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Upcoming Events List

Sat
Jan 1
11:59pm
January Competition Images Due Internet Nature (2) + Open (2) + Shape/Forms/Lines (1)
Due: Sat 1/1
• Open (2)
• Shape/Forms/Lines (1)
Wed
Jan 5
6:30pm
Library Lecture Series
Wed
Jan 12
6:45pm
Judging
Thu
Jan 13
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Wed
Jan 19
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Jan 26
6:30pm
Peer Image Review
Tue
Feb 1
11:59pm
February Competition Images Due Creative (2) + Still Life (1)
Due: Tue 2/1
• Creative (2)
• Still Life (1)
Wed
Feb 2
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Chane Cullens will Present "Excellent Photos are Not About Gear"
Wed
Feb 9
6:45pm
Judging
Thu
Feb 10
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Wed
Feb 16
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting
Tue
Mar 1
11:59pm
March Competition Images Due, Open (2) + Street Photography (1)
Due: Tue 3/1
• Open (2)
• Street Photography (1)
Wed
Mar 2
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series - Drones 101
The Simsbury Camera Club Presents - Drones 101, Patrick Fallon will go into intimate detail on what a drone is, how a drone works, what types of Drones exist, how to use a drone to enhance your Photography/Cinematography, & how to operate a drone legally.
Patrick Fallon is a professional Drone Operator located in the Greater Hartford Area. As a Part 107 Federally licensed Remote Pilot Patrick has experience with building & programing his own custom drones, preforming professional Drone Camera Operations for various Connecticut businesses, & operating within the rules and regulations of the Federal and State Governments. Most recently, Patrick received an Emmy nomination for his work as a professional Drone Operator with Fox61 Local News. Currently, Patrick is the Station Manager for Simsbury Community Television.
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Mar 9
6:45pm
Judging
Thu
Mar 10
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Wed
Mar 16
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting
Wed
Mar 23
6:30pm
Butterfly Photography Presentation
Magic wings has been described as a "fairyland". If you've never been there, it's a VERY remarkable place - over 8,000 square feet of wonder. There are of course butterflies (over 4,000), but there's lots more, including exotic insects, frogs, quail, fish, tortoises, exotic reptiles (behind glass!), many tropical plants and a cute parrot. 
The Zoom session will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm and is about 90 minutes long. The presentation will explain the best ways to shoot butterflies. It will cover the following topics:
  • The Magic Wings facility
  • Know your subject!
  • Photography Gear
  • Flash
  • Exposure
  • Depth of Field Issues
  • Focus
  • Composition
  • Get Creative
  • Photographing Flora
A Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the 23rd.
Virtual - Zoom
Sat
Mar 26
9:00am
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Garden
The camera club has arranged for a March 26 outing at Magic Wings, in South Deerfield, MA.  We have two fee schedules: First fee option:  A $20 fee will allow you to enter at 9:00AM and photograph until closing at 5:00 PM  From 9-10:00AM, you will be allowed to use tripods, monopods, and flash etc. At 10, you will be asked to return the tripod/mono to your car. The rest of the day you can use flash but not the tripods/monopods.  The second fee option (specified below) will grant entrance from 10:00 -5. You will only be able to use flash. No tripods or monopods. If you want to use tripods, you will need to arrive at 9:00 AM.
Magic Wings, 281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Fri
Apr 1
11:59pm
April Competition Images due - Portrait (2) and Sunrise/Sunset (1)
Due: Fri 4/1
• Portrait (2)
• Sunset/Sunrise (1)
Wed
Apr 6
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series
Member Mini's
Wed
Apr 13
6:30pm
Judging
Thu
Apr 14
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Wed
Apr 20
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting
Wed
Apr 27
6:30pm
Peer Image Review
Sun
May 1
11:59pm
May Competition Images Due, Open (2) + Power of Color (1)
Due: Sun 5/1
• Open (2)
• Power of Color (1)
Wed
May 4
7:00pm
Library Lecture Series
Bert Sirkin - Shows How to create Photoshop Animations
Wed
May 11
6:45pm
Judging
Zoom
Thu
May 12
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Wed
May 18
6:30pm
Monthly Club Meeting
Thu
Jun 23
9:30am
Elizabeth Park Outing
You might be able to get some special category images (Flower, Leading Lines, Abstract)
At the Gazebo
Wed
Jul 27
7:00pm
Informational meeting for the upcoming Sports Photography outing
A zoom meeting to give everyone information about the outing and photographing at the New Britains Bees baseball game at the New Britain Stadium on August 3rd.
Virtual - Zoom
Wed
Aug 3
5:45pm
Sports Photography at a New Britains Bees baseball game
https://www.simsburycameraclub.com/photo-opportunities
We are planning on going to the August 3rd game with a rain date of August 4th.  We would like the meet-up time to be 5:45pm so we can organize everyone attending and photograph the warm-ups.
New Britain Stadium in New Britain, CT
Thu
Aug 11
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Thu
Sep 1
11:59pm
September Competition Images Due, Open (2) + Nature, Internet (2) + Simplicity (1)
Due: Thu 9/1
• Nature (2)
• Open (2)
• Simplicity (1)
Wed
Sep 7
7:00pm
In Motion Photography - Betsy Wilson
The Simsbury Camera Club is presenting Betsy Wilson. She will explore the world of motion photography through her unique perspective.  A combination of traditional techniques of controlling shutter speed with some non-traditional concepts using camera motion and light-painting, Betsy's images will inform and inspire us to try new ideas. Using your camera to capture motion in ways beyond what we see with our eyes results in endless creative possibilities.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Sep 14
6:30pm
September judging - open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Sep 15
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Sep 21
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Sat
Oct 1
11:59pm
October Competition Images Due Travel (2) + Humor (1)
Due: Sat 10/1
• Humor (1)
• Travel (2)
Thu
Oct 6
7:00pm
Making Competitive Nature Images - Rick Cloran
In this program Rick will explore the key aspects of a successful competitive nature image and what separates them from an otherwise good nature image.  Each of the key aspects is covered in short, easily remembered points.  These points are then reinforced with multiple examples using images that have and have not been successful at local, interclub and international exhibition levels.
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Oct 12
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Oct 13
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Oct 19
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Tue
Nov 1
11:59pm
November Competition Images Due Nature (2) + In Motion (1)
Due: Tue 11/1
• In Motion (1)
• Nature (2)
Wed
Nov 2
7:00pm
Luminar Neo Software - Hazel Meredith
Luminar AI was the first image editor fully powered by artificial intelligence. Luminar Neo takes it to a whole new realm! It will help you process your images faster and save time on the boring, routine part of editing, giving you more time to express your own creative vision. This program is very easy to learn and it assists you with Presets by analyzing the content of your photo and suggesting the perfect preset style for your image. You can then using the editing suite to fine tune your image or even replace a boring sky (including water reflections). 
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Nov 9
6:30pm
Judging open to members
Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Nov 10
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Nov 16
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
Thu
Dec 1
11:59pm
December Competition Images Due Open (2) + Leading Lines (1)
Due: Thu 12/1
• Leading Lines (1)
• Open (2)
Wed
Dec 7
7:00pm
Black and White Photography - Danielle Austen
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Dec 14
6:30pm
Judging open to members

Virtual - Zoom Call
Thu
Dec 15
7:00pm
Board Meeting
Virtual - Zoom Call
Wed
Dec 21
6:30pm
Monthly Meeting with competition results
Eno Hall and Zoom
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