Historical Calendar

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
October 14, 2020 Club Meeting Photographing Birds Creatively using silhouette and backlight - Ray Hennessy
September 23, 2020 ++ Club Competition Abandonment and Decay
Photograph an abandoned building or structures, or man-made objects in some state of decay. Either the inside or outside of the building/structures is acceptable.
Examples of decaying objects you may find to photograph: automobiles, trucks, machines or tools. Anything mad-made is an acceptable object.
September 2, 2020 Club Meeting Steve Gettle of Gettle Photography on Light on the Land.
This will be a Zoom meeting.
June 20, 2020 Club Meeting Picnic
Location to be determined.Canceled
June 10, 2020 ++ Club Competition Motion
Photograph humans, animals/birds or objects in motion. Use your camera settings to either freeze the action or blur the motion (for instance panning).
Some examples: sporting events, children playing, birds in flight, planes in the air, cars driving by, a waterwheel spinning, a waterfall, a Ferris wheel. Any subject goes - as long as it is something obviously an object in motion.
Firework photos not allowed.
May 27, 2020 ++ Club Competition Long Exposures
Take an image of a subject using a long exposure to blur or smooth out motion.
Examples of subjects: water falls, rivers, large bodies of water, skies or carnival rides. Long exposures - use a long exposure to slow or blur motion/smooth water etc. With less light entering the lens, the shutter speed needs to be much longer.
A neutral density filter allow you to shoot longer exposures in brighter daytime lighting.
May 13, 2020 Club Meeting TBD

The previously advertised talk by James Venuti has been postponed to a later date.
April 22, 2020 ++ Club Competition Reflections
Photograph an image that contains a reflection off any type of surface. For instance, reflections on metal, glass, or water. A very straightforward challenge.
March 25, 2020 ++ Club Competition Leading Lines
Take a photo with Leading Lines.
Definition: Leading lines are compositional elements - straight, curved or irregular - that lead the viewers eye into the image.
Examples of subjects include, but are limited to paths, streams, roads, wires and fences.
March 11, 2020 Club Meeting Creative Photography - Robin Rielly
Most of the photography that we practice concerns identifying objects of interest, isolating their important elements, and arranging them in an interesting manner. This is what I call “reactive” photography.
Creative, or “pro-active” photography stems from the photographer’s imagination. The creative photographer envisions an image and then seeks to create it using various tools.
Where do we get the inspiration for these images and how does the photographer’s thought pattern work? We will see where the inspiration begins for various creative images and how they are created.
February 26, 2020 ++ Club Competition Black and White Only
Take/convert photo to a black and white image having only shades of grey. The skies the limit! Any subject is permitted.
Hint : Photos with a lot of contrast( black blacks and white whites, but not blown out) convert best to black and white. No colors, tones or sepia allowed.
February 12, 2020 Club Meeting Photographing the NJ Pine Barrens - Richard Lewis
- What and where are the Pine Barrens
- Composition in this challenging environment. This information also applies to just about any flat landscape.
- How to find locations
- Recommended camera and personal gear
January 22, 2020 ++ Club Competition Detail Is Everything
Enter your images where a detail in the photo is what makes the image special.
Every picture has a feature critical to its composition. In a macro, it could be the insect you're photographing. In a wide angle shot it's the foreground feature. In a telephoto, it's the detail that lets the viewer understand the significance of the shot.
Examples: A landscape where you have focused on a log lying on the ground and pointing into the photo; with a telephoto, a shot of a bird on the ground where only the bird is in focus - both the foreground and background are out of focus. With a macro shot, the antenna on your insect is the sharpest part in focus.
January 8, 2020 Club Meeting Club Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck.
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!
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!
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!
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!)
September 11, 2019 Club Meeting Bird photography - Tam Stuart.
All about bird photography - tips, techniques, equipment, bird anatomy and behavior, digital editing, etc. Will discuss some technical issues such as light diffraction and mirrorless camera systems, and will include lots of photos.
August 28, 2019 Club Meeting Macro workshop - Several stations will be setup where participants can practice their macro shooting skills or get tips from members.
