Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Time to judge entries in our July competition -- the topic is "Rust," and the judge is Kevin Raber, CEO and publisher of the Luminous Landscape. He's also a well-known aficionado of rust photography, so you won't want to miss it! We'll be in the auditorium.

Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

Field Trip: Carmel Farmer's Market

  • Carmel Farmer's Market

We will display prints of previous shots from Carmel Farmer's Market. Bring matted or mounted photos of the market to display.  We will also display some photos on laptop in a slide show. Shots must be of the Carmel Farmers Market: close-ups, landscape, veggies, people (but again, NO Amish people).

Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Field Trip: Peru Amateur Youth Circus

  • Peru Amateur Youth Circus

Our trip to the Peru Amateur Circus at 154 N. Broadway in Peru, Ind., has been one of the favorite trips for several years. Many of the images have been seen in the monthly competitions.

The circus consists of approximately 250 young people ages 7 to 21 from Miami County performing a multitude of circus acts. Flying and multiple trapeze, roman rings, high wire, trampoline, aerial ballet, unicycle, juggling and of course, clowns.  You will be amazed at the talent of these young performers. There are no animal acts.

We have been given access to shoot from the balcony and to go behind the scenes prior to the show to observe the performers getting into costume. Friday night is family night and is a prep for the opening performance on Saturday.

EQUIPMENT:  This is a low light auditorium so you will need a large f stop, f4.5, f2.8, f1.4to capture the action. A monopod or tripod is a good choice while on the balcony.

FYI - We typically return home between 11 pm and midnight.

Check in at the main entrance well ahead of the start time for a badge. This field trip is for current members only.

Jul
13
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: No Thursday meeting July 13

With two field trips this week (Peru Circus on Friday, Carmel Farmer's market on Saturday) we will not have a weekly meeting this week.

However, you can still turn in your prints for the July competition -- the topic is "Rust." Be sure to remember your Robert's discount cards for your printing needs.

Late entries can be submitted in the northwest corner of the Market District parking lot from 5-5:30 on Thursday, (same location as the Peru Circus meetup/carpool on Friday). Look for Dave Pluimer in a silver Subaru Outback.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Field Trip: Carmel's Farmer's Market

  • Carmel Farmer's Market

Buy some food and take some photos. Photos to be displayed at a booth on July 15th. 

NOTE: We cannot take any pictures of the Amish people.  We can take photos of their produce but not the people.

 

Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Create a slide show!

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Bring a slide show in MPEG format no more than 2 minutes long. Can include music into the slide show.

This is also competition turn-in night for July. The topic for the July competition is "Rust." The format is print. Be sure to remember your Robert's discount cards for your printing needs.

Jul
1
8:00 am08:00

Field Trip: Carmel's Farmer's Market

  • Carmel Farmer's Market

Buy some food and take some photos. Photos to be displayed at a booth on July 15th. 

NOTE: We cannot take any pictures of the Amish people.  We can take photos of their produce but not the people.

 

Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Photo share

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Bring digital images to share and discuss, particularly from recent field trips: Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Conner Prairie, Holliday Park and Holcomb Gardens.

Jun
17
7:00 am07:00

Field trip: Conner Prairie at Dawn

  • Conner Prairie

We'll gather at 7 a.m. at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, which will open its gates early to photographers, nature lovers, artists who want to enjoy wandering the grounds in the early morning. The cost is $10. If you want to stay after 10 a.m. when Conner Prairie officially opens, you'll need to pay the regular $8 admission fee.

Note that Conner Prairie requires that all photographs and works of art be for personal use only. Images from the grounds cannot be used commercially, for marketing purposes or for personal financial gain. Photographers must sign consent forms, available at the ticket desk.

Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Club members attending this meeting will judge entries that have been submitted to be included in the club's entry in the annual Indiana State Fair Photography Contest. Note that images cannot have been entered in the State Fair competition previously. This is a digital competition (how to enter digital competitions) and the deadline to submit is midnight on Sunday, June 10. 

Jun
1
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Holcomb Gardens photo shoot

  • Holcomb Gardens

Location change: We're meeting for an evening of photography at Holcomb Gardens on the Butler University campus. 

Photo competition turn-in: Submit your best work from the past two years to be considered for the club's entry in the annual Indiana State Fair Photography Contest. Note that images cannot have been entered in the State Fair competition previously. This is a digital competition (how to enter digital competitions) and the deadline to submit is midnight on Sunday, June 10. 

