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The Photographers Guild Newsletter

In this Issue:
+Meeting Information
+Photo of the Month - May 2016
+Regional Events
+17th Annual Millrace Photography Contest & Exhibit
+Meet Photo Guild Members
+Featured Photos
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  
(Visitors are welcome)  

Education Topic: HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography: techniques and tips for shooting and processing presented by Larry Baumgardt


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 
7:15 pm - 7:30 Open Photo Critique/ Q & A (Bring any photo, old or new)
7:30 pm -  8:00 Education session


June - Symmetry
July - No meeting - Road Trip to Clifty Falls, Indiana
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 can also bring a photo on a thumb drive to share during the discussion.

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


Last chance to join us.....
July 15, 16 and 17, 2016

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

Where: Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River.

When: July 15, 16 & 17, 2016. 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. 

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) see details here.

Pre-registration required...

May 2016 
Congratulations to Kay Rhodes - Her photo was chosen for Photo of the Month at our last Guild meeting.
Photo by Kay Rhodes
Photo of the Month April 2016

This photo was taken on a cold, windy evening in February 2016, just before sunset. The location was underneath the Naples, Florida pier. The pier is a famous spot for photographs, so my goal was to take a photo that wasn't like the many others. I love the beauty of water and structure, so this photograph combined them both.  I was drawn to the sun shining though the legs of the pier, glistening off the water and the rolling waves, and the dark sky that warned of an upcoming storm. In my mind, it was a perfect combination for taking photographs.

Camera settings: Canon 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm lens, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200, Focal length 24mm

Mark your calendars for the
17th Annual


Friday, November 4
& Saturday, November 5, 2016

CALLING ALL area amateur
and hobbyist photographers 

2015 MERIT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Sabrina Simms “Sunbathing” 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.

This year we are proud to offer free entry for students K – 12th grade. The entry deadline is Saturday, October 22, 2016.


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 member, John Charles.


John Charles – member since April 2015

My Years of Photography – Once upon a time…when I was 9 or 10, mom, my Auntie Bob & I went on a trip to Pittsburgh. Mom bought me a “Brownie”… “for memories”, she said. I ‘snapped’ away roll after roll of B/W film. Most were duds…but I was grinning from ear to ear & learning. I graduated to a 35mm SLR as a teenager and that spurred me on to the love of looking-thru-the-lens….SEEING WHAT THE CAMERA SAW. Once old enough to drive, that opened another whole new world for me. I could chase down anything & everything. On a date in high school we would leave early so as not to be late for a movie etc, as I might spot something en-route that needed to be shot !! My dates were so patient…somewhat.

My Uncle Bill once looked me straight in the eye and taught me an important lesson about picture-taking… â€œIf you do not have your camera with you….what good is it?” Sooo…. Wherever I go, my camera, bag & various accessories accompany me. My camera is RIGHT THERE, ready for instant access…(95% of the time) Alas, over the years even now I can picture the many shots I missed because I left my camera behind :((

A few years ago at a remote resort in west Texas I lunched by accident with a man who was between assignments as a photographer for National Geographic. I kept my mouth shut and soaked up experiences he rambled about for nearly two hours. What an inspiration and fortuitous luck to have sat down at a table with him alone.

I am amazed to have ‘discovered’ The Guild, although knowing about it for years. This time l was urged by Don Hershberger (a charter member) to at least…visit. The Guild…Such a treasure trove of talent to learn from. Over the years I am constantly reminded that I still have much to learn….or perhaps remember. I look forward to listening, learning and doing….


With the Guild’s theme of agriculture in mind for the month of May, this photo aptly portrays a seemingly old-fashioned style activity. Yet, it remains contemporary in the Amish community. Taken in LaGrange County.

Photograph by Danny Graber
Photograph by Don Hershberger

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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