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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

"Flower and Bud", Photo of the Month flashback from January 2004
by Suzanne Bishop (see story below)

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  (Visitors are welcome.)  
Education Topic for August: Photographing Concerts and Musicians: How to get those amazing shots of the musicians doing what they love! Presented by Ron McAllister
Upcoming Educational Topic for September: Creative use of the Gradient tool in Photoshop. Presented by Danny Graber

Monthly Meeting Format:

6:00 pm - 6:15 Minutes Approval - Treasurer Report
6:15 pm - 6:45 Photo of the Month - Voting/Critique
6:45 pm - 7:15 Photo Challenge/Critique (limit 2 photos per person)
7:15 pm - 7:30 Open Photo Critique/ Q & A (Bring any photo, old or new)
7:30 pm -  8:00 Education session

Photo Challenge Themes 

August - Travel; abroad/domestic
September - Street Photography
October - Performers: street musicians, fairs/festivals, concerts
November - Architecture

What is the Photo Challenge all about?  New Rules:  Find out more... Visitors may also bring a photo, preferably on a thumb drive to share during the discussion.

Remembering one of our founding members - SUZIE BISHOP
Suzanne (Suzie) Bishop, wonderful lady, talented photographer and Founding Member of our Photographers Guild has passed.  Suzie was a member of Dottie Kauffmann's photography group meeting at Greencroft when I asked her to join our Guild in 1999. Dottie's group was slowly diminishing and she wanted a home for her remaining members.  We needed 25 members in order to organize with enough confidence in meeting out rent, insurance and phone costs and Suzie quickly agreed to join us.  We also needed darkroom equipment because this was in the later days of film before the digital revolution. Suzie offered her enlarger and other smaller items. So one Saturday morning she and her husband Frank, retired professor from Goshen College, brought a trunk full of darkroom equipment which became one of our first enlargers for 35mm and medium format film enlarging.  

When the Clay Artists Guild was later formed Suzie also became a member because she was an avid potter as well.  My fiancée and I recently visited Suzie in the Greencroft complex and I reminded her of her photograph hanging on my living room wall of a bright red barn standing starkly in the Illinois snow.  She was traveling through rural Illinois in winter and this barn spoke to her so she asked the driver to stop while she rolled down the window and captured her image. Unfortunately she was failing and had no recollection of this image.  Suzie was a wonderful and talented photographer and we will miss her.

Written by Bob Morris

38th Elkhart Juried Regional Midwest Museum of American Art
 - October 7 – December 4, 2016. 

17th Annual


Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5, 2016

Presented by The Photographers Guild

CALLING ALL area amateur

– Jennifer Brake “Caught in the Motion”
Entry Deadline is October 22nd, 2016.
Grand opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5pm - 9pm
during the Goshen Arts Tour 2016

Photo categories for 2016 are:

*An “altered image” is one that has been manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects. Minor adjustments, including cropping, spotting, dodging and burning, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable for all three categories.



Visit our booth at theTaste of the Gardens Art Fair, at the Wellfield Botanical Gardens.


Saturday, August 27, 2016
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Spend a summer day strolling through beautiful gardens, perusing fine art, listening to music and enjoying a sampling of tasty foods.

Our members are creative, talented, passionate about photography, and willing to help fellow photographers learn about the art. Read about all of the members...  

This month we are featuring Don Hershberger – member since 1999 (Charter Member).


Don was one of the charter members of the Guild, and has been an invaluable part of the group.  His hard work has been greatly appreciated. 

Involved in photography off and on for about 50 years, Don was president of Miles Laboratories Photography Club and the Elkhart Art League.  He was an early adopter of computer use in image generation and other applications in photography.

Before retiring he was employed as a process development chemist at Miles/Bayer and was inventor or co-inventor of 5 patents and a trade secret process while employed there.  He has won numerous awards including Best of Show in art shows for photography and other art work.  Don presented workshops on computer use in photography for the Photographic Society of America national meeting in Florida, regional meeting in Chicago, and Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs Summer Weekend of Photography at Hope College, Holland, MI.  “…just trying to get by, and almost doing it.”  Website:

"Traveling Out West 2016"
Photograph by Branden Beachy
"Afternoon Thunderstorm"
Photograph by Bruce Nethercutt
"Chiang Rai"
Photograph by James Kruis

Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with 23 mm lens (35 mm with 1.5 crop) 1/1000 sec., f/4 ISO 800
Photograph by Jim Loomis

Guild Membership

Membership in the Photographers Guild is a great way to expand your photographic horizons, as well as meet regularly with other like-minded people.  

Our membership ranges from seasoned photographers with lots of experience to share, to amateurs who just want to know how to take better pictures.  Anybody over 18 years of age is eligible to become a member.  

A Membership in the Guild Can Save You Money – visiting us is free

The Guild has all the resources needed for you to make a print, starting from Photoshop processing to framing it in style and to hanging it above your living room sofa. 
At your disposal is:
  1. A portrait studio with lighting.
  2. A computer with the current version of Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photoshop Elements.
  3. A state-of-the-art photograph printer that uses archival ink and paper. 
  4. A complete matting and framing room.
  5. Wholesale pricing on matboards, frames, etc.
You can join the Guild for $150 for the first year. Following years are $300. 

Come and visit us. Find out who we are. 

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6pm.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Photographers Guild is to enjoy the photographic arts through sharing quality equipment, to teach our collective knowledge and skills to the community, and to serve as a resource for encouraging photography as a life-long skill for people of all ages.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  All images and content in this newsletter are protected by United States copyright law and may not be downloaded or copied by any means, whether mechanical or electronic, for any purpose, whether private, commercial, educational, or non-profit, without prior written permission from the respective photographer and/or author.  For information on permissions for use, contact The Photographers Guild at  Copyright 2016 The Photographers Guild, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 The Photographers Guild, All rights reserved.

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