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The Photographers Guild Newsletter


Best of Show Winner for 2016 Millrace Photography Contest
Photo by Jennifer Brake - “Blue Sky Smiles”

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  (Visitors are welcome.)  
Educational Topic for October: TBA

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 

November - Architecture

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.

17th Annual

It was a beautiful weekend for our contest. Hundreds of people came to view the hugely successful exhibit held at The Photographers Guild.  We had 205 entries this year.....some fabulous photography! Below are a few of the winners.
*If you haven't picked up your entries, you can do so Wednesday evening, November 16th, from 6pm - 8pm, at the Guild. (Or call Kay at 574-596-1606 to arrange a time).
Photo by Don Hershberger - 1st Place - Color Category
"Cat the Cards"
Photo by Larry Baumgardt - 1st Place - Black & White Category
Photo by Larry Baumgardt - 1st Place - Altered or Special Effects Category
"Alaska Bay"
Photo by Sarah Bailey - 1st Place - Student Division
"Morning Sun"


October 2016 - Photo by Danny Graber

An evening rendition of the Jefferson Street Bridge in South Bend, Indiana. The position of the moon was interesting. Capturing this photo and retaining clarity as well as it remaining noise-free required several things: 1) a tripod, 2) a low ISO setting, 3) using the mirror lock-up/shutter delay feature on my camera, and 4) a remote shutter release.  

Shutter speed was 2 seconds, f/8, ISO 320, RAW capture, taken at 14mm using my Nikon 14-24mm lens.

38th Elkhart Juried Regional Midwest Museum of American Art

It's not too late to view the exhibit...... October 7 - December 4, 2016 More info...  This is one of the area's finest exhibits and you don't want to miss seeing it.
Location:  429 S Main St, Elkhart, Indiana
Friday 10AM–4PM
Saturday 1–4PM
Sunday 1–4PM Admission is free on Sundays
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–4PM
Wednesday 10AM–4PM
Thursday 10AM–4PM
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 Jim Loomis - member since 2013.

Jim says the the Guild is a great place to meet and learn from others who enjoy photography.  He got a Minolta SRT101 in college and used it for many years.  After it died about 15 years ago he was left with using point and shoot cameras, until a trip to Alaska in 2011 when he joined the Nikon family.  The only formal classes Jim has had are a few taken at the Guild.  

Areas of interest for him include people, wildlife, and travel photography when possible.  The recent purchase of  Photoshop CC is opening another area to ‘master’.   Now that Jim is retired he has more time for photography and travel.  (This photo is a favorite taken of Sand Hill Cranes, as they were likely migrating to Wisconsin).  Jim’s favorite quote: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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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