Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Film Users Group FUG Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Room 2A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Photo share subject. Open.

  • Discussion of the September 22nd Field Trip. Bring images to share.

  • Short demonstration of the BTZS 4x5 film developing Tube System.

Please start getting together your best 6 film images for the December Meeting Group Show. I will start collecting them at the October meeting. 

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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Guest Speaker: Speaker: Jeff Belth. "Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Belth's main artistic expression has been through photography, primarily of butterflies. His extensive field work and artistic background eventually led to the production of his book, Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guidewhich he wrote, designed, and illustrated with his photographs. It was published by the Indiana University Press in November, 2012. The book garnered many positive reviews and accolades, including the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award for best Nature Guidebook." His presentation at our meeting will include discussion of his techniques and equipment, concluding with a selection of his favorite photos. Not to be missed!    

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

ANNUAL BPC PLANNING MEETING

At this annual meeting the club's entire calendar of events for the coming year is determined. Photoshare topics, speakers, field trips, exhibits, and more are proposed, discussed, and selected. All club members are welcome! Everyone's input is important, so if you have suggestions but can't 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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Oct
18
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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Oct
17
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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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

BPC John Sanders Memorial Picnic at Strahl Lake

  • Strahl Lake, Brown County State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday, October 14, 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 and drinks, too.
Park entry is $7 per car, if you don't have an Indiana State Parks pass. 
 

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. Meeting

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

Room 2A, Monroe County Public Library. Room 2A is on the second floor. It's on the left, down an aisle of stacks, if you are coming up the stairs, or on the right if you come in from the library parking lot. We will be meeting there for the next two months.

Program: Travelogue by Susan Wagener on her trip from Amsterdam to Switzerland.
Tech Tip: Star trails and focusing on foreground subjects by Bob Wrenn.
We will also have our regular 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-October-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.

Time to be thinking about the images you want to include in the year end LAWN slide show. Number of images is six--if that changes we will let you know.  Images are to be resized to: Landscape view 1400 pixels width OR if in Portrait view to 1050 pixels in height. Save the images to a file name with your last name followed by a number. The number will depict the order in which you want the pictures displayed. Put them into a folder with the name LAWN Year End ‘your name’. We’ll collect them at the November meeting, so you have some time to work on them.

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

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

BPC Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip by Jeff Schemmer: How to use Colormunki to calibrate your monitor and/or printer.
Photoshare: Animals and/or short videos
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: !BPCOct-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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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

FUG Field Trip T.C. Steele

  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gather in the eastside Bloomingfoods parking lot. If you have never been to T.C. Steele, it has both nature and interesting old architecture, with access to both interior and exterior sites, including  the artist's studio. It is just off Rte 46, about halfway to Nashville. Note: This field trip is open to all BPC members, and it is not required that you photograph with film--but of course we hope you will! For more information about the T.C. Steele site, see http://www.tcsteele.org/

Here are directions via Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Bloomington,+IN/T+C+Steele+State+Historic+Site,+T+C+Steele+Road,+Nashville,+IN/@39.1488167,-86.5766403,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x886c5df6b483d8e7:0xe91a912d8bad33d9!2m2!1d-86.5263857!2d39.165325!1m5!1m1!1s0x886c7a2db522b1db:0x7476b174fe1359bf!2m2!1d-86.3483254!2d39.1314396!3e0

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend so Allan Yates will be your fearless leader. allan_yates@yahoo.com. Treat him kindly. 

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Sep
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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Sep
19
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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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. Meeting

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

Monday, September 10, 7:00 p.m., Room 2A, Monroe County Public Library.
Room 2A is on the second floor. It's on the left, down an aisle of stacks, if you are coming up the stairs, or on the right if you come in from the library parking lot. We will be meeting there for the next three months.
Walt Sterneman will give a short tech tip on the use of the Tone Curve function, which should be a function available in any good post-processing software.
We will also have our regular 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-September-[Your last name], and please size the photos to 1400 pixels on the long side.
Time to be thinking about the images you want to include in the year end LAWN slide show. Number of images is six--if that changes we will let you know.  Images are to be resized to: Landscape view 1400 pixels width OR if in Portrait view to 1050 pixels in height. Save the images to a file name with your last name followed by a number. The number will depict the order in which you want the pictures displayed. Put them into a folder with the name LAWN Year End ‘your name’. We’ll collect them at the November meeting, so you have some time to work on them.
Group Coordinators:
Robert Wrenn
 bobwrenn812@gmail.com
Walt Sterneman walt@sterneman.net

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2,

Please sign up to spend a couple of hours booth-sitting at the club's booth in the Fourth St,. Festival. Sign up here: http://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/fourth-street-art-festival
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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Sep
1
to Sep 28

BPC Exhibit at Lennie's

Hanging, Saturday, September 1, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
Reception, Sunday, September 9, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Take-down, Saturday, September 29, 8:00-9:00 a.m.  
Guidelines for exhibitors: You may exhibit one image, which should be framed under glass (unless printed on canvas, metal, or glass, or laminated on gatorboard) and must be ready to hang. About the size: Maximum of around 30 inches on the long side--if it is a bit more, that's fine. No worries. We do not want to be rigid, only to avoid images that may be too big for the spaces at the restaurant.

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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
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 at http://bloomingtonphotoclub.org/how-to-join/ 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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