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. Send questions to Sandy Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-279-0803.
Photo at right by Jeff Hickox; photos below by Joanne Orichella. Thank you, Jeff and Joanne!
Thursday, January 2, 7 p.m.
Program – Generic Tech Talk with Scott Theus
Optional Assignment/Critique – Portrait
Participants are each invited to bring one 5x7 or larger print for critiquing by Shutterbugs members; it's OK to bring one or two more for display on a separate table. Scheduled program activities
are subject to change except for picnic and Competition Nights.
February 6: Iconic Photographs with Joanne Orichella (program); Something Transparent (critique)
March 5: Burton Historic Village
April 3: Competition Night (Photographer's Choice, 1 B&W/1 Color; guidelines, labels)
May 1: Around the Geauga Park District
June 5: Birds
Upcoming photo shoots
Participants in photo shoots are required to sign this waiver, which covers all outings for the calendar year. Download, sign and return it at one of the meetings or bring it along
with you to the first shoot you have reserved.
More weekend and evening shoots are currently being planned and will be announced at a future meeting.
And remember, Geauga Park District itself holds a wealth of photo opps…ferns, flowers, fields, forests, wetlands, wildlife, park users and much more to entice your camera clicks!
Opportunities to see the Shutterbugs' work
Visit the Shutterbugs' motion-themed photo show at The West Woods Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through February 2014!
Shutterbug committees energize, de-stress, offer a sense of belonging and only meet a few times per year (usually before or after the regular Shutterbug sessions). Give it a try! Volunteer by emailing Sandy Ward at email@example.com or 440-279-0803.
Remember that your ideas and suggestions are always welcome, even if you are
not in a position to fill one of these positions!
Hospitality Committee – Serve as greeters for meetings (welcome guests, provide nametags), arrange for/organize annual potluck/picnic, assist with show openings as needed
Show Committee – Set parameters, plan method to accept and label submissions, help hang and remove photos, design and distribute flyers and other publicity, work with Hospitality Committee to plan/execute show openings
Competition & Critique Committee – Plan/execute 2-3 club competition sessions per year with outside judges, organize and oversee monthly critique sessions, select and publish assignments, educate members on criteria, arrange for members
to serve as critiquers
Program Committee – Plan topics, recruit presenters for educational sessions at monthly meetings (tech talks, speakers, DVDS and/or photo journal presentations)
Field Trip & Photo Shoot Committee – Plan/facilitate photo shoots with dates, times, locations and numbers TBD