动中相互了解彼此,让我们有机会感受镜头后面走来的每一个鲜活而有灵性的个体。

最好的总是留在最后,第四季度的情景外拍我们再会。大家敬请期待。

BCPA -秋季基础摄影和工作坊课程

2018年波士顿华人摄影协会将和牛顿中文学校联合办摄影班,由我们协会经验丰富热心给大家分享的会员Cary(朱建雄)任教。秋季开设两种课程:

基础摄影课程:每学期16次课的系统基础课程,教学时间在牛顿中文学校上课的周日下午12:30pm 和3:40pm两个课时进行(同样内容的两个班)。费用:每人每学期$200。

摄影工作坊:针对有基础经验需要提高技术的朋友,每学期4次独立工作坊,每个工作坊四次课,教学时间在牛顿中文学校上课的周日下午2:00pm 课时进行. 每个工作坊可以单独报名。费用:每人每个工作坊$80.

校址在F.A. Day Middle School ,Newton. 方便周末照顾孩子忙的家长们。课程对社会开放,2018年秋季班9月9日开学。

课程已经上线,注册和缴费在牛顿中文学校的注册网站进行:http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/registration.php

报名步骤:

1. 如果已经有家庭/学生帐号的,登录中文学校帐号。在牛顿中文学校没有帐号的朋友请参照new family registration guide 建立帐号,然后登录帐号:http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/principal/2017NewFamilyRegistrationGuide.pdf

2. 在需要注册的学生的最右边点击有U的图标选课:

3. 根据需要,基础班在12:30pm 或者3:40pm的课程中选择摄影课:

4.  工作坊在2:00 PM课时中选择。因为学校注册系统一个课时只能选一个课,需要选多个工作坊的朋友请在家庭中重复加自己做学生名(比如”名字-1″, “名字-2“,”名字-3“)报多个工作坊。

5. 确定选择,付款.

BCPA 2018夏游露营欢乐颂8/10-8/12/2018

活动报道: 李琳


摄影师: Cary Chu朱健雄

熬过了冬日,送走了春风,终于盼来了BCPA 组织的三天两夜夏游露营拍摄活动。出发午后的天空蔚蓝得不见丝毫杂色,除了偶有的劲风掠过车身,车外的一切都显得那么祥和,而车内的我们带着逃离忙碌工作的喜悦心情载着满车的露营用品一路狂奔到达了田磊队长指定的林间营地 — Adventure Bound Cape Code in North Truro 。我们都明白露营和平常郊遊踏青不同的是能夠徹底的感受从白晝到黑夜的天象变化。经验之一:定要跟着爱玩爱闹的队长去野游,尝试不同的新鲜和刺激.

赶在夕陽西沉之前,我们齐心协力地搭建好了帐蓬和一张野歺桌,饥肠辘辘地一行人带着三个可爱男孩和Lily狗赶到了Highland 灯塔前。这座经典的灯塔设计和高度是这地区标志性的建筑。如果爬上灯塔顶部,还可以欣赏崎岖的大西洋海岸线的壮丽景色。迎着夕阳,天空中的云霞变化多端,感觉它的光不再耀人眼目,而是十分柔和明亮,它向西缓缓地退着,像个俏丽的少女一样温存、恬静。抬头,仰望,直到看到了最后一丝余晖…我们互相的几语宽慰,期盼着夜晚能拍到无边无际的银河和炫彩迷人的星轨…..


摄影师: Hui Liu 刘辉


摄影师: Dongxu Shan 单东旭


摄影师: Shaowei Liao 廖劭炜


摄影师: Kai Dan 凯岚


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘


摄影师: Lin Li 李琳


摄影师: Weibo Zhang 张微波

无意中看到了凯岚在群里对李明伟老师说的一句话 “跟着你就跟着那太阳”,让我们这些吃瓜群众的心都醉了,我们都羡慕唯独老师如箭离弦般跑得又快又远拍到了炫美的日落。经验之二:定要跟着老师一起狂奔抓拍不同寻常的美。


摄影师: Mingwei Li 李明伟

夜幕终于降临,万籁俱寂之时,小小的我们抬头仰望漫天繁星,点点闪烁,仿佛相接相连着这凡间和苍穹星空,我们再次迫不及待地拿出相机,满怀期待着定格这如此绝美流星划过的瞬间……


