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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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
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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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
12
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 Soups, Stocks, and Sauces class under Chef Darren Worth.  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
3
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Club Meeting

Tech Tip: What Camera Should I Buy? Presented by club members Kip May (on point-and-shoot cameras); Bob Wrenn (on DSLRs) and Jeff Schemmer (on mirrorless cameras). Photoshare: "Wind, clouds, patterns in nature." 
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.

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

L.A.W.N. Meeting

Feb meeting will have a travelogue from Chuck Beckett on trip to Costa Rica. Should be great photos. The tech tip is a short discussion from Walt Sterneman about tools to do mat cutting for making your own picture frames. The usual Photoshare about 8 images per member.

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

 

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    Feb
    18
    1:30 PM13:30

    Macro Focus Group Meeting

    We will meet at the Ellettsville library for our annual "Hodge Podge".  
    What does that mean?
    You gather together items from around the house that could be fun to photograph because of texture, color, shape, etc.  
    Then bring them to the library.  
    Our collections provide lots of fun coming up with combinations for those macro shots.
    Also, if you have an interesting technique that you would like to share, let me know. A few years ago I brought my mat cutting equipment to demonstrate.  Would anyone like to see it again?  
    So put this date on your calendar and start searching through your stuff at home.
    Questions?
    Nola Donley:  812-876-1095
    Juliet Frey:  jstarkfrey@comcast.net

     

     

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    Feb
    13
    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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    Feb
    12
    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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    Feb
    12
    7:00 PM19:00

    L.A.W.N. Meeting

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

    Feb meeting will have a travelogue from Chuck Beckett on trip to Costa Rica. Should be great photos. The tech tip is a short discussion from Walt Sterneman about tools to do mat cutting for making your own picture frames. The usual Photoshare about 8 images per member.

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

     

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      Feb
      6
      7:00 PM19:00

      BPC Monthly Meeting

      Speaker: Elizabeth Claffey, Assistant Professor, IU School of Fine Arts.
      Prof Claffey received a 2012-13 William J. Fulbright Fellowship, which she used to support her documentary and creative research in Eastern Europe.  Her work focuses on the way personal and familial narratives are shaped by interactions with both domestic and institutional structures and spaces.  Her work has been recognized by PDN Magazine, Project Basho Gallery, Abecedarian Gallery, The Eddie Adams Workshop, and various other galleries and publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Dallas Morning News, and The Kinsey Institute.

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      Dec
      10
      6:30 PM18:30

      BPC Holiday Celebration

      • Indiana Universty Memorial Union: Universty Room (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Meet in the University Room at the Indiana Universty 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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      Nov
      12
      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 decided on. 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
      29
      1:30 PM13:30

      Macro Group Meeting

      • Monroe County Public Library Ellettsville Branch (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Photoshare. Also, please bring, on a flash drive, your six photos for the Macro Group's part in the Annual Focus Groups Presentation at the regular Club meeting in December. They should be jpegs, appx 200-300 ppi; size (within reason) does not matter. Plus, we will begin planning for 2018, so bring any suggestions you may have!

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      Oct
      28
      7:45 AM07:45

      Medora, Indiana Field Trip

      For those who would like to carpool, or just travel together, the plan is to meet at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Orange Leaf on East 3rd St at Eastland Plaza.
      From there, we will go to Rte. 446 and south. Medora is about 40 miles southeast of Bloomington. Arriving in Medora, we will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Medora Senior Center, 52 W. Main St.
      We will then have a guided tour focusing on places of photographic interest, including the Medora Covered Bridge, the Stuckwich Round Barn, downtown Medora and the Medora Brick Company, Hemlock Bluff and Guthrie Creek, and the Sparksville Iron Bridge.
      A full day of photo ops! Lunch will be at the Medora Senior Center (cost: $10).
      Important: If you plan to go, please email Tammy Brown, the coordinator for this field trip, at telobrown@gmail.com  She needs to know how many will be going so that enough lunches will be prepared.

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      Oct
      15
      11:00 AM11:00

      BPC John Sanders Memorial Picnic at Strahl Lake

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

      Sunday, October 15, 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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