Photo club to learn about setting photos to music

    Photo courtesy John Farley
    The Andes and Lago Nahuel Huapi from the top of the Cerro Catedral ski area, near Bariloche, Argentina, by John Farley. On Oct. 12, Farley will demonstrate how to set photos to music.

    By Gregg Heid
    Special to The PREVIEW
    The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
    Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
    The October Photography Club meeting will feature longtime member John Farley as our speaker.
    Farley will give a talk and demonstration on how to bring photos to life in a video with music. He will begin with a video compilation set to music of his weather photos from 2014 through 2016. He will then demonstrate how to make a video of your photos set to music with free software using photos he took last year on a trip to Argentina.
    Farley is a digital photographer residing in Pagosa Springs and Santa Fe, N.M.
    Since Farley’s retirement in 2006 after 30 years as a sociology professor, he has turned to photography as his primary activity. He considers the sky to be among the most interesting subjects for photography, because even in the same location, it is never the same.
    Although Farley likes to shoot weather, landscape and wildlife/animal photos, his favorite shots are ones that combine two or all three of these elements in interesting ways.
    Farley’s photography has appeared in Weatherwise magazine, in the photo book “A Year or So in the Life of New Mexico,” in several of Farley’s sociology books and at the Johnsons of Madrid Gallery in Madrid, N.M. His work has also been shown in the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show (for six consecutive years), the People’s Choice art show in Farmington, N.M., the Photo Arts Santa Fe Photographers Market and at several venues in the Pagosa Springs area. Farley’s weather videos have appeared on the National Geographic Channel and on The Weather Channel.
    Members can bring 10-12 pictures you would like us to view and critique after his presentation on a flash drive. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.