摄影师: Hui Liu 刘辉


摄影师: Connie Feng


摄影师: Dongxu Shan单东旭


摄影师: Samantha Huang


摄影师: Joanna Lu


摄影师: Mingwei Li李明伟


摄影师: Shaowei Liao 廖劭炜

可惜天公不作美,没多久天空出现了太多的云遮住了满天的星星,但是我们并没有失望,而是心存感激,感激摄影协会东旭会长,微波副会长的组织和资深望重的摄影大师李明伟老师的压阵,以及最辛苦付出的田磊队长和Cary老师的带领,让我们明白了作为摄影爱好者,无论是否能拍到完美或者不完美的银河星轨都值得我们对这天地仰望一生….

不知道有人是否听说过“摄影毁一生”,大概就是因为当我们接触了它,投奔了它,悄悄地迷戀上了这种又累又爽的感覺,这一生都难从中脱离,欲罢不能….

可能过于兴奋又是睡帐篷,这一晚差不多成了“Cape Cod 不眠之夜”。


摄影师: Cary Chu 朱健雄

第二天天刚亮我们就拖着睡眼惺忪的脚步又回到了灯塔附近的海边拍日出。这里的海面开阔,没有一丝的遮挡,可以很清楚的看到晨曦染红了天边,静悄悄地铺散开来。也许是有心有意,我们拍到了东旭会长架好了三脚架等待着旭日东升的高大威猛背影,好霸气!


摄影师: Lin Li李琳

之后的场景大家也应该猜到了,没多久太阳被云遮住,它耀眼的光芒从四周射过去,慢慢地变浅了消失了,带着失落的心情我们又像风一样飞快地回到了营地,准备去下一个目的地 — Provincetown拍摄采风。

P – town 位于鳕鱼角最北端的角尖,那里的画廊,海滩,沙丘吸引了无数游客,号称美国最自由,最嬉皮,最波西米亚,以及最开明的地方。白天我们一上午的愜意拍照,对比着三个可爱男孩和Lily狗的瘋狂玩樂,我们因着他们的快乐而更快乐。


摄影师: Linda Lu


摄影师: Dongxu Shan 单东旭


摄影师: Linda Lu


摄影师: Nancy Chen 陈珏清


摄影师: Dongxu Shan 单东旭


摄影师: Alan Tian 田磊


摄影师: Nancy Chen 陈珏清


摄影师: Linda Lu


摄影师: Nancy Chen 陈珏清


摄影师: Lin Li 李琳


摄影师: Kai Dan 凯岚


摄影师:Joanna Lu


摄影师: Shaowei Liao 廖劭炜


摄影师: Dongxu Shan 单东旭


摄影师: Shaowei Liao 廖劭炜


摄影师: Alan Tian 田磊


摄影师: Sue


摄影师: Samantha Huang

东旭会长又贴心地给男孩们买了一个五彩的风筝,看着他们和狗玩得撒欢儿劲,让没有童年记忆的我羡慕不已,真想抢玩到手撒个野。经验之三:定要缠着会长买玩具回到儿时的任性撒欢。


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘


摄影师: Weibo Zhang 张微波


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘


摄影师: Alan Tian 田磊


摄影师: Nancy Chen 陈珏清

愿东旭走出半生,归来仍是少年。

摄影师: Joanna Lu

下午我们又兴致盎然地徒步穿过森林走到了一片细沙绵绵的海边。欣赏着海水款款地一波一波涌过来,一次一次亲吻着绵绵的海滩,轻柔极了。思绪万千,对海的感情从来都不因时间的流逝而有丝毫的褪色,海边的景色总是我们心头最眷念的一道风景。


