Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Macro Focus Group Field Trip: Brown County Adventure

Saturday, August 18 (or rain date Sunday, August 19), 9:30 a.m.
Meet in the K-Mart parking lot near Bloomingfoods on East 3rd St.
We'll go first to D&J Farm Equipment, near Gnaw Bone on the right side of Route 46 (heading towards Columbus), where there is lots of rust and old equipment that has been interesting to photograph in the past.
Then on to The Farmhouse, 5171 Beanblossom Road, north of Nashville; we can have lunch there and photograph the greenhouses, gardens, and sculptures.
The Farmhouse asks for reservations, so if you plan to go, please notify Nola Donley (donley.dn@comcast.net) by Wednesday, August 15.

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Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Film Users Group FUG Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Room 2A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This meeting will feature our first photoshare. Please note: All images for sharing must originate from film and not from a digital source. You may bring prints or digital images for projection. Prints may be a traditional silver gelatin or another photographic printing processes. For images to be projected, please bring them on a thumb drive. 

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

BPC Lightroom Workshop Day 1

  • Monroe County Public Library Room 2A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be a two-day workshop. Day one will cover beginning workflow strategies and philosophies. Day two will cover more advanced techniques. One does not have to attend both sessions. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. While you do not have to be a member of the Bloomington Photography Club to attend members will be given first priority. While not required it is strongly suggested that you bring your own laptop with a copy of Adobe Lightroom installed. A free seven day trial of Lightroom is available.

  • Saturday, October 6 1:00pm-4:30pm Workshop. 4:30pm-6:00. Further discussion and questions. 
  • Saturday, October 13 1:00pm-4:00pm Workshop. 4:00pm-5:00. Further discussion and questions. 
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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

BPC Lightroom Workshop Day 2

  • Monroe County Public Library Room 2A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be a two-day workshop. Day one will cover beginning workflow strategies and philosophies. Day two will cover more advanced techniques. One does not have to attend both sessions. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. While you do not have to be a member of the Bloomington Photography Club to attend members will be given first priority. While not required it is strongly suggested that you bring your own laptop with a copy of Adobe Lightroom installed. A free seven day trial of Lightroom is available.

  • Saturday, October 6 1:00pm-4:30pm Workshop. 4:30pm-6:00. Further discussion and questions. 
  • Saturday, October 13 1:00pm-4:00pm Workshop. 4:00pm-5:00. Further discussion and questions. 
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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

The parking lot only has 6 spaces so some of you will need to park on the street.  There is plenty of nearby parking on West 6th St.This meeting will be a photo share.  Please bring a USB drive with up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera and be ready for a fun evening. 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 2018, please fill out the membership form on the club website athttp://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/ and pay your membership dues at the next monthly meeting.
I hope to see you then. 
Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library, Rm 1B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photoshare. A reminder: Please limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Also, please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side and put them in a folder labeled LAWN-Aug-[Your last name]. Thanks!

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

 

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    Aug
    13
    7:00 PM19:00

    Point & Shoot Focus Group Meeting

    The parking lot only has 6 spaces so some of you will need to park on the street.  There is plenty of nearby parking on West 6th St.This meeting will be a photo share.  Please bring a USB drive with up to 10 images you’ve taken with your Point and Shoot camera and be ready for a fun evening. 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 2018, please fill out the membership form on the club website athttp://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/ and pay your membership dues at the next monthly meeting.
    I hope to see you then. 
    Call me at 812-345-0142 if you have any questions.

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    Aug
    11
    8:00 AM08:00

    Field Trip to Skinner Farm Museum & Village

    Saturday, Aug, 11 Skinner Farm.  See http://skinnervillage.eshire.net/index.html

    Directions:
    Located 5 miles South of I-74, in Vermillion county, Indiana, near Perrysville. To get there from I-74, proceed south on SR63 to SR32, turn west and go 3 miles to village entrance. Can also be found 4 miles west of Perrysville, on SR32.

    The Kroger store where we will meet is on North Kinser Pike. It's the former Marsh store. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, in the north section of the Kroger parking lot near Subway.  

    Skinner Farm and Museum Village is at 1850 West SR 32, Perrysville, IN 47474. It's about a two-hour drive from Bloomington, and this will be an all-day event. The museum has a collection of log cabins re-located to the farm. The buildings are stuffed with old steam tractors, cars, trucks, and a covered wagon. You will also find an eclectic mix of goods such as an old switch board, many cast-iron potbelly stoves, a wall of letter press plates, and much more. Every building and every direction you turn holds a great variety of unique items. Outdoors there are cows, horned sheep, and peacocks.

    This a large area and there are not many visitors, so hopefully no one will interfere with shooting. The owners are very proud of their property and of the history that they have saved from destruction. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their efforts and have a love of the history as well.

    There is no charge per se, but members in the past have made donations of $10.00 or more. We will take a break for lunch at the Covered Bridge Restaurant (5787 N. Main St., Cayuga, IN 47928) at about 1:30. Large selection of pies! Or, you may bring a snack lunch and eat at the farm. After lunch, we can return to the farm for more photos ops. Note: If you are planning to eat at the restaurant, please notify Bob Wrenn so he can let the restaurant know how many to expect: bobwrenn812@gamil.com 

    This is beginning to be an annual event due to clubmembers' interest in the amazing farm and museum of farm machinery and antique autos. For examples, check out Jim Haverstock’s gallery at: http://jameshaverstock.smugmug.com/.

    Cost: $10.00

     

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    Aug
    7
    7:00 PM19:00

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Tech Tip: Raw vs Jpeg by Walt Sterneman
    Photoshare: Evening/morning light and/or shadows
    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 them, adding 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 flashdrive/cd, making the loading process much easier for the person doing that task.