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.
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.
July 10, 2019 Club Meeting Lightroom - file management, editing and travel. PART 2 - Joe Gilchrist
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.
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 or from B& H Photo or Adorama.
May 22, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph The Color Red - The color red is probably one of the most challenging colors to photograph because it over saturates very easily. You'll know when you've got it when you can see the dozen shades of red in your subject. Don't take the easy way out and do a limited-color effect in post. Red is a passionate color = let your imagination run wild! (NOTE: The image does NOT need to be all red. Red is a warm color and usually moves to the front of the image, depending on the other colors around it, so it doesn't need to be a large part of the image … just needs to stand out.)
May 8, 2019 Club Meeting Light Painting - Loren Fisher
April 24, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Letters - Including words in your images introduces a graphic element for your viewers to interact with - further revealing the story of your image. Words can lend a particular voice to the composition - whether whimsical, like the sample below (on the card) or something with a bit more gravitas. Don't be afraid to go in tight and give us just a simple letter!
April 10, 2019 Club Meeting Sports Photography - Terry Donofrio

Terry will discuss the approaches that he has used to photograph 15 major Sports over the last 8 years. He will present the key aspects of the different sports including the similarities and differences and how they effect the photographers ability to produce a good sports photo. Terry will consider the key methods he has used in various sports to produce good and exceptional images as well as discussing what makes a good sports photo.
March 27, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Machinery - Subjects like machinery are fantastic because, more often than not, you have complete control over everything from lighting to composition. A tripod will help you hone your composition into a very compelling image … and if you fill the frame with your subject, all sense of perspective can be lost, which creates a fantastic photograph.
March 13, 2019 Club Meeting Large Mammal Photography - Chris Kosseff

In this presentation, I will share some of what I have learned about capturing quality photographs of animals. It is my hope that there will be a lively discussion of issues and that my passion, if not skill, will generate enthusiasm among attendees. The plan is to have an interactive evening that is fun, educational and highlighted with some photographs of the beauty in our world.
February 27, 2019 ++ Club Competition Photograph Still Life - One of the best ways to learn your camera and gear is through still life photography. You have total control over everything from your subjects to your lighting to your story. Get set up on a tripod and start snapping. Check your composition and adjust as needed. Do this enough and soon you'll have a feel for everything that's possible with your gear. (NOTE: for this one, there is no excuse for getting it wrong. You really DO have total control!)
February 13, 2019 Club Meeting Lightroom - file management, editing and travel - Joe Gilchrist
January 23, 2019 ++ Club Competition Book, Movie, Song Titles - This is an OPEN competition. Enter your favorite photo, your best photo or both! The sky's the limit here … just be sure to find a title that fits the topic … does NOT have to be a popular title … just find one (Google is our friend!).
January 9, 2019 Club Meeting Annual general meeting.
December 19, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph a Spiritual Site - Houses of worship are, by their very nature, inspiring in both their architecture and their symbolism. ...
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November 28, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Road Signs - Road signs point us in the right direction, but are mostly forgotten as soon as we pass them - but what wonderful photographic subjects they make. ...
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November 14, 2018 Club Meeting The Milky Way - Mike Ver Sprill
October 24, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Weather - Weather is something we deal with on a daily basis and can offer up some of our most magnificent photographic opportunities. ...
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October 10, 2018 Club Meeting Sports Photography - Eric Downs
September 26, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Technology - This challenge is all about technology, but don't limit yourself to today's advancements! ...
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September 12, 2018 Club Meeting IMAGE DESIGN: Using the Principles of Design to Create Better Photos - Jennifer King
August 22, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph a Sunset - Sunsets rank pretty high on the list of photographic clichés, but with the light fading and you struggling to find that 'right moment' - a more challenging experience you'll never find. ...
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August 8, 2018 Club Meeting Bird Photography - Ray Hennessy
July 25, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Statuary - Statuary are ideal subjects to begin understanding light. ...
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July 11, 2018 Club Meeting 12 Days in Utah and Arizona - Robert Zurfluh
June 27, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Light - A deceptive challenge, this is. We all photograph light - it's our paint brush. ...
