As a camera and photography club, showing and viewing members’ work is a top priority. We have four opportunities each year for members to show their work and receive comments. There are two Photo Critiques, in February and August, and two Photo Show’n’Tell showings, in May and November. Each offers a slightly different way to show photos in a non-competitive structure. All are open to members in good standing. In addition, we occasionally have an opportunity to exhibit at a local gallery or other venue.
The Photo Show’n’Tell is an opportunity for members to show and discuss their work informally. Images are displayed digitally with a projector. After the member identifies his or her photograph and says something about it, the audience is encouraged to comment as a way for all of us to learn.
Photo Critiques are a little more organized and have an outside commentator, a professional or advanced amateur photographer. Images are submitted as digital files for projection. The commentator offers critical comments on each photo, however there are no scores assigned and the critiques are not contests or competitions.
In addition to the actual shows, we publish all of the images to a Web gallery following the meeting. Check out the Past Shows page to see the images from previous programs.
Photo Show’n’Tells and Photo Critiques also have an optional theme. The theme is to get our creative energy flowing by giving us a target to work on. As such they are intentionally a bit vague and subtle to allow wide creative expression. Non-theme images are also acceptable.
2021 Photo Themes
|Photo Critique||February||Still Life|
2022 Photo Themes
|Photo Critique||August||Red (The color)|
2020 Theme Archive
|Photo Critique||February||Wabi Sabi|
2019 Theme Archive
|Photo Critique||February 21||Lines|
|Photo Critique||August 15||Use of Light|
|Show’n’Tell||November 21||Street Photography|
2018 Theme Archive
|Photo Critique||February 15||Macro/Close-up|
|Show’n’Tell||May 19||Circles or Curves|
|Photo Critique||August 16||Architectural Detail|
|Show’n’Tell||November 15||Black and White|
2017 Theme Archive
|Photo Critique||February 16||Reflections|
|Show’n’Tell||May 18||Wild Color|
|Photo Critique||August 17||Balance / Symmetry|
|Show’n’Tell||November 16||Tools of the Trade|