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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.

Shutterbugs Camera Club will be changing its meeting location starting in April. Click here for its new website!

 

All ages and experience levels are welcome completely free of registration or 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 at least one meeting in the past six months.

When you come, please bring along a print according to the meeting's "Optional Assignment/Critique" topic so that you can participate in our monthly critique. Questions? Contact Sandy or Bruce at geaugaparkshutterbugs@gmail.com or 440-279-0803.

Lightning photo by Dale Ties; sun photo by Grace Hickox. Thank you, Dale and Grace!

 

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, November 6

Competition Night – Food and Street People
(guidelines, labels)

Upcoming meetings

Participants are invited to bring one 5x7 or larger print for a critique; more may be displayed on a separate table. All activities are subject to change except for potlucks and Competition Nights.

  • December 4: Holiday Potluck (first letter of your last name tells you what to bring: A-D dessert - F-K vegetable or side dish - L-P salad - R-Z main dish), Critique – Favorite Picture


Upcoming photo shoots

Photo shoot participants must sign this waiver, which covers all outings for the calendar year.

  • Volvo Auto Graveyard, 5220 New Milford Road in Ravenna, Saturday, October 11, 9 AM
    Junked Volvos with trees/weeds growing in/around them
    Click here for a Google Image search of what others have captured at this location
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and St. Stanislaus Church, 2230 Euclid Avenue in Slavic Village in Cleveland, Saturday, November 8, 10 AM-Noon
    Fee: $7; location between E. 22nd St. & E. 24th St.; parking lot entrance on Prospect Ave. at E. 22nd St.

 

STEP UP!
Those leading the Shutterbugs have been leaders for some time now, and they're a little bit exhausted. Members, please step into leadership roles! Leaders are requested for the:

Program Committee – Select program topics for educational sessions for monthly meetings; recruit presenters

Competition & Critique Committee – Select assignments; educate members on the criteria; organize and oversee monthly critique sessions; plan and execute two club competitive sessions per year with outside judges

Hospitality Committee – Welcome guests; arrange for refreshments (sign-up sheet); organize annual potluck/picnic

Field Trip Committee – Plan and facilitate photo shoots (dates, times, locations and number to be determined by the committee)

Show Committee (bi-annual) – Set parameters and rules for contests; if displayed: 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 show opening events

Please volunteer by contacting Sandy and Bruce at geaugaparkshutterbugs@gmail.com.

Nominations are also being accepted at geaugaparkshutterbugs@gmail.com for President (Conduct meetings; make announcements; do introductions of guests/presenters) and Vice President (Assist president; fill in; go-between for committees).

MORE TO KNOW:

11th Annual Fall Photo Outing in Geauga and Lake – This year, local photographers will head to Orchard Hills Park in Chesterland and Chapin Forest in Lake County to capture the beauty of fall foliage on Saturday, October 11. Click here for details.

Western Reserve Open Photography Competition – Get details about the November 2014 competition at this link.

The 10th Annual FOCUS 2015 Photography Competition – Submissions are due March 21, 2015, for this competition hosted by the Solon Center for the Arts and The Beck Center for the Arts. Click here for details.

Photography Class – Ohio State University is offering a day-long class plus evening photo shoot about Capturing Nature's Wonders via digital photography on Saturday, October 18, in Mansfield. Cost is $90. Registration is limited. Click here for details.

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.

See Shutterbugs' WorkClick here for a gallery of photos on The News-Herald's website by Shutterbugs made during an evening photo shoot at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve.Thanks for the partnership, Michael Blair!