Educational Programs

The following programs are presented by the Riviera Camera Club in conjunction with the Indianapolis Central Library.  The programs are free and open to everyone.  

June - July 2022

In June and July Riviera will host four programs on bird photography and four on garden photography at various branches of the Indianapolis Public Library. Check the Library website for locations and times. 



The following are programs that have been presented by the Riviera Camera Club in conjunction with the Indianapolis Central Library. In some cases the video of the presentation are available through the Library's website.  

 August 13, 2020



Iceland is a different and very photogenic part of the world. In this session, you are taken around the continent through some amazing photography

Tony Vogel

Tony Vogel began his interest in photography in the early 1960’s and fell in love with Kodachrome 25 well before Paul Simon ever thought about writing his song.  In the 1980’s he became an active darkroom worker in both B&W and Color (Cibachrome) printing.  The plunge into digital came more than 20 years ago for Tony and the magical power of processing RAW images makes him realize we truly are living the best days of photography today.

While Tony enjoys photographing a broad range of subjects, Landscapes have always held a soft spot in his heart.  He is an avid traveler, having visited more than 40 countries but still enjoys exploring the splendor of the U.S. as well.

Tony has been a member of the St. Louis Camera Club for 35 years and more recently joined the Riviera Camera Club in Indianapolis.  Tony lives in Noblesville and is a retired CEO.


September 13, 2020



Snapseed is one of the most powerful smart phone apps for processing images. This presentation explores the many features of Snapseed and how to use them most effectively.

Rad Drew

Rad is a professional photographer who lives in historic Irvington on the East side of Indianapolis. His creative iPhone images have received numerous national and international awards and are displayed in galleries and juried shows in California, Texas, Vermont, New York, Washington State, Canada and Australia. He is the author of fine art books, In Good Light, Images of Circle City and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all of its Own among others and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive publications of iPhone instruction.

Rad is a frequent and sought after speaker at photographic conferences and camera clubs throughout the U.S. In his popular webinar series, How I Did It, Rad demonstrates the apps and processes he uses to create award-winning images with the iPhone. He is also a webinar presenter for Topaz Labs. For more information about his webinars and workshops, visit


October 13, 2020


More advanced composition considerations are covered in this presentation. Included are incorporating the effects of light and color, how to provide focus on the subject, how to tell a story, and how to photograph water.

Michael Jack

Michael is primarily a landscape photographer who has exhibited his work in a number of local galleries and venues and has had images accepted in international exhibitions. He values constant learning and continues to grow his knowledge of image analysis and post processing. He has recently judged several competitions. Michael is a member of the Riviera Camera Club and is Treasurer of the Photographic Society of America – Worldwide.


November 13, 2020


Techniques to photograph at night, including how to photograph the Milky Way, and where to find optimal locations for night photography are covered in this session.

David Pluimer

Dave is an award-winning commercial food and beverage photographer who has among his many clients St Elmo Steakhouse restaurants, Hedge Row Bistros, Edible Indy magazine and many others. If you have seen any restaurant images you likely have seen some of Dave’s photographs. In addition to this genre, Dave excels in architectural and portrait photography (also award winners) and – night landscape photography.