Meeting Dates & Assignments

Our club typically meets on the 4th Thursday of every month, at 6:30 PM.  There are, of course, exceptions to this, so please check the schedule below for any changes.
For information on where the meetings are located, please see the Contact Us page.

Quarterly, there will be an assignment where the submitted photos will need to be taken within the previous 3 months of that meeting date. These are labeled Fresh. We do this to encourage our members to take photos frequently.

2017 ASSIGNMENTS

October 26…Street Fairs and Farmers Markets: “Straight out of the Camera” Flea Markets, Farmers Markets, Craft fairs just to name a few. If you normally shoot RAW, for this assignment please shoot RAW + JPG (JPEG). The JPG image will be the one you submit.

November 16… Added Light: Photography is all about light.  For this assignment, you must provide additional light in some way.  You may use flash, a reflector, a mirror, a flashlight, led’s, etc.  You must use something other than natural sunlight, but you may use moonlight.  Get creative with anything from portrait work to macro to light painting at night.  For ideas and Techniques go to “Tips for using a reflector in outdoor photography” or A Basic guide to Light Painting”

December 14… Exaggerated Perspective: (Fresh)

Take a Forced Perspective photo (A technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is) in color only, using 3:2 aspect ratio.

Examples…..Comic effects- Use forced perspective to make a person seem to hold a building (eg.  Leaning Tower of Pisa).    Exaggerate size of buildings – architectural elements are much smaller in the upper reaches of the building compared to the foundation, making it seem significantly taller than its actual height (eg. Vegas, Disney Parks highlight buildings)