Club Meetings Calendar

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

May 18, 2021

Club Meeting: Digital Critique. Topic:  Forms in Nature & Open. Please have images uploaded by Saturday 5/08/21.  Topic submissions must be taken within the last 12 months.   Zoom Link -


Past Meetings

May 4, 2021

Club Meeting: Presentation by Anna Stein, Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.  Anna Stein is responsible for the museum’s collection of about 20,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. Since joining the IMA in 2015, she has curated several small exhibitions including Natural Abstraction: Brett Weston and his Contemporaries, served as venue curator for the large exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, and provided curatorial support for numerous other exhibitions and reinstallations.   [email protected]

April 20, 2021

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 4/14.

April 6, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Zoom meeting Macro Photography presentation by Mike Matthews.  The presentation will cover lighting, equipment, and technical issues related to macro.  Mike offers guided nature photography tours in both Kentucky and Florida, along with macro photography workshops throughout the US.  His website is at: Mike Matthews Photography

March 16, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Digital Critique. Topic:  Reflections & Open. Please have images uploaded by Saturday 3/06/21.  Topic submissions must be taken within the last 12 month

March 2, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Editing Inspiration.  Photography is an art—it is about emotion, feeling, style, and expression.  Five unedited RAW photos have been selected from the membership for members to edit in Lightroom, Photoshop, Luminar, Topaz, or other apps.  The edited versions are to be returned by February 28.  Keep notes about the software used and changes. We will then examine the different results members made from editing the same image.  This will demonstrate how different people create different feelings, moods, and impact through post-processing.  Their expression is controlled by the range of contrast, clarity, saturation, cropping, dodging, burning, and color balance.  Edits may be full-spectrum or monochrome.  The results may be similar in some ways and dramatically different in other ways. The apps and steps used to achieve the results may be even more varied than the results themselves.


February 2, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting:  John Barclay will do a Zoom presentation, topic “Dream-Believe-Create.” John's website is  If you dare to dream and then believe in your dream, you can and will create!  It is with this spirit that you are invited to nurture that creative dream.  You will be introduced to creative techniques and ideas that will help you express your personal vision that moves beyond the snap shot or the ordinary to images that come from the heart.  The world of digital capture has opened the door for even more creativity and artistic expression.  As such, we will spend time covering digital capture, workflow and basic Photoshop concepts. 

John is a very popular workshop leader (several Rivi members have gone on tours with him) and according to Dewitt Jones (professional photographer-National Geographic) not only is John a heck of a photographer both creatively and technically, he is also one of the best teachers on the planet. 


February 16, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 2/10.

Tuesday January 5, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Colby Brown on travel photography. Colby Brown, an internationally known photographer, photo educator, and author will present a program on travel photography. The discussion will include humanitarian photography and support for NGOs. Colby's portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. He has led workshops for National Geographic in South America. And he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various NGO and causes around the world. Colby’s website is at 


January 19, 2021 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Digital critique. It will be hosted by professional photographer and educator Doug Johnson (— a master at providing friendly and constructive feedback.  Your images must have been captured anytime during the day of January 3: between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. 

  • There will only be one category: Open. Thus, any subject matter is fair game.
  • We will allow up to 3 submissions for this critique, but we may not get to all 3 if we are running late. Please use the following naming convention:  1_First initial and last name_Title,  2_First initial and last name_Title etc... You should put your favorite 2 first since we may not get to the 3rd image.
  • All entries must be uploaded by the end of the day on January 12, giving people more than a week for post processing.

December 15, 2020 (Zoom)

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share:  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday, 12/9.

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December 1, 2020 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Mini Programs produced by our membership. What is a mini-program? Basically it is a digital slideshow, though it can contain video footage. 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.

     Please create a timed program rather than manually advancing images. Programs you may want to consider include Lightroom Slideshow, Keynote, iMovie, FotoMagico, Windows Movie Maker, Movavi Slideshow Maker and Proshow Gold. There are many more available.

     If you are a member and are interested in preparing a mini-program for our November ? meeting, please contact Joe Hempstead ([email protected]) to make arrangements. We can accommodate around 7 to 10 mini-programs.

November 17 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Digital Critique.    

     · The topic is “Inspiration.”

     · Each participant will submit one or two of his or her images (taken at any time) he or she finds particularly inspiring (e.g., evoking emotions, feelings, thoughts, etc.).

     · During the session the maker will have a discussion with the moderators concerning how the artistic and  technical qualities of the image portray his or her sense of inspiration and what could have been done to enhance the maker’s intent.

     · The moderators will be Tom Potter and Gayle Moore.

