November Share and Learn Topic

Since November is the last month I’ll be handing out Share and Learn assignments after terrorizing this group for four years, I thought we could all celebrate with the theme of “Time”.  We’d like to share images that communicate the idea of the passage of Time in any way you want.  It can be anything from old pictures, to something with a clock in it…something moving through time….something timeless.  Here is something to help you along. ..and another article.


Share your Fall Pictures

A reminder…this month show us pictures of anything evocative of Fall. Get us is the spirit to enjoy some cooler weather. Your pictures don’t have to be of Fall foliage, just something “cooler”. Remember our meeting is next Tuesday, the 17th.

Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Mike Muhle made a very detailed and entertaining presentation on photographing the solar eclipse.  He emphasized the importance of planning and knowing what to do before the eclipse starts.

September Meeting Roundup and Materials

For those not there, our September meeting was a great step back to normalcy for the club. While understandably it was moderately well attended, it was a lot of fun with a different agenda. A quick intro and “prayer” talking about the blessings we saw after the storm, especially in the form of neighbor helping neighbor led into Pam Walton’s talk about the project she led to save Connie and David Emerson’s old photo albums after the flood. Pam’s heart-touching presentation was a great illustration of neighbor helping neighbor, and for our club, an uplifting story of our members pitching in for one of our own. She concluded by giving the Emersons a hard drive with over 2500 files with their photos digitalized by the hard work of seven club members. Pam was a great force behind this hard work that lasted about seven days.

Our presenter gave a talk on street photography. She is a professional photographer, and did a nice job. Her material is posted on the Programs page and linked here.

Share and Learn was sparse with only about six people is up on the galleries page now. It was a shorter than normal S&L session, but that was ok because Mike Muhle wrapped up the meeting with a technical dive into eclipse photography. Mike’s an engineer, and it showed, but his presentation was very informative and enjoyable because we could watch someone discover photography because it resonated so well with the technician inside him, rather than the artist (like his wife, Kathy).  Mike obviously loved the experience and brought us all along for that ride.  His experience reflects how we all find something in this subject that touches who we are.

September Share and Learn – Sunshine

This meeting followed hurricane Harvey and we didn’t get as many Share and Learn images as we normally get. The topic was selected before Harvey, but served as a reminder that life returns to normal and there is sunshine at the end of the tunnel.

Q&A Submitting your Images for Share and Learn 

Q: When should images be submitted?

A: Any time before 7pm on the Monday before the meeting…i.e.: the evening before the meeting.  Later than that and we’ll make every attempt to include them, but cannot guarantee they will get in 


Q: who do I send them to?

A:, except on months when the Vice President is substituting, then send them to


Q: How can I be sure the club got the pictures I sent in?

A:  You should receive a short reply if we got them. If you don’t hear anything don’t be bashful….go ahead and ask if we got them. 


Q: Do I have to follow the theme for the month?

A: life is too short for “have tos” while we certainly encourage everyone to follow the theme, if you have some really great images you want to show off, by all means do. 


Q: Do the pictures submitted have to be taken in the current month?

A: While that would be ideal, we don’t require that at all.


Q: how many pictures may I submit?

A: four or less


Q: What file type mya I use.

A: always submit jpg file.


Q: What are the requirements for pictures submitted?

A: We make every attempt to accept whatever you send in, however you’ll make our life a lot easier, and reduce confusion on our part if you’ll do the following:

  1) name your pictures: names like DCS8765.jpg, Don’t help us identify your pictures, and don’t help us sort them for the Share and Learn presentation.  Name your images with your first and last name, a number tndicating the order you want them in, and a very short description.  So a good name might look like:  “Joe Smith 3 – Yosemite falls.jpg”

  2) reduce their size. Full, high resolution pictures are large, and harder to email. Our projector shows images at 75dpi (dots per inch) so anything greater than that is a waste. Therefore we request that Images be 75-100 dpi, and 1000-1200 pixels on the long side. 


Q:  During the meeting do I have to know the camera settings etc for my pictures?

A: no, but the members sometimes might ask some of that detail about the picture. What was your ISO setting? What was your exposure setting?  Since there is a “Learn” aspect to this session, do be prepared to answers some questions.   Don’t remember those particulars? If you use Lightroom, look in the image metadata located in the right side Panel in the Library module. 

July Share and Learn Gallery – Prints

This month we asked those submitting images for share and learn to bring in those same images as prints.  Showing photographs as they should be seen, on hard, physical media is the ultimate in our art.  If you are not printing any of your images today, give it a try.  If you are you know that they can look a lot better printed than they will ever look on the screen.

Thanks for those who did bring in prints, and thanks for the discussion on printing.

June Share and Learn Gallery

We got a little behind posting our Share and Learn galleries on the web site….sorry.  All caught up now.

June was mobile photography month for us.  We not only had a iphoneography workshop in the Library, but we also asked folks to submit picture for share and learn that had been captures with their mobile devices.