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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

by Branden Beachy

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  (Visitors are welcome.)  
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 

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.


Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, Indiana and the Ohio River
October 14- 16, 2016

What: A photography field trip and workshop sponsored by the Goshen Photographers Guild. 

When: Generally people arrive mid-afternoon to late evening on Friday. Departure time varies on Sunday a.m. 

Who can attend: It is open to all Guild members and non-members.

Photographic opportunities: There are many inside the state park – e.g., waterfalls, trails, etc. Other points of interest include the small historic town of Madison and the bridge across the Ohio River. 

Where: Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Lodging and food are at the cost of each person attending. So far the motel of choice has been the Holiday Inn Express – (812) 265-1111. There are several other motels nearby.

Bonus: FREE Workshop: Walking through the steps of a successful photograph (taught by Danny Graber) FIND OUT MORE.....

Registration: *You must register online in advance.*

August 2016 - Photo by Kay Rhodes

This photo was taken on June 7th, 2016, in Stephen's Pass near Juneau, Alaska. We were on a whale watching tour and while we did see quite a few whales (tails and backs), this scene showing a glacier between the mountains was one of my favorite photos from that day.  Our Alaskan adventure was unbelievably spectacular, especially for one who loves nature and photography. Not realizing it at the time, I even caught an eagle flying into my scene in the top left corner of the photo.

Photo specs: Canon 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, f/8.0, 1/1600 sec., ISO 160, Manual exposure, RAW, focal length 155mm

Clark Gallery Photography Contest

The juried photography contest at the Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN will be held October 1 – November 9, 2016. The drop off date for entries is Wednesday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m. Entry forms are available at
38th Elkhart Juried Regional Midwest Museum of American Art

The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the 38th Elkhart Juried Regional Art Exhibition, October 7 - December 4, 2016. This all-media competition is open to artists 18 years and older who are residents of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben or Whitley counties in Indiana and Berrien, Branch, Cass, or St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Each entrant may submit one (1) or two (2) works which must be original in concept and execution, created within the last two (2) years, not completed under instruction and not previously exhibited at the Midwest Museum or any other competition within the region.

ENTRIES DUE: All works must be hand delivered September 10 through September 24 during regular museum hours: Tues.-Fri., 10:00AM - 4:00PM or Sat. & Sun., 1:00PM-4:00PM. (Eastern Standard Time)   
17th Annual


Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5, 2016

Presented by The Photographers Guild

CALLING ALL area amateur


Contest Entry by Maria Wenger
  • Saturday, 10/15, 10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday, 10/19, 5pm-7pm or
  • Saturday, 10/22, 10am – 3pm
to The Photographers Guild, 212 W. Washington Street, Goshen, IN
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.


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 Dottie Kauffmann – member since 1999 (Charter Member).

“I took my first photo class fall of 1979 during a Goshen College Continuing Education course. I learned about ASA (ISO), aperture and shutter speed plus many other important features on my fully manual camera. I entered a photo contest with the Elkhart County Parks Department and won a 3rd place. My competitive spirit got hooked and I’ve entered many contests since.”

Dottie was one of the founding members of the Photographers Guild, back when everybody was using film and a dark room. She was president and secretary in the early years – secretary more years than she’d like to remember.

One of the last members in the Guild to switch to a digital camera, she still feels overwhelmed with all of the new technology and terminology.  “I want to say that I enjoy photography very much. I enjoy looking through the viewfinder, zeroing on what I want to take, and taking that shot that is pleasing to me. I also enjoy the Photo Guild. I’ve learned much from the members and have used the framing and matting equipment in the past when entering shows. I guess I need to step out of my comfort zone, take some additional classes at the Guild and ‘get with it’ in digital photography.”

Photograph by Jeff Longenbaugh
"Smiling Katie"
Photograph by Bruce Nethercutt
"Sunset Sky"
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.
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