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

Guest Speaker: Marc Morris, Tamron Rocky Mountain Division Manager

The Science of Today’s Optics - A discussion on Modern Lens Design.

We’ll be talking about how the demands of digital changed photographic lens design and, further, how today’s high resolution sensors continue that paradigm shift. We’ll go over autofocus and its foibles, stabilization and its importance, how to read MTF charts at a glance (further enabling understanding such sites as DxO and Olaf) while also putting those charts in their place when considering a lens’s actual use in the real world. Bokeh, crop factor equivalence, 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.

All the glass will available for people to play with and questions are totally welcome!