May
27
9:30 am09:30

Field trip: Modoc auto graveyard

  • Modoc, Indiana

We'll meet at 9:30 a.m. at the auto graveyard in Modoc, Ind., 60 miles east of Indianapolis. Parking is on the lot at the NW corner of US 36 and Indiana 1. https://tinyurl.com/PVCCModoc

The proprieter, Gene Shore, also owns the gas station on the other side of US 36. He is fine with photographers. There is no fence and no junk yard dogs. He has had photographers visit from around the world.

Also, the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum is nearby and worth visiting.

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Weekly meeting: Framing and presenting art

  • Renditions

NOTE BOTH THE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE!

We'll be meeting at Renditions Framing Center, 6935 Lake Plaza Drive, B-8. (See their web site at http://www.renditionsfineart.com.) We'll gather at 7 pm, accompanied by some wine and cheese, after which Rendition's Mary Scharnberg will discuss framing concepts, equipment and processes. She'll lead us on a tour of various art works, the gallery and frame assembly area and answer our questions.

May
18
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE for this month's competition judging. We'll be back at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43rd Street. This month's topic, in digital format, is "Eyes."

May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Motorsports photography

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Paraphrasing member Karl Zemlin here: We'll have a presentation by Walter Kuhn - motorsport photographer extraordinaire. He's been shooting at the Speedway for many years, and often has the best seat in the house, at least for the start and the finish. Walt's also the Director of Education and Special Projects at Roberts Imaging, so it's likely you'll learn something useful during his presentation.

It's also competition turn-in for May. The topic is "Eyes" and the format is digital. Instructions on how to enter digital competitions.

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Field trip: Bundy Duck Decoys

  • Bondy Ducks

We will be visiting Bundy Duck Decoys, makers of hand-carved wooden duck decoys. Not used for hunting, these ducks are works of art.  Bundy Ducks is the last decoy manufacturing plant in the United States. Owner John Bundy will be our guide and fill us in on the world of duck decoys. John is a member of the Indiana Artisans and will personally show us his ducks and keep us entertained with lots of stories.  This is a unique opportunity to get inside a fading industry.
 
We meet at the duck factory at 9:00, Saturday morning, April 29.  The address is 16506 Strawtown Avenue, Noblesville.  This is northwest of Noblesville.

This field trip is for Photo Venture members only.



 

 

 

Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Weekly meeting: Photo shoot at Holliday Park

  • Holliday Park

The Art Center is unavailable this week, so we will meet at Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, to photograph the park grounds. Sunset is at 8:35 pm, so let's plan to meet at 6:30 on the patio in front of the nature center.  Anyone who arrives later can find us around the grounds.

Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Unitarian Universal Church of Indianapolis

This week we'll hear our judge critique the photos entered in our monthly competition. The judge is Marc Lebryk: http://www.lebryk.com/

NOTE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE: We'll be meeting at Unitarian Universal Indianapolis Church at615 W 43rd St.

Apr
6
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: What's new in photo gear

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Jarrid Spicer of Roberts Camera discusses new photography equipment with emphasis on mirrorless cameras.

This is also the deadline day to turn in images for the April competition. The topic is Action, the format is digital. Instructions on how to submit images are here.

Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: No meeting

  • Indianapolis Art Center

We have canceled this week's meeting -- officers and committee chairs will be holding a planning session. So, if you aren't at the planning meeting, go out and take some pictures! :)

 

Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Field trip: Crawfordsville and the Lew Wallace Museum

  • Lew Wallace Study and Museum

We'll travel to Crawfordsville, about one hour northwest of Indianapolis, and meet at 9:00 a.m. on the grounds of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. We will be provided a personal docent to explain the Study and the life of Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur.  We will have exclusive access because the facility does not officially open until 10:00. Tripods are welcome.

Note: There will be a $5.00 charge per person

Afterwards we will visit other historic sites in Crawfordsville before having a lunch at the Creekside Lodge on Sugar Creek.

On the way home there will be an opportunity to shoot a covered bridge in Darlington.

Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Whether you entered or not, come enjoy the images, the comments and the critiques at our monthly competition judging. Our judge is Indianapolis photographer Juan Flores, who you may have seen online as Johnny Flowers. The topic this month was "My Public Lands," in print format.

Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Weekly meeting: Competition judging

  • Indianapolis Art Center

This week will be holding our monthly competition judging on the topic "Curves." James Willis -- local photographer, educator and one of the experts at Roberts Camera -- will be our judge.

Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

Weekly meeting: Talking famous photographers

  • Indianapolis Art Center

Photo Venture members Bill Petrovic, Sandy Stawiasz and Eric Schoch will give short presentations about three photographers of note: Vivian Maier, Clyde Butcher and Leonard Nimoy.