摄影师: Weibo Zhang 张微波
只有真正置身大自然,才明白原來大自然其实是一座高效能充电站,


摄影师: Lin Li 李琳


摄影师: Zaikai Zheng 郑子楷


摄影师: Kai Dan 凯岚


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘


摄影师: Dongxu Shan 单东旭

李明伟老师提出拍一张超级快乐的大合照,自然免不了劳烦我们的Cary 老师。原來,我们大人也和小孩们,狗狗一樣,野放之後會開心到一個極致。


摄影师: Cary Chu朱健雄


摄影师: Weibo Zhan张微波 创意修图

细聊了我们的野营过程和分享了我们的收获作品,当然不能不分享我们露營的重頭戲 — 五歺的露营伙食!对一些吃货的我们来说太重要了!现在细想起来,至今回味无穷 .. 出得厅堂的大摄影师入得厨房的御用大厨 — Cary 朱健雄老师和二厨廖劭炜在第一天的晚上让我们非常满足地享受了他们当场做得美味大餐,竟然在条件清苦的露营环境下吃到了粟米豆腐雞蓉羹,臘腸雞煲仔飯,蠔油生菜,叉燒火肉和楊州炒飯, 让我们惊喜连连,感动得热泪盈眶,太幸福了!经验之四:定要跟着老师走四方吃四方,绝对想廋都难!


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘

我们还分享了各自带去的小吃小点 (四喜烤夫,酒糟凤爪和毛豆,红烧鸭翅,川味麻面等等),非常地美味可口。 特别要夸奖一下我们的凯岚, 她从歺馆里订买的美味串串,让我们的第二天烧烤晚餐更是丰富奢侈,有烤香肠,鸡翅,鸡肉,牛肉,五花肉,玉米和红薯,阵阵地香飘味诱人垂涎。大家时而安静放空,时而大声喧哗聊天,围绕着熊熊篝火 ,仿佛尽情地燃烧着我们的激情,如此美好的片刻,不经意地让我们回到了年輕時一群好友相聚的疯狂青葱歲月。

两天的早餐也是丰盛营养,有刘辉和李明伟老师煮的热粥,鲜香不腻的包子,煎饺,有一早鸟鸣起床的素颜美女—微波煎的36个金灿灿的荷包蛋,标致地让人折服!还有Cary老师烧的泡面加火腿鸡肉让如天使可爱般的孩子们和狗狗吃得欢乐无比。

下面两张都是李明伟老师的作品。这张抓拍到了微波最美丽最温柔的素颜照。

摄影师: Mingwei Li 李明伟

这张是我们最搞笑最接地气的Caryl老师的入浴图,把我们乐得人仰马翻。

摄影师: Mingwei Li 李明伟


摄影师: Mingwei Li 李明伟


摄影师: Yun Thwaits 夏耘


摄影师: Cary Chu 朱健雄


摄影师: Cary Chu 朱健雄


摄影师: Weibo Zhang 张微波

沧海浮尘,芸芸众生,有缘相识,有幸相知,美好的无忧时光总是那么短暂,到了我们欢乐颂离别的时候,万般地依依不舍。不免俗套的还是要说些我们心中感谢的话语,而且重要的感谢说三遍:感谢BCPA波士顿摄影协会的各位领导和老师的无私奉献,感谢我们为之痴迷的摄影,感谢田磊队长带来的三位懂事又可爱的男孩(Ethan Tian, Andrew Zhang, Alex Hua),和温柔又勇敢的狗狗Lily Tian带给我们的快乐,感谢你我所有人的参与让我们彼此收获了人生中又一笔受益匪浅的财富,

友谊万岁!期待下一次的美好相遇….

BCPA波士顿摄影协会欢乐颂所有参与成员:Alan Tian田磊, Dongxu Shan 单东旭, Mingwei Li李明伟, Ying Ma 马英, Weibo Zhang张微波,Cary Chu朱健雄,Shaowei Liao 廖劭炜,Nancy Chen 陈珏清,Hui Liu 刘辉, Yun Thwaits 夏耘,Kai Dan 凯岚,Connie Feng, Zikai Zheng郑子楷, Samantha Huang, Linda Lu, Sue, Joanna Lu,Jenny Chen陈娟娟, Wei Huang 黄伟, Lin Li 李 琳, Ethan Tian, Andrew Zhang, Alex Hua,狗狗Lily Tian

BCPA Outing to Naumkeag 2018.7.28

Reporter: Emile Bellott

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

30 members of BCPA got up very early on Saturday morning to drive 120 miles to Naumkeag Estate in Stockbridge MA. Our journey through fog and swirling mountain mist turned our minds away from the 21st century city life – to a simpler, more genteel time in old China. Everyone arrived on or before the appointed time and waited a few minutes for the gate to officially open for the day.

