Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 portrait images you’ve taken with your camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend, but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Waldron Exhibit Drop-Off

2019 BPC Exhibit Drop-Off
Each print that has been accepted by the judges for the John Waldron Exhibit should be printed, matted, and framed .

Drop off prints at the John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St, Bloomington, IN. Click HERE for more complete information.

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Indianapolis Field Trip - Rescheduled

By: Bloomington Photography Club
Locations: Downtown Indianapolis, Newfields (Indy Museum of Art), and Crown Hill Cemetery
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Cost: Around $30.00
Who May Attend: You must be a paid member of the BPC to participate in this event.
This event was originally scheduled for March 30, then May 11 and was cancelled due to bad weather.

Itinerary:

9 AM – Leave for INDY from the Sam’s Club Lot on the West Side of Bloomington. We will park near the gas pumps. If you don’t wish to caravan, meet the group at 10:30 AM at the Morton Statue of the Indiana Statehouse/Capitol Building (200 W Washington St). The Morton Statue is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Market Street in Indianapolis.

  • Best Parking: 151 W Wabash. A surface lot (with just a ticket writer – bring cash) charging $10 for up to three hours. Other possibilities are Hilton at 120 W Market or 33 Capital but they are a much more expensive (hotel lots).

EVENT 1 - 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Historic Downtown Tour with guide. Meet the group at the Morton Statue (see above). Cost is $5 per person. The guide wants to cover all the material and that takes about 75 minutes. If you see a building of interest, feel free to photograph and catch up with the group later. Alternatively, take your own pictures of buildings and people and skip the tour.

  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM. Free time to photograph missed buildings or people opportunities. Then drive to Newfield’s – the Indianapolis Art Museum (4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis).

  • 12:30 PM. Arrive and park at Newfield’s. Pay the reduced entrance of $12 per person then meet in the café. You can either eat a quick lunch or take deep breaths to clear the brain, warm up and virtuously lose weight.

EVENT 2 - 1 PM – 2 PM. Docent presentation about the Gardens and Greenhouse Flowers. This is a public walking tour (BPC and the general public). Tripods may not be used in the Greenhouse but may be used anywhere on the museum grounds.

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Free time to photograph interesting opportunities and/or visit the museum and/or hit the café again!

EVENT 3 - 3:15 PM to 6 PM. Crown Hill Cemetery. Go from Newfield’s to 34th & Boulevard Place (South Gate of the Cemetery). Guided Tour from 3:30 – 5 PM ($10 per person / min $75 per group). Group has free time to photograph 5 – 6 PM. Note: South Gate closes at 5 PM, North Gate at 8 PM. So, be prepared to enter South and exit North Gates.

EVENT 4 - 6:30 PM. Dinner at Gray’s Brothers Cafeteria, 555 S Indiana St, Mooresville, IN 317-831-7234. After dinner, back home.

To reserve your place, please contact Howard Lodge, howard97home@gmail.com.

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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. (Landscape, Architecture, Wildlife, Nature) Meeting

Program: TBA

Photoshare:  Just a reminder that we’d like you to limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Please have them in a folder labeled LAWN-July-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.

Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Waldron Exhibit De-Installation

Artists pick up their art from the Waldron Arts Center. When you pick up your art, if you have not made an appointment to de-install with the gallery director, then Ivy Tech security staff must see at least one photo ID and feel confident that you are who you say you are. This is for your protection and that of the College. If you are sending a person, or persons, other than yourself to de-install you must let the gallery director know their names and their relationship to you in advance. They, too, must present photo ID to the satisfaction of staff. Ivy Tech will not ship art under any circumstances.

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip: Walt Sterneman will present “Camera Exposure Basics”.

Photoshare: Silhouette; Self Portrait; Found; Alphabet; One Shape.

