Upcoming events

    • November 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203

    Self moderated get together to discuss photography topics including:

    • Sharing photos and discussing:  How and where they were taken; What works in the photo; How can the photo be improved (composition and editing); and What would you do differently next time.
    • Post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Equipment:  Cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings offer you a chance to meet fellow members.  There is no formal agenda, the group decides what topics to discuss.  Primary objective is to have fun, if you obtain a new tip or learning during the meeting that is an added bonus.

    We meet at the Braden River Library:  4915 534rd Ave. E. (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203 Next door to the Florida State Police Station.
    • November 18, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • November Field Trip Medieval Fair in Sarasota



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    Shows-Graphic.jpgThe Medieval Fair in Sarasota will provide endless photo opportunities of people dressed in costumes as well as music, stage shows, tournament games and loads of activities.  We will meet at the festival's main entrance at 10:30 am.  Tickets will be $16.95 plus tax for seniors 55+ and $18.95 plus tax for the general public.  Parking is free. Several club members have highly recommended this event for a field trip. We are looking forward to the multitude of photography shots that will be available to us around every corner of the fair grounds.

    Because there will be food options offered at the Medieval Village, we won’t have an organized lunch after the event.

    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 check the link at the top of this page to reserve a camera.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.  

     Ringling Woods behind the Sarasota Fairgrounds

    3000 Ringling Blvd
    Sarasota, FL 34237

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    • November 21, 2018
    • 4:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Mike McNaughton holds a monthly class to show you the latest tips, tricks and traps for Photoshop.

    No matter your experience level Mike will teach you something new!.

    When: 4:30 to 6:00 at Grace Community Church every third Wednesday (right before the monthly meetings, no registration required.)

    • November 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    November Monthly Meeting 

    Print Salon

    The Fall Print Salon will be held during the November General Meeting on November 21.  Prints scoring Merit and above will be discussed by the judges.

    We will have four categories this year:

      Beginner Color

      Beginner Black & White

      Advanced Color

      Advanced Black & White

    Beginners are members who have never won a LWRDPC or any other ribbon in competition (e.g. F3C)

    Alex Lane is a PSA Judge and he and two other non-members will judge this year’s contest.

    There will be two opportunities to drop off your entries:

      At the October General Meeting on October 17

      At Grace Church Saturday November 3 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

    All entries must be mounted on 16 x 20 Black Mat Board using either spray adhesive or double-sided tape

    Your name and the title of the picture must be printed on the back.


    Print of the  month theme is "Transportation"

     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.

    • November 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Salon C
    • 12

    Intro to Photography

    Course is broken into 5 sections:

    1. Understanding basic camera operations
    2. Getting the right exposure
    3. Framing your shot
    4. Composition
    5. Getting involved in photography

    Please bring your camera!

    • December 01, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
    • 3

    Instructor: Tim Wahl

    Learn how to make a photo book using the Blurb Bookwright software.

    Bookwright lets you create professional-quality book. Choose from a wide range of page layouts or create your own. Then, just add photos, text, graphics—whatever you want. Features include:

    • Simplified layouts, background themes, and page ornaments
    • Autoflow import and placement of photos
    • Drag and drop control over images and text content
    • Templates for notebooks and planners
    • Ability to work on book projects online and offline

    Please bring a computer.

    • 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.

    • December 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall

    Instructor: Margaret Lanier

    Camera phones are the most widely used kind of camera in history, and in capable hands it is producing outstanding and compelling images. Join Margaret Lanier as she reviews several cell phone brands, their capabilities, shooting techniques and handy programs.

    • December 08, 2018
    • March 09, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Salons B&C

    The Videography Focus Group's purpose is to educate members in the art of videography for the purpose of complementing still images or producing stand alone videos to document an event or occasion. No previous training is necessary.

    The December meeting will include a presentation by Keith Jackson, called "Preserving Family History". It will be an in-depth look at a large variety of approaches to preserving family histories. Keith will show you how to organize historical materials, then create DVDS, etc with photos, movies, videos and documents. Keith has a wealth of experience ranging from the early days of silent 8mm family histories up to projects for museums and historical societies. 

