Because the Indianapolis Art Center is closed, we will not have a meeting this week (Aug. 17). However, entries for the August digital competition, Primary Colors, are due by the end of the day on August 17th. You can email your entries to email@example.com. Competition rules are here and info on how to enter is here. Judging will take place on August 31.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Photographer James Eickman will be sharing his experiences photographing the homeless on the streets of downtown Indianapolis, and how the images have been used to educate the public about homelessness in Indianapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PVCC member and art fair veteran Scott Kinzie will discuss the ins and outs of showing your work at art fairs and marketing your photos effectively.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.