Focus Groups

Enjoy photography with others who share your special interests and passion by joining a Focus Group. Focus groups are small gatherings of club members who meet periodically to share experiences, exchange tips and techniques, mentor, and provide constructive feedback to each other.

Focus groups are self-directing with the participants deciding when and where to meet and how they wish to pursue their interest. Each group has a facilitator who coordinates the meetings and activities. Club members interested in joining a focus group should contact the respective facilitator. Only members of the club are eligible to join a focus group. If you are interested in joining the club and/or a Focus Group contact the facilitator of that group.

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
– Alfred Eisenstaedt


Lightroom CC 2015

Lightroom CC 2015

Adobe Lightroom®

Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® can help you bring out the best in your photographs but only if you know how to use it, that’s where joining this group can help. Members meet once a month in an informal open discussion forum where participants can seek answers, comment and generally share knowledge each may have about Lightroom®. More information …


Gettin’ Buggy | Photo by Michael Bellew

Gettin’ Buggy | Photo by Michael Bellew

Macro Photography

Macro photography is all about taking pictures of small objects that reveal details not seen with the naked eye. It usually requires that you get up-close and personal with your subject. The group encourages you to use whatever equipment you have, point and shoots, zoom lenses, macro lenses, extensions tubes. etc. to take a closer look at the objects around us. The members of this group share and explore techniques, equipment and ideas and then post their images on flickr®. More information …


MHPC | Photo by Barbie Kutilek

MHPC | Photo by Barbie Kutilek

Night Photography

Vincent Van Gogh once said that the night is more alive and richly colored than the day. Low light levels, long exposures, and being out at odd hours of the night make night photography a challenging and sometimes discomforting experience. Yet the rewards of night photography far outweigh any personal discomfort, opening up a whole host of new image-making opportunities. Learn the necessary skills from other group members and you too can become a successful night photographer. More information …


Photographing People

Photographing People

Photographing People

Intimidated by the thought of taking pictures of other people? Well, get over it! Learn how to photograph people on their best side and in their best light while revealing their true personality. Members shoot live subjects, share tips and techniques, and participate in community service by taking portraits of senior citizens and their families. More information …


Printing Images

Printing Images

Printing Images

Take the journey from photon to ink with other club members who are interested in creating the best print possible and displaying it properly. A good print respects the original image and communicates the vision of the photographer. The goal of this group is to discover and implement the means to make a great print through tutorials, hands-on demonstrations, and personal experience. More information …


Videography

Videography

Videography

The Videography focus group is for those club members who wish to learn about making videos using their cameras, smart phones, or tablets. Members discuss and exchange ideas about making videos using such programs such as Adobe Premiere and Movie Edit to create that epic production. This is accomplished through the sharing of information, seeking advice regarding production challenges, sharing information on new technologies, etc. More information …