Guidelines for photoshares: Up to eight (8) images per person. Please use these dimensions for your images:

For landscape orientation: 1400 pixels width.
For portrait orientation: 1050 pixels height.
The ppi doesn’t matter.
If you want the images shown in a particular order, rename so as to add numbers at the start of the file name, e.g., 01-IMG_567, 02-IMG_428.
Please put your images in a separate folder using this format: !BPCAug-YourName. The exclamation point serves to put the folder at the top of any other folders you may have on your flash drive, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 portrait images you’ve taken with your camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend, but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Aug
31
to Sep 1

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1,

Please sign up to spend a couple of hours booth-sitting at the club's booth in the Fourth St,. Festival. We will have a sign up sheet posted here soon. This is actually fun! 


Also, we will need prints (matted and preferably shrink-wrapped, but not framed, and definitely no glass) to display at the booth. Prints cannot be for sale (because we are listed as a community organization), but they attract viewers and often bring new members to the club. Prints should be delivered by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Paula Stapley will share her photography secrets.

Photoshare: Open Photo share; Different views; Photos of the same thing

Guidelines for Photoshares: Up to eight (8) images per person. Please use these dimensions for your images:

For landscape orientation: 1400 pixels width.
For portrait orientation: 1050 pixels height.
The ppi doesn’t matter.
If you want the images shown in a particular order, rename so as to add numbers at the start of the file name, e.g., 01-IMG_567, 02-IMG_428.
Please put your images in a separate folder using this format: !BPCOct-YourName. The exclamation point serves to put the folder at the top of any other folders you may have on your flash drive, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 portrait images you’ve taken with your camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend, but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip: TBA

Photoshare: Selective Color; White on White; Elements (Earth, Wind, Water, Fire).

Guidelines for Photoshares: Up to eight (8) images per person. Please use these dimensions for your images:

For landscape orientation: 1400 pixels width.
For portrait orientation: 1050 pixels height.
The ppi doesn’t matter.
If you want the images shown in a particular order, rename so as to add numbers at the start of the file name, e.g., 01-IMG_567, 02-IMG_428.
Please put your images in a separate folder using this format: !BPCNov-YourName. The exclamation point serves to put the folder at the top of any other folders you may have on your flash drive, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

ANNUAL BPC PLANNING MEETING

This is the Annual Planning Meeting where the club's entire calendar of events for the coming year is determined. Photoshare topics, speakers, field trips, tech tips, exhibits, and more are proposed, discussed, and selected.

All club members are welcome! Everyone's input is important, and we would love to hear your suggestions. However, if you cannot attend, please send your ideas to Kip May: kipmay@sbcglobal.net
Kip May's Studio, 141 N. Adams St. (off W. 5th St. near Kleindorfers Hardware).

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Jun
13
1:00 PM13:00

Point n Shoot and Portrait Focus Groups Field Trip to Indiana Limestone Symposium

On June 13th I will lead a small group of photographers on a mini field trip.  For the last several years I have taken photographs of the Indiana Limestone Symposium and this year one of the Symposium’s organizers, Amy Brier, has contacted me with an invitation to attend their Open House on Thursday, June 13th 1:00-4:00 pm. 

This is an annual event that brings in stone carvers from across the USA and even from other countries to make stone carvings from southern Indiana limestone which has become legendary around the world.  There is no money involved for photographers but the organizers are seeking images to use on their Facebook page and for their promotional purposes of the event.  This is an opportunity to photograph interesting men and women who are true crafts persons and artists in stone carving. 

Please consider joining me Thursday, June 13th from 1:00-4:00 at the Bybee Stone Quarry in Ellettsville, Indiana where the Limestone Symposium is held each year.  I am inviting members of the Point and Shoot Focus Group and the Portrait Focus Group to consider showing up and providing the symposium with a few of your favorite photographs.  Although I’m inviting both of my Focus Groups anyone in the BPC would be welcome to attend.

