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Schedules and events are subject to change. Please check back often.

Field trip schedules and descriptions are listed on separate page.

Competition event dates are listed on a special page.

Club meetings and competitions begin at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Date Event/Activity Description
June 12, 2019 Club Meeting Fun with Bokeh - Patricia Hart Zackman

“Bokeh”, a Japanese word meaning blur, has appeared in
photographs since the early days of photography. Not until 1997 was there a word to describe the out of focus highlights
produced by a wide open aperture.
The first part of the meeting will be an interactive discussion of bokeh and the second part will be a hands on workshop. Bring your fastest lens (min f2.8) and discover natural bokeh. We will also create our own bokeh, using a DIY KIT with shapes to create fun images.
I will bring a light source and props as well as a sample kit.
If you would like to purchase the DIY kit it is available at the following link https://www.bokehmasterskit.com/ or from B& H Photo or Adorama.
June 26, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Texture - The challenge here is to infuse your images with texture. Taking a two-dimensional print and giving it the feel of a 3D experience by introducing texture is a sure-fire way of distinguishing your work from those around you. It's all about the angle of your light and working with the shadows to take full advantage of the existing textures. Textures that compliment your image can be added during post-processing to enhance the image and for creative expression.
July 10, 2019 Club Meeting TBD
July 24, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Bugs - Bugs are probably the most popular subjects to photograph in close-up or macro - next to flowers, of course. The challenge: show off something we haven't seen yet - as in the example below (on the card), a praying mantis making a snack of a poor, little lady bug. The most successful image will be one that evokes some sort of emotion from your audience.
August 14, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Shadows - Shadows are something a lot of photographers try and avoid, but the challenge here is to make them work to your advantage. Pay attention to the shape of the shadows - or how they can separate your composition. Use them as subtle, graphic elements to help tell your story. You might even use your flash to create some of your own.
September 11, 2019 Club Meeting Bird photography - Tam Stuart
September 25, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Circles - This challenge is solely reliant on your going out and finding the shot before you snap a single image. You're on the hunt for anything circular - that's a broad range of subjects at your discretion. The circle can be your actual subject - or the circle can frame your subject. It won't be long before you are seeing circles everywhere!
(NOTE: The image must include full circles … arcs, semi-circles, etc. alone are not what we're looking for. These can be included provided there's at least one full circle in the image.)
(NOTE2: A circle seen at an angle may not LOOK fully circular, but everyone knows wagon wheels and car wheels are circles, so don't make yourself crazy trying to shoot head-on! That wouldn't make a very pleasing photo in many cases, anyway!)
October 23, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Landscape - Another challenge for anybody with an interest in photography is the landscape genre. There's one critical ingredient for any successful landscape photograph and that's clouds. Clouds add instant drama to landscapes - nothing says drab more than a boring sky. What if you don't have an interesting sky? Crop as close to the horizon as possible!
November 13, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Trash - It is amazing what people throw out - one man's trash is another man's treasure - and what terrific photographic opportunities! The challenge is to keep your eyes open for those diamonds in the rough, especially when you're going through places like junk yards or abandoned locations. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
December 11, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Fences - When you are shooting outside, fences make wonderful elements for use in your photography. They can help you divide your image into the rule of thirds, give your subjects something to interact with and even offer some leading lines for stronger compositions. Be it wood, iron or wire, you can't beat a good fence to help improve your image!