1:00 PM13:00


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:
Kip May's Studio, 141 N. Adams St. (off W. 5th St. near Kleindorfers Hardware).

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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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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  She needs to know how many will be going so that enough lunches will be prepared.

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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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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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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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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
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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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
Walt Sterneman

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5:00 PM17:00

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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8:00 AM08:00

Lennie's BPC Exhibit

BPC Exhibit at Lennie's Restaurant and Brew Pub
Saturday, September 2, 8:00-9:00 a.m., drop off of images, Twenty exhibitors were determined by sign-up at the July and August regular meetings, followed by a drawing at the August meeting. Lennie’s staff will hang the show.. This is an official club show, so works exhibited in it MAY NOT be exhibited in any future official BPC exhibit. However, works exhibited at past club shows MAY be exhibited at Lennie’s. The maximum size for images is 24" x 30", with extension to 36" for panoramas. Your submission must be matted and framed, or mounted on aluminum or Gator Board (foamcore is not allowed). Prints on canvas and stretchers do not require a frame. Each item must be ready to hang with appropriate wire or hanger. Lennie’s takes no commission on sales. If you have questions contact Tom Zoss 812-345-1924 or write
Special note to Lennie's exhibitors: Please send your name, the title of your image, and the price (or NFS) to Charly Zuppann: . It will be helpful if you can do this ASAP so Charly can prepare the tags.

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10:00 AM10:00

Macro Group Farmer's Market/B-Line Trail Outing

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. the fountain in front of City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. and photograph at the Farmers Market and the B-Line Trail.
Then we will meet at The Trojan Horse for lunch at noon (parking is easiest in the Fourth Street Parking Garage).
In the afternoon we will photograph in downtown Bloomington.
If it's pouring down rain that day, another date for the outing will be scheduled.

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7:00 AM07:00

August Meeting

Photoshare: Emotion, Self-portrait.
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: !BPCAugust-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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to Jul 30

BPC Field Trip Solsberry Sculpture Gardens

Noon - Midnight (any portion thereof!) 
6764 N Tree Farm Rd, Solsberry, IN
Each year the owner, Jerry Masse, hosts a special public event in which artists pour iron from furnaces to create sculptures. The pour begins around sunset. Come earlier and wonder the woodland trails which feature sculptures by artists from around the world.

July 30th — 7th Annual Fire @ Night

This is the last chance of the summer to make your very own cast iron relief sculpture! Make sure you arrive early so you have plenty of time to work on your scratch block masterpiece. Music to entertain you during the day will be provided by “Totally Tunes DJ”, plus food will be available. Hang out and talk to artists from all over the country as well as from the United Kingdom. Ask these cast iron masters for any helpful hints for your own work of art. They are very willing to help you create a masterpiece! Scratch blocks are available for $20 each.

The Foundry Crew will start pouring iron as the sun sets, this makes a spectacular viewing event! See the 3000˚ glowing molten iron poured into your scratch blocks right alongside the huge sand molds made by the Cast Iron Workshop participants who have been working hard on their molds all month. This is an event you don’t want to miss!


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