Shutterbugs Camera Club is a gathering of photographers who meet monthly 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, unless otherwise specified.
Geauga Park District holds a wealth of photo opportunities…ferns, flowers, fields, forests, wetlands, wildlife, park users and much more to entice camera clicks!
Photos on display here are by Diane Valen. From top to bottom, they are
Marsh Marigolds, a Yellow Warbler and a Wood Thrush nest. Thank you, Diane!
Next meeting: Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Program – Green Screen Photography
Optional Assignment/Critique – Wildflowers
Participants are each invited to bring one 5x7 or larger print for critiquing by Shutterbugs members, though it's OK to bring one or two others for display on a separate table. Please note that scheduled program activities
are subject to change except for picnic and competition nights.
July 11: Star Trails, Critique - Arthropods (Spiders, Insects, Crayfish, etc.)
August 1: Summer Picnic (stay tuned for guidelines), Critique - Fireworks
September 5: Leading Lines, Critique - Same Image in B&W and Color
October 3: Making Money with Photography (DVD), Critique - Fossils
November 7: Competition Night: Frozen Water & People in Action (guidelines, labels)
December 5: Holiday Pot Luck (stay tuned for guidelines)
Upcoming photo shoots
A photo shoot scheduled for Saturday, June 8, will be Behind the Gates of Pine Brook Preserve. This will require pre-registration with more information available at upcoming meetings, or you can stay tuned to this
page for details.
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 the next meeting. Meanwhile, just get out into the parks for a little one-
on-one with nature and your camera?
Start gearing up for Geauga Park District's next Fall Shutterbug Photography Show from November-December 2013, coinciding with the next big special exhibit, Something's Afoot: Why Nature Just Can't Stay Put. Themes of accepted photos will include Animals in Motion (mammals, birds, insects and other critters "caught in action"), Nature on the Move (migration, flying seeds, glaciers, moving waterways) and Humans on the Move (recreational activities, inventions for travel).
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). Read these descriptions
and give it a try! Direct questions or volunteer to Diane Valen at 440-279-0892 or email@example.com. 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