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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

Photograph by Danny Graber
Merry Christmas from all of us at The Photographers Guild!

We'll see you in January.....
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......

- 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 after this post.

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.

More winners from the 2016 Millrace Photography Contest...
Photo by Jeff Longenbaugh - 2nd Place - Color Category
Photo by Ron McAllister - 2nd Place - Black & White Category - "Waiting for a Train"
Photo by Ron McAllister - 2nd Place - Altered or Special Effects Category
"Midnight Irrigation"
Photo by Tracy Ward - 2nd Place - Student Division
"Truck Full of Clouds"
View all of the entries......
November 2016 - Photo by Jeff Longenbaugh

This photo of a preening sandhill crane was taken in Florida on 11/12/16. Four sandhills were walking along a canal then leisurely paused for some feather upkeep. We were visiting the in-laws in central Florida.

Leica V-Lux camera. F4. 1/500 sec. ISO 400. Focal length 106mm. Handheld.

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 Ron McAllister – member since 2010

Ron graduated from Illinois State University at Normal, Illinois with degrees in English, Journalism and Drama, and visions of writing the great American novel.  It was far easier to teach Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, than emulate them, so for over forty years Ron was in education (teaching and administration).  Retired teachers love to travel, and so he did, with his trusty point-and-shoot dangling from his neck.  Ron stated, “Well, needless to say, I didn’t have any more luck emulating Ansel Adams than I had with Faulkner and his ilk.”

He met Danny Graber when he attended a Photoshop seminar Danny was conducting with a colleague of his.  “It was so far over my head, I heard angels singing and the flutter of wings.”  Danny suggested Ron should attend some future workshops he was conducting at the Guild,  guaranteeing they would be more suitable for his skill level.  That was when he decided to buy a new camera and equipment, still no threat to Adams.  Private lessons ensued for the next several years.

Ron has entered several contests, County Fairs, etc. in the past, and has several ribbons tacked on the walls of his office to show for it.  He has been a proud member of the Guild for several years and held the office of president in 2016. Ron really enjoys the camaraderie of those who not only share his interest in photography, but their expertise, advice, and friendship.  “It’s priceless!”  “If indeed a picture is worth a thousand words; I can still write the great American novel, one picture at a time.  Photographers are storytellers-of sorts.”

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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