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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

Photograph by Michael Goodwin
2016 Millrace Contest - 3rd Place Winner
Black & White Category

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.  (Visitors are welcome.)  
Educational Topic for January: All about Printing -- Discussion of the different papers available and different resolutions. You will be able to compare the differences, and get an idea of the range of print quality, from perfect to just barely getting by.
Presented by Branden Beachy.

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 for 2017

Each month bring your photographs (limit 2) for discussion......

JANUARY - Holiday Fun
FEBRUARY - Sick of Snow
MARCH - Creative Letters
APRIL - Signs of Spring
MAY - Wet
JUNE - Technology
JULY - Cars
OCTOBER - Fields
DECEMBER - (no meeting)

It is up to the photographer to come up with their own interpretation of each theme. The Photographs can be taken anytime in 2017.

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


2017 Snow Shoot Workshop

As soon as we have any significant snowfall, I will offer a three-hour, outdoor workshop on how to correctly and creatively photograph a snow landscape. I will monitor potential snowfalls and then announce a date, time, and location. If you got this newsletter, you will get the announcement. With a small degree of luck we can make it on a Saturday. I expect people to dress warmly, bring a tripod, and I will work with getting a correct exposure for optimum effect.Photo by Danny Graber

Guild Members free; non-members $15 and must enroll by filling out form, emailing me at or calling me at (574) 370-6192.
 – Danny Graber

Mark your calendar for the
2017 Millrace Photography Contest & Exhibit
November 3rd and 4th, 2017

Information coming soon.....
More winners from the 2016 Millrace Photography Contest...
Photo by Don Hershberger - 3rd Place - Color Category
Photo by Kay Rhodes - 3rd Place - Altered or Special Effects Category
"Art Maze" -Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo by Ema Goddard - 3rd Place - Student Division
"Happy Things"
View all of the entries......
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 Robert Morris – member since 1999 (Charter Member)

Photo by Bob Morris "Southern Solitude"

The camaraderie with other photographers is what Bob likes best about being a member of the Guild.  He has held the office of director for 3 years, secretary for 3 years and treasurer for 3 years.  Many of the Photographers Guild classes have been taught by Bob—Photographic Composition, Black and White Darkroom, and Matting, Mounting and Framing for 4 years.  He has chaired the annual public photo contest for 3 years.  Specializing in film black and white landscape photography, he has studied advanced darkroom techniques with Howard Bond, Dan Anderson, Bruce Barnbaum,  John Sexton, and Ron Wisner—all students of Ansel Adams.

Some of his awards include: Best of Show awards “Morning Brook”, “Rose Mary’s Quilt” and “Gloria’s Amaryllis”,  and First Place awards for “Southern Solitude”, “Pond and Dam at Sunrise”, “Early Willow”, and “Dawn at Gettysburg”.  Bob has been a contributing writer for View Camera Magazine.  “Donna” is in the permanent collection of the Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee, Florida; “Evening by the Pumpkinvine Trestle” is in the permanent collection of the Middlebury Historical Museum, Middlebury, Indiana; “Little Elkhart River”, “Morning Brook”, and “Sunrise, Prairie River” are in the permanent collection of the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.  Thirteen Civil War Battlefield pictures are in the permanent collection of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  “As I grow older and my legs are not able to carry as much photo equipment as I would like them to carry, my motto is becoming, If you can’t drive to it — screw it.”  Website:

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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