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June 13, 2018 Club Meeting Anatomy of a Picture - Ron Pearl
May 23, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Hands at Work - Hands tell us so much about one's life, their trade and a bit about their past. ...
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May 9, 2018 Club Meeting Photographing Architectural Interiors -Padma Inguva
April 25, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Benches - Park benches are situated in ideal locations, taking advantage of both light and setting. ...
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April 11, 2018 Club Meeting Wild Life Photography - Greg DeAngelis
March 28, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Bokeh - You're going to need some really good glass for this challenge - something that opens way up to f2.8 or even f1.4. ...
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March 14, 2018 Club Meeting Hosting PSA PID Judging for Group E competition
February 28, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph a Door - Doors are mysterious objects - and a natural subject for photographers. ...Click here for full description
February 14, 2018 Club Meeting Hosting NJFCC Winter Pictorial Competition
January 24, 2018 ++ Club Competition Photograph Lines - Lines are wonderful tools to help us photographers lead the viewers eyes through our images. ...
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January 10, 2018 Club Meeting Election / Best of Year choice
December 27, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Multiple Images
November 8, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Wings
October 25, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Macro in Nature
October 11, 2017 Club Meeting Nick Palmieri - How Much Digital Manipulation is Enough?
September 27, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: High Noon
September 13, 2017 Club Meeting Matthew Christopher - Abandoned America
August 23, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Architectural Elements
August 9, 2017 Club Meeting John Sandstedt - The Magic of Monochrome.
July 26, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Diners
July 12, 2017 Club Meeting Nat Clymer - PR portraiture w/ studio lighting setup
June 28, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Childrens Toys
June 14, 2017 Club Meeting The Magic of Monochrome - John Sandstedt
May 24, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Signs
May 10, 2017 Club Meeting Moscow Ballet : Ron Wyatt
April 26, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Fire and/or Smoke
April 12, 2017 Club Meeting Padma Inguva -Floral Photography
March 22, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Shallow Depth of Field
March 8, 2017 Club Meeting Canadian Rockies - Robert Zurfluh
February 22, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Keeping Time
February 8, 2017 Club Meeting Galapagos. Wendy Sisson, Will Cooke, Dave Sanders, Ken Henriques
January 25, 2017 ++ Club Competition Theme: Movie, Song or Book
January 11, 2017 Club Meeting Annual General Meeting
December 28, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Black and White
December 14, 2016 Club Meeting See Yourself in Print – Self Publishing your Photo Book
Speaker Doug Goodell
November 23, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Leaves
November 9, 2016 Club Meeting Architectural Photography
Speaker Rich Despins
October 26, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Games People Play
September 28, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Markets
September 14, 2016 Club Meeting TBD
Speaker Miles Truesdell
August 24, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: No Hand of Man
August 10, 2016 Club Meeting Open. Stay tuned.
July 27, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Geometric Shapes
July 13, 2016 Club Meeting Drone Photography
Speaker Richard Lewis
June 22, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Cemeteries
June 8, 2016 Club Meeting Meeting cancelled
May 25, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Rocks and Stones
May 11, 2016 Club Meeting Assessing The Future Of Florida’s High Tides and Flooding Problems From Above And On The Ground
Speaker Bill Hoo
April 27, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Winter Scenes
April 13, 2016 Club Meeting South Africa Trip
Speaker Jack Frohbieter
March 23, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Side Lighting
March 9, 2016 Club Meeting The club will be hosting a PSA competition.
February 24, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Human Faces
January 27, 2016 ++ Club Competition Theme: Movie/Song/Book Title
January 13, 2016 Club Meeting Annual general meeting
December 9, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Macros
November 25, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Extreme Perspective
November 11, 2015 Club Meeting Jim Haklar will speak about Astrophotography
October 28, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Abandoned Buildings
October 14, 2015 Club Meeting Denise Silva will give a presentation on Textures and Blending
September 9, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Arches
August 12, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Silhouettes
July 22, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Twilight Time
July 8, 2015 Club Meeting Paula Dulski will speak about her Africa Trip Highlights
June 24, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Patterns in Nature
June 10, 2015 Club Meeting Steven Richman will speak on The Photographer's Legal Rights.
