Upcoming events

    • June 05, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Muscle City, Punta Gorda FL
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    Classic cars always make a great subject for black and white photography. Streamline edges, chrome wheels and ornate hood ornimates, how could one go wrong? The B&W focus group will be having a field trip to Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida. There are over 200 vintage cars from the ‘50s to the ’70 and they are in showroom condition and run! Also, other time period items such as signs and gas pumps. Shooting in Florida during the summer can be a challenge due to the heat and rain. However, this venue is completely INSIDE and AIR CONDITIONED. This will be a great trip as there will be plentiful subjects to photograph and we will be comfortable. Be sure to bring an empty card and charged batteries! Here are the specifics:

    Address: 10175 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    Phone: (941) 575-5959
    Tripods allowed, no video. 
    Admission: $12.50 + tax

    Meet at Town Hall at 7:45 AM to sign papers.  



    • June 06, 2018
    • 12:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Armadillo Enterprises
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    PRIVATE TOUR THROUGH ARMADILLO ENTERPRISES

    HOME OF DEAN & LUNA GUITARS

    What an opportunity for our club to have a private tour through the Armadillo Enterprises manufacturing facility to see how Dean and Luna guitars are hand crafted!  This 110,000 square foot facility has been in business for over 14 years in the Tampa Bay area. They also manufacture keyboards, amplifiers and drums.  The tour will be limited to 20 people so if you are interested, please registered as soon as possible.  We will meet at the LWR Town Hall to carpool at 12:45pm. We will promptly at 1:00pm.   At that time, we will sign release forms for the club, hand out name tags and driving directions.  If you remember, please bring your club's name tag to wear.  It is approximately a hour drive from Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.  We will need to be at Armadillo Enterprises 15 minutes early to sign their release form before our private 2:30 pm tour begins.  They also ask that we do NOT wear loose fitting clothing or open toed shoes for safety reasons.  We will return back to the LWR Town Hall to collect our cars and dine at MacAllisters Bar & Grill just a short walk away. Our dinner reservation is at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, you can contact Susan (941-807-0664) or Bobbie at (813-690-5062).  For those members who are thinking about upgrading from an iPhone or a point and shoot camera, the club has purchased a Sony, Cannon and Nikon cameras for you to try out.  If you are interested in one of these cameras on our field trip please let me know by June 4th so we can make the appropriate arrangements.  Larry Deitch, our club president, will mentor you on our field trip.  You must be a member to participate in the field trips.  You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    • June 12, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon A


    • June 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
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    Videography Focus Group Meeting

    • June 20, 2018
    • July 18, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Grace Community Church
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    • June 20, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    June Monthly Meeting 

    Julio Aguilar



    Hailing from the Tampa Bay area, Julio Aguilar has worked in nearly every position on the production side of photography for over a decade. Ranging from ad-campaigns to event photography, Julio primarily works as a photographer specializing in light, focused on architectural, aerial, sport-action, and portrait photography. 

    In the education world, Julio is a part of the Summit Workshop Team at a variety of workshops, assistant for KelbyOne instructors, and is on the production staff at Photoshop World Conference. 

    Julio is a Part 107 Commercial UAS Pilot License holder and a member of the Professional Photographers of America including TAPPA. 




              

    Print of the  month theme is "Art in Nature"

     Members only.  Each participant should bring a single 8×10 print of their photo. Tape your photo in one of the provided mat frames, add a   numbered corner to the frame and place it in a stand on the "Print of the Month" table.

    Share your Work 

    Submit up to 3 photos each month to be included in a slide presentation that runs at the end of our meeting. Photos can be on any subject.  E-mail your photos to  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com, no later than the Sunday night prior to the Wednesday meeting.

    • July 10, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon B


    • July 20, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • Celery Fields
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    For those birding enthusiasts or those who would like to learn more about bird photography, the field trip group will be going to the Celery Fields in Sarasota on July 20th for an early morning adventure. Built in the 1990's on a former agricultural site, Celery Fields is one of southwestern Florida’s premiere bird watching locations. It’s featured on the Great Florida Birding Trail and has a checklist of more than 220 species. More than 200,000 aquatic plants and trees have been planted, and 100 acres of wetlands have been restored.There are two boardwalks our group will be using to discover the habitat of over two hundred bird species. One is located just south of Palmer Blvd. and the second is off of Raymond Rd.  Since the sunrise will be at 6:47 am., we will meet at the Raymond Rd. boardwalk at 6:30 am. Remember to bring your club's name tag.  You will also be signing a release waiver form.  A tripod is recommended however you can still capture phenomenal pictures just with your camera and a steady hand.  Dale Dombrowski, a club member, will be our guide and our mentor for those that would like to know the many species of the birds and for camera instruction. After we get our fill of that boardwalk, we will drive to the Palmer Blvd. boardwalk. Parking is located at the Nature Center just north of that boardwalk.  After the field trip, please join us for a late breakfast TBD.  You must be a member to participate in the field trips. You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation.      

