Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

Macro Focus Group Meeting

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Macro Focus Group Meeting

Photographer: Becca Cambridge


We have a room reserved at the Ellettsville branch at the Monroe County Public Library. We will start with a photoshare. Then we will plan the December focus group presentation and our group's activities in 2020.


Nola Donley:  donley.dn@comcast.net
Juliet Frey:  jstarkfrey@comcast.net

 
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Film Users Group Meeting (FUG)
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Film Users Group Meeting (FUG)

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

Meeting Itinerary

  • Photo Share. Images must originate on film. Prints or digital files.

  • Camera show and tell.

  • Submit photos for the Decembers Year End Photoshare.

Please contact me with suggestions or ideas for this or any upcoming meetings. James jjkellar@gmail.com

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

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Tech Tip: Kate Melvin will demonstrate retouching eyes using Photoshop.

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

Guidelines for Photoshares:

Limit: Up to 8 images

Type: Jpeg or tiff

Photo Size: The DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch), which is the print resolution, can be ignored.

Folder Name: !BPC + month + Person's Name. The exclamation point will allow the folder to be top level and will be easier to find.

File Names: If you wish to establish an order in which to show your photos, then rename them with a two digit number at the beginning.

 
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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Annual BPC Planning Meeting

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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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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

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

Photo by Bob Wrenn

Photo by Bob Wrenn

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-Nov-[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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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Photo by Paula Stapley

Photo by Paula Stapley

Program: This will be the best-of-the-best images created by our Bloomington Photography Club Focus Groups.  The Focus Group leaders will present a compilation of pictures and videos that reflect the talents of the members and their efforts during the current year. Prepare to be amazed!  

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

BPC Holiday Celebration

BPC Holiday Celebration

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Meet in the University Room at the Indiana University Memorial Union for our annual gathering with friends and family. Bring food items, but no drinks. Drinks, both soft and hard, will be provided at minimal cost by the Indiana Memorial Union. A photoshare is included for all who would like to bring images.

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

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What Judges are Looking For with Chris Williams

Are you thinking about entering a photography competition, but aren’t sure what to enter? Chris Williams will talk about the 12 elements that are used by judges at the Professional Photographers of America competitions.

Chris Williams is a Master Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). He has won numerous awards in the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) annual international Photography Competition and his work has been selected for inclusion in PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection and General Collection. Chris’ work has been named Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair three times, and he is a three-time Indiana Photographer of the Year.

Chris is Executive Director of the Winona School of Professional Photography (the oldest photography school in America) and is president of the Daguerre Club of Indiana, the State’s most exclusive PPA affiliate.

He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Photographers, the Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild and the Daguerre Club of Indiana.

Chris Williams holds a Master of Adult Education degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also completed the Judges Workshop, conducted by the Professional Photographers of America.

Chris Williams’ Facebook Page.

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Oct
11
11:00 AM11:00

John Sanders Memorial Picnic at Strahl Lake

  • Strahl Lake, Brown County State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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John Sanders Memorial Picnic

Sunday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch is scheduled for 1:00 at the Strahl Lake picnic shelter, Brown County State Park.
This is one if the most fun of our annual events, and the photo ops at Strahl Lake are fantastic! So do come and bring your friends and relations, and even your dog. Bring some food, drinks, and eating utensils too.
Park entry is $7 per car, if you don't have an Indiana State Park pass. 

Park information
 

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Point and Shoot (and Cellphone) Focus Group Meeting

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Point and Shoot (and Cellphone) Focus Group Meeting

Photo by Don Thompson

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, cellphone, or ipad 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
16
7:00 PM19:00

Portrait Focus Group Meeting

 
Photo by Joyce Byrer

Photo by Joyce Byrer

 

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

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

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

Photo by Raouf Bishay

Photo by Raouf Bishay

Program: We will meet in room 2A. Raouf Bishay will give a travelogue on his recent trip to Utah.

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-Oct-[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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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

John Sanders Memorial Picnic at Strahl Lake

  • Strahl Lake, Brown County State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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John Sanders Memorial Picnic

Sunday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch is scheduled for 1:00 at the Strahl Lake picnic shelter, Brown County State Park.
This is one if the most fun of our annual events, and the photo ops at Strahl Lake are fantastic! So do come and bring your friends and relations, and even your dog. Bring some food, drinks, and eating utensils too.
Park entry is $7 per car, if you don't have an Indiana State Park pass. 

