Our January presentation will feature photographer, videographer, and long-time NCPS member Mike McMahon. Mike will present, Video…from the Perspective of a Still Photographer.
The presentation will address questions that you may have about video. Is it for me? Can I get good results with my existing camera and computer equipment? Can I use it to display my still photography in high definition on my big-screen TV? Is it easy to make DVD movies? What does it take to post videos on websites like You Tube and Vimeo?
Starting from a foundation in still photography, Mike decided to give video a try several years ago. It started with a project to convert many hours of family camcorder movies to DVD. He then experimented with video productions of his still photography, set to music. Simple documentary work soon followed. His video of the NCPS Photo Shoot at the Batiquitos Lagoon in 2007 included video footage of the event and photos by our members. In the past two years, he has produced professional wedding and family history videos. He has contributed to programs seen on Oceanside’s Community TV station, KOCT.
Along the way, Mike has learned many lessons about the world of video. He will share those experiences with us and encourage us to give it a try for ourselves. He will create a short video during the presentation.
A member of the NCPS since 2002, Mike served as our club president from 2003 to 2006. He has been involved with the team that produced our Annual Member Show for the past 6 years and has managed our relationship with our club sponsors since 2004.
Mike does volunteer work with several groups in our community. He shoots the cast photos for local theater groups and volunteers at the Carlsbad Senior Center’s PC Lab. He provides free tech help at two local retirement residences. Beginning in February, Mike will teach two courses in digital photography at the Carlsbad Senior Center and at the Encinitas Library. See the Member Announcements section of this newsletter for more information.
Friends and clients call on Mike for help with computer selection and installation, TV/DVR/audio visual issues, photography and video instruction, event photography, and photo and video production work. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 895-4530.
Bring your questions about video to our meeting this month. It promises to be a fun and informative session.