Upcoming events

    • September 04, 2018
    • To Be Determined

    COMING THIS FALL!!!

    FOCUS GROUPS

    NEW CLASSES WILL BEGIN SOON SO STAY TUNE..........

    STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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    MACRO


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    BLACK & WHITE

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    LANDSCAPE

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    PORTRAIT

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    WILDLIFE

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    LIGHTING

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    • September 07, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 4915 53rd Ave. E (Hwy 70) Bradenton, FL 34203
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    Peer to Peer Photography Workshop

    Peer to Peer Photography Workshops provide members an opportunity to get together and discuss photography topics.  The workshops are self moderated.  Attendees decide what topics to discuss.  Any topic can be discussed as long as it is photography related.  Examples of topics that could be discussed include:

    • Equipment - Cameras, Lenses, Flashes, Tripods, and Studio Set-Ups
    • Camera settings and strategies used to create successful Sunsets, Portraits, Macro, Landscapes....
    • Photography sites in the area as well as travel photography
    • Post processing workflows and techniques
    • Sharing photos and discussing
    1. How and where the shot was taken
    2. What works in the photo
    3. Are there ways to improve the photo
    4. What would you do differently in the future
    The meeting is informal and will give you a chance to know fellow members better.  There is no designated expert or facilitator.  The group will decide what to discuss.  Primarily objective is to have fun, second is to walk away with a new tip or learning.

    Please send your ideas for topics to discuss to jim.eicken@gmail.com.  You also can introduce topics to discuss at the meeting as well.

    Location for the meeting is the Braden River Library.  Address:
    4915 53rd Ave. E (Hwy 70)
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    The library is next door to the Florida State Police Station.

    Meeting date and time:  September 7th  2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • September 11, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LWR Town Hall Salon B


    • September 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    September Monthly Meeting 


    Billy Elkins

              

    The Wonderful World of Adobe. 

    Now that we have all these pictures, what do we do with them?

    Exploring life after capturing the image…. What do we do? And where can we go? Adobe provides tools, solutions and opportunities beyond Lightroom & Photoshop.


    We will be talking about Lightroom, Photoshop, Portfolio & Adobe Stock.

    Print of the  month theme is "The eyes have it"

     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.

    • September 22, 2018
    • 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 24, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fort De Soto Park
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    SEPTEMBER FIELD TRIP FORT DE SOTO PARK

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    Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere. Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto.

    The largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.

    Come join us for a 5:00pm start at the park.  For those who would like to carpool, we will be meeting at the LWR Town Hall at 4:00pm.  Please be aware that there are several tolls to get to this park.  Meeting place at the park TBD. We will be able to photography birds and landscapes and finish with sunset pictures. The sunset will be at 7:24 pm. 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.

    For those who are interested in a late dinner, we will be making arrangements. Details to follow.

    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.   

     Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St Petersburg, FL 33715  map with major roads

    From Bradenton / Sarasota 
    Take I-275 north. Take exit 17 onto Pinellas Bayway/FL 682 west. 
    After 3 miles turn left onto Pinellas Bayway (FL 679). Go 6.6 miles to park. 

    Park Entry Fee: $5/Car


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


    • October 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grace Community Church

    October Monthly Meeting 

    Spencer Pullen



    Photograph, Process, Print! 

    Have you ever been interested in adding video to your presentations or using it to enhance your still photography? Have you ever looked at a location and thought, “A couple of photos are not going to tell the story here?” This is where using a tool like video can help enhance your viewers experience, and expand your creative process. Many are intimidated by video and the process. During this lecture, we will discuss what you need to get started, explain some of the editing options, and how to show your final masterpiece.           

    Print of the  month theme is "A song title"

     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.

    • October 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall- Boardroom
    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.

    • October 30, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Myakka River State Park
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    OCTOBER FIELD TRIP MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK

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    Prior to 1850, the Myakka River was the Asternal River on English maps. A Seminole Indian reportedly told a surveyor in the 1850's that the name of the river was "Myakka". The translation of the word Myakka, is unknown. Between the 1850's and the 1930's, cattle grazed on dry prairie, a vast land of grasses, forbs, palmetto and other low shrubs with thousands of scattered wetlands. In 1910, Bertha Palmer, a progressive business woman from Chicago, came to Sarasota and bought a vast amount of land. Meadow Sweet Pastures which was located very near the Myakka River was one of her purchases. (Visit Ranch House Road inside the park for more information about the Palmers). In 1918, Mrs. Palmer passed away. In the 1930's, during the Great Depression, over 17,000 acres of the Palmer estate was purchased by the government to develop Myakka River State Park as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. The New Deal was intended to boost the economy and spirit of the American population during these dark years. More than 5 million young men around the country were employed to help preserve our natural areas. This employment allowed them to earn money to send home to their families. Myakka is one of 8 Florida State Parks developed by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) during the 1930's. When the United States entered World War 2, the CCC was disbanded as all efforts were needed for the war. Myakka River State Park was formally dedicated in 1941 and was officially opened for the public. Many of the CCC structures built in Myakka are still used today. 

    We will meet at the Myakka River State Park Entrance off of SR 72 (Clark Road) at 8:00 am right past the Park Ranger's guard gate. Address is  13208 SR 72, Sarasota, FL. 34241. For those interested in carpooling, we will meet at the LWR Townhall at 7:15am.  The fee to enter the park is $6 per vehicle (2-8 people).  Please remember to bring your club's name tag.  We will also be signing the club's waiver form.  We will climb to top of the tree line on the canopy walkway, view alligators from the bridge and view birds from the bird walk.  There should also be stops along the way to view the stunning landscapes.

    For those interested, we will arrange a place to eat a late breakfast, early lunch.  Details TBD.

    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.   


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


    • November 18, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • November Field Trip Medieval Fair in Sarasota
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    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 2:00pm.  Tickets will be $16.95 plus tax for seniors 55+ and $18.95 plus tax for the general public.  Parking is free.  More details will follow when the 2018 schedule of events are posted.  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.

    For those that are interested, we will make arrangements to meet for dinner close to the fairgrounds after our field trip.

    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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    • 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-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.

Past events

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
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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