Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups, otherwise referred to as SIGs, are member groups that share common photography interests. The groups focus on a variety of topics to improve skills such as: using cameras, post-processing software, and ways to improve and present images.

SIGs are independent and meet with the guidance of a “Program Facilitator” whose job is to schedule meetings and generally lead the topic of the day. Each member is encouraged to actively participate in the monthly meeting’s topic. The principle purpose of any SIG is to function as an information exchange forum for a wide variety of photographic interests and experiences.

For new members, the SIGs are an excellent way to become acquainted with other Club members who have similar interests while at the same time learning more about photography. SIGs offer a comfortable environment with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people. The SIGs are member-driven activities based on common interests. Join one and experience an in-depth look into the world of photography.

Upcoming SIGs

    • September 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • September 05, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 

    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.

    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.

    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.

    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.

    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    September                      In the Grass

    October                           Abstract image

    November                       Straight

    December                       Store Window

    January                           Natural Light

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion



    • September 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.

    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.

    • September 12, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • September 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • September 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • October 03, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    October                           Abstract image

    November                       Straight

    December                       Store Window

    January                           Natural Light

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • October 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • October 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • October 10, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • October 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • October 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • October 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • October 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • October 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • October 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio - Village Center

    A new Travel Photography SIG is forming, coordinated by Shel Wecker.  Shel has requested that you contact him at smwecker1@gmail.com if you are interested, especially if you have a travel photography topic that you would be willing to present to the group.

    The first meeting of the SIG is October 30 at 7PM.

    • November 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • November 07, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    November                       Straight

    December                       Store Window

    January                           Natural Light

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • November 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • November 14, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • November 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • November 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • November 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • November 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • November 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • December 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • December 05, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    December                       Store Window

    January                           Natural Light

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • December 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • December 12, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • December 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • December 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • December 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • December 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • December 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • January 02, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    January                           Natural Light

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • January 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • January 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • January 09, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • January 15, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • January 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • January 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • January 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • January 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • February 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • February 06, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    February                         Two Things

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • February 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • February 13, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • February 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • February 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • February 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • February 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • February 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • March 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • March 05, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    March                              Hanging Around

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • March 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • March 12, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • March 17, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • March 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • March 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.


    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • March 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • March 26, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • April 02, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    April                                 Street Scene

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • April 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • April 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • April 09, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • April 15, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • April 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    ProShow: The ProShow SIG is an interest group that focuses on presentation software used to develop slide shows that are of near professional quality.  Programs used by members are an entry level program (ProShow Gold) and the advanced application, ProShow Producer.  A variety of topics are part of every meeting.  Items include slide show enhancements such as appropriate music, timed and stylized transitions from slide to slide as well as creating title slides, and captions.  Other available actions that make a so-so slide show into something quite extraordinary are frequent topics.  Members provide examples of their work for the group to view, critique, and enjoy.  This is a fun group that delights in the creative side of photographic display and production.

    ProShow, Meets 3rd Thursdays @ 10 A.M.- 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • April 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • April 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • April 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


    • May 04, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Studio Lighting: The Studio Lighting SIG is devoted to demonstrating how to use light in a studio setting to creatively enhance portrait and still life photographs. This is an interactive hands-on group in which members are able to use various studio lighting techniques, backgrounds and equipment similar to those used in a professional photographer’s studio. Within this group are members who have considerable experience in lighting applications as applied to fixed location photography.

    Please contact a facilitator if you have a specific project you would like to photograph during the meeting?

    Studio Lighting, Meets 1st Monday @ 1-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: /




    • May 07, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    The Creative Eye: Composition and learning how to look at a subject of interest from different points of view is a necessity for producing interesting and different photographs. 


    "The Creative Eye" goal is to learn how to "see the world around us" in a photographically creative way. Some of us have a natural ability to take what we see with our eyes and mental filters, and get the camera to ‘see’ in that similar way. Others have to work at it. This is not a lecture series; rather the sharing of images with a common theme that we will take, bring back, and share with each other. We will have different 'projects' each month that we hope will train our eyes.


    From simple topics like 'Starts with T' to more challenging ones such as 'Surprise' or 'Explore,' the variety of subjects is a constant brain teaser. Not only does the routine test imagination and creativity, it also provides an opportunity to try out a variety of camera settings and photography techniques.


    It is refreshing that this is NOT a competition; there are no rules, no winners or losers. It's a challenge that is entirely personal.


    The Creative Eye, Meets 1st Thursday @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Meets September - May.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    May                                 Vehicles in Motion




    • May 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Seekers and Sojourners: Seekers and Sojourners is designed for Intermediate photographers relatively comfortable with their cameras and with basic photographic terminology. Meetings focus on members expanding their curiosity about the art of photography by creating, sharing and discussing images. Short excursions/sojourns now and then provide opportunities to exercise skills as a small group and compare results at the next SIG gathering.


    Seekers and Sojourners , Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 1 - 3 P.M,


    Facilitator:


    Last meeting in May, will resume in September.


    • May 14, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd: Users of all models of Micro 4/3rd cameras are welcome to participate in a variety of discussions and hands-on learning experiences regarding function and operation of their respective camera models, lenses and accessories. The format is non-structured with wide and free ranging exchange of information regarding Micro 4/3rd equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.

    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.

    Please contact Larry if you have a specific topic or question you would like to discuss during the meeting?

    The Micro 4/3rd SIG meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Meeting monthly from September - May

    Facilitator:   

    • May 19, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that uses iPad apps to enhance your pictures. The meeting agendas include: getting to know your iPAD, how to import photographs into the iPAD, and how to use various apps to enhance your images. The following iPAD apps are suggested to take advantage of editing/enhancing your pictures . “Touch/Retouch”, “Union” and "Snapseed" can be purchased in the App Store.

    iPAD , Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 1-3 P.M.,

    Facilitator:  and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • May 20, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    Getting the Most From Your Digital Images: For those photographers who wish to improve the quality of their images, this is the perfect forum. You are encouraged to bring one to three images on a flash drive for review and discussion. Images should be in JPEG format. It is recommended that they be the same resolution as used for the member slide show, 1400 x 1050 pixels. These should be images which you would like suggestions for improving and that you would then consider sharing with others.

    Please understand that the suggestions given are only the opinion of those making them. Considering the opinion of others is always valuable but the final decision is that of the photographer. These sessions also tend to lead to discussions of techniques to improve our images which is also of value to those participating.

    The facilitators may also provide some images from recent competitions to discuss why they did well.

    This SIG Meets 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

    Facilitator:  and




    • May 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Wildlife: Here, wildlife photography is the principle area of interest and how to capture images in digital form. This group is non-structured and topics vary widely from meeting to meeting. Discussions center on how to take interesting images of various birds, mammals and creatures that are part of our everyday lives, travels and experiences. Presentations of the type of camera equipment one might need for wildlife photography are a frequent topic of discussion as well as methods needed to capture animal subjects in situations that allow for quality imaging. At each session, members with selections of photographs they have taken, are presented and discussed with regard to how and when they were taken, any specific information regarding camera settings and how the image might be improved.

    Wildlife, Meets 4th Thursday @ 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.,

    Facilitator:

    Meets September - May.


    • May 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Mirrorless Cameras: For those who have purchased one of the Sony mirrorless cameras, this SIG will be entirely devoted to your needs. Participants will cover various operating characteristics and advantages of this new entrant into the camera world. The principle group meeting format will be information exchange and experiences with their cameras.

    Mirrorless Cameras, Meets 4th Thursday @ 1 - 3 P.M,

    Facilitator:

    Last meeting in April, resumes in October.


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