    Following Keith's presentation, we will review short clips for critique and group learning

    • December 10, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ybor City
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    Registrants will meet at 4:00 pm at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa. The museum is located at 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL., 33602.  Click the following website if you are interested in what is being displayed at the museum.  https://fmopa.org/  There is a convenient parking garage under the building. Following the museum, the focus group will head to Ybor City to capture some street photography. Christmas lights should be up, so there should be some interesting lighting and backgrounds. Following the photo outing, please consider joining Ron at the historic Columbia Restaurant in the heart of Ybor City for dinner at 7:30. http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/Menus-By-Location/Locations/Ybor-City-Historic-District

    Please be aware the date and time may change due to unforeseen circumstances with the focus group leader.  If changes occur, you will immediately receive an email with updated information.

    For those interested in carpooling to the event and staying for dinner, please contact Susan at ike_can@yahoo.com for further details.

    • December 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
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    Instructors: Heil, Beausang

    Still Life Photography Workshop

    Lighting is the key to a well designed still life photograph.  Learn the basics of using flashes, strobes and LED lights,  and composition techniques.  This is a class for beginners.  

    • January 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sarasota Downtown Farmer's Market
    • 13

    Learn how a photojournalist plans and goes about capturing images that tell stories in this morning focus group session. We will meet at the Sarasota Downtown Market at 9:00 a.m. on the corner of Lemon and 1st Street by Sur de Table. 

    • January 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Coquina Beach, Anne Marie Island
    • 14

    Learn how a photojournalist plans and goes about capturing images that tell stories in this morning focus group session. We will meet at the Coquina Beach Market on the southern end of Anne Marie Island at 9:30 a.m.

    • January 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall

    Instructor: Larry Deitch

    This class will cover some of the most popular plug-ins for both Photoshop and Lightroom.  Included are On1 RAW 2017, Topaz Studio, and Nik Collection as well as DXO Photo Lab.  We'll go through the features, pros and cons of each.

    I will also cover my own workflow when using these plugs-ins.

    • May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Salons B&C

    The Videography Meetings involve presentations on some aspect of Videography that will assist members to enhance their skills at planning, producing and editing videos. All skill levels are welcome.Short videos filmed by participants are presented and critiqued to help with the learning process. Equipment information and techniques are shared and a very informal and helpful environment lends to helping everyone improve their skill leve

Past events

November 10, 2018 Photo/File Management
November 08, 2018 Basics of Macro/Close up Photography
November 07, 2018 November Board Meeting
November 03, 2018 Intro to Post Processing
November 03, 2018 Salon Print Drop-off
October 30, 2018 October Field Trip
October 27, 2018 Videography Focus Group
October 27, 2018 Videography/Field Trip
October 19, 2018 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
October 17, 2018 October Monthly Meeting
October 17, 2018 Mike McNaughton, Photoshop Class
October 13, 2018 Composition and Seeing Class (Fall Session)
October 09, 2018 October Board Meeting
September 29, 2018 September Field Trip CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME DUE TO RED TIDE
September 22, 2018 52 week challenge
September 22, 2018 Videography Focus Group
September 19, 2018 September Monthly Meeting
September 19, 2018 Mike McNaughton, Photoshop Class
September 15, 2018 Salon Feedback Session
September 11, 2018 September Board Meeting
September 07, 2018 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
September 04, 2018 Coming This Fall
August 18, 2018 August Field Trip to the University of Tampa
August 17, 2018 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
August 15, 2018 August Monthly Meeting
August 07, 2018 August Board Meeting
July 20, 2018 July Field Trip
July 18, 2018 July Monthly Meeting
July 10, 2018 July Board Meeting
July 07, 2018 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
June 20, 2018 June Monthly Meeting
June 20, 2018 Mike McNaughton, Photoshop Class
June 12, 2018 June Board Meeting
June 06, 2018 June/May Field Trip Dean & Luna Guitars
June 05, 2018 Black and White Focus Group Outing
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
September 23, 2017 File Management
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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