Photographer: Emile Bellott

Naumkeag Estate was built in 1885 as the summer home of the wealthy New York lawyer and diplomat, Joseph Hodges Choate. The 44 room mansion and property are typical of the luxurious “gilded age” residences of the day.

One unique feature of Naumkeag is the walled Chinese garden, patterned after traditional Chinese gardens, going back several millenia. In the 19th century such Chinoiserie were popular amongst the wealthier classes in Europe and America, due to their novelty and exotic provenance. Naumkeag’s walled garden is one of the finest examples in New England and features a masonery wall; a moon gate; lattice work window and wooden gate. The gardens and patio are arranged in a traditional Chinese style, featuring oriental plants, rocks, statuary dragons, waterworks, tile and sand. On the east ( upper ) side there is a temple structure, raised several steps above the patio. The main floor of the temple affords a panoramic view of the valley beyond the wall. The south wall features a 2-meter circular “Moon Gate” skillfully constructed of brick work.

On arrival in the parking lot, our group unloaded a large quantity of photographic equipment, props and other supplies for the morning photo shoot activities. In the ensuing photographic frenzy, the overall scene appeared, at times, to mimic the photographer’s gallery of a White House Press Conference. Cameras and photographers were lined up – at times 3 and 4 deep – to catch every tantalizing pose.

Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Emile Bellott

Through the morning, various members changed, chameleon-like, between alternating roles — photographer or model. Thanks to the thoughtful organizers, tents were provided to facilitate quick changing of costumes. And the members obliged by bringing a large array of typical and traditional Chinese clothing and fashion attire.

Aside from the clothing, the most popular props were: swords and martial arts accessories; flowers; cigarettes; umbrellas; bicycle; pipa; and fan. In terms of architecture, the most frequent were temple; moon gate; lattice window; entrance portico; and wall.

The photographic composition and output of the group comprised 4 broad categories: kung-fu acting and sword-play; posed glamor shots; idyllic motifs; and photojournalism. All of these were enhanced by the plentiful array of Chinese-style architectural elements in all corners of the garden.

The first scenario is martial arts. This themes acted out traditional roles from Chinese literature of the ages, including Kung fu; Taichi; sword battles; fierce swordsmen and a warrior princess .

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Kai Dan

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Lei Tian

Photographer: Yun Xia

Photographer: Le Min

Photographer: Kai Dan

Photographer: Kai Dan

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Senario 2: posed glamor shots. The glamor shots featured both men and women posing with the key architectural features. All of the cameras captured several of these scenes; re-enacted by the majority of the models.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Hui Liu

Photographer: Lin Tong

Photographer: Kathy Lee

Photographer: Lin Tong

Photographer: Cary Chu

The third scenario is idyllic motifs.

Photographer: Feng Chai

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Feng Chai

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Photographer: Lin Tong

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Photographer: Lin Tong

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

Photographer: Yun Xia

Photographer: Feng Chai

The fourth scenario is photojournalism.
Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Photographer: Emile Bellott

Photographer: Kai Dan

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

Photographer: Kai Dan

By the end of the morning, when we packed up to leave, the group had taken an estimated 15,000 shots. The best of these were posted to WeChat, as if by magic; and new posts continued into the following week. Post-processing spanned the spectrum from color to monochrome — and all of magnificent quality.

We ended a perfect day with a hearty lunch at a Chinese restaurant nearby. We all took the time to introduce and to reflect on the beautiful events, just completed. And we’re all to be congratulated for our excellent work and friendly spirit.

Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Cary Chu

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

BCPA team Report by Emile Bellott

BCPA中国风外拍2018.7.28

活动报道:Emile Bellott (译:Lin Tong)

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

7月28日星期六,BCPA在麻州Naumkeag举行以中国风为主题的外拍活动。三十位会员这天四点多就起床,驱车一百二十英里,来到拍摄地点位于Stockbridge镇的Naumkeag Estate。一路上,云蒸霞蔚,风光旖旎,把会员们的思绪从二十一世纪的现代生活中带到简单朴素,田园诗般的古典中国。大家都在约定时间前到达目的地,等了几分钟,Naumkeag Estate就正式为我们开门了。

摄影师: Emile Bellott

Naumkeag Estate 建于1885年,是当时纽约富豪,律师,外交官 Joseph Hodges Choate的夏季别墅。别墅里有44个房间和硕大的花园,见证美国“镀金时代“的奢华。
Naumkeag 有个传统的中式庭院,十分独特。 十九世纪的时候,仿中的建筑及装饰深受欧美富豪阶层喜爱,因为中式风格对他们来说,既新颖又充满了历史感。Naumkeag 的这个中式庭院,是新英格兰地区最具规模的最有代表性的中式庭院之一。 这里有风火墙,镂空的木窗,月亮门等典型中国传统建筑元素。庭院中的东方植物,玉石,喷泉,石狮… 摆放也都遵循着传统中式园林的布局。庭院东面,有一个古代庙宇式殿堂,坐落在高阶之上。从殿堂正面可以俯瞰风火墙内外全景。庭院南面,红色砖墙中镶嵌着月亮门,蜿蜒的小路通过月亮门伸向庭院之外…

到达停车场后, 会员们从车上搬出大量的照相器材,道具和相关装备。热火朝天的架势,勘比拍摄白宫新闻发布会。每个场景, 都有摄影师从各个角度拍照。

摄影师: Cary Chu

摄影师: Cary Chu

摄影师: Emile Bellott

整整一个上午,大量的会员需要更衣, 扮演不同的角色。 会员们真像变色龙一样,一会儿是摄影师,一会儿是模特。感谢组织者,准备了方便更衣的帐篷。会员们负责准备大量中国传统服饰和现代时装礼服。除了服装以外,其他主要道具有: 剑,武术用品,花束,烟斗,油纸伞,自行车,琵琶,扇子。反复使用的中式建筑元素背景有: 月门,镂空窗,入口门廊,风火墙。

这次中国风摄影活动主要由四个主题组成:功夫剑术,现代时装, 复古怀旧及拍摄花絮。
功夫剑术主题,包含中国武术中的不同角色与典故:太极高手,格斗公主, 武士决战,道士下山。

摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Kai Dan

摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Lei Tian

摄影师:Yun Xia

摄影师:Le Min

摄影师:Kai Dan

摄影师:Kai Dan

摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Daryl Luk

现代时装主题是由模特们摆出各种迷人造型,与建筑线条交相呼应,形成有趣构图。
摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Hui Liu

摄影师:Lin Tong

摄影师:Kathy Lee

摄影师:Lin Tong

摄影师:Cary Chu

复古怀旧主题,是中国近代历史中的人物造型。
摄影师:Feng Chai

摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Feng Chai

摄影师:Daryl Luk

摄影师:Lin Tong

摄影师:Dongxu Shan

摄影师:Lin Tong

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

摄影师:Yun Xia

摄影师:Feng Chai

最后一组是拍摄花絮。
摄影师:Dongxu Shan

摄影师: Emile Bellott

摄影师:Kai Dan

摄影师: Weibo Zhang

摄影师:Kai Dan

摄影师:Cary Chu

摄影师:Cary Chu

摄影师:Dongxu Shan

上午拍摄结束时,整个团队大约拍了15,000 张照片。大家在附近的中餐馆共进午餐,互相认识,一起回味刚刚结束的拍摄活动。真是完美的一天!接下来的一个星期内, 大家陆续把优秀的作品放在微信群里共享。作品涵盖四个主题,后期处理风格各不相同。大家这次活动取得的成绩和收获的友谊值得庆祝!

APPRECIATION PHOTO CONTEST

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Boston Chinese Photography Association are co-organizing a photo contest with a theme of “Appreciation”. You can find out more detail about this contest in the following.

Theme
As a photographer, we took thousands pictures a year. Could you find from your photos what you really appreciate when you press the shutter button? We always say photography is a healthy hobby. What we appreciated is what drive us into passion with photography. Your submitted photos should be focused on expressing appreciation, which could be about a feeling of fulfillment, feeling of accomplishment, etc., tell us whatever you have appreciated when you capture that moment.

