9:30 pm21:30

BPC Field Trip Solsberry Sculpture Gardens

Noon - Midnight (any portion thereof!) 
6764 N Tree Farm Rd, Solsberry, IN
Each year the owner, Jerry Masse, hosts a special public event in which artists pour iron from furnaces to create sculptures. The pour begins around sunset. Come earlier and wonder the woodland trails which feature sculptures by artists from around the world.


July 30th — 7th Annual Fire @ Night

This is the last chance of the summer to make your very own cast iron relief sculpture! Make sure you arrive early so you have plenty of time to work on your scratch block masterpiece. Music to entertain you during the day will be provided by “Totally Tunes DJ”, plus food will be available. Hang out and talk to artists from all over the country as well as from the United Kingdom. Ask these cast iron masters for any helpful hints for your own work of art. They are very willing to help you create a masterpiece! Scratch blocks are available for $20 each.

The Foundry Crew will start pouring iron as the sun sets, this makes a spectacular viewing event! See the 3000˚ glowing molten iron poured into your scratch blocks right alongside the huge sand molds made by the Cast Iron Workshop participants who have been working hard on their molds all month. This is an event you don’t want to miss!


10:00 am10:00

Macro Group Outing University Lake on IU Campus

  • University Lake

University Lake on IU Campus.

The lake was originally intended as a means of backup water distribution to the IU campus in 1911. At that time, water shortages forced the City of Bloomington to cancel their water contract with IU, compelling the university to create its own freshwater reservoirs. The dam was built in 1911 and made larger over time as the university wanted to increase its carrying capacity.

The dam and lake exist to this day on 16 acres and primarily serve as drainage for the IU Golf Course and surrounding forest as well as an educational center for students. The site of the former pump station still exists as a foundation, though few ruins from former structures remain.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.

1:30 pm13:30

Macro Group Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Ellettsville Branch

Photo Share/Focus Group Dec. Presentation/ 2018 planning.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.

7:00 pm19:00

June Meeting

  • First Presbyterian Church

Photoshare: Boats, reflections, water.
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 flashdrive/cd, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

6:00 pm18:00

Jurying for the BPC Annual Waldron Exhibit

  • First Presbyterian Church

Drop off of images 6:00-7:00; jurying 7:00-9:00; pick up of images. 

Works must be submitted unframed.
Maximum number of submissions per club member: 3.
Entry fee for jurying: $2 per image.
Maximum size (not including frame): 700 square inches (examples: 26x26, 20x35, 15x45)
Eligibility of images for submission: Must be original works by the artist that have not have been previously shown at SoFA/Grunwald, gallery406, or elsewhere in a club-sponsored exhibit.
All entrants must be club members with 2017 dues paid.

7:00 pm19:00

May Meeting

Tech Tip: The Trade-offs of F-stops, ISO, and Shutter Speed.
Photo Share: A Different Perspective. Shoot high Low or from a unique perspective.





The subject of all monthly programs may change without notice. 

1:30 pm13:30

Sports & Action Focus Group Meeting

  • Ellettsville Branch, Monroe County Public Library

We will have a photo share/critique, so please bring about 8 pictures on a flash drive. We will also have a brief discussion about techniques for taking fast action shots. Also, bring some ideas as to where we might go to get other sports/action photos.

9:15 am09:15

Macro Focus Group Wildflower Outing

  • McCormick's Creek State Park

Please join us for the first Macro group outing of the year to McCormick's Creek State Park. 
If you are leaving from Bloomington and would like to carpool, meet at the Marsh Grocery store parking lot on Kinser Pike at 9:15 a.m.
If leaving from the Ellettsville area, meet at People's State Bank (at the stoplight at 46/Hartstraight Rd.), at 9:30 a.m.
The park charges an entrance fee of $7, unless you have a yearly pass.
In the park, we will meet at the Nature Center and hike around that area, then on to other spots that may have spring flowers.
Lunch at the Inn, then more photographing.
Cell phones for the day:
Nola Donley, 812-322-0811
Juliet Frey, 812-369-8919

7:45 am07:45

Chesterfield Spirit Camp

  • Chesterfield Spirit Camp

Meet at the westside Bed, Bath, and Beyond parking lot; 8:00 a.m., leave for Chesterfield. Driving time is about 1 hr. 45 min., but of course there may be delays because of the I-69 construction. We will spend about 2 1/2 hours at the Chesterfield Spirit Camp, including a 30-minute museum tour, then head for lunch at 1:00 at Sahm's Restaurant in Pendleton. On the way to Pendleton, we'll make a brief stop at the round barn in Anderson.The afternoon will be "on your own." Some options are Pendleton Falls State Park (Pendleton), Mounds State Park (Anderson), West Maplewood Cemetery (200 College Drive, Anderson), and the 1905 round barn east of Frankton, IN (735 SR128 E, Lafayette Township, Madison County--5.2 miles from jct with RR tracks in Frankton).
For information about the Spirit Camp, see https://www.indianalandmarks.org/endangered-property/camp-chesterfield/ and also https://youtu.be/_lyfKkHV5zM
Questions? Contact Teri Youngman at tystudio2@gmail.com

7:00 pm19:00

April Meeting

  • First Presbyterian Church

Speaker: Club member Tom Duffy will speak on “How images are selected by jurors.”




The subject of all monthly programs may change without notice. 

1:30 pm13:30

Macro Focus Group Hodge Podge Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Ellettsville Branch

Bring items from home that have interesting shapes, colors, textures, etc. that would be fun to photography up close.  We will share these items and come up with unique shots.  Also, if you have any tech tips for macro photography, now will be a good time to share them.  Let me know if you want to share tips.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.

Macro Group Page

12:00 pm12:00

Sports/Action Focus Group Outing

  • IU Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

Sports/Action Focus Group Outing: IU Women's Basketball game vs. Northwestern
Media passes will be available to participants, enabling access to end-zone floor-level positions. Note: Everyone who wants to attend must respond to Carol Nelson by February 4 at wncn66@bluemarble.net For the game, participants are to bring a photo ID and report to the North Entrance Ticket Office to pick up the media pass, which includes free admission. The group will then meet on the north side of the gym at 11:30.