     · Use this naming convention: Title_FirstinitialLastname

     · There will be no Open category for this session.

Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 11/11.  

November 3, 2020 (Zoom)

Club Meeting: Wildlife photography presented by Jim Chagares.   Jim has met the standards of excellence set by the Professional Photographers of America, and has been awarded the Master of Photography Degree in recognition of superior photographic competence, demonstrated through success in photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession.  His website is at


October 20, 2020

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday,  October 14. 

October 6, 2020

Club Meeting: Presentation by Doug Johnson on environmental, intimate and abstract.
Please join Doug Tuesday October 6, 2020 from 7:30-8:30 pm for an insightful presentation that looks beyond the rules of composition to help you explore the subject fully, so you can communicate more personally with any subject matter.


Doug Johnson is a highly respected professional photographer and educator, always sharing the art of photography with his students and colleagues. He has conducted over 150 workshops in some of our world’s most beautiful locations: in the flower fields of Namaqualand, South Africa, the vibrant city of Havana, Cuba, and our country’s world class national parks.

For more than twenty years Doug has educated hundreds of students, from all over the world in the technical and aesthetics of photography through Rocky Mountain School of Photography programs.

He has taught alongside many of the most respected educators in the field including Alison Shaw and Freeman Patterson, as well as good friends, Neil Chaput de Saintonge, Eileen Rafferty, Elizabeth Stone, Tony Rizutto and Tim Cooper. He believes education and truth are the “means to the end” and that good old-fashioned love and fun are the vehicle we use to navigate through our journey. 

Doug’s lifelong passion for teaching the technical and aesthetics in the art of photography is a direct reflection of the long term relationships he shares with his students and peers.

Doug, after checking with Maine, will do a Maine workshop this month and Death Valley next month. He may have openings so you may want to check his website.

September 15, 2020

Club Meeting: Digital Critique. Topic:  Motion and Open.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 9/9


September 1, 2020

Club Meeting: Nature detail and image workflow presented by Paul D’Andrea.   Paul is a professional photographer in Indianapolis.  His business includes with headshots, portraits, corporate events, and project imagery for local, national, and international businesses. He also spends time making fine art photography (mostly of the beautiful detail out in the natural world).  Paul’s website is at

Aug 4, 2020

Club Meeting: Dan Koiro presentation on “Planit for Photographers.”  This is a scene Planning App.  For example,  "Can you make the common scene uncommon with a little planning? Yes! With a very powerful mobile app, we're going to learn how to plan the position of the sun, the moon, and maybe the stars. You'll be able to put the sun on a spire, the moon on a mountain, or the Milky Way over your favorite meadow. 


August 18, 2020

Club Meeting: Digital Photo Share.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday, August 12. 

July 21, 2020

Club Meeting: Digital Critique Topic: Leading Lines.  Judge John Cote.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 7/15.  This is a Zoom Meeting as are all the remaining meetings for 2020.

July 7, 2020
Club Meeting: “The New Nature Photography: Trends for the Future.” a Zoom presentation by Lisa Langell.   The club can start meeting in the Library again for those who feel comfortable doing so.  A face mask is required and social distancing is required.  The Rivi Club will meet at 7:00 in the Central Library Auditorium with the Lisa Langell presentation starting at 7:30.  If some members wish to join from home, the link to register is:  In Lisa’s presentation you will learn to: 

  • Identify the difference between "Classic Nature Photography" and the new nature photography for today's artistic decorative trends.
  • Spot the right photographic compositions for modern decorative art.
  • Identify and apply photographic techniques that elevates your work from traditional to art-worthy for of today’s interior trends.
  • Incorporate mixed-media and “found objects” into your creations.
  • Apply simple—but impactful post-processing techniques.
  • Discover images in your archives that, with a few tweaks, can be translated into the New Nature Photography.

May 19, 2020

Club Meeting:  Special joint club meeting with Photo Venture tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  We are very fortunate to have Doug Johnson give us a ninety-minute presentation on B&W photography.  Doug Johnson is a highly respected professional photographer and educator. He used to work for Rocky Mountain School of Photography, but he has now stepped away from them and is conducting his own workshops.  Several of you may know Doug from his teaching at our Glacier National Park field trip late summer.

May 5, 2020

Club Meeting: Competing in the State Fair (Aug 7-23).  The number one reason to enter a print competition such as the State Fair is to become a better photographer.  PPA uses the 12 elements as the “gold standard” to define a merit image.  Learn about the 12 Elements and other tips that will help you be successful at the Fair. 

