Meetings & Contests

2017 Meeting and Contest Info

All meetings start at 7pm in Room 214-215 of the Hatley Building, which is part of the Health Technology Campus, on 750 Laffoon Street, Madisonville, Ky unless otherwise noted. If you’d like to present a program for our club please email: webmaster@westkentuckyphotographyclub.org
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 04.2016 Contest-Wildlife-your name.jpg You may bring your entry to the meeting or you may email it to webmaster@westkentuckyphotographyclub.org Please email your photo by the day before the meeting! The photo you enter must be shot during the month of the contest and you do not have to be present to win.

January 9, 2017 Meeting
Program: Byron Jorjorian Fine Art Photography will present a program to our group and the community. This meeting will be in Barnes Auditorium and will be open to the public. Byron was the speaker at the 2016 Spring Photography Weekend at Pennyrile in Dawson Springs, Ky. He’s an excellent photographer and speaker! His website is http://www.byronjorjorian.com/

Monthly Contest Theme – Baby it’s cold outside

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

February 13, 2017 Meeting
Program: Our president Jim Pearson will present a program on editing RAW photos using Photoshop and Lightroom. People are encouraged to bring their laptops with a RAW file to follow along with. We will also judge the January and February photo contests. In the program, he’ll touch on by shooting RAW how you can recover photos that are over or underexposed by even two stops! In addition, he’ll go over some of the more important sliders and adjustments for making your RAW files sing.

We will also judge the January and February Contests
January Monthly Contest Theme – Baby it’s cold outside
February Monthly Contest Theme – On the ground

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

March 13, 2017 Meeting
Program: Since we didn’t get to have our February Meeting our president Jim Pearson will present his program on editing RAW photos using Photoshop and Lightroom that was to be presented last month. People are encouraged to bring their laptops with a RAW file to follow along with. We will also judge the January, February and March photo contests. In the program, he’ll touch on by shooting RAW how you can recover photos that are over or underexposed by even two stops! In addition, he’ll go over some of the more important sliders and adjustments for making your RAW files sing.

We will also judge the January, February and March Contests
January Monthly Contest Theme – Baby it’s cold outside
February Monthly Contest Theme – On the ground
March Monthly Contest Theme – Bridges

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

April 10, 2017 Meeting
Program: Our Vice President Tom Glass will present a program on wildlife photography and how to increase your odds for success.

Monthly Contest Theme – Blooming

Monthly Photowalk: April 1st – 10 am to 12 pm Saturday 1st hike of Pennyrile Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408 Hikers will meet begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. To register for the hike contact the park naturalist at rebeccae.clark@ky.gov or 1-800-325-1711.

May 8, 2017 Meeting
Program: Dorsey Davis with gallery45 Photography will present our program. Details to be posted later.

Monthly Contest Theme – Things that fly

Monthly Photowalk: May 5-7th, Pennyrile Spring Photography Weekend, Dawson Springs, Ky

June 12, 2017 Meeting
Program: Bring 3-5 of your favorite photos to talk about.

Monthly Contest Theme – Vintage

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

July 10, 2017 Meeting
Program: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

Monthly Contest Theme – Street Photography

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

August 14, 2017 Meeting
Program: Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Monthly Contest Theme – Self-portrait

Monthly Photowalk: August 21st, Solar Eclipse. Tom Glass will be hosting the club at his home in Hopkinsville, Ky for the Solar Eclipse. We will be having a BBQ. Details and location to be announced.

September 11, 2017 Meeting
Program: We invite everyone that photographed the eclipse to bring your favorite 3-5 photos to share with the membership.

Monthly Contest Theme – Family

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

October 9, 2017 Meeting
Program: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

Contest Theme – Cemetery

Monthly Photowalk: October 20-22 Pennyrile Fall Photography Weekend, Dawson Springs, Ky

November 13th, 2017 Meeting
Program: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!
Monthly Contest Theme – Something different
Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

December 11, 2017 Meeting
Program: Bring 3-5 of your favorite photos from the year to talk about and we will also judge the pictures of the year contest after the December judging. We also will have election of officers and select our upcoming contest themes for the year and monthly photowalk locations. Please give these some thought as the membership will be asked to provide input and we’ll fill in the calendar for the year during the meeting.

Monthly Contest Theme – Giving

Monthly Photowalk: To Be Announced – Open to suggestions!

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