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


Speaker: Michael Lohr - Infrared Photography  


Show and Tell Categories

--  Special Topic:  Hobbies!

--  Challenge Topic: Snowscapes

--  Open: Show us your best work

--   Creative :  Think outside the lens! 


February 5th, 2018

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


Speaker: Kenneth Wajda will talk about Urban Photography


Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  Picture of a Picture

--  Challenge Topic:  Macros

--  Open: Show us your best work

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens! 


March 5th, 2018

Opening Activity:  TBD


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

--  Open: Show us your best work

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens!  

April 2nd, 2018

Opening Activity: TBD


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 

--  Open: Show us your best work

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens! TBD

May 7th, 2018

Opening Activity: TBD


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


Show and Tell

--  Special Topic:  From a Distance

--  Challenge Topic: Upside Down

--  Open: Show us your best work

--  Creative :  Think outside the lens!

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

Guest Speaker Cary Wolfson: iPhoneography

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.

October 1st. 2018

SCAVENGER HUNT

 

2018 SVPS Scavenger Hunt: Back to Basics

Rules: Photos must be taken between May 1 - Aug 31st

Each participant must enter 1 photo in each of 5 categories to be considered by the judges.

Categories:

1. Depth of field:  Demonstrate the use of aperture to control depth of field. It should be obvious to the judges that you chose either a shallow or deep depth of field to enhance the subject of your image. Focus stacking is also acceptable.

2. Capture motion: Demonstrate the use of shutter speed to control motion. It should be obvious to the judges that you chose a shutter speed to either freeze or blur motion to enhance your image. Use of flash / artificial lighting to capture motion also acceptable.

3: Rule of thirds: Demonstrate the rule of thirds in your image. It should be obvious to the judges that you composed (or cropped) your image based on the rule of thirds.

4: Leading Lines: Demonstrate the use of leading lines. It should be obvious to the judges that you composed your image using leading lines to enhance the subject.

5: Creative: Demonstrate the use of in camera or post-processing effects to show off your creative side. It should be obvious to the judges that you used either in camera techniques or post processing tools to creatively enhance your image.