Schedule

  1. Submission deadline: October 29, 2018
  2. Contest award ceremony and exhibition: December 2018

Contest Rules

  1. Contest participants must be 18 years of age or older and should live in United States. You may be required to provide proof of age, eligibility and identity upon request
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest
  3. Photos can be taken by phones, point-and-shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, or mirrorless cameras
  4. Photos must be submitted by the photographer who took them
  5. Photos can be post-processed for adjustments such as color, contrast, cropping, etc
  6. Photos should be of JPEG format
  7. Photo size should not be larger than 1600 pixel x 900 pixel
  8. Each participants can submit no more than three photos
  9. Please submit the photos to bcpa.hphc.photos@gmail.com. In the email, make sure to provide (1) your name (2) English title for each of the photos
  10. Please download and fill out the consent and release form by clicking here and attach the form with the submission
  11. NOTE: Submission without a signed consent and release form will not be accepted
  12. Awards will have the following categories:
    1. The most popular
    2. The most creative
    3. The best story telling
  13. The winner will be responsible for any applicable taxes or meeting other regulatory requirements related to the prize
  14. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash or other consideration, except as may be stated on a gift card, if applicable
  15. The Boston Chinese Photography Association (BCPA) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Harvard Pilgrim) are not responsible for lost, misdirected, incomplete or incorrect entries. Each of BCPA and Harvard Pilgrim reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to void the entry of any entrant whom it believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this contest
  16. Contest participants agree that each of BCPA and Harvard Pilgrim, including their affiliates and subsidiaries, and respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives shall be held harmless for and against any injuries, loss and/or damages of any kind that may arise in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize
  17. Contest participants agree that their submitted photos can be used for marketing purpose by Boston Chinese Photography Association (BCPA) and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Harvard Pilgrim)
  18. This contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws

2018情景摄影第二季(民国风)

活动报道: Lin Tong


摄影师:Nancy Chen

6月23日, 由BCPA组织的民国风情景摄影活动在Boston西郊举行。一行人马共19位,有组织者会长东旭,副会长微波,做了大量工作联系场地负责协调的Nancy,为情景设计做了很多研究与沟通工作的陆德礼老师,带来灯光设备的Cary老师, 带来大量道具的夏耘,还有为塑造民国人物形象做了突出贡献的发型师兼导演李琳,化妆师罗丹,… , 参加活动的所有人同时又都是摄影师和模特。BCPA 人才济济,每个人为活动各尽所能,为重新展现民国人物风貌提供了可能。上午我们聚集在一个有五代家族历史的Codman 别墅大院里拍摄,下午去了历史名校Wellesley College完成了余下的情景摄影。缺了任何人,这个活动都不会这么成功!

早晨六点多钟,各路负责人就陆续来到了Codman 大院进行准备,化妆师,发型师开始工作了。

摄影师: Dongxu Shan


摄影师: Dongxu Shan


摄影师: Dongxu Shan

第一组要介绍的场景, 是身着旗袍的民国女生。旗袍是中国女性的传统服装,象征着高贵典雅。由于旗袍的特殊剪裁和设计,即使现代女生穿上旗袍,也会多一份矜持和内敛含蓄。

这位身着精致旗袍,手执油纸伞款款走来的民国女生,有没有带你入戏?

摄影师:JingWei Zhang

纯洁素雅,书卷气十足。

摄影师:Feng Chai

打扮得如此精致从容的女子,生活中会不会也是完美主义者?