If you are interested you can either meet me at 1:00 at the Bybee Stone Quarry or if persons wanting to attend wish to car pool, you may show up at 12:30 pm at Kip May Photography studio, 141 N. Adams Street, and we can car pool and caravan.

Please RSVP kipmay@sbcglobal.net or 812-345-0142 so I can plan accordingly if you wish to attend.

Thank you.
Kip May

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Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. (Landscape, Architecture, Wildlife, Nature) Meeting

Program: Dick Darling will present a travelogue on Scotland photography.

Tech Tip: Raouf Bishay will give a Tech Tip on Photopills which is an app for assessing the location of the Milky Way and the best time for viewing it. 

Photoshare:  Just a reminder that we’d like you to limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Please have them in a folder labeled LAWN-June-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.

Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Waldron Image Submission for Jury

2019 BPC Waldron Digital Image Submission

Our Bloomington Photography Club exhibit will again be held at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, during the month of July.

Submission of digital images will take place Wednesday, May 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Club’s regular meeting room at the First Presbyterian Church.

You may submit up to four digital images on a flash drive or cd. Entry fee is $2.00 per image, and you must be a paid BPC member to submit. Click HERE for more complete information.

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. (Landscape, Architecture, Wildlife, Nature) Meeting

Program: Geoff Conrad will do a travelogue on his trip to South Africa.

Tech Tip: Zolt Levay will demonstrate the Pluto-Trigger which is a device that aids in the release mode for the camera. 

Photoshare:  Just a reminder that we’d like you to limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Please have them in a folder labeled LAWN-May-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.

Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Indianapolis Field Trip

By: Bloomington Photography Club
Locations: Downtown Indianapolis, Newfields (Indy Museum of Art), and Crown Hill Cemetery
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cost: $20.00
Who May Attend: You must be a paid member of the BPC to participate in this event.
This event was originally scheduled for March 30 and was cancelled due to bad weather.

Itinerary:

8 AM – Leave for INDY from the Sam’s Club Lot on the West Side of Bloomington. We will park near the gas pumps. If you don’t wish to caravan, meet the group at 9:30 AM at the Morton Statue of the Indiana Statehouse/Capitol Building (200 W Washington St). The Morton Statue is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Market Street in Indianapolis.

Best Parking: 151 W Wabash. A surface lot (with just a ticket writer – bring cash) charging $10 for up to three hours. Other possibilities are Hilton at 120 W Market or 33 Capital but they are a much more expensive (hotel lots).

EVENT 1 - 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. Historic Downtown Tour with guide. Meet the group at the Morton Statue (see above). Cost is $5 per person. The guide wants to cover all the material and that takes about 75 minutes. If you see a building of interest, feel free to photograph and catch up with the group later. Alternatively, take your own pictures of buildings and people and skip the tour.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Free time to photograph missed buildings or people opportunities. Then drive to Newfields – the Indianapolis Art Museum (4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis).

11:30 AM. Arrive and park at Newfields. Pay the reduced entrance of $15 per person then meet in the café. You can either eat a quick lunch or take deep breaths to clear the brain, warm up and virtuously lose weight.

EVENT 2 - 12 PM – 1 PM. Docent presentation about the Gardens and Greenhouse Flowers. This is a walking tour in the Greenhouse (1/4 hr.) and Gardens (3/4 hr.). Tripods may not be used in the Greenhouse but may be used anywhere on the museum grounds.

1 PM – 3:00 PM. Free time to photograph interesting opportunities and/or visit the museum and/or hit the café again!

EVENT 3 - 3:15 PM to 6 PM. Crown Hill Cemetery. Go from Newfields to 34th & Boulevard Place (South Gate of the Cemetery). Guided Tour from 3:30 – 5 PM ($10 per person / min $75 per group). Group has free time to photograph 5 – 6 PM. Note: South Gate closes at 5 PM, North Gate at 8 PM. So, be prepared to enter South and exit North Gates.

