Black and White Tips

I have been asked several individuals how I take my Black and White photos. Well here is a tip on how I use the live view in the camera to give me a pre-visualization of the Black and White. This is for a Canon but other manufactures do the same thing but it may be called by a different name.

Set the Quality to Raw and Small JPG

Set Color Space to Adobe RGB

Set Picture Style to Monochrome

When you take a photo you will see a B/W representation on the LCD screen in Live View

June Program is on Lightroom! Come learn the basics from Tom and Steve!

Our June meeting is, Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 7pm. at the Hatley Building, which is part of the Health Technology Campus, on 750 Laffoon Street in Madisonville, Ky. Second Floor, last classroom on the right.

Steve and TomProgram: Members Tom Glass and Steve King will present a program on the ins and outs of how to use Lightroom. If you’ve ever had questions or needed help on how to use this program then you’ll want to make sure you make this meeting and bring your questions!

During this month’s meeting we’ll judge the June photo contest with the theme of “Rustic.”

Photo Contest Rules

In order to participate in our monthly photo contest you must be a paid member. Each member may submit no more than two jpgs for each month’s contest. Each photo should be labeled (named) such as 05.2016 Contest-Wildlife-your name.jpg ie: 05.2016 Jim Pearson.jpg

You may bring your entry to the meeting or you may email it to

The photo you enter must be shot during the month of the contest and you do not have to be present to win.

First place winner receives a $25 cash prize!

Our Monthly Photowalk: June 18th @ 5pm – The W.C. Handy Blues and BBQ Festival, Henderson, Ky

Meet our May2nd, 2016 speakers!

Jason_KateDuring our May 2nd, 2016 meeting photographers Kate and Jason Higdon from Owensboro, Ky will present a program titled “Taking the Mystery out of Print Competition.”

Kate and Jason Higdon, both Master Photographers, started Captured Moments Photography Studio in Owensboro, KY in the fall of 2004, and have watched it grow to become the largest studio in their tri-state area. Their 4600 square foot studio photographs children, families and high school seniors. The Higdons combine classic portraiture with modern styles and trends to create a timeless yet relevant product for their clients.

Kate and Jason have received numerous awards including,
• 2016 Grand Imaging Award, Second Place Children and Top Ten General Portrait
• 2016 Imaging Excellence Award
• 2016 IPC Diamond Photographer of the Year (PO)
• 2016 IPC Gold Photographer of the Year (MA)
• 2016 IPC Gold Photographer of the Year (PO)
• 2016 PPN Photographer of the Year
• 2015 PPA National Award recipients
• 2015 Grand Imaging Award (3rd Place in Portrait Open)
o The most prestigious award given from PPA
• 2014 IPC Diamond Photographer of the Year
• 2015 PPA National Award recipient
• 2013 to 2016 Photo Pro Network Photographer of the Year
o Children Portrait Specialist
o Open Portrait Specialist
o Fuji Masterpiece
o Best of Show
o Best Children Portrait
o Best Open Portrait
• 2013 IPC Gold and Platinum Photographer of the Year,
• 2012 IPC Silver and Gold Photographer of the Year,
• Kodak Gallery Awards, several years
• Fuji Masterpiece Awards, several years

They both have images published in several PPA International Loan Collection books and Professional Photographers of America Magazine. Jason and Kate are both members of Professional Photographers of America. Jason is also a member of NAPP and they serve on the Board of Directors for PhotoPro Network, where Kate is the current President. Kate attended PPA’s Judging Workshop in July of 2013 and is available for PPA judging opportunities. The Higdons have presented at several professional level events from local to regional.

Along with being involved in the photography community, Jason and Kate are community leaders. They believe strongly in the correlation between being an active citizen and having a lasting, successful business. Their studio was named the 2010 Small Business of the year from their local Chamber of Commerce which has over 1,000 members. They also have been named the Platinum People’s Choice for photography 6 years in a row in their area.

West Kentucky Photography Club’s April 2016 Photo Contest with a theme of “Wildlife”

Our May 2nd Contest theme is “Close-up” Get out and shoot some photos!

West Kentucky Photography Club’s March 2016 Photo Contest with a theme of “Water”

West Kentucky Photography Club’s February 2016 Photo Contest with a theme of “Love”

Pennyrile Spring Photography Weekend

prile photo wknd april october 2016

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April 15-17 and October 14-16, 2016

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s Photography Weekends consists of a contest with point & shoot, intermediate, and masters divisions, evening programs, critique, & award ceremony. Nature Photography is the main emphasis of the weekend.

Pre-registered participants will be emailed their rules packet. Contestants may begin taking photographs for the contest at 5:30 A.M. on Friday. They must submit their contest photographs by 5:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Photographs must be taken within Pennyrile State Forest, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Tradewater Wild-life Management Area, or Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area.

Click here for registration form to mail in.

Click here to register online.

Mentor Series Class on Basic Photography Starting

Ray Quijano is starting a Mentor Series Class on basic Photography. This series will be 5 classes on basic photography with your camera.

Classes will meet every Tuesday and the first five paid club members that sign up will take part, with the first meeting on Tuesday February

January 2015 First Place by Rennan Quijano

January 2015 – First Place by Rennan Quijano

16th from 5:30 – 6:30pm for five weeks.

Requirements: bring your camera. Read the instruction manual before coming to class and bring it with you. Also bring a favorite photo you shot.
To sign up send an email to:
With your Name, Address, City and phone number.
If you’re not a member and want to become one visit:
Participants will be taken in the order of arrival of emails.
If more than 5 sign-up then a Thursday class will be added, but a requirement of 5 people are a must for a class to be held.
Jim Pearson, President
West Kentucky Photography Club