摄影师:Yun Xia

这位才情横溢的女子,倚在楼梯上翘首以待。

摄影师: Daryl Luk

骑车在林间小路上,憧憬着去学习新的文学和思想。

摄影师: Feng Chai

含蓄婉约

摄影师:ChunHua Yang

优雅高贵的青花瓷,如果不是发型的细节不同,还以为其中一个是另一个的镜像。

摄影师:Weibo Zhang

这位民国女子推车而行,众弟兄回头相望,女子期盼邂逅却受传统观念束缚,没有停下来,依然寂寞前行…

摄影师:Feng Chai

在雨中,她袅袅婷婷地走过去,真让人想要了解更多那个时代的故事。

摄影师: Daryl Luk

第二个情景是民国时代的恋人。
男女间乌托邦式的爱情,虽无肢体接触,默契却跃然纸上。

摄影师:Cary Chu

或许从他们的背影里,观众能体会出他们之间有着刻骨铭心的故事。

摄影师:Lin Tong

那个时代还有一类的故事,他没有勇气表白,她又过于矜持,心里虽然有情,但最终突破不了世俗的,道德的,传统的观念。只好选择分别,最终相忘于江湖。

摄影师: Lin Tong

民国时期,婚姻也由封建包办过度到男女自由恋爱。待嫁的女子,对未来充满了憧憬。

摄影师: Daryl Luk

这二人幽会,遭遇了民国时期的狗仔队。

摄影师: Dongxu Shan

Cary老师和模特一起切磋参数。

摄影师: Nancy Chen

导演要求这位帅哥给出对心爱的人缺乏勇气表白的表情。这位现代帅哥走得顺拐了还没找到那种矛盾复杂的感觉,把大家都逗乐了。

摄影师: Daryl Luk

情景三是民国的艺人们
音乐人生活不易,更不要说盲人,他沦落街头,卖艺度日,生活十分艰辛。

摄影师: Dongxu Shan

爱音乐的青梅竹马,一起演奏,一起创作,生活可以如此单纯快乐。

摄影师:Lei Zhang

大弦嘈嘈如急雨,小弦切切如私语。

摄影师: Lin Tong

笛声中诉说着心语。

摄影师: Cary Chu

未成曲调先有情。

摄影师:WeiBo Zhang

乐队的鼎盛时期,红级上海滩。

摄影师: Cary Chu

他们诙谐幽默的表演风格受到大众的广泛喜爱

摄影师:Dan Luo


摄影师: Lin Li


摄影师:Nancy Chen

民国的摄影师们,被他们的相机穿帮。

摄影师: Dongxu Shan


摄影师: Dongxu Shan

lin导演调教怎样表演。

摄影师:Feng Chai

做喜欢的事情,精神百倍。

摄影师:Weibo Zhang

情景四,动荡年代里的家国情

摄影师:Cary Chu


摄影师: Lin Tong

新旧思想撞击剧烈,即使是一家兄弟几人,对国事家事也难免争执不休。

摄影师: Cary Chu

民国后期, 中国陷入三年内战 国共两党,你中有我,我中有你,谍战故事层出不穷。

摄影师: Daryl Luk


摄影师: Daryl Luk


摄影师: Lin Tong

不在乎天长地久,只要曾经拥有。 希望我们通过拍摄这组照片, 把对民国那些碎片般的回忆带到大家的视线里。

摄影师: Daryl Luk

大家一起切磋摄影技术的场景,好热闹!

摄影师: Dongxu Shan

会长为活动拍摄花絮照片,拍照间隙帮助打灯,打灯间隙和会员部负责人讨论协会工作。他总是那么忙!

摄影师: Lin Tong

民国风情景摄影全家福。

摄影师: Cary Chu

这次活动收获满满。由于主要在户外,取景十分丰富,又逢阴天,光线很适合人像摄影。加上Cary 老师带来的闪光灯,更多了创作的可能性。 我们收获了大量好照片,切磋了摄影技术,演练了与模特沟通与互动。与此同时,大家加深了友谊,渡过了美好的一天!感谢BCPA 组织了这次活动!

Cary 老师和微波副会长分别为这个活动制作了视频,欢迎大家观看点赞!

The 2nd season of BCPA melodramatic photography

Date: June 23, 2018
Reporter: Lin Tong


Photographer: Nancy Chen

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 Luk, 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


Photographer: Dongxu Shan


Photographer: Dongxu Shan

The first scenario is Republican-period ladies in cheongsam, or qipao. Cheongsam is a traditional Chinese women’s dress that is both graceful and elegant. Owing to its special design, even modern girls look more reserved and restrained while wearing a cheongsam.

A Republican-period lady dressed in a delicate cheongsam and holding an umbrella of oiled paper, walks leisurely towards us, inviting us into the Republican-period melodrama.


