Club Meetings Calendar

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 7 pm



March 6, 2018

Club Meeting: Mini Programs 

Our March 6th program will feature Mini-Programs produced by our membership. What is a mini-program? Basically it is a digital slideshow, though it can contain video foot-age. This will be an opportunity for members to tell a story and show more of their work beyond their competition worthy images.

The topics covered in the slideshows will be varied and are up the members submitting them. They could feature trips or topics of interest to the creator such as lighthouses, landscape photography, photojournalism. They could be instructional presentations. Length should be five to eight minutes. With or without music or narration.

If you are a member and are interested in preparing a mini-program for our March meeting, please contact Joe Hempstead (GRJoeH@gmail.com) for production recommendations and to make arrangements. We can accommodate around 7 to 10 mini-programs.

Here are currently planned programs:

  • Rona Schwarz/Debbie Winchester   Prairie Chickens
  • Joe Hempstead                                Magical Morocco
  • Christal Steele                                 Yellowstone NP
  • Lesley Ackman                                 Indy People and Places
  • Mike Williams                                   Alaskan Passage
  • Kim Holmes                                     Caribbean Scuba
  • David Franz                                      Street Art & Reflections
  • Marian/Jerry/Michael/Stu                 Rising Wolf Ranch/Glacier NP 2017

 


March 20, 2018

Club Meeting: Digital Photo Share Submit up to 3 images on the club website by Sunday, March 18th to share with the group. Instructions for the upload can be found here.


April 3, 2018

Club Meeting: Frank J. Oliver  Frank has enjoyed a varied and distinguished careen in photography for several decades. A self-taught photographer, Frank has spent twenty-five years as a newspaper photographer, twenty-one years as a photographer for the Air Force Reserve Public Affairs, and most recently, six years as a photo editor and photographer for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, his dream job. In that capacity, he serves the DNR as well as the governor's office and Outdoor Indiana Magazine.

Turn in for Print Critique. Topics are "PS/LR Filters & Plug-Ins" and "Open"


April 17, 2018

Club Meeting: Print Critique An outside professional photographer will critique the prints that were submitted at the previous meeting.  Topics are "PS/LR Filters & Plug-Ins" and "Open". Guidelines can be found here.


May 1, 2018

Club Meeting: Macro Photography with Gary Schnitz  

Macro-photography is one of the few types of photography that can be done almost anywhere and at almost any time. Small and miniature subjects (both living and nonliving) are all around us just waiting to be photographed, all you need is the proper equipment and the right technique to capture the beautiful close-up images that you envision.

Photographer and medical illustrator Gary Schnitz will share some of his techniques for capturing the tiny world around us in sharp, imaginative, close-up photos. Gary will take you through the basics of macro-photography, the equipment to use, and some of the lighting techniques needed for this type close-up imaging. Gary will also share some of his large format images created on his 8 x 10 and 4 x 5 view cameras. Plan to be inspired, and then go find some bugs in your own garden.

If time permits, Gary will also show some of his award winning medial and surgical illustration used in medical journals, textbooks, and in the courtroom.

Recently, Gary was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Medial Illustrators, one of Gary’s professional societies. To see some of his bioscience imagery, visit this tribute page found here 


May 15, 2018

Club Meeting: Print Photo Share Bring in up to 3 images to share with the group and get feedback. The prints do not have to be matted and can be any size.


THE CLUB DOES NOT MEET IN JUNE


July 3, 2018


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Past Meetings

February 20, 2018

Club Meeting: Digital Critique An outside professional photographer will critique the digital images that were uploaded online. Topics for the critique are "Contrasts" and "Open". Uploads should be made no later than Wednesday, February 14th. Instructions for the upload can be found here.

February 6, 2018

Club Meeting: Rad Drew Join local photographer, teacher, workshop leader, and Rivi member, Rad A. Drew, as he shares how he uses the new (free) photo editor, Topaz Studio, along with additional Topaz Plugins and Adjustments, to process images and create works of art. Rad will demonstrate the use of these tools on images of Indiana, Cuba, and other destinations throughout Europe and the USA.

Full disclosure:  Rad has been an affiliate representative for Topaz Labs for nearly two years. As part of the Rivi presentation, there will be a drawing for give away of Topaz products.

Visit Rad's website (http://www.RadDrewPhotography.com)

Subscribe to his newsletter (http://bit.ly/1Z0prlX_RadDrewPhotographyNewsletter)

And view recordings of his Topaz Webinars (http://bit.ly/2gxI6TU_RAD_Topaz_Webinars)

 

January 16, 2018

Club Meeting: Print Photo Share Bring in up to 3 images to share with the group and get feedback. The prints do not have to be matted and can be any size.

January 2, 2018

Club Meeting: "Show Me The Money" with Cynthia Baldauf  "You should sell your images!" How many times have you heard this from your family and friends? In this informative program come find out how you can do this without being a full time or professional photographer. Having sold more than 11,000 stock images on line for over $40,000, Cynthia will share ideas and tips for selling your work. Explore ways to sell your work online, in books, magazines or as prints & greeting cards. You have $$$$ sitting idle on your hard drive. Put it to work!!!

