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Upcoming Events List

Sun
Jan 1
11:59pm
January Competition Images Due Internet Nature (2) + Open (2) + Abstracts (1)
Due: Sun 1/1
• Abstracts (1)
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
Wed
Jan 4
7:00pm
Library Speaker Frank Zaremba MNEC, Lightroom & Photoshop Tricks and TipsShort
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Jan 11
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Jan 12
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Jan 18
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Wed
Feb 1
7:00pm
Library Speaker Chane Cullens MNEC 5 ways not to loose your Images
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Feb 1
11:59pm
February Competition Images Due Creative (2) + Street Photography (1)
Due: Wed 2/1
• Creative (2)
• Street Photography (1)
Wed
Feb 8
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Feb 9
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Feb 15
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Wed
Mar 1
7:00pm
Library Speaker Bill Barnet - Infrared Connecticut
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Mar 1
11:59pm
March Competition Images Due Open (2) + Insects (1)
Due: Wed 3/1
• Insects (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
Mar 8
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Mar 9
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Mar 15
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Sat
Apr 1
11:59pm
April Competition Images due - Portrait (2) and Night Photography (1)
Due: Sat 4/1
• Night Photography (1)
• Portrait (2)
Wed
Apr 5
7:00pm
Library Speaker Member Mini's
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Apr 12
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Apr 13
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Apr 19
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Mon
May 1
11:59pm
May Competition Images Due Open (2) + Flowers (1)
Due: Mon 5/1
• Flowers (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
May 3
7:00pm
Library Speaker TBD
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
May 10
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
May 11
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
May 17
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Fri
Jun 9
5:30pm
End of Year Banquet at The Simsbury Inn
https://www.simsburyinn.com
  • Cocktails start at 5:30  
  • Dinner starts at 6:30  
  • Award Presentation to follow
397 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070
Sat
Aug 26
10:30am
Bring Your Own Camera and Tripod
During this BYOC event a number of photo setups will be available for you to learn how to use your camera in something other than Auto or Program. Members from the Simsbury Camera Club will be available to help you.The event takes place on Saturday August 26th 2023From 10:30am until 12:30pmIn Program Room 1 at the Simsbury Public Library.
Simsbury Library - Program Room 1
Fri
Sep 1
11:59pm
September Competition Images Due Open (2) + Additional Nature (2) + Special: Perchance to Dream (1)
Due: Fri 9/1
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
• Perchance to Dream (1)
Wed
Sep 13
6:30pm
September judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Sat
Sep 16
9:30am
SIMSBURY CAMERA CLUB OUTING: Civil War Battle Reenactment Photography Outing
SIMSBURY CAMERA CLUB OUTING:   The Reenactment runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm but you do not have to stay for the whole day (that would be a long day of photography).  I figure we can meet up around 9:45am at the entrance to the Oriental Garden by parking lot A.  Most of the action will be happening in the big field to the left as you enter the park.  The rain date for this outing is Sunday 17th with the hours of the Reenactment being 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  The entrance fee for Wickham Park is $10 per car.  The fee also covers the Reenactment.  Since the entrance fee is per car, maybe consider carpooling with fellow club members if you wish. Tripods will be allowed. 
TWO RULES:  DO NOT go into the flower beds   !Second:  DO NOT take any pictures of children who are at the park and its playgrounds!!
Wickham Park located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester CT
Wed
Sep 20
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting: September Competition results, with Internet Nature
Virtual - Zoom Call
Sun
Sep 24
8:00am
Simsbury Fly-In, Car Show and Food Truck Festival
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 - 8 AM to 5 PM − 
Fly-In, Car Show and Food Trucks (Rain date Oct. 1)
http://www.simsburyflyin.com/FOODTRUCKS
Simsbury Airport - 94 Wolcott Rd in Simsbury, CT
Sun
Oct 1
11:59pm
October Competition Images Due: Travel (2) + Special Category: Panning/ICM (1)
Due: Sun 10/1
• Panning/ICM (1)
• Travel (2)
Wed
Oct 4
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Still Life Photography by Betsy Wilson
The Simsbury Camera Club is presenting Betsy Wilson as she explores the world of still life photography through her unique perspective.  A combination of traditional still life subjects,  fascinating nature still subjects, and a few whimsical and unusual creations, Betsy’s still life images provide studies in composition and lighting. 
Unlike landscape or street photography, the photographer is in complete control of subject matter, composition, shape, color, depth of field, lighting and presentation.  The true skill lies in the ability to take something mundane and everyday out of its normal habitat and transform it into something of beauty by using our skills as photographers.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Oct 11
6:30pm
October judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Oct 12
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Sat
Oct 14
Military Encampment
10:30am until 3pm Heritage Day & Revolutionary War Event
The CT 5th Regiment will be here for lots of demonstrations and interactive activities. 
Simsbury Historical Society
Wed
Oct 18
6:30pm
October General Meeting
Eno Hall - Old Courtroom and Zoom
Wed
Nov 1
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Smart Object and Editing in Photoshop by Frank Zaremba, MNEC
The Simsbury Camera Club is presenting Frank Zaremba MNEC as he explains and demonstrates Smart Object in the full version of Photoshop.