May 27, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Abstract
May 13, 2015 Club Meeting Jacki Dickert will give a talk on Digital IR Photography.
April 27, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Winter Scenes
April 22, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Negative Space
April 8, 2015 Club Meeting Ken Curtis as well as Greg and Linda DeAngelis will speak on Iceland Adventure.
March 25, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Window Light
March 11, 2015 Club Meeting Vicki DeVico will give a talk on Create Art from Photographs.
February 25, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Effects of Weather
February 11, 2015 Club Meeting Our club will be hosting the NJFCC's Winter Pictorial competition. Judging by Vicki DeVico, Nick Palmieri and Greg DeAngelis.
January 28, 2015 ++ Club Competition Theme: Roadscapes
January 14, 2015 Club Meeting Annual club supper meeting. Members will select the Best of the Year photo.
January 5, 2015 Club Meeting Bob Mulholland will speak about OCR Sports Photography
December 10, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Framed View
November 26, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: B & W + One Color
November 12, 2014 Club Meeting Dave DesRochers will give a talk entitled Artist Earth - A Guide to Landscape Photography.
October 22, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Backlit
October 8, 2014 Club Meeting Albert Horner will speak on Pinelands Fine Art Photography.
September 10, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Water In Motion
August 13, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Light Painting
July 23, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Technoscape
July 9, 2014 Club Meeting Denise Bush will give a talk on Slow It Down! Long Exposures A Creative Choice.
June 25, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Shallow Depth of Field
June 11, 2014 Club Meeting Nat Clymer will be giving a talk on portraiture and applying individualism to achieve a personalized result.
May 28, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Red, Yellow or Blue
May 14, 2014 Club Meeting Our club will judge PSA images for the May, 2014 competition.
April 23, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Nature
April 9, 2014 Club Meeting Ken Curtis will present Winter in the Tetons and Yellowstone.
March 26, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Stairs
March 12, 2014 Club Meeting Brien Szabo will present The Beauty of Nature in the Northeast.
February 26, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Food Photography
February 12, 2014 Club Meeting TBD
January 22, 2014 ++ Club Competition Theme: Reflections
January 8, 2014 Club Meeting Annual meeting. Best of Year photos, election of officers and party.
December 25, 2013 Club Meeting No Meeting Christmas
December 11, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Night Photography
November 27, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Vacation Photo
November 13, 2013 Club Meeting Jacki Dickert will give a talk on Creative Nature Photography.
October 23, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Live Animals
October 9, 2013 Club Meeting Barb Warren will give an introduction to Lightroom for post processing with a focus on traveling in Turkey.
September 25, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Motion
September 11, 2013 Club Meeting Peter Cook will give a talk on Elements of Style and the Search for a Photographic Vocabulary.
August 28, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Ethnic Culture
August 14, 2013 Club Meeting Churchill polar bears photography by Kristina Kaye and Tracey Thompson.
July 24, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: In a Row
July 10, 2013 Club Meeting Roman Kurywczak will talk on Macro photography.
June 26, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Shadows
June 12, 2013 Club Meeting Robert Zurfluh will review several photography related apps on his iPad. These include for example CamRanger to remotely control your camera, Star Walk, Snapseed, Simple Depth of Field, The Photographer's Ephemeris, and more.
May 22, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Street Photography
May 8, 2013 Club Meeting Jack Fusco will give talk on "Astro Photography - The Night Sky"
April 24, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Very Young, Very Old
April 10, 2013 Club Meeting Nick Palmeire will give talk entitled "How Much Manipulation"
March 27, 2013 Club Meeting No Meeting Passover
March 13, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: From Above
February 27, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Houses of Worship
February 13, 2013 Club Meeting No Meeting Church needs building for Ash Wednesday
January 23, 2013 ++ Club Competition Theme: Leading Lines
January 9, 2013 Club Meeting TBD