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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    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.
    Important - book accommodations soon!
    Hocking Hills has cabins, which must be rented for at least two nights, but at present no lodge. 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 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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    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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      Oct
      3
      7:00 PM19:00

      October Monthly Meeting

      Guest Speaker: Adam Reynolds

      Adam Reynolds is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on contemporary political conflict, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. He pursues research projects that balance photographic creativity with a journalist's thematic fidelity. He holds a Masters of Fine Art degree in photography from Indiana University. He began his career covering the Middle East in 2007 as a freelance photojournalist. Adam holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University with a focus in photojournalism and Middle Eastern politics. He also holds a Masters degree in Islamic and Middle East Studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

       

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      Sep
      30
      10:00 AM10:00

      Macro Group Outing University Lake on IU Campus

      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.

      Macro Group Outing University Lake (Update 09/23/2017)

      Next Saturday we have a scheduled Macro event for those who are not on the club field trip to Madison/Clifty Falls. We will be going to University Lake on IU's campus to look for mushrooms and other Fall photo ops. We plan to meet at the IU Foundation at 9:30 a.m. Hiking around the lake should take an hour or so, depending on how many stops we have for getting photos--although it's not necessary to hike all the way around if you prefer not to. Here are the directions for parking:

      Meet at the southern end of the IU Foundation parking lot and carpool to the research building on the University Lake site--we've been asked to do that by the University. The entrance to the IU Foundation is off the 45/46 Bypass. If you're heading north/west on the Bypass, it's a right turn after the 17th St. traffic light and immediately before the square white 45/46 road signs. If you're heading south/east on the Bypass, it's the first left after the Fee Lane traffic light and after you pass the Foundation building. Drive straight in, not turning right or left, and park at the back of the lot.

      I'm sad to report that an enthusiastic macro member passed away this week...Sue Haverstock. Her memorial services will also be on Sat. Sept. 30, at Day & Deremiah Frye Funeral Home at 4150 E. 3rd at 1:00. Friends may visit between 11:00 and 1:00. Since our outing had not planned lunch or an afternoon event, we can still be available to go to the service.

      Nola Donley and Juliet Frey

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      Sep
      30
      to Oct 1

      Madison Indiana Overnight Field Trip

      Overnight Field Trip to Madison, IN, and Clifty Falls State Park
      Saturday, September 30- Sunday, October 1.
      You may still be able to stay at the Holiday Inn Express (812-265-1111), 300 Franks Drive, Madison, but rooms are no longer being held for us. For a map of the park showing where the group will meet, please write to the organizer for this trip, club member Howard Lodge, at howard97home@gmail.com
      Itinerary:
      Sat, 11:00 a.m.--Meet for lunch at Clifty Falls Inn.
      Sat.1:00 p.m.--Guided walk with naturalist around the Park.
      Sat, 2:00-5:00 p.m.--Take pictures at the Park or in town.
      Dinner wherever you wish
      Restaurant suggestions: Courtyard Grill, Key West Shrimp House, Harry’s Stone Grill on the Hilltop, The Pines
      Sun, 8:00 a.m.-– Breakfast at Clifty Falls Inn.
      Sun. until whenever – Picture time again at the Park or in town.

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      Sep
      11
      7:00 PM19:00

      September L.A.W.N. Group Meeting

      Just a reminder that our September LAWN meeting will be held this month at the Monroe County History Center. Enter at the doors on the west side of the building.

      We will have a tech tip on how to use your camera’s histogram (and why you should expose right), and Norberto Nunes will present a travel log on his trip to the Eastern Sierra Mountains in southern California.

      We will also have our normal photo share.

      Walt & Bob

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

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      Sep
      6
      5:00 PM17:00

      Lennie's BPC Exhibit

      LENNIE’S BPC EXHIBIT
      OPENING RECEPTION: The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6th.
      The Bloomington Photography Club Lennie’s Show runs September through early October. The location is at Lennie’s Bar and Grill, 1795 E. 10th, Bloomington, Indiana. Members and friends are encouraged to visit and enjoy their food and beverages, and the twenty photographs by BPC members that are on display.  The show will run the balance of September and the first week of October. Exhibitors should plan to pick up their images between 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th.

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