Riviera Camera Club | Educational Programs

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.


 March 27, 2018

Infrared Photography.  This will run from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Riley Meeting Room.  Session leader - Gary Potts.  Discover how to photograph these unique images from expert photographer Gary Potts.

Gary's interest in photography began at age 14 while working in a small camera store in Southern Indiana. He joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1979. A member of the Riviera Camera Club in Indianapolis, IN, he served as President for several years in the late 90's and he was awarded Photographer of the Year in 2000. Gary and his wife moved to Las Vegas and he joined the Nevada Camera Club. In 2012, he served as Vice President and in 2013 and 2014 served as the Club's President. In 2016 he received the Diamond Award for having obtained 10,000 merits for service to the club and for photographic achievement.

Gary earned the PSA Proficiency (PPSA) Distinction in 2011, the Excellence (EPSA) Distinction in 2013, and the Master (MPSA) distinction in 2014. He earned his Grand Master (GMPSA) in 2016. He has completed both the PSA Image Analysis Course and the PSA Judging Certification Course. He has judged numerous local and area photo competitions, including those at the Nevada Camera Club, S4C End of Year, and the Red Rock National Conservation Area Annual Photo Contest. He has judged the PID Color sections of the S4C International Exhibition in both 2015 and 2016. He currently serves as the Commentator for Digital Study Group 40 (DSG 40) Infrared Photography. He frequently presents a program on Infrared Photography in the Digital Age. Gary earned the Artiste FIAP (AFIAP) from the Federation Internationale de L'Art Photographique in 2013 and received the Excellence FIAP (EFIAP) award in 2015 and the Excellence FIAP Bronze (EFIAP/b) award in 2016


April 23, 2018

Sports Photography.  6:30-8:00 pm, Riley Meeting Room  Session leader - Peter BickFind out the skills and equipment necessary to capture exciting professional sports photographs. Followed by a round table discussion for taking your own sports photographs of family, the race tract, ball fields and more!

Peter H. Bick specializes in sports, nature and event photography. Peter has photographed the Super Bowl and Big Ten Football Championships, Olympic Trials in Swimming, Diving, Rowing, Synchronized Swimming, and Wrestling; NCAA Championships in Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Rowing and Water Polo; World Championships in Diving, Rowing, Gymnastics, Swimming and Basketball; National Championship events in Swimming, Rowing, Basketball, Gymnastics, Track and Field, and Water Polo; Davis Cup Tennis and CART auto racing and U.S. National Drag races. For 17 years, Peter served as the tournament photographer for the RCA Championships, a significant event on the ATP Tour. In the field of nature photography, Peter has traveled extensively through the United States, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands and several times to Africa to photograph animals in the wild. 


June 12, 2018

Street Photography   6:30 - 8 pm in the Riley Meeting Room. Session leaders - Lesley Ackman, James Eickman, Rona Schwarz, and Debbie Winchester. Learn tips and tricks to capture impeccable street photographs and then join members of the Riviera Camera Club as the coach attendees photographing on nearby downtown streets.

All session leaders are talented members of Riviera Camera Club and are award winning photographers who have traveled extensively for photography. Jame Eickman has been recognized for his outstanding photography of the homless and his efforts to fund support for their cause. 

September 10, 2018

Marketing and Gallery Guidelines.  6:30-8:00 pm in the Riley Meeting Room.  Session leaders - John Cote and Pete Howard. Hear from a pair of experienced photographers about marketing ideas and gallery opportunities to best showcase your talent and influence buyers.

John Cote became addicted to photography when his father gave him an old 35mm camera. He still gets great pleasure in taking images. John is a professional commercial photographer so is continually working on assignments for sporting venues, companies, entertainment industries and portrait photography. John’s work can be seen at www.johncotephotography.com

Pete Howard is an award-winning photographer based in Indianapolis. He started his photographic career more than forty years ago, influenced by his grandfather who was himself an avid photographer, the family chronicler, and a meticulous man whose attention to detail in composition and exposure usually exceeded the patience of his subjects. Pete’s photographic career progressed in fits and starts through high school, college, and the raising of his two daughters with his wife Emily. He became a serious photographer in the early 90’s and has since focused his efforts on landscapes, natural and man made patterns, and people being themselves. Pete finds photography the ideal blend of his need for an artistic outlet, his enjoyment of being outdoors, and his satisfaction with mastering the tools and techniques. Pete has a gallery in the Stutz Building where he sells works from his travels