9:30 am09:30

Macro Group Indianapolis Motorspeedway Museum

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Leave at 9:30 for a trip to Indianapolis Motorspeedway Museum.  We're checking on details about photo restrictions, etc. If we go, we can eat at the restaurant at the Museum.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.



9:30 pm21:30

BPC Field Trip Solsberry Sculpture Gardens

Detailed Information TBA


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!


10:00 am10:00

Macro Group Outing University Lake on IU Campus

  • University Lake

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.

1:30 pm13:30

Macro Group Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Ellettsville Branch

Photo Share/Focus Group Dec. Presentation/ 2018 planning.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.

6:00 pm18:00

Jurying for the BPC Annual Waldron Exhibit

  • First Presbyterian Church

Drop off of images 6:00-7:00; jurying 7:00-9:00; pick up of images. 

Works must be submitted unframed.
Maximum number of submissions per club member: 3.
Entry fee for jurying: $2 per image.
Maximum size (not including frame): 700 square inches (examples: 26x26, 20x35, 15x45)
Eligibility of images for submission: Must be original works by the artist that have not have been previously shown at SoFA/Grunwald, gallery406, or elsewhere in a club-sponsored exhibit.
All entrants must be club members with 2017 dues paid.

7:00 pm19:00

May Meeting

Tech Tip: The Trade-offs of F-stops, ISO, and Shutter Speed.
Photo Share: A Different Perspective. Shoot high Low or from a unique perspective.





The subject of all monthly programs may change without notice. 

1:30 pm13:30

Sports & Action Focus Group Meeting

  • Ellettsville Branch, Monroe County Public Library

We will have a photo share/critique, so please bring about 8 pictures on a flash drive. We will also have a brief discussion about techniques for taking fast action shots. Also, bring some ideas as to where we might go to get other sports/action photos.

9:15 am09:15

Macro Focus Group Wildflower Outing

  • McCormick's Creek State Park

Please join us for the first Macro group outing of the year to McCormick's Creek State Park. 
If you are leaving from Bloomington and would like to carpool, meet at the Marsh Grocery store parking lot on Kinser Pike at 9:15 a.m.
If leaving from the Ellettsville area, meet at People's State Bank (at the stoplight at 46/Hartstraight Rd.), at 9:30 a.m.
The park charges an entrance fee of $7, unless you have a yearly pass.
In the park, we will meet at the Nature Center and hike around that area, then on to other spots that may have spring flowers.
Lunch at the Inn, then more photographing.
Cell phones for the day:
Nola Donley, 812-322-0811
Juliet Frey, 812-369-8919

7:45 am07:45

Chesterfield Spirit Camp

  • Chesterfield Spirit Camp

Meet at the westside Bed, Bath, and Beyond parking lot; 8:00 a.m., leave for Chesterfield. Driving time is about 1 hr. 45 min., but of course there may be delays because of the I-69 construction. We will spend about 2 1/2 hours at the Chesterfield Spirit Camp, including a 30-minute museum tour, then head for lunch at 1:00 at Sahm's Restaurant in Pendleton. On the way to Pendleton, we'll make a brief stop at the round barn in Anderson.The afternoon will be "on your own." Some options are Pendleton Falls State Park (Pendleton), Mounds State Park (Anderson), West Maplewood Cemetery (200 College Drive, Anderson), and the 1905 round barn east of Frankton, IN (735 SR128 E, Lafayette Township, Madison County--5.2 miles from jct with RR tracks in Frankton).
For information about the Spirit Camp, see https://www.indianalandmarks.org/endangered-property/camp-chesterfield/ and also https://youtu.be/_lyfKkHV5zM
Questions? Contact Teri Youngman at tystudio2@gmail.com

7:00 pm19:00

April Meeting

  • First Presbyterian Church

Speaker: Club member Tom Duffy will speak on “How images are selected by jurors.”




The subject of all monthly programs may change without notice. 

1:30 pm13:30

Macro Focus Group Hodge Podge Meeting

  • Monroe County Public Library Ellettsville Branch

Bring items from home that have interesting shapes, colors, textures, etc. that would be fun to photography up close.  We will share these items and come up with unique shots.  Also, if you have any tech tips for macro photography, now will be a good time to share them.  Let me know if you want to share tips.

Be aware that this outing is tentative. Please check with the Group Coordinators to verify. Times, date and location may change.

Macro Group Page

12:00 pm12:00

Sports/Action Focus Group Outing

  • IU Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

Sports/Action Focus Group Outing: IU Women's Basketball game vs. Northwestern
Media passes will be available to participants, enabling access to end-zone floor-level positions. Note: Everyone who wants to attend must respond to Carol Nelson by February 4 at wncn66@bluemarble.net For the game, participants are to bring a photo ID and report to the North Entrance Ticket Office to pick up the media pass, which includes free admission. The group will then meet on the north side of the gym at 11:30.

10:00 am10:00

Gallery406 Exhibit Pick-up

Club members with images in the exhibit should retrieve their work on this day, or on the following Monday or Tuesday. Another show opens February 3, so prompt pick-up will be appreciated. To check if the gallery will be open when you plan to be there, or to make other arrangements, call 812-333-0536. Many thanks to Kendall and Stephanie Reeves, and Spectrum Studio, for hosting this show.

7:00 pm19:00

S.P.U.D. Focus Group

  • Bloomington Police Department Training Room

This Group is the combination of Street and Photojournalism Focus Groups and now know as SPUD (Street, Photojournalism, Urban, and Documentary)

For the first meeting Please feel free to bring 5-10 images to share!

S.P.U.D. Focus Group Page