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    • February 09, 2019
    • March 02, 2019
    • 4 sessions
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    COURSE: Photography Composition and Seeing

    Instructor: Dale Dombrowski

    This will be a four-week course that will enable those participating to become familiar or review photographic composition principles and the art of seeing. There will also be a review of ways to control light and depth of field. The first week of the course will be classroom time. At that meeting we will determine 2 “field trip” shooting dates over the course of the next two weeks. The course will conclude with a 2-hour meeting where we will do a comprehensive review/critique of a given number of images shot by course participants during the “field trips”. 




    Week 1 (Lakewood Ranch Town Hall) February 9

    •          Review Ways to Control Light and Depth of Field
    •          Powerpoint Presentation on Photographic Composition/Art of Seeing

    Week 2/Week 3 (TBD) February 16 & February 23

    Field trip to a location TBD (based on what's happening around town) for a photojournalism (street photography) photo shoot.

    Field trip to to a location TBD for nature photography photo shoot.

    Week 4 (Lakewood Ranch Town Hall) March 2

    •          Critique and Review of images.

    Background of instructor – Dale has a Master’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism and photographic composition from the University of Wyoming. He has taught six different courses in photography at universities in California, Kansas, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He and several of his Kansas photo students did a photo documentary of Victorian Architecture in Eureka Springs, Arkansas which culminated in a 186-print exhibit during the annual winter homes tour in the town and also a photo documentary on PBS.  His work has been published nationally and regionally in magazines and newspapers; in national park service publications and websites; in corporate annual reports; and in yearly report submitted to the President of the United States.  He has also has held positions as the Chief Photographer and the Photo Editor for several daily newspapers in the western United States.


    • March 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sarasota Library (Fruitville)/Celery Fields
    • 18
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    Location:  Sarasota County Library located at 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240 (Fruitville) for presentation then on to the Celery Fields for a practical demonstration.

    Time:  3 PM to 4 PM at the library and then another hour at the Celery Fields immediately following the presentation.

    Class size limited to 30.  

    • March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LWR Town Hall
    Register

    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.

    • March 12, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • March 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • March 20, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • March 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Time Lapse

    Print of Month details here.
    • March 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • March 23, 2019
    • April 13, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • 3
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    COURSE: Photography Composition and Seeing

    Instructor: Dale Dombrowski

    This will be a four-week course that will enable those participating to become familiar or review photographic composition principles and the art of seeing. There will also be a review of ways to control light and depth of field. The first week of the course will be classroom time. At that meeting we will determine 2 “field trip” shooting dates over the course of the next two weeks. The course will conclude with a 2-hour meeting where we will do a comprehensive review/critique of a given number of images shot by course participants during the “field trips”. 




    Week 1 (Lakewood Ranch Town Hall), March 23

    •          Review Ways to Control Light and Depth of Field
    •          Powerpoint Presentation on Photographic Composition/Art of Seeing

    Week 2/Week 3 (TBD), March 30 &  April 6

    Field trip to a location TBD (based on what's happening around town) for a photojournalism (street photography) photo shoot.

    Field trip to to a location TBD for nature photography photo shoot.

    Week 4 (Lakewood Ranch Town Hall), April 13

    •          Critique and Review of images.

    Background of instructor – Dale has a Master’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism and photographic composition from the University of Wyoming. He has taught six different courses in photography at universities in California, Kansas, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He and several of his Kansas photo students did a photo documentary of Victorian Architecture in Eureka Springs, Arkansas which culminated in a 186-print exhibit during the annual winter homes tour in the town and also a photo documentary on PBS.  His work has been published nationally and regionally in magazines and newspapers; in national park service publications and websites; in corporate annual reports; and in yearly report submitted to the President of the United States.  He has also has held positions as the Chief Photographer and the Photo Editor for several daily newspapers in the western United States.


    • March 29, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Celery Fields
    Register


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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 March 29th, Friday, 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 may 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.  We will meet in the parking lot off of Palmer Blvd next to the Audubon Center at 7:00 am. Remember to bring your club's name tag.   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 the field trip, please join us for a late breakfast at First Watch located at 5354 Fruitville Rd #4, Sarasota, FL 34232. 

    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.      

    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.

    • April 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Salons B&C
    Register

    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 level.

    • April 09, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • April 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • April 17, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • April 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church


               April Speaker:  Jen Noble

    Jenesis is the birth of an idea. In video storytelling, that’s a pretty amazing feeling. 

    Jen Noble is passionate about her craft. She has a gift of taking a story subject, infusing it with captivating video and powerful writing that engages and inspires viewers.

    Jen is a respected TV producer and writer with more than 30 years broadcast experience. Her production company, Jenesis Creative produces video content for clients like American Cancer Society, Johnson & Johnson, Sea World, American Heart Association, Johns Hopkins and Ashley Home Store

    Jen's work has aired on several media outlets, including PBS, NBC, CNN, Entertainment Television, Discovery and HGTV.

