Shutterbugs Camera Club is a gathering of photographers who meet for instructional sessions and friendly critiques. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9
p.m. in The West Woods Nature Center.
Meetings are open to all ages and experience levels and completely free of dues, though members sometimes volunteer to bring refreshments. The only terms of the club are in regards to Competition Nights and shows; to submit for Competition Nights, you must have attended a meeting at least once in the past six months.
No registration is required, but we encourage you to bring along a photo you've taken according to the meeting's "Optional Assignment/Critique" topic so you can participate in the critique. Questions? Contact Sandy Ward at email@example.com or 440-279-0803.
Photo at right by Jeff Hickox; photos below by Joanne Orichella. Thank you, Jeff and Joanne!
Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Program – Competition Night
(Photographer's Choice, 1 B&W/1 Color; guidelines, labels)
Optional Assignment/Critique – None
Participants are each invited to bring one 5x7 or larger print for critiquing by members; it's OK to bring a couple more for display on a separate table. Scheduled activities
are subject to change except for potlucks and Competition Nights.
May 1: Close-up & Black Light Photography Photo Shoots w/ Richard States & Scott Theus; Critique - none
This session will begin at 6 p.m. for those interested in spending more time with the clinic before the official meeting begins! Bring camera, lens, tripod and cable release (if you have them), as well as objects you'd like to photograph close-up (flowers, jewelry, etc.) or under black light (glass items).
June 5: Critique - Photo Taken During May's Program or With Its Techniques
July 10: Critique - Around the Geauga Parks
August 7: Critique - Burton Historic Village
September 4: Critique - Birds
Things you should know
Tourism Request – Geauga County Tourism would like your help promoting Geauga by way of supplying photos (with credit given of course). Click here for details.
Leadership Changes – Nominations are still being accepted for Shutterbugs leadership: president, vice president and committee chairs. Scroll down this page to "Stepping up" for details.
Upcoming photo shoots
Photo shoot participants must sign this waiver, which covers all outings for the calendar year. Sign and return it at one of the meetings or shoots.
When no photo shoots are scheduled, consider Geauga Park District for its own wealth of photo opps – ferns, flowers, fields, forests, wetlands, wildlife, park users and more.
See Shutterbugs' work
If you know a member is showing photos somewhere, please email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can post the details to this page.
Nominations are still being accepted for Shutterbugs leadership: president, vice president and committee chairs. An election for the top two positions will be held in May. Send nominations to Sandy at email@example.com.
PRESIDENT – Conduct meetings; make announcements; do introductions or guests & presenters
VICE PRESIDENT – Assist president; fill in; go between for committees
Will you consider joining a committee? Involvement energizes, de-stresses, offers a sense of belonging and meets just a couple times per year (before or after regular meetings). Volunteer by contacting Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-279-0803.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE – Select program topics for educational sessions for monthly meetings; recruit presenters
COMPETITION AND CRITIQUES COMMITTEE – Select assignments; help educate members on the criteria; organize and oversee monthly critique sessions; plan and execute 2 club competitive sessions per year with outside judges
HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE – Serve as greeters for meetings; welcome guests; provide name tags; arrange for refreshments (sign-up sheets); organize annual potluck/picnic
FIELD TRIP COMMITTEE – Plan and facilitate photo shoots (dates, times, locations and number to be determined by the committees)
SHOW COMMITTEE (bi-annual) – Set parameters and rules for contests; plan method to accept and label submissions; recruit judges for jurying; hang and take down photos; design and distribute flyers and other publicity; work with Hospitality Committee to plan and execute the show opening events