Frank will cover other editing topics including Smart Filters, multiple ways to adjust White Balance, using Blend Modes, what blend modes use Fill and not Opacity, Selective Color for more impactful images and Photoshop Neural Filters
Frank is a member of the Simsbury Camera Club and is also a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Nov 1
11:59pm
November Competition Images Due: Nature (2) + Special Category: Shallow Depth of Field (1)
Due: Wed 11/1
• Nature (2)
• Shallow Depth of Field (1)
Wed
Nov 8
6:30pm
November judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Nov 9
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Nov 15
6:30pm
November General Meeting
Eno Hall - Old Courtroom and Zoom
Fri
Dec 1
11:59pm
December Competition Images Due Open (2) + Special Category: Monochrome (1)
Due: Fri 12/1
• Monochrome (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
Dec 6
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY : A Personal Journey by Lewis Katz
What is abstract photography? Just an out of focus image - hardly! Abstract photography can take on so many different forms its hard to pin down an exact definition. That is what makes it so fascinating. In this presentation Lewis Katz will cover and discuss the many forms of abstract photography and the techniques used to create them. Simplicity, composition, angle of view, lighting, harmony and most importantly mystery. Lewis will discuss how to create effective abstract images using everyday objects, using design elements, using macro lenses, shooting through objects, capturing motion, playing with lighting and how to create a home studio to create and capture abstract images.Lewis Katz is an award-winning member of the Baltimore Camera Club. Teaching photography is another essential component of his photography life as Lewis loves sharing his passion. Lewis currently teaches for the Johns Hopkins Odyssey program, the Capital Photography Center of DC and for private students as well.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Dec 13
6:30pm
December judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Dec 14
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Dec 20
6:30pm
December General Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Mon
Jan 1
11:59pm
January Competition Images Due: Additional Nature (2) + Open (2) + Special Category: Human Emotions (1)
Due: Mon 1/1
• Human Emotions (1)
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
Wed
Jan 3
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - The System for Great Bird in Flight Photography by Lee Hoy, OM Ambassador
Lee's presentation covers the goals and struggles of Great Bird Photography in Flight and shares a system approach that covers all aspects of this topic
  • System #1 - The Subject 
  • System #2 - The Setting 
  • System #3 - The Light 
  • System #4 - The Autofocus 
  • System #5 - The Drive Mode 
  • System #6 - The Exposure 
  • System #7 - The Composition The Success
Lee was invited to become an OM System Ambassador in 2019. Lee's  passion for teaching comes from a long line of educators in my past and having taught beginning birding classes, photography classes, and Lightroom classes. He has served as an instructor for Travis Audubon Society (Austin, TX), Williamson Audubon Group (Williamson County, TX), many Master Naturalist classes, and for the Texas Ornithological Society. 
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Jan 10
6:30pm
January judging - open to members

Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Jan 11
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Jan 17
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting: January Competition results, with Internet Nature
Eno Hall and Zoom
Thu
Feb 1
11:59pm
February Competition Images Due: Creative (2) + Special Category: Leading Lines (1)
Due: Thu 2/1
• Creative (2)
• Leading Lines (1)
Wed
Feb 7
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Wild About Wildlife by David DesRochers
David has over 20 years experience exploring and photographing our natural world and his award-winning wildlife photos have appeared in books, magazines and on calendars. Join David as he discusses field techniques including camera settings, light (natural and flash), composition, and moment. Preparation, wildlife behavior and ethical field practices will also be discussed.
David is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has been inspiring photographers for over 20  years. He has  presented to camera clubs, conferences, and public libraries throughout North America.  David teaches photography classes and leads photo tours for New Jersey Audubon's Digital Photography Workshop Series. 
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Feb 14
6:30pm
February judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Feb 15
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Feb 21
6:30pm
February General Meeting
Eno Hall and Zoom
Fri
Mar 1
11:59pm
March Competition Images Due Open (2) + Special Category: Incongruities (1)
Due: Fri 3/1
• Incongruities (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
Mar 6
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Sports Photography - The Search for Dramatic Moments and Real People by John Straub
John Straub, Simsbury Camera Club member and sports photography enthusiast, will discuss his approach to imaging athletes competing against each other but also against themselves, the elements and plain old gravity. He will discuss equipment, settings and access strategies. He will also discuss the photo opportunities that abound around athletic competitions capturing the spontaneous of player/player, player/fan, and fan/fan interactions and reactions.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Mar 13
6:30pm
March judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Mar 14
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Mar 20
6:30pm
March General Meeting
Eno Hall and Zoom
Mon
Apr 1
11:59pm
April Competition Images Due Portrait (2) + Music (1)
Due: Mon 4/1
• Music (1)
• Portrait (2)
Wed
Apr 3
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Composition in Photography by David DesRochers
Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. During this presentation, David will teach the elements of composition and show examples of how to use them to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street & travel, architecture, and nature.
David is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has been inspiring photographers for over 20  years. He has  presented to camera clubs, conferences, and public libraries throughout North America.  David teaches photography classes and leads photo tours for New Jersey Audubon's Digital Photography Workshop Series. 
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Apr 10
6:30pm
April judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Apr 11
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Apr 17
6:30pm
April General Meeting
Eno Hall and Zoom
Wed
May 1
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Photoshop 101 with Frank Zaremba, MNEC
Zoom
Wed
May 1
11:59pm
May Competition Images Due Open (2) + Special Category: Seascapes and Cityscapes (1)
Due: Wed 5/1
• Open (2)
• Seascapes and Cityscapes (1)
Wed
May 8
6:30pm
May judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
May 9
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
May 15
6:30pm
May General Meeting
Eno Hall and Zoom
Fri
Jun 7
5:30pm
Annual Banquet and Award Presentations at The Simsbury Inn
Simsbury Inn, Simsbury, CT and Zoom