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

    • August 23, 2018
    • 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.


    • September 03, 2018
    • 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: /




    • September 05, 2018
    • 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    September, 2018             Repetition

    October, 2018                  Old

    November, 2018              Rocks, Stones or Pebbles

    December, 2018              Thing that no longer works

    January, 2019                   L is for. . .

    February, 2019                 Interiors

    March, 2019                     In a Tree

    April, 2019                       What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                        Small and/or Fluffy




    • September 12, 2018
    • 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.


    • September 13, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • September 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • September 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • September 27, 2018
    • 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.


    • September 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • October 01, 2018
    • 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 03, 2018
    • 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    October, 2018                 Old

    November, 2018             Rocks, Stones or Pebbles

    December, 2018             Thing that no longer works

    January, 2019                  L is for. . .

    February, 2019                Interiors

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • October 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • October 10, 2018
    • 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 11, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • October 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • October 16, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • October 18, 2018
    • 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 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • October 25, 2018
    • 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 25, 2018
    • 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 25, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • November 01, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • November 05, 2018
    • 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, 2018
    • 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    November, 2018             Rocks, Stones or Pebbles

    December, 2018             Thing that no longer works

    January, 2019                  L is for. . .

    February, 2019                Interiors

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • November 08, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • November 14, 2018
    • 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 15, 2018
    • 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 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • November 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • November 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • December 03, 2018
    • 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, 2018
    • 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    December, 2018             Thing that no longer works

    January, 2019                  L is for. . .

    February, 2019                Interiors

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • December 06, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • December 12, 2018
    • 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 13, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • December 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • December 18, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • December 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • December 27, 2018
    • 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 27, 2018
    • 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 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • January 02, 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    January, 2019                  L is for. . .

    February, 2019                Interiors

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • January 03, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • January 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.


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

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


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

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • January 15, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • January 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.


    • January 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.


    • January 24, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • January 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • February 06, 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    February, 2019                Interiors

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • February 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • February 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.


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

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


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

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • February 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • February 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • February 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.


    • February 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.


    • February 28, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • March 06, 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    March, 2019                    In a Tree

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • March 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • March 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.


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

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • March 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • March 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • March 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • March 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.


    • March 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.


    • March 28, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • April 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • April 10, 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.


    • April 10, 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    April, 2019                      What’s Cooking

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • April 11, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Continues through the summer.


    • April 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • April 16, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    The Basics: This SIG is intended for those new to digital photography. Discussion will include basic workflow, composition considerations, simple editing using free software, how to prepare images for SIG reviews and the club's monthly slideshow. There will also be optional local photo shoots to apply skills discussed.


    The Basics, Meets 3rd Tuesday @ 3-5 P.M.:


    Facilitator: 


    Last meeting in April with return to schedule in October.


    • April 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

    • April 25, 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.


    • April 25, 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.


    • April 25, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • May 01, 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 Wednesdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley /Howard Lonn,

    Last Meeting in May with return to schedule in September.


    Month                             Topic/Challenge

    May, 2019                       Small and/or Fluffy




    • May 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Creative Editing Techniques: Learn to use the tools of editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements, Affinity Photo and Topaz filters to add a touch of creativity and extra bang to your photos by joining us the first Thursday of each month for a session in instruction and class interaction using the software to enhance photos.


    Creative Editing Techniques:, Meets 1st Thursday @ 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., October - May


    Facilitator: Dik Salsbury


    • May 08, 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.


    • May 09, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Canon DSLR: Users of all models of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) 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 Canon equipment and newly available upgrades or innovations.


    Members with other brands of cameras are welcome to participate.


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


    Canon DSLR, Meets 2nd Thursdays @ 3-5 P.M.,

    Facilitator: Mel Whaley , Alternate: Dan Jacob

    Meets September - May.


    • May 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio

    The iPAD SIG is a working group that discusses a variety of iPAD uses, applications and how they work with regard to image capture, editing and sharing. 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 a range of importing and editing software. "Photogene", "Handy Photo" and "Snapseed" are recommended and can be purchased from the Apple App Store for a nominal cost.


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

    Facilitator: and 

    Continues through the summer.



    • May 23, 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.


    • May 23, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio

    Landscape: Members of the Landscape SIG are a very active group with a basic interest in landscape photography. Participants discuss a variety of elements associated with producing great landscape images, from sweeping vistas to expansive shorelines, and all manner of visually appealing natural venues. Discussions include various how-to solutions related to landscape photography, equipment, in addition to methods for post-processing images. Voluntary “Home Work” is frequently used as a tool to encourage members to consider what they need to do to enhance their photographic skills.


    Landscape, Meets 4th Thursday @ 3 – 5 P.M.,


    Facilitator:


    • May 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Club Studio
    • 45

    Micro 4/3rd


    The Micro 4/3rd SIG, Meets 4th Monday @ 1-3 P.M.,


    Meeting monthly from September - May


    Facilitator: 

 

 

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