Jul 31 2016

August Meetings

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sioux Empire Fair

 

Photo Walk at the Sioux Empire Fair, 7:00pm

Join the Sioux Falls Camera Club on a photo walk at the Sioux Empire Fair! Meet us there on Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. just inside the main (east) entrance in the Bridlewood Barn. (Please note that this is on the second Tuesday of the month rather than our normal first Tuesday meeting day.) We will spend some time photographing the 4-H animals, exhibits, food stands and carnival games (and anything else that captures your attention) while waiting for the sun to set so we can try some long exposure photography of the carnival rides. Make sure to bring your tripod, and a remote shutter release if you have one. It should be a fun evening! Hope to see everyone there!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, August 15.

Jul 02 2016

July Meetings

Tuesday, July 5, 2016403A9521

Photo Walk at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, 7:00pm

Join the Sioux Falls Camera Club on an evening excursion to the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 p.m. The Arboretum is located east of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 (East 10th Street) and just a bit east of Willow Run Golf Course and Arrowhead Park. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the education center. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes. There is a mix of hard-surfaced and gravel paths.

The Arboretum showcases the natural and historical significance of the old east Sioux Falls quartzite quarries, a prominent Sioux Falls settlement in the late 1880s. The park has done an awesome job of establishing walking paths, landscape plantings and historical displays. There are many examples of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses, many with identifying labels. Exhibit panels bring to life the history of the old quarries and life in the early years of Sioux Falls. 

Photographic opportunities abound as you walk around the Formal Gardens. Many varieties of lilies and wildflowers are currently blooming. Birds are plentiful. And you may even see a deer of two wandering out for a snack in the adjacent fields. This area is also very popular with portrait photographers, for it’s variety of settings and shimmering light weaving through the forest canopy.

As the sun drops behind the trees, you may want to head west to Arrowhead Park to catch the last rays of light over the prairie grasses.

It should be a fun trek, so bring a friend, bring your gear, and we’ll see you there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, July 18.

May 03 2016

May Meetings

May 3, 2016 – Spring Photo Competition

The next meeting of the Sioux Falls Camera Club will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7 p.m. at the Oak View Library. We will be judging the Spring Photo Competition. Remember, you can still participate in the judging even if you did not enter the contest.

May 17, 2016 – Spring Banquet

On Tuesday, May 17, we will meet at the Pizza Ranch on East 10th Street for our Spring Banquet. The winners of the Spring Photo Competition will be announced, and prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Come at 6:00 p.m. to eat, and the competition results will be shown afterwards.

Mar 29 2016

April Meetings

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Creative Composition – When the Rule of Thirds Just Isn’t Enough! presented by Marty DeWitt

A Note From Marty – The NEW New Program Guy!
 
For those who don’t know me, I spent nearly 40 years as a state park ranger/manager in Vermont and South Dakota. I have been very interested in photography since the early 1970s, and have travelled extensively to national parks and monuments across America (I believe our tally is now up to 134). I now spend my time as an associate at Harold’s Photo on 41st Street (working in production, sales, and teaching classes), and dabble with music and woodworking in my spare time. I first became involved with the Sioux Falls Camera Club in the early 1980s.
 
I will be doing a program entitled  “Creative Composition – When the Rule of Thirds Just Isn’t Enough!”. I will start with a review of the long-held “rules” of good composition, and will then offer a slightly different perspective, ultimately encouraging folks to bend (if not totally break) these rules. I will also suggest some new twists to help folks creatively visualize and produce some fresh and exciting images. To illustrate these concepts, I will be using a wide assortment of images I have taken in state and national parks across the country. Hope to see you all there! Be sure to bring a friend or two!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, April 18.

Feb 24 2016

March Meetings

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Guest Speaker – Jesse Wilkens

We had to cancel our February program due to bad weather, but Jesse has agreed to move his presentation to the March meeting. Hope everyone is able to make it!

Local photographer and adventure-seeker Jesse Wilkens is a Production Artist for Harold’s Photo, a part-time architectural photographer, photo retouch/repair expert and landscape photographer.  Jesse’s photos have been published in local magazines and are part of installations for area hospitals and businesses.  Most recently he received a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in the making of his Big Sioux River Images project.  Jesse has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of South Dakota.

With his photography, Jesse seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar.  He uses unique lighting conditions, long exposures, persistence and patience in capturing his photographs. In Tuesday’s presentation, Jesse will share a selection of his favorite images, and share with us the processes he applies that help him visualize, and ultimately create a particular photograph.  For more info, check out www.jessewilkensphotography.com 

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, March 14.

