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Upcoming Events for 2018

Updated 2/8/18

Here's the scheduled meeting and event dates for the year. Small group meetings and shoots will be added as they evolve.

Check back for changes and additions and check the Blog Page for more details.

Watch for Dottie's HEADS UP! emails and check the Facebook page too.

Tentative List of 2018 Speakers and Activities January through June

Shoots, small group meetings, and workshops will be added as we wander through a new year together. Your input is welcome.

January 8, 1:00pm, Clubhouse, “Macro Focus Stacking” with Scott Wheaton We’ve had Macro workshops several winters, but Scott will take us steps beyond just snapping a photo. See what he does to make each image spectacular. He’ll ask several members to bring a macro lens, take some shots, and he’ll process these photos as well. Scott Wheaton on Flickr

Thanks to Scott for another great workshop! Many of us went straight home to try this great technique.

Note Date Change - January 10th 12th, 12:00pm "Dine and Discuss!” Ham and Bean Soup for lunch (made from the ham we had at the Dec meeting-and frozen) Let’s discuss small group, workshop, and shoot ideas and how to meet the needs of our talented, enthusiastic, varied interests and membership needs. 201 South Broadway, CM.
January 17, 1:00pm, 201 South Broadway, CM. Small Group Macro Shoot, Topic: “Fruits and Vegetables" Please RSVP to Dot Rogers soon.

Heads Up! Macro Workshop! Reminder: we have a small group meeting at my house Weds. January 17th at 1:00pm. 201 South Broadway, Cape May. Macro/Closeups. Should be fun. We'll be working with Fruits and Vegetables this time. Please let me know if you will attend. ( I'd like at least 8 to come. You don't have to have a macro lens to attend. If you're new to this any camera any kit lens will do. A tripod is a big help. I'm going to search for beautiful things with nice colors. I'll have the backdrops ready and some lighting and we'll spread out in several rooms. I'm hoping for nice natural lighting as well. Join this relaxed fun and learn things!

This was a great afternoon of shooting and sharing!

January 18, 6:30pm, We’ve been invited by the Stay Focused Photo Club (Thanks Anne Harlan!) to a presentation they are giving at the Forsythe NWR Visitors Center entitled “Photographing Forsythe.” A panel will discuss the hows, whens, wheres and whats of capturing that beautiful area. For all levels of ability. It is at the Visitor Center Auditorium, 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville. There’s no charge.

A very informative discussion in the brand new wing of the Visitors' Center. PCCM was well represented too!

February 5, NOTE TIME CHANGE 12:00pm, Clubhouse, Jamie Konarski Davidson New Life Photos Title: “Subject to Interpretation” Jamie says "As photographers and observers of life and the world around us, we all see and notice different things. We each have different impressions of subjects because of our life experiences as well as our knowledge of the tools we have available to us and our vision. When we make an image, we are putting in "the box" what speaks to us most clearly and loudly through our eyes, mind and heart. Everything, yes, everything, is subject to interpretation. In this program Jamie will share her vision and ways to grow and develop awareness and confidence in our individual ways of interpreting the world around us. She'll also provide some ideas on how to focus and be more intentional in the image-making process.”

Thank you Jamie for trekking all the way from North Carolina to visit us! Your presentation was inspiring and your photographs are beautiful.

February 7th, 6-8pm
We'll be kicking off what hopefully will be an ongoing series of small group discussions focusing on using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. This session will focus on basic Library functions necessary to getting started with the software. This initial group is full but we'll repeat if there is interest. Contact Dottie (or Bob) to sign up.

We had a very busy and hopefully productive first small group last night. Please let Dottie or Bob know if you want help getting started with Lightroom and we'll get another group together very soon!

February 27th, Tuesday, 6-8pm, West Cape May, Cape Winds Florist, Photo shoot at this great flower shop with all the flower stock and decorations available to us!

This was a very fun outing! Thanks to the owner Debby who gave us access to all the beautiful flowers and props. Here's a a few photos posted on Facebook.

March 5th, 6:30pm, Clubhouse, Annual Dues are due by this meeting $30 individual/$50 couple. Checks payable to "Photography Club of Cape May."

Mike Keith “Photographing Cosmic Neighbors” Especially for our nighttime photographers and astro photographers.

Tell everyone to come and see how Mike manages to take such spectacular photographs of objects in outer space. Visit his website Cosmic Neighbors to see his amazing images. This will be an evening event because the images need to be particularly sharp to be effective.

This was an amazing photographic tour of the solar system, Milky Way and beyond. Mike's images and were spectacular and his descriptions of what he was showing and how he made the images were both informative and entertaining. Thanks Mike for coming to visit us in Cape May!

April 9th, 1:00pm, Clubhouse, Kevin Karlson “Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography”

Kevin will also lead an indoor “Advanced Photography Workshop”- Photography Tips and Pointers, including light awareness as Ansel Adams addressed it. Kevin has also offered to lead a field trip (seriously!) perhaps with his wife who is a really good point and shoot photographer. I’m working on details. Visit Kevin's website Kevin T. Karlson

May 21st, 1:00pm, Clubhouse, “Birds, Butterflies, and Dragonflies” with Peter Riley, Peter Riley Photography

June 4th, Tentative, 1:00pm, Clubhouse, Olympus Visionary Frank T. Smith, Frank T. Smith Photography