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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
Bring a piece of equipment you like, especially new gear, and talk about it. Also, bring gear you want to trade or sell.
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.
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.
Plan to swing by M10 Studio to see the second annual First Friday show by Photo Venture photographers. We're encouraging people to come to the show -- and see other art at the Circle City Industrial Complex and elsewhere in the city -- and will not be holding our usual Thursday meeting.
Thursday is still turn-in day for the February competition, on the topic "Curves." It's a digital competition, see the entry instructions.
Our holiday party will once again be hosted by M10 Studio, 1125 Brookside Ave., in the Circle City Industrial Complex. (Park in the lot across the street, use the door with the big CCIC "Gear" sign next to it.)
We'll once again have our fun "white elephant" style gift exchange of photos, so bring one of your images wrapped -- preferably matted but not framed -- for the exchange.
This is a pitch-in event, so bring a side dish and/or beverages.
Bokeh: the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. PVCC member Karl Zemlin will talk the creative application of bokeh, with some useful examples perfect for the holidays.
Don't worry, our scheduling mavens are hard at work on a cool meeting for tonight!
Bring no more than 3 images. Rather than showing a large number of images, we want members to share information on why and how the capture was made and why and how any post processing was done. If edited, please show both the original image then the final image.
Also, it's competition turn-in for November. It's print format this month, and the topic is "Street."
Tonight has been set aside for a meeting of Photo Venture officers and committee chairs. However, any interested club members are welcome to attend. This will be an in-depth session tackling a broad range of topics -- membership, competitions, our Facebook and web pages, field trips, meeting presentations, the works. If you have ideas, we want to hear them.
We'll be taking a fall foilage field trip to Morgan Monroe State Forest. We will move among the most photogenic spots. Historically, this has been the peak color weekend. Meet at the park at 10:00 a.m. More details as the trip gets closer.
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE! We will be doing a member image share for longtime club member Mike La Masters in the multipurpose room at The Barrington in Carmel (1335 S Guilford Rd.). Please bring up to 10 of your best images. Depending on how many people bring images, we will show as many of the images as we can. Please plan to be there!
Come to the Tarkington in Carmel to shoot the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre rehearsals of the Violin Under the Bed and The Scarlett Letter.
This is also competition turn-in night: Topic: Travel, Format: Digital.
Post Capture I-LR Workflow and basic adjustments.
We will meet at 9:30 the Whitewater Valley Railroad repair yard located on the far south side of Connersville on the east side of route 121 (aka South Grand Ave.). Set GPS to 243 S Eastern Ave, Connersville, IN 47331.
At the repair yard we will pass out maps so everyone can travel and shoot at his/her own pace. We will generally follow the path of the Whitewater River Valley. Lots to see along the way. One stop will be Haspin Acres which is an off-road and motocross park. Expected duration is about three hours. Good opportunities for lunch in Metamora.
Part II of our hands-on studio lighting session, working with various lighting modifiers and accessories.
Bring no more than three images to show and discuss. We're limiting it to three so that we can focus on discussions of why and how images were taken, post-processing and so on. You're encouraged to bring the original image to compare to the final version.
This is also turn-in night for the September competition. The topic is pets and it's a print competition. Guidelines for submitting to print competitions.
We're juggling schedules at the moment. Stay tuned...
Our August field trip will be a downtown sunset photo shoot. Meet at 7:00 on the west side of Monument Circle. We will be walking to a number of strategic locations as the sun begins to set. Focusing on reflections from glass-faced buildings, statues, fountains, monument and the city lights. Parking at Circle Center garage is $2.00 for three hours.
Judging results and discussion for the August competition. The topic is automotive.
Tim Biddle will talk about doing photography for the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep program.
First on the agenda is election of new officers and taking care of other club business, followed by a discussion of mirrorless cameras. If you have/use one, bring it and tell the group what you like and don't like about it.