Jan 27 2016

February Meetings

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Guest Speaker – Jesse Wilkens

Local photographer and adventure-seeker Jesse Wilkens is a Production Artist for Harold’s Photo, a part-time architectural photographer, photo retouch/repair expert and landscape photographer.  Jesse’s photos have been published in local magazines and are part of installations for area hospitals and businesses.  Most recently he received a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council to assist in the making of his Big Sioux River Images project.  Jesse has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of South Dakota.

With his photography, Jesse seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar.  He uses unique lighting conditions, long exposures, persistence and patience in capturing his photographs. In Tuesday’s presentation, Jesse will share a selection of his favorite images, and share with us the processes he applies that help him visualize, and ultimately create a particular photograph.  For more info, check out www.jessewilkensphotography.com 

_DSC1712-Edit-2 20100911-_MG_4176As always, feel free to bring a friend!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, February 15.

Jan 01 2016

Notes & Previews from the NEW “Program Guy” (Marty DeWitt)

The new year offers a new opportunity to put together some great entertaining AND educational programming and activities for SFCC. As you may recall, I have been joined by Nancy Tesdall, Sandy Jorgenson, Kent Staubus, Rob Junker and Steve Thompson to create a new “Program Committee”, and we will be putting together programs and “stuff” for 2016. As always, we welcome any ideas and suggestions for members for things  YOU would like to see or learn about. Please give any of us your ideas and we will see if we can make them happen! We have been a bit like “Procrastinators Anonymous”, but will be meeting in earnest during January to lay out a future plan. So get your ideas together and reach out to one of us as soon as you can!
 
Some ideas that have been floating around include the following:
   New Gadgets & Equipment Demos
   Taking Better Travel Photos
   Photography & The Law (What You Can & Can’t Do In Public Places)
   Travelogues – Gone Anywhere Cool Lately?
   Up Close & Personal! Capturing The Macro World In Photos
   Tips For Great Wildlife Photos
   Night Sky Photography – Equipment & Techniques
   Image Workflow – Backups, Storage & Memory Card Management
   Product Photography for EBAY Sellers
   Now That I’ve Printed It, What Do I Do? – Framing, Mounting & Other Print Display Options
   Photo Treks – Off-Site Guided Photography Adventures
   Photo Swap Meet – Got Some Old Stuff To Trade/Sell?
   Archiving The Past – What To Do With Old Slides, Prints & Negatives
 
I’m sure this is just the tip of the photo “iceberg”, but hopefully it will get the wheels turning. If you would like to consider presenting one of these topics, if you have other ideas for a presentation you’d like to make, or know of someone outside the club who would have a great program offering, PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Jan 01 2016

January Meetings

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Program: Basics of Adobe Lightroom presented by Jessica Au Buchon

Our guest presenter will be Jessica Au Buchon, and she will give a presentation on Adobe Lightroom. This topic was requested by several members at a previous meeting, and Jessica has been gracious enough to help us out! 
 
Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts & Design from DSU ( and minors in Art and Photography!). In addition to being an awesome sales associate at Harold’s Photo, she keeps busy with her own projects with Au Buchon Photography & Design. She uses Adobe Lightroom in her professional and personal settings, and finds it is her “go-to” editing tool when editing her photo sessions and weddings. She also has extensive experience in newborn photography, and also shoots images for local Renaissance Festival events.
 
In her presentation on Tuesday, Jessica will cover the basics of Adobe Lightroom, its main features for organization and editing, and demonstrate why it is such a popular choice for digital photographers. Check out her work at aubuchonphoto.com. As always, feel free to bring a friend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, January 18.

Nov 30 2015

December Meetings

December 1, 2015 – Winter Photo Competition

The next meeting of the Sioux Falls Camera Club will be on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Oak View Library at 3rd and Bahnson. We will be judging the Winter Photo Competition. You must be a paid member to enter the competition, however, everyone is welcome to participate in the judging. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so everyone is able to be there!

December 15, 2015 – Winter Banquet

On Tuesday, December 15, we will meet at the Pizza Ranch on East 10th Street for our Winter Banquet. The winners of the Winter Photo Competition will be announced, and prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. Come at 6:00 p.m. to eat, and the competition results will be shown afterwards.

Nov 02 2015

November Meetings

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Oak View Branch Library on Bahnson (North from E. 6th Street), 7:00pm

Program: Yellowstone - The Park Invented by Photographers

Presented by Kent Staubus.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oak View Branch Library on Bahnson (North from E. 6th Street), 7:00pm

Photo Share Night Night. Please bring up to 3 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at sfccphotos@gmail.com or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, November 16.

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