Friday, March 7, 2014

March HPS Meeting Announcement

Place: Maikiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Administration Building
Date: Tuesday March 11 , 2014
Time: 5:55-8:00PM

Speaker:  Marine Colonel Karl Hackbarth, from Basalt, Colorado, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1980.  As an enlisted Marine, he attained the rank of staff sergeant before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1988.  He has worked as a financial manager for the Marine Corps in some capacity since that time. 

He first became interested in photography during his senior year in high school.  Basalt High School had a program that published a magazine called "Montane."  It was modeled after "Fox Fire" magazine which was a popular magazine during the '70s, and which captured crafts, culture and human interest stories.  Each team recommended and then was assigned projects and a Pentax 35mm camera with a seemingly unlimited supply of black and white film, access to a dark room, and all the equipment.  The ability to snap away at pictures and process the photos him an appreciation for what photos could be -- beyond the 110 Instamatic and Polaroid Instant cameras of the period.  The process of framing, cropping, enlarging, dodging and burning were manual skills of the day that he applies today in Photoshop.

 His first post-high school camera was a Canon AE-1 Programmable that I purchased in the early 1980s while stationed on Okinawa.  Many of his favorite shots come from that time.  Currently he uses a Nikon D300 and primarily use a Nikkor FX 60mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and a Nikkor DX 18-200 f/3.5-5.6.  When time permits, he also enjoy shooting with an old Kodak Brownie box camera, a Mamiya RB67 and a Hasselblad 500c.  For underwater shots he uses a Canon G15 with a Fantasea FG15 waterproof case and a Sealife Dragon Digital Flash.

 Col. Hackbarth is married to Pat Hackbarth, who retired from the Marine Corps after over 30 years as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. Since moving to Hawaii, he and Pat have grown fond of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and all the beautiful flora and fauna on the island -- and that's reflected in some of the shots he'll share this evening.


 Quarterly Photography Print Contest: (Must be a HPS member, current on dues)
Lytha and Michelle will start collecting entries from 5:55 – 6:10, with contest starting promptly at 6:15 – 6:30PM
      1. Each HPS member may enter one 8 x 10 or 8 x 12 print, unframed and unmounted.
      2. Please submit your photograph (with a title) to  Michelle or Lytha by 6:10pm.
      3. No names on photo.
      4. Photos must have been taken by the submitting photographer.
      5. Members will vote for their favorite photos.
      6. Prizes will be awarded.
*Please note: All scores will be accumulated with an award given at the end of the year to the member with highest total score.

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