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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

Bridgeton Mill, Park County Splender
by Danny Graber
Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. (NO MEETING IN JULY)  (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.

June 2016
Photo must be printed and no larger than 15" for the longest side.
Find out more...

Congratulations to Jeff Longenbaugh for the winning photograph.

This photo was taken on the 4th day of a six day raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.  Every bend in the river exposed a new fantastic vista of towering walls made of rock a million years old.  In addition to these scenes that were almost religious in nature, we also found numerous, smaller side canyons created by streams making their way to the Colorado.  This intimate image is one of those streams that we waded against the current to find lush vegetation, falls and eddies.

Fuji XT-1 body.  Fuji 10-24 lens.  F 13, Iso 200, 1/9 of a sec. Polarizer filter.  Manfrotto tripod. Kirk Enterprises ballhead.

Mark your calendars for the
17th Annual


Friday, November 4
& Saturday, November 5, 2016

CALLING ALL area amateur
and hobbyist photographers 

2015 3rd Place Winner - Altered and Special Effects – Stephen Richards “Untitled” Category: Youth
Entry Deadline:  Saturday, 10/22/16

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.

Entry Deadline is October 22nd, 2016.



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 Danny Graber, member since January 2009.

"Colorado Ghost Town"

My photographic endeavors keep evolving in how and what I think about my work. Each photograph I capture has to have a purpose. Within that purpose has to be a reflection of art, whether I am photographing a commercial project or adding to my personal collection of fine art. I challenge myself to not take a photograph for the sake of taking it. Photography is meant to entertain the viewer by evoking an emotion and telling a story. It is not always an easy task because the scenes and subjects we shoot and the cameras we use have limitations.     
Here are my homemade mantras I adhere to:
  • Taking a photograph is a thought process, not just pushing the shutter.
  • Standing behind the camera has to be therapeutic and reflect my experience.  
  • Shoot at f/8 or else be able to explain yourself in front of the firing squad.

I am just old enough to have been born in an era in which everything was manual. My mind is just young enough to know when to shun all those bells and whistles on a camera that hinder and not help my artistic skills.  


A photo from a Yi village in Yunnan Provence of China. 
...not far from the Myanmar border.

Photograph by James Kruis
Photograph by Jim Loomis
"An old school house in Shipshewana, IN"
Photograph by Ron McAllister
A Recommended Book from Ron McAllister

A good summertime read; The Inventor and the Tycoonby Edward Ball, published by Doubleday. (Not in the Guild library)

A fascinating historical account of early photography and film.

It follows the careers of Leland Stanford; California Governor, railroad mogul, and founder of Stanford University and; Edweard Muybridge, photographer and Scientist. An intriguing  psychological study of greed and fame.

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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