April 21, 2020

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Critique.  Topic:  Long/Very Long Exposure. Please have images uploaded by Wednesday 4/15.

April 7, 2020

Club Meeting:  Mini Programs. It’s time to start thinking about a short presentation on a trip that you have taken or a special technique that you have used.  This is always a popular program and has been very well-attended in the past.

March 3, 2020

Club Meeting:  “Bird photography” presented by Tom Potter Tom is a member of Riviera and has worked as a nature photographer and workshop instructor.  Much of his work is with large format black and white fine art photography.


February 18, 2020

Club Meeting:  Print Critique.  Topic:  Sports. Please turn in images at 2/4 meeting.

February 4, 2020

Club Meeting:  Drone Photography with Robert Gough.  Robert  has been shooting photography since the late 80’s. His interest is landscapes, architecture and abstract. As a past president of Photo Venture Camera Club, he very much enjoyed teaching and inspiring photographers. In 2015 he started in aerial photography and now has a new passion in model aviation. He passed his Part 107 commercial UAS license last year and now can make money doing real estate photography, aerial mapping and other ventures. The FAA has proposed new rules for all Unmanned Aircraft Systems that could severely change forever how to make a living with aerial photography. We will go over the rules and what is involved in taking aerial photos. There will be hands-on opportunity.

January 21, 2020

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share. Topic:  TBD.  Please have images uploaded by Sunday 1/19

January 7, 2020

Club Meeting: “The Portrait--Merging Intent and Method” presented by Gary Potts. Gary is a long-time member of the Riviera Camera Club, and he served as President in the 1990's before retirement and moving to Las Vegas for several years.  He's active in the Photographic Society of America and is the immediate-past Executive Vice President and also a Grand Master Portraiture has consumed his photographic interest in the last several years, and his successes in international exhibitions have been many and varied.  His presentation will focus on the topic of Portraiture from the perspective of INTENT and METHOD to stimulate you to give portraiture a try.


December 3, 2019

Club Meeting:  Christmas Lights.  Shoot pictures from the Library or walk around town from the Library

December 17, 2019

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Critique. Topic:  Bridges or Open.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday, 12/11.

November 19, 2019

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. 


November 5, 2019

Club Meeting: Travel and Nature Photography - Near and Far

Whether you are standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon or just trying to capture the colorful flowers in your backyard garden, here is the chance to get some helpful hints on how to best capture your subjects. Join Professional Photographer Ken Hubbard as he helps you fine tune your photography skills, so you don't miss out on taking the best possible images of your next adventure. During this webinar you will learn how to create the right exposure, approach your subject, compose new angles and perspectives, pack your bag with the right lenses and much more useful information. Open your eyes to the world of travel & nature photography and your memories will last a lifetime!


October 15, 2019

Club Meeting:  Print Photo Critique:  Architecture or Open.  Please submit your prints at the 10/1 meeting.

October 1, 2019

Club Meeting:  Lighting with Marc Lebryk ( Marc will give a lighting presentation focused mostly on Portraiture.  Then he will set up a shot to do a live shoot with a model followed by an opportunity for the members to shoot.  The live shoot will be tethered to a computer and monitor or projector.  So bring your cameras!  Should be a fun and informative session!  N.B.  Prints for the print critique on October 15 are due tonight!

September 17, 2019

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Share:  Please have images uploaded by Sunday 9/15

August 20, 2019

Club Meeting:  Digital Photo Critique:  Topic:  Natural Patterns or Open.  Please have images uploaded by Wednesday, August 14th.


September 3, 2019

Club Meeting:  Image Analysis:  Michael Jack


August 7, 2019

Club Meeting: Meet at the State Fair! We will be meeting at the Awards Event at the Photo Exhibit Space at 6:30PM.   This will be followed by a shoot at the fair.  Shooting the State Fair during the evening can be exceptional and gives us an opportunity to shoot things we wouldn't otherwise do.  So Bring Your Cameras!  The Photo exhibit is in the Indiana Arts Building on the 3rd Floor.  A map of the SF and a general program can be found here:

  July 16, 2019

Club Meeting:  Print Photo Share

July 2, 2019

Club Meeting: Street Photography with Bill Foley. (

"Documenting life's narrative, around the corner or around the world".

Photojournalist Bill Foley revisited Cairo, Egypt in December of 2018, taught a workshop in Florence, Italy and traveled to Mexico City recently.

He continues to tell stories with photographs on a daily basis, whether walking in Indianapolis, NYC, or where ever else his travels take him.

Foley has worked and lived in 52 countries over the past 45 years. In 1983 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography for his coverage of events in Beirut in 1982.