Photographer: JingWei Zhang

A student, pure and elegant.

Photographer: Feng Chai

A woman dressed up so delicately with such a calm demeanor. She is representative of the care with which people of the time attended to their appearance.

Photographer : Yun Xia

This talented woman leans on the stairs, looking forward to a wonderful future.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Cycling on the forest path, a young girl looks forward to her lesson in the new literature overtaking the nation.

Photographer : Feng Chai

Graceful and suggestive.

Photographer:Chunhua Yang

Elegant and noble in blue-and-white-porcelain cheongsam, if it were not for the details of their hair styles, these two women might be thought to be one another’s mirror image.

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

This Republican-period lady walks her bike, and the men all turn around to stare. Although she would welcome a romantic encounter, restrained by the traditional mindset, she continues on her journey alone.

Photographer: Feng Chai

Walking lissomely in the rain, this woman makes us want to know more about the era.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

The second scenario is lovers during the Republican period.
Platonic love between a man and a woman. Although there is no physical contact, the tacit understanding appears vividly on paper.
Photographer:Cary Chu

Perhaps from the scene, viewers can appreciate the unforgettable story between these two.

Photographer:Lin Tong

In another story common at the time, he lacks the courage to profess his love, and she was too reserved. Although she was inclined in heart, she could not break through the secular, moral and traditional mindset. They ended up breaking apart and forgetting each other.

Photographer: Lin Tong

During Republican period, love replaced the arranged marriage. A women to be married had a great longing for marital bliss.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

These two met in secret, but unfortunately they encountered the paparazzi of the time.

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Mr. Cary and models work together discussing parameters.

Photographer: Nancy Chen

The director has asked this modern boy to act like someone lacking the courage to express his love. However, the handsome boy tried so hard but still couldn’t find that feeling. This amused everyone.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

The third scenario is artists in the Republican period.

Life was hard for the artist, especially for one who was blind. Hua Yanjun made a living by playing his erfu (Chinese fiddle) on the streets.

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

They played music together since childhood. Life could be so simple and sweet in the old days.

Photographer: Lei Zhang

Like pelting rain, bass strings give a deep and raucous timbre. 
Like a whisper, treble strings exude a light and gentle tone.

Photographer: Lin Tong

The melodious voice of the vertical flute conveys emotions of the heart.

Photographer: Cary Chu

Evoking an emotional appeal even before a single note is played.

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

The most popular ensemble in Shanghai.

Photographer: Cary Chu

Their witty and humorous performance style was widely loved by the public.

Photographer: Dan Luo


Photographer: Lin Li


Photographer: Nancy Chen

A photo of Republican-period photographers, but the modern cameras give them away.

Photographer: Dongxu Shan


Photographer: Dongxu Shan

Director Lin teaching how to perform.

Photographer: Feng Chai

This photographer really enjoys what he is doing.

Photographer: Weibo Zhang

In scenario 4, the theme is love of home and country during the turbulent years.

Photographer: Cary Chu


Photographer: Lin Tong


Photographer: Cary Chu

n the late Republican period, China plunged into a three-year civil war. The two parties, the Communists and the Guomindang, were inextricably linked, and stories of spies abounded.

Photographer: Daryl Luk


Photographer: Daryl Luk


Photographer: Lin Tong

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. We hope that with this melodramatic photography event, we have brought back fragmentary memories of the Republican period.

Photographer: Daryl Luk

Team effort!

Photographer: Dongxu Shan

The president of BCPA took behind-the-scene photos and helped hold the lighting reflector. Between photo sessions, he discussed the work of the association. He was always busy!

Photographer: Lin Tong

The team of the Republican-period melodramatic photography event.

Photographer: Cary Chu

June 23 was cloudy. The light was very suitable for portrait photography. With the strobe lightbrought by Mr. Cary, there were more possibilities for creativity. We have gained a huge number of good photos, learned photography techniques, and practiced interaction with models. At the same time, everyone deepened their friendship and had a wonderful day! Thank you, BCPA, for organizing this event!

Mr. Cary and Vice President Weibo made two videos of this event. Please watch them and give us a thumbs up!

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。