EVENT 4 - 6:30 PM.  Dinner at Gray’s Brothers Cafeteria, 555 S Indiana St, Mooresville, IN  317-831-7234. After dinner, back home.

To reserve your place, please contact Howard Lodge, howard97home@gmail.com.

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May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Macro Field Trip: Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Meet at the old K-Mart West parking lot on West 3rd St., behind The Outback. We will head south on I69. Azalea Park is at 1502 N. County Rd. 825 W, Hazleton, IN--near Princeton and not far from Petersburg. The drive should take about an hour. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person. Tripods are okay to use as long as we stay out of the way of people walking on the paths. For more information, see http://azaleapatharboretum.org/home  Lots of flowers, sculptures, nature trails, etc. If you wish to carpool, please contact Juliet at jstarkfrey@comcast.net 

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend, but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 portrait images you’ve taken with your camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show! 
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Macro Focus Group Field Trip

  • Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Macro Focus Group Field Trip: Garfield Park Conservatory (Indianapolis) Annual Orchid Show
To carpool, meet at the back of the Kroger parking lot on N. Kinser Pike, It takes about an hour to get to Garfield Park, which is at 2505 Conservatory Drive. The annual orchid show is a wonderful photo opportunity. Many of the orchids are displayed against a black backdrop, which, along with the extraordinary colors and shapes, makes for dramatic photographs. Entry fee is $4.00 per person. Tripods are not allowed in the conservatory. We'll have lunch afterward, or if you prefer and the weather is good, a picnic lunch in the garden outside the conservatory is a possibility. If you plan to go, please email Juliet Frey at jstarkfrey@comcast.net  


Nola Donley:  812-876-1095
Juliet Frey:  jstarkfrey@comcast.net

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. (Landscape, Architecture, Wildlife, Nature) Meeting

Program: Richard Darling will do a travelogue on his trip to Alaska and his shots from a biplane.

Tech Tip: Walt Sterneman will demonstrate a Platypod, ultra lightweight and ultra small tripod. He uses it for hiking long distances and in the mountains.

Photoshare:  Just a reminder that we’d like you to limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Please have them in a folder labeled LAWN-April-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.

Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip: Kevin MacDowell from the Monroe County Public Library will review the technology that is available to photographers.

Photoshare: High/Low; or Aerial Perspective; or Linear Perspective; or Things That Fly

Guidelines for photoshares: Up to eight (8) images per person. Please use these dimensions for your images:

For landscape orientation: 1400 pixels width.
For portrait orientation: 1050 pixels height.
The ppi doesn’t matter.
If you want the images shown in a particular order, rename so as to add numbers at the start of the file name, e.g., 01-IMG_567, 02-IMG_428.
Please put your images in a separate folder using this format: !BPCApril-YourName. The exclamation point serves to put the folder at the top of any other folders you may have on your flash drive, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. (Landscape, Architecture, Wildlife, Nature) Meeting

Tech Tip: Walt Sterneman will give a short demonstration of On1Photo Raw 2019. This is an image processing software that does everything that both Lightroom and Photoshop do, plus more.

Program: Gary Zakian will present a travelogue on his trip to Seattle.

PhotoShare: Just a reminder that we’d like you to limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Please have them in a folder labeled LAWN-Mar-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.


Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend, but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show!  If you have not renewed your club membership for the current year, please fill out the membership form on the club website at http://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/how-to-join/ and pay your membership dues at the next monthly meeting.
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so if the lot is full when you arrive, you can find street parking just east of the studio on 6th and 7th streets. This meeting will be a photo share so each person may bring up to 10 portrait images you’ve taken with your camera that you wish to share with the group. Bring your images on a USB drive and be prepared to share a little about each image you bring. If you wish to attend but do not have any images to share at this time, that is perfectly fine as well….just enjoy the show!  If you have not renewed your club membership for the current year, please fill out the membership form on the club website at http://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/how-to-join/ and pay your membership dues at the next monthly meeting.
I hope to see you then. 
Kip
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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