Monthly Club Meeting Schedule & Information

Meeting Location and Time

All meetings begin at 6:30 PM and are held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 9th and Francis Street, Longmont, CO.  Free parking.

January 8th, 2018

Opening Activity: Mark Rochkind - Ansel Adams - Manzanar War and Relocation Center, the Japanese internment camp in World War 2

Guest Speaker: Michael Lohr - Infrared Photography  

Show and Tell Categories

--  Special Topic:  Hobbies!

--  Challenge Topic: Snowscapes

--  Creative : Think outside the lens

--  Open Category

February 5th, 2018

Opening Activity:  "What's in YOUR camera bag?

Guest Speaker: Kenneth Wajda will talk about Urban Photography

Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  Picture of a Picture

--  Challenge Topic:  Macros

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens 

--  Open Category

March 5th, 2018

Guest Speaker: John Kieffer: "Beyond Nature"  Concepts for quickly improving your nature photography but evolving into adding man-made objects and ultimately, people. 

Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  The Color Green

--  Challenge Topic:  A Low Angle

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens  

--  Open Category

April 2nd, 2018

Guest Speaker: Josh Hardin, Photo Editor for Colorado Life Magazine: How to Shoot for a Magazine Cover

Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  Motion

--  Challenge Topic: Emotion 

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens

--  Open Category

May 7th, 2018

Guest Speaker: Ed MacKerrow: Salmon Seekers -- Coastal Alaskan Bears and  Wildlife

Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  From a Distance

--  Challenge Topic: Upside Down

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens

--  Open Category

June 2nd, 2018: Year End Competition and Awards Potluck Dinner [5-8PM]

This is the time to enjoy some great food and great friends.  We will start the meeting with our potluck (bring a great dish!!).  

Dinner begins at 5:00 pm.  After enjoying our dinner, we will see all the photos submitted by members and celebrate the winners of each category. 

Please click below and also see our SVPS Facebook page for more info.

Sept. 10th, 2018

Opening Activity: On-site Scavenger Hunt! 

PLEASE BRING A CAMERA TO OUR SEPT. 10TH MEETING!  It can be your cell phone camera or whatever you want to use.  We will be having a fun, on-site scavenger hunt.  You will get a list when you arrive and have 30 minutes to take your shots around the premises and then we'll share the results at a future meeting.

Guest Speaker Cary Wolfson: iPhoneography

Cary will give us a review of a few of his favorite apps, which would include Brushstroke, Distressed FX, Stackables, AvgCamPro and iColorama. You can bring your phone and follow along using Cary’s go-to, all-purpose app, the free and awesome Snapseed, which is also available for Android.

There will be no Show & Tell on Sept. 10th

October 1st, 2018

Guest Speaker Marc Morris: Science of Today's Optics


Tamron Lens Rep Marc Morris will present a discussion on modern lens design. He’ll illustrate how the demands of digital changed photographic lens design and, further, how today’s high-resolution sensors continue that paradigm shift. He’ll cover autofocus, stabilization and its importance, how to read MTF charts at a glance, Bokeh, crop factor equivalence and transmission. “The hope is that you’ll have a better understanding of lenses not just as angles of coverage and depth of field but also as crafted tools in and of themselves… and how that craft can affect the nuance of your work,” Marc explained.

Show & Tell: 

* Special Topic: What is it? 

* Challenge Topic: Harvest

* Open Category

* Creative Category