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Best of Show Winner for 2015 - photo by Ron McAllister
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  (Visitors are welcome.)  
Educational Topic for October: USING BOTH LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP - Learn how to control contrast (or clarity) within portions of a photograph without affecting the entire photograph.  The end goal is to create a photograph that doesn’t show areas of processing inconsistencies. A “smoothly processed” print will always sift its way to the top of other prints.

         - 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 

October - Performers: street musicians, fairs/festivals, concerts
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.

Call for entries...

17th Annual


Friday, November 4, 4pm - 9pm
& Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10am - 4pm

Presented by The Photographers Guild


  • 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

Photo categories for 2016 are:

Grand opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5pm - 9pm
during the Goshen Arts Tour 2016

*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.


September 2016 - Photo by Jim Loomis

The photograph was taken on the Upper St. Joe River from a pontoon boat using a Nikon D610 camera with a 70-200  2.8 lens and a 1.4 teleconverter.  “I had been trying to photograph birds ‘on the wing’, hence the high speed. The swan was in a shaded area, giving me the idea to superimpose it against a black background. I had actually gone out to find herons to photograph, but also came back with this unique shot.”

Camera settings:  1/1000 sec., f/4, ISO 200, Focal length 280 mm.

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 opening reception is Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m.  More info...
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 More info...  This is one of Elkhart's finest exhibits and you don't want to miss seeing it.

** Six Guild members were honored by having their photographs accepted this year. Congratulations to:


Jeff Longenbaugh, Danny Graber, Don Hershberger,
Jim Loomis, Ron McAllister & Kay Rhodes.


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 Jeff Longenbaugh – member since 2003.

For Jeff the best part of being a member of the Guild is the interaction with other photographers, the learning opportunities, the chance to see other photographers’ work and to see the different perspectives with which others approach photography. In the past he has served as treasurer, vice president, president, and supplies chairman.  He also serves as the chairman of the  Taste of the Gardens committee, field-trips committee, and was on the Gallery at the Millrace committee.

Jeff has had no formal photography education but has been picking up the camera on and off for 30 years.  He has amassed an ample library of photography books and publications over the years, and follows several blogs authored by photographers that he admires.  He is intrigued by the work of Jim Brandenburg, Nick Brandt and Gary Hart.  Over the past 10 years Jeff has attended a half dozen photo workshops that are educational and stimulating to the creative mindset. Eighty percent of his photography involves landscape, nature and wildlife subjects.  Currently drawn to black and white photography, he is trying to improve his B&W vision.  Jeff also dabbles in infrared photography and has a Canon body that has been altered to take only infrared images. (Yes, he is a digital Canon guy.)  He has had multiple images accepted for display at the Midwest Museum of Art Juried Art Show two of the last three years, and has had two images selected for the displayed art collection at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana.  And remember: “Klaatu Barada Nikto.”  Website:

Welcome to new member Ryan Smith

Ryan has always been interested in photography, although it started with point and shoots and Polaroids. Several years ago he began a part-time career as a music journalist. As such, he began writing reviews of live shows (among other things) frequently, but he always had trouble finding a photographer willing to cover the shows. So, after awhile he decided he’d do it himself and picked up a Canon Rebel with a couple of lenses.

He’s been taking pictures at shows for a few years now, and while he’s improved some, he’s really looking to Guild membership as a chance to improve and expand his photographic range. Aside from concert photography, which makes up the bulk of his experience, he’s also interested in landscapes, architecture, and especially urban and industrial land/streetscapes.

Some of Ryan's concert photos.....

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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