    Directions to the Celery Fields

    From I-75 take Exit 210, Fruitville Road east. Make right at Coburn Road light and follow road as it curves past the Fruitville Library. The Celery Fields will be on your left; Ackerman Lake will be on your right. To get to the parking lot, proceed about .5 mile south from Ackerman Lake and make a left onto Palmer Boulevard. After about .3 mile, make a left into the  parking lot, which also has public restrooms.

    • August 07, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon B


    • August 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Tampa/Skyline of Tampa
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    Our  stop will be  Hall on the University of Tampa.  This building was formly the Tampa Bay Hotel.  Built between 1888 and 1891, the hotel was designed to surpass all other grand winter resorts. At a cost of $3 million, the 511-room giant rose to a flamboyant height of five stories, surrounded by ornate Victorian gingerbread and topped by Moorish minarets, domes and cupolas.On Aug. 2, 1933, Tampa Junior College was transformed into The University of Tampa when its headquarters moved from the local high school to what is now known as Plant Hall.  Leading the new institution was Frederic H. Spaulding, the former principal of Hillsborough High School and the man who had been the motivating force behind establishing the first local university for Tampa’s high school graduates. 

    After exploring inside and outside of Plant Hall, we will stroll through Plant Park and finish at the Tampa River taking pictures of the Tampa Skyline at sunset.  For those that are interested, we will meet after the field trip at Four Green Fields (Irish Bar & Grille) located close to campus for a light bite and drinks.

    If you have any questions, you can contact Susan (941-807-0664) or Bobbie at (813-690-5062).  For those members who are thinking about upgrading from an iPhone or a point and shoot camera, the club has purchased a Sony, Cannon and Nikon cameras for you to try out.  If you are interested in one of these cameras on our field trip please let me know by August 14th so we can make the appropriate arrangements.You must be a member to participate in the field trips.  You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation. 


    • September 11, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon B


    • October 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon B


    • November 07, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon A


    • December 04, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall

    Please note that December's Board Meeting is one week earlier than usual due to the holidays.

Past events

May 19, 2018 Videography Focus Group
May 16, 2018 May Monthly Meeting
May 09, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
May 08, 2018 May Board Meeting
April 28, 2018 Robinson Preserve April Field Trip
April 21, 2018 Salon Feedback Session
April 21, 2018 Videography Focus Group
April 18, 2018 April Monthly Meeting
April 14, 2018 Focus Stacking using Helicon Remote and Helicon Focus
April 11, 2018 April Board Meeting
April 07, 2018 Composition and Seeing Class
April 03, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
March 31, 2018 Introduction to Post Processing
March 28, 2018 March Field Trip
March 24, 2018 Videography Focus Group Meeting
March 22, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
March 21, 2018 March Monthly Meeting
March 07, 2018 March Board Meeting
March 03, 2018 Intro to Photography
February 28, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Outing
February 25, 2018 February Field Trip
February 24, 2018 New Member Orientation
February 21, 2018 February Monthly Meeting - Speaker - Randy Van Duinen
February 17, 2018 Videography Focus Group Meeting
February 15, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
February 10, 2018 Focus Group File Management
February 06, 2018 February Board Meeting
February 03, 2018 Photography Composition and Seeing
February 03, 2018 Videography Focus Group
January 31, 2018 Landscape Focus Group Field Trip
January 30, 2018 January Field Trip
January 27, 2018 Creating Photo Books Using Blurb Bookwright
January 24, 2018 Bird Focus Group Outing
January 17, 2018 January Monthly Meeting
January 17, 2018 Mike McNaughton, Photoshop Class
January 09, 2018 January Board Meeting
December 09, 2017 Photographic Plug-Ins
December 02, 2017 Video Focus Group
December 01, 2017 December Field Trip, Ringling Museum
November 17, 2017 Sensor Cleaning Day
October 27, 2017 Boo Fest
October 21, 2017 Intro to Post Processing, Dave Kurshan
October 20, 2017 LWR Club Day Block Party
October 17, 2017 Horse Farm
October 14, 2017 Videography Meeting
October 14, 2017 Intro To Photography
June 24, 2017 June Field Trip - Florida Polytechnic University
June 15, 2017 June Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2017 May Monthly Meeting
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