Our next meeting is Wednesday August 6th, 6:30 PM at the Phipps Center for the Arts. This month we will have a judged Salon with guest Michael Prokosch. Michael is a retired research specialist of the Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory of 3M. For the past two decades, Mike has been active in the photography community in the Twin Cities. He has provided advertising images for use by the New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, the Star of the North Games, and the Mora Vasaloppet. In addition, he has been active in the Photographic Society of America both as an award winning photographer and as a chairman and/or judge of several international competitions. He is currently the State Membership Director for the PSA in Minnesota. In 2002, he converted from imaging on film to digital imaging. Mike’s primary interests are nature and vintage racing photography. He has done digital photography in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions (and quite a few spots between).
In addition, we will have a mini-tutorial on ‘Astrophotography – Shooting Objects in the Night Sky’ presented by members Bryan Leonard and Terry Butler. They will discuss equipment, how to find dark skies and detailed camera settings for both star trails and the Milky Way. Bryan also has examples of Iridium flares, comets, planets, constellations, meteor showers, galaxies and northern lights. At the meeting we will ask people to sign up to be notified of a Milky Way or Star Trails shoot that Bryan and Terry will lead when the timing is right…or shall I say ‘the stars align’!
Also, Troy and Fred will help us with out with our own ‘city lights’ photography in Stillwater on August 13, 9:30 PM. Those interested will meet at the north side of the bridge in Lowell Park. Make sure to bring a tripod, remote shutter release (if you have one), wide angle lens, flashlight, and bug spray. Bright or reflective clothing is also recommended. Also that evening is the ‘Cruisin’ on the Croix Car Show’ in Stillwater featuring classic cars and live entertainment. If interested, get there a bit early to photograph some of the cars (and characters!) prior to the City Lights photowalk. This will be fun!
For those that are signed up for the exhibition at the Phipps… Please drop off your images at the Phipps between 5-7 PM on August 13th. Terry will be there to collect them for the install the next morning. Thanks Terry!