Monthly Meetings


Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Grace Community Church. Meetings begin at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Our monthly meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations of techniques, print of the month competition and share your work.

We welcome potential members, visitors and guests to attend our monthly meetings but ask that they make a $10.00 donation that helps us pay for our meeting room. If a guest chooses to become a club member by the start of the next monthly meeting we will apply the $10.00 donation to the cost of membership.


Upcoming Meetings

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

                                                                                        

    January Speaker


    Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture - airy and energetic imagery defines the style and vision of this top pro photographer. Erik also shares his visual approach, techniques and passion for photography internationally as a speaker at major photo conferences, as an author, and online as a CreativeLive and KelbyOne instructor.

    Shaping an Image with Lenses and Light

    Learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both with minimal equipment and maximum results. Classical and environmental portraiture topics will include: Composition of the face and frame, lens selection for different scenarios, the characteristics of light and how it behaves, finding the right natural light, how to control off-camera lighting, classical lighting patterns and where to apply them as well as tips for working with your subject.


    Print of the  month theme is "My Mother's Favorite..."

    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.

    There will be no Share your Work this month to give more time for our speaker. 


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

    Creative Compositing – Go Beyond the Normal!

    By Randy Van Duinen, M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr. CPP, FDPE, FSA, AIA


    If you are looking to kick start you creative photography or add new options to your studio, you will want to attend his program on compositing with internationally award winning photographer Randy Van Duinen. He will show you his process of creating stunning and unique composited images. The first part of the class is a live shot of a model that will composited into the final image. Learn different ways to cut out images and then put them together to create seamless images. He will teach you some processes that will allow you to quickly put together a composite that will make your clients come back for more.

    Print of the  month theme is "Food for Thought"

    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.

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

    March Monthly Meeting - Fill in speaker data

    Print of the  month theme is "This Old House/Structure"

    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.

Past events

Thursday, June 15, 2017 June Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2017 May Monthly Meeting
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