Park information
 

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

World Wide Photo Walk Pop-Up Field Trip

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World Wide

Photo Walk

Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, Indiana

World Wide Photo Walk Field Trip to Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, IN
On October 5 club members can participate in a pop-up field trip to Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, Indiana. This can be a fun event for club members. Scott Kelby, a notable photographer and instructor, has arranged a World Wide Photo Walk and Gary Morrison, a noted nature photographer of Bloomington, is hosting this event at Spring Mill Pioneer Village.

The photo-walk runs from 10 am to noon. It will be guided by Gary Morrison and will be a tour of the Pioneer village in Spring Mill. Meet at the grist mill. The village folks will appear in pioneer costumes. Great photo ops. At noon, we can have a meal at the Spring Mill Inn, a great buffet. Park entrance fee is $7.00 unless you have a pass. There is a photo contest associated with this event. To learn more, register at: https://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/a-walk-back-in-time-at-spring-mill-state-park/. This field trip is open to all members of the club.

Bob Wrenn: bobwrenn812@gmail.com

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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:

Limit: Up to 8 images

Type: Jpeg or tiff

Photo Size: The DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch), which is the print resolution, can be ignored.

Folder Name: !BPC + month + Person's Name. The exclamation point will allow the folder to be top level and will be easier to find.

File Names: If you wish to establish an order in which to show your photos, then rename them with a two digit number at the beginning.

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Macro Field Trip: Farmers Market and Indiana University Greenhouse

Macro Focus Group Outing: Farmers Market and IU Greenhouse
We will meet at the fountain at the Bloomington Farmers Market downtown for a couple of hours or so of photographing. We can then have an open-air lunch of food bought at the market, or go to a restaurant. In the afternoon we will meet at 1:00pm at the IU Greenhouse,located on campus along East 3rd St. Parking is available at the nearby Atwater Garage across 3rd St., and is free on weekends. There is no admission charge at the greenhouse, and tripods are allowed.

Nola Donley: donley.dn@comcast.net
Juliet Frey: jstarkfrey@comcast.net

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

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

Tech Tip:

Program: Walt Sterneman will present a travelogue, “Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.”

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-Sep-[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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Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip: Kip May will present “Power of a Reflector”.

Program: Presentation by Matt Willliams, the director of Conservation Programs at The Nature Conservancy in Indianapolis. His research and photographic specialty relates to the preservation of endangered bird species. In 2018 the Indiana University Press published his book, Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest. His two other IU Press books are The Complete Guide to Indiana State Parks (2018, with Nathan Strange), and Indiana State Parks: A Centennial Celebration (2015).

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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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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Macro Focus Group Meeting

We have a room reserved at the Ellettsville Library. Besides the scheduled photoshare of all those great shots you've gotten so far this year, we will be having a Summer Hodge Podge. So start looking around to find objects to bring that have interesting form, color, texture, etc. for close up photos. Then bring your cameras and we will have fun putting together unique shots of the items that have been brought.

Looks like a busy month! Hope you can attend some of the events!


Nola Donley:  donley.dn@comcast.net
Juliet Frey:  jstarkfrey@comcast.net

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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
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
12
7:00 PM19:00

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

Tech Tip:

Program: Bruce McClaren will present his travelogue on is trip to Iceland.

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-Aug-[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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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Macro Field Trip: Flatwoods Park and Westbury Antique Mall

We will meet at Flatwoods Park which has birds, butterflies, flowers and forest area. It also has restrooms and water! If you are not familiar with the park's location, come west on St. Rd 46. When you get to the west end of Ellettsville, where the road becomes two lane again, drive one mile. Turn left onto Flatwoods Road. About a mile down the road the park entrance is on the left. Since this is not a long drive, we are not scheduling carpooling.

Around noon we will head back to town and at a location in Ellettsville, to be determined by the group.. Suggestions--Arby's, Chinese restaurant in Richland Plaza, Taco Bell, or the El Ranchero behind Arby's. After lunch the next stop will be the Westbury Antique Mall. We've had lots of fun wandering around the large, two floors, taking pictures even with tripods!

Looks like a busy month! Hope you can attend some of the events!

Nola Donley: donley.dn@comcast.net
Juliet Frey: jstarkfrey@comcast.net

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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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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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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

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

Tech Tip: Bob Wrenn will give a tech tip on “Five key strokes for Lightroom.”

Program: Zolt Levay will present a travelogue on Capital Reef National Park.

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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