    She has been privileged to write for network talent Jack Perkins, Jack Hanna, Dr. Dean Edell and Katie Couric.

    She has been honored with 14 Emmys Awards, the Associated Press Award, two Griot Drum Awards and The Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award.  

    She grew up in the Midwest in the small farming town of Freeport, Illinois, home of the Pretzels. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, biking and rock climbing with her son, Ethan.

    TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how do you translate that same philosophy to video? It starts with the art of storytelling. 

    Jen Noble shares her method to finding the heart of a story and using the senses to create a captivating video that inspires viewers and leaves a lasting impression.

    Print of the Month Theme: Still Life (No Flowers)

    Print of Month details here.
    • April 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Salons B&C
    Register

    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

    • May 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • May 10, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • May 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • May 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Infrastructure

    Print of Month details here.
    • May 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • June 11, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • June 14, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • June 19, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • June 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Caught in Action

    Print of Month details here.
    • June 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • July 09, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • July 12, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • July 17, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • July 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Embracing Mid-day Light

    Print of Month details here.
    • July 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • August 13, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • August 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • August 16, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • August 21, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • August 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Vanishing Point

    Print of Month details here.
    • September 10, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • September 13, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • September 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Salons B&C
    Register

    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.

    • September 18, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • September 18, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Low Light

    Print of Month details here.
    • September 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.
    • October 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • October 11, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • October 16, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • October 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Be a Photojournlist

    Print of Month details here.
    • October 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • testing

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    • November 04, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • testing
    Register

    This is an event using the "Simple" event template to check visibility of description without logging in as member.

    Visibility - public

    Registration - restricted

    • November 12, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • November 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • November 20, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: No Edit November

    Print of Month details here.
    • December 06, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • via email

    Today is the deadline to submit your "Share Your Work" photos for display at this month's club meeting. Of course, you can send your photos at anytime during the month.

    Photos and/or videos should be emailed to Dave Kurshan at  shareyourwork@lwrdpc.com no later than the Friday night prior to the Wednesday meeting. Any submissions received late will automatically be carried over to the next month.

    Each member is allowed to send up to 3 photos and/or a short video each month to be included in a presentation that runs during our club meeting. Those photos and/or video can be on any subject as this is a great way to let other members see what kind of photography interests you, and what you have been shooting during the past month.

    There is a maximum of 3 photos per member and one short video, but there is no minimum, so feel free to send just one or two photos or a short video if you are comfortable with that.

    Please try to adjust your photos to 1080 X 1920 px, if you can. If you are not sure how to do that just send them anyway. If Dave has a problem with their size he will let you know and walk you through the process of how to resize your photos.
    Feel free to talk to any Board member at any meeting if you have any additional questions or concerns. Members can also E-mail any Board member. Their E-mail addresses are in the "Directory"  or in the EXECUTIVE BOARD section under the "ABOUT US" button above.

    • December 10, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall


    • December 11, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 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.)

    • December 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    Print of the Month Theme: Show Your Bokeh

    Print of Month details here.
    • December 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Braden River Library 4915 53rd Ave E (Hwy 70), Bradenton, FL 34203
    Register

    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.
    • Discuss post processing workflows and techniques.
    • Explore camera settings and strategies used to capture sunsets, portraits, Macro.....
    • Ask questions or learn about equipment:  cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, Studio set-ups
    These meetings are an excellent way meet 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.

Past events

February 20, 2019 February General Meeting: Thomas Carabasi
February 20, 2019 Photoshop Class with Mike McNaughton
February 15, 2019 Share Your Work Submission Deadline
February 12, 2019 February Board Meeting
February 12, 2019 Circle B Bar Preserve Focus Group
February 10, 2019 February Field Trip
February 07, 2019 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
February 02, 2019 Videography Meeting
January 21, 2019 January Field Trip
January 19, 2019 Lightroom 101
January 16, 2019 January General Meeting
January 16, 2019 Photoshop Class with Mike McNaughton
January 12, 2019 Photographic Plug-ins
January 11, 2019 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
January 08, 2019 January Board Meeting
January 06, 2019 Story Telling with Photography
January 05, 2019 Telling Stories with Photographs
December 15, 2018 Still Life Photography Lighting
December 10, 2018 Street Photography - Ybor City
December 08, 2018 Videography Group
December 08, 2018 Cell Phone and Tablet Photography
December 04, 2018 December Board Meeting
December 01, 2018 Creating Photo Books Using Blurb Bookwright
November 24, 2018 Intro to Photography
November 21, 2018 November Monthly Meeting
November 21, 2018 Mike McNaughton, Photoshop Class
November 18, 2018 November Field Trip
November 16, 2018 Peer to Peer Photography Workshop
November 10, 2018 Photo/File Management
November 10, 2018 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
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 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