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    Jul
    9
    7:00 PM19:00

    L.A.W.N. Meeting

    • Monroe County Public Library, Rm 2A (not 1B) (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Tech Tip: Walt Sterneman will provide a tech tip on Light Room's catalog..

    Photoshare. A reminder: Please limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Also, please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side and put them in a folder labeled LAWN-July-[Your last name]. Thanks!

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

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    Jul
    3
    7:00 PM19:00

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Tech Tip: TBA by James Kellar
    Photoshare: Signs, rural & urban decay, interiors & exteriors of buildings
    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 them, adding 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: !BPCJuly-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.

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    Jun
    27
    6:30 PM18:30

    Film Users Group FUG Meeting

    • Monroe County Public Library Room 2A (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    This meeting will feature our first photoshare. Please note: All images for sharing must originate from film and not from a digital source. You may bring prints or digital images for projection. Prints may be a traditional silver gelatin or another photographic printing processes. For images to be projected, please bring them on a thumb drive. 

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    Jun
    11
    7:00 PM19:00

    L.A.W.N. Meeting

    Photoshare. A reminder: Please limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Also, please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side and put them in a folder labeled LAWN-May-[Your last name]. Thanks!

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

     

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      Jun
      5
      7:00 PM19:00

      Monthly Club Meeting

      Tech Tip:  Downloading Pictures from Your Phone to a Computer
      Photoshare: Landscapes
      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 them, adding 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: !BPCJune-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.

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      May
      14
      7:00 PM19:00

      L.A.W.N. Meeting

      Chuck Beckett will give a tech tip on cloud storage.
      Photoshare. A reminder: Please limit the number of your photos for the photoshare to 10. Also, please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side and put them in a folder labeled LAWN-May-[Your last name]. Thanks!

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

       

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        May
        3
        5:30 PM17:30

        Waldron Image Submission for Jury

        2018 BPC Annual Juried Exhibit
        This exhibit will again be held at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, during July.
        A change this year is that members will submit their images in digital form for jurying. This means you will not have to make prints, mount, and mat until you are notified whether your submission has been juried in.
        Images that are juried in can then be prepared for exhibition.
        Submission of images will take place Thursday, May 3, 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 three images on a flash drive or cd. They will be copied and checked at that time, and help will be available to reformat or rename image files if necessary. Entry fee is $2.00 per image, and you must be a paid BPC member to submit. Images must not have appeared in any previous BPC exhibit, whether juried or not. (Photoshares at meetings do not count as exhibits.) Images submitted to a previous BPC juried exhibit but not accepted may be resubmitted. For complete information, please see “Guidelines for Submitting Works for Jurying” on the BPC website:
        http://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/waldron-guidelines/

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        Apr
        27
        to Apr 29

        BPC Hocking Hills Ohio Field Trip

        • Hocking Hills State Park (map)
        • Google Calendar ICS

        Saturday, April 28, 19852 State Route 664 S, Logan, Ohio.
        You may want to plan on staying Friday and Saturday nights.
        Hocking Hills, which is a 4 1/2-hour drive from Bloomington, "provides a variety of recreational opportunities in a splendid natural setting. The 2,356-acre park has towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep hemlock-shaded gorges that lure the hiker and naturalist and serve as a backdrop to popular facilities and accommodations."  See http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/hockinghills.

        Phone Reservations for cabins, Hocking Hills Field Trip
        Reservations can also be made 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. by calling (866) 644-6727. It takes awhile to get through the recordings of cancellation policies but you will be connected to a real person who can answer questions and make a reservation for you. Time is of the essence!

        Hocking Hills cabins, must be rented for at least two nights. The nearest lodge, with a restaurant, is at Lake Hope State Park, about 30 minutes from Hocking Hills; see http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakehopemedia. Lake Hope also has cabins, and they also must be rented for at least two nights. More expensive options nearby are Baymont Inn & Suites Logan pn: 740-385-1700, and Holiday Inn Express Hocking Hills-Logan pn: 740-385-7700.
        Membership in the club is required for participation in field trips, but spouses/partners are welcome.

        If you'd like to visit dramatic Robinson Falls (aka “Corkscrew Falls”) at nearby Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve http://trekohio.com/2016/07/10/boch-hollow-state-nature-preserve-robinson-falls/ you must first obtain a free permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources http://ohiodnr.gov/ Along with the permit, you will get a map showing the falls, where to park, directions, and preserve rules.

        If you plan to go, please email field trip coordinator Taresah Youngmen at tystudio2@gmail.com.

        As the date approaches, there will be further information here and on the club's website.

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        Apr
        23
        6:00 PM18:00

        Portrait Focus Group Field Trip

        The Portrait Focus Group has been given private access to two Ivy Tech cooking classes to photograph the chefs in action.  This evening we will be photographing the Candies and Chocolates class under Chef Stacy Stran.  We will take entrance 7 to the Culinary Arts Kitchen.

        Group Coordinator
        Kip May
        Kip May Photography
        141 N. Adams St.
        Bloomington, IN 47404

        812-345-0142
        www.kipmay.com
        kipmay@sbcglobal.net

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        Apr
        22
        9:00 AM09:00

        Macro Group Outing

        Macro Focus Group Field Trip: Garfield Park, Indianapolis
        Garfield Park has a tropical conservatory and sunken garden. Irises will be a special feature on the date of the field trip. Photography is fine, but not tripods.
        More details will be listed soon for ride share and meeting locations.
        For more information about Garfield Park please visit: https://www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org/  

        Group Coordinators
        Nola Donley donley.dn@comcast.net
        Juliet Frey jstarkfrey@comcast.net

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