When a Lake Freezes Over

thumb_lake_baikal_in_winterI grew up on a small lake and I remember one winter, the lake froze solid over night. For the next week, before the snow came, we could ice skate the entire lake and see the fish and weeds below us. It was magical!

That memory came back to me when I ran across some fabulous images and decided to dig a little deeper into where they were taken. Continue reading »

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January News and Setting Goals

Jan meeting

We had a good meeting to start off 2015. Even though it was a cold night, the turnout included seven new members joining the club. After viewing the slide show of the 2014 year end awards, Michael Waterman guided the discussion of member submitted photos. Michael was to make a presentation on judging photographs, but we ran out of time. This will get re-scheduled later this year, but if you would like to see the outline of the course you can download it from our Learning page.

News Flash!

Jeff Bucklew and Michael Huber will be teaching a DSLR 101 class at the Hudson Area Joint Library on February 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for people who need some help in understanding that new camera they got for Christmas and how to get the most from it. Class size will be limited, so don’t delay. Just follow the library link to get their phone number to register.

Setting Goals

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Happy New Year WWPC!

Though it’s impossible to fill Michael Huber’s shoes, I’m looking forward to having a great year in our club with the help from him and other members. There is a lot to look forward to in 2015!…making friends with others who are passionate about photography, learning some new skills, being inspired, more competition opportunities, and the two group exhibitions that will come later this summer and fall.

This year we will have assignments for the salons with the expectation that some of us will try some new things. Those who shoot new photos that meet the assignment will receive an extra point in the competition salons. Assignments have been set for the first half of the year and can be found here.

Around the House Assignment

Around the House Assignment

We will also revisit the great idea that Michael started two years ago about setting a goal. Members will voluntarily commit to a photo goal at the beginning of the year by filling in the contact form, and the November meeting will feature their results. This was one of the best things I’ve experienced in the club, since making a commitment kept me on task and I got something done.  The November meeting that featured result two years ago was very popular.

In 2015 we will offer a mentoring program for those who would like to buddy up with a more experienced member. This may involve having someone to answer questions, shooting together or portfolio review. If you want to take part in this, whether a newbie wanting some help, or an experienced shooter who is willing to mentor, please use the contact form here on our website. Continue reading »

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“See Ya Next Year!”

Huber-2014I want to begin by thanking everyone who helped and participated in our Club’s events this past year! It was truly an honor being the president the past 3 years and I know Terry will do a great job and have fun stuff planned for 2015. Selfishly, I think I benefited the most from my role as I was able to meet and represent some great members. I learned a lot about photography and will continue to learn by participating in this Club. The one thing I hope that also continues (and I know it will) is to maintain a culture of inclusion and helpfulness. Thanks again! Continue reading »

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Party Reminder!

One last reminder that our Year End Holiday Party is coming up next Thursday December 11th! Jackie and I are excited to host and need to get a count of those that can attend. We have received RSVP’s from about half of the members so if you haven’t done so… Please pop me an email this weekend so we know how much ‘drink’ we need to get. Thanks and I hope to see you there!

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Photography Gift Guide!

braceletI have to start out with my annual favorite. I have and wear one. every time I notice it on my wrist, it reminds me to get out and shoot! Lens Bracelet Continue reading »

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November Meeting Summary

MGH_20141105_0001We had our last meeting of 2014! We began the meeting by electing the officers for 2015. They are (drum roll):
President – Terry Butler
Salon Coordinator – Mike Waterman
Treasurer – Kathy Lauerer

As you know, these are very active members and I appreciate them continuing to help keep our Club moving forward this next year! Thanks guys! Continue reading »

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Last Meeting of 2014!

Yep… that’s right! Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30 pm will be our last meeting of the year. We will have a year-end party in December so stay tuned!

The November meeting will include the election of 2015 Club Officers and sign up sheets for those interested in helping out in various aspects of the Club. Again, strong participation makes for a strong Club! Continue reading »

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Mid-Month Update!

Marnie-TourWe had a great tour at Marnie Marie Photography here in Hudson. Marnie gave us a tour of her retail area, studio and presentation area. She filled us in on her experiences as a business owner and a portrait photographer. It is tough to balance those two! I loved her passion for building relationships with people and really trying to capture and give clients a legacy piece of art. She put together a recap and other information to share with our group. Below is a link to that pdf. Thanks Marnie (and for the refreshments too)! Continue reading »

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October Meeting Summary

Erin-JWe had a great guest speaker in photographer Erin Johnson. Erin specializes in wedding photography but her tips and thoughts were helpful in all types of photography. She spoke candidly about the business side and answered many questions from our members. Very informative and inspiring – even with very loud dancing taking place in the room above! Continue reading »

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