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 move its meetings to a new location beginning
in April 2015. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lightning photo by Dale Ties; sun photo by Grace Hickox. Thank you, Dale and Grace!
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, January 8
(This is not the first Thursday of January.)
Program Topic – Using a Polarizer
Slideshow – Photos from the Christmas light photo shoot and your Christmas lighting photos
Optional Assignment/Critique Topic – Something Wild (floral or fungi)
Please bring a non-perishable food item to the January meeting to Connect with Community!
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.
- February 5: program & critique TBD
- March 5: program & critique TBD
Upcoming photo shoots
Photo shoot participants must sign this waiver, which covers all outings for the calendar year.
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 Bruce at email@example.com.
Nominations are also being accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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' Work – Click 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!