The Beaver Dam Lightcatchers Photography
Club was founded in 2009 by Tom Helfert.
Dave Edwards has been involved with the club
since the beginning. Guy Yuker soon came on
board and coordinates our programs and
Our members have a broad range of skills
from beginners to professionals. We learn
from each other and our meetings are very
informal. All are welcome and there are no
fees associated with our group. Please direct
questions to Dave at email@example.com
|All "assignments" so to speak, are voluntary. Tasks are designed to help
you sharpen your photographic skills and creativity. If you are new to the
group, please be assured our critiques are always gentle. If you have
questions on how to submit images or would like to learn more about our
club, feel free to contact Dave.
|2019 Meeting Schedule/Topics
July - Stop & Shoot: For the July theme, I envision meeting at DCCA, then having
members select slips of paper from three different mixing bowls. The first bowl will
have the number of steps that the person is to take between shoots. (25, 30, 35 or
40) This will make sure people aren't stopping in exactly the same spot. Yet some
may be close enough to provide interesting comparisons.
The second bowl will have colors on the slips. Members get bonus points if they
include their color in the images. (Red, Yellow, Violet, black)
The third bowl will have other things on them, that when included would also give them
extra points. Certain letters, flag, panning, reflection, pair, dog, shadow, fire hydrant,
bicycle, brick, triangle, L.C. Member, shadow, flower, circle, negative space.
The overarching idea of the theme is to force our members to look for 10 images at
each stop with the hope that we train our eyes to see images where ever we happen
August - Bring 10 of your photos from last month's assignment for all to view and
September - Photographer Kevin Neitzel will present a program on using Lightroom
and editing images.
October - Art of Travel #6, Storytelling and Serendipity, Video by National
Geographic Potographer Joel Sartore
November - TBD
December - No meeting, Enjoy the holidays!
- TBD, give your program suggestions to Guy.
|Mesa Arch, Arches National Park by Dave Edwards
|New Component to our Meetings
During many of the meetings we have a segment known as "Critique Dave".
Dave brings in several of his images for the group to critique. Some are good,
some are in need of improvement. He has also been known to throw in a few
surprise images. Dave takes all the comments in stride during this fun activity.
Since 2009, the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association and Lightcatchers relationship
has been very strong. Dodge County Center for the Arts (f/k/a BDAAA) has now
moved into their new facility at 130 W. Maple St., Beaver Dam, WI. We are
pleased to be able to join the art center at the new facility and are look forward to
continuing this relationship for many years to come. Thank you DCCA!
|We meet on the last Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:15pm, Dodge County
Center for the Arts, 130 W. Maple St.,Beaver Dam, WI