December 19, 2017

Club Meeting: Print Critique An outside professional photographer will critique the prints that were submitted at the previous meeting.  Topics are "Travel" and "Open".  Guidelines for images can be found here

December 5, 2017

Club Meeting: Robert Scheer  Bob has covered three Super Bowls, many Final Fours, the 2004 Olympics in Greece, and the war in Iraq during Spring of 2008.  He has a B.S. in Biology from Humboldt State University (English minor) and is a graduate of the Platypus Video Workshop.

Turn in for Print Critique. Topics are "Travel" and "Open"

November 21, 2017

Club Meeting: Digital Photo Share Submit up to 3 images on the club website by Sunday, November 19th to share with the group. Instructions for the upload can be found here.

November 7, 2017

Club Meeting: Bruce Pallman, Roberts Camera  Most of you know, or have visited Robert Camera, either in their beautiful, new Downtown location in the great Mass Ave district, or at their lovely, spacious Carmel store near the Arts & Design district. But few of you may be familiar with Roberts' story: their past, present, and future. Come meet Bruce personally, and listen to him describe not only the history of Roberts and how it got started, but also the current services they provide and the outlook for the future of the camera retail industry. Bruce is charming and a great "raconteur." Besides, it never hurts to know the owner!

October 17, 2017

Club Meeting: Digital Critique An outside professional photographer will critique the digital images that were uploaded online. Topics for the critique are "Splash of Color" and Open. Uploads should be made no later than Sunday, October 8th. Instructions for the upload can be found here.

October 3, 2017

Club Meeting: Tom Potter will provide a video with some background narrative by him on the work of Sebastio Salgado. If one does not recognize the name, they will recognize the photos. Information on Salgado from Wikipedia:

Sebastião Salgado (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.

He has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in 1982,[1]Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992[2] and the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993.[3]

He chose to abandon a career as an economist and switched to photography in 1973, working initially on news assignments before veering more towards documentary-type work. Salgado initially worked with the photo agency Sygma and the Paris-based Gamma, but in 1979, he joined the international cooperative of photographers Magnum Photos. He left Magnum in 1994 and with his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado formed his own agency, Amazonas Images, in Paris, to represent his work. He is particularly noted for his social documentary photography of workers in less developed nations. They reside in Paris. He has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2001.[4]

Salgado works on long term, self-assigned projects many of which have been published as books: The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations, and Genesis. The latter three are mammoth collections with hundreds of images each from all around the world. His most famous pictures are of a gold mine in Brazil called Serra Pelada.

Between 2004 and 2011, Salgado worked on "Genesis," aiming at the presentation of the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature. In September and October 2007, Salgado displayed his photographs of coffee workers from India, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil at the Brazilian Embassy in London. The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of the origins of the popular drink.

September 19, 2017

Club Meeting: Print Photo Share.  Bring up to 3 images to share with the group to get feedback. The prints do not have to be matted and can be any size

September 5, 1027

Club Meeting: Rad Drew Photography of France and Fonthill Castle
 

View some of Rad's amazing photos from his trip to France and learn about some of his experiences while there.  He will also share some of his images from Fonthill Castle. The castle was built by Henry Mercer and completed in 1912. It features Moravian tiles and is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles.  Truly a one of a kind building!

August 15, 2017

Club Meeting:  Print Critique. An outside professional photographer will critique the prints that were submitted at the previous meeting. The topics this month are "Street Photography" and "Open". Guidelines for prints can be found here.

August 1, 2017

(meeting will be held in the Riley Reading Room & start at 6:30)
Club Meeting: Travel Photography with Rad Drew and Brian McGuckin.  This will run from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Riley Meeting Room.  It will cover what equipment to consider, cultural considerations, and photographic opportunities for people considering travel to foreign destinations. 
Rad Drew
Rad A. Drew is a professional photographer who lives with his wife in historic Irvington, Indiana, on the east side of Indianapolis.  Although a traditional camera photographer much of his life, in recent years he's become an iPhone photography enthusiast. His creative iPhone images have received numerous awards and have made their way into galleries and juried international competitions showing in Los Angeles, An Francisco, Miami, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, and Melbourne. He is author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City and Rural Indiana, A beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to today's most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone. He teaches mobile photography around the country to individuals, corporations, and professional organizations. His destination tours are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world. Rad has made numerous trips to Cuba and recently spent some time in Abu Dhabi. For more information visit his website, www.RadDrewPhotography.com.
Brian McGuckin

Brian McGuckin is a local photographer from Carmel, Indiana. His passion for life and chasing his dreams has inspired his photographic journey through capturing weddings, NFL games, and world travels. He believes the key to a successful business is all about relationships. Sharing his love for photography, Brian teaches workshops, mentors, and is a podcaster with InprovePhotography.com. He has photographed on international travel assignments for travel agencies. His website is www.brianmcguckin.com.

July 18, 2017

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share. Submit up to 2 images on the club website by Sunday, July 16th to share with the group. Instructions can be found here.  We will also go over our plans for the upcoming year.