Exclusive Lecture: “The Arctic North of the Arctic Circle”-Ron Winch

September 18, 2014 Posted by

This is a free lecture. 

Due to limited seating this lecture is open to the Outdoor photographers and Studio Members only. 

If you would like to upgrade your membership information can be found at 

http://twincitiesphotographygroup.com/164409-2/

The subject “The Arctic North of the Arctic Circle” based on his several trips to Alaska, Greenland and Norway. 

Ron had a 30-year career as a photographer for 3M.  Since retirement he has given back, in words and photos, to worthy conservation and environmental organizations.  He has photographed in over 20 countries and on five continents, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the western US to East Africa.  

Workshop : Where the Horses Run with Rick Sennott

September 16, 2014 Posted by

General Membership:  $175.00

Outdoor Photographer: $160.00

Studio Membership     : $160.00 

Howdy Folks,

It is my pleasure to introduce one of our newest instructors Richard Sennott.  Richard has been a photographer for the Star Tribune since 1987.  In addition to his incredible photography skills Richard also brings incredible community connections to TCPG.  

By calling on some of his  friends,  Richard has managed to secure a wonderful shooting opportunity for all of our horse lovers. 

Sunup Ranch is known for their quarter horses worldwide. Vickie Kettwell  and Greg Both manage the ranch with over 100 horses near Brainerd, Minnesota. It’s a perfect location to photograph the daily rhythm of a working ranch.

Come photograph a herd of beautiful quarter horses that range on hundreds of acres in Northern Minnesota.

The workshop will focus on the horse up close and on the land.There is something magical about a horse running free in a pasture.

This photo workshop will focus on photographing the horse as both a portrait subject and an element of the landscape. 

On Friday night  There will be a safety briefing and a brief lecture from Vickie Kettelwell who has been photographing her horses for the last 40 years. 

Saturday you will enjoy the day shooting at the Ranch With award winning photographer Richard Sennott.

Richard Sennott has been a photographer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1987. His assignments have taken him into conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador, Iraq, Afghanistan and the West Bank, and to disaster coverage of floods, tornados, forest fires and earthquakes. Sennott’s artful independent documentary work has earned him two McKnight Photography Fellowships and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Most recently, Sennott won the 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism gold medal for photography and writing for a story about Italy’s convents that was centered in Orvieto. His work has been published in Life, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the New York Times and the National Geographic Traveler.

For your connivence Richard  have blocked out 10 room at the Country Inn and Suites 

The room price is $93.00 including taxes for the night. 

it has a double queens so sharing is a possiblitliy.

Room rate are not included in the price of the workshop.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Baxter
15058 Dellwood Dr, Baxter, MN 56425
Carlson
Directions
www.countryinns.com
(218) 828-2161
  Angie  contact

Meetup- Hot Sams 2014

September 13, 2014 Posted by

HOT SAMS 2014

Kathy and Jake have once again opened their doors to TCPG

Cost: $10.00 per person to be paid at the door of Hot Sams

After last years heatwave we decided to do it a little later this year. Hopefully we will catch some of the fall colors. 

For those of you who haven’t ever been to Hot Sam’s get ready for your first trip to wonderland. I can guarantee you will never see anything like it again.

Born out of a Son’s love for his mother.  Jake used his humor and imagination to create an artistic menagerie  of old cars, boats, trains, circus tents, giant guitars, motorcycles, missiles, sunflowers, Space Ships and anything else you can imagine. 

Walking around Hot Sams one may feel like they fell down the rabbit hole.

 You may be asking what exactly is this Hot Sam’s Event?

This is a day of collaboration.  Models come with costumes to be photographed. Photographers offer pictures in trade for being able to build their portfolios. 

Some members bring their kids in old costumes as well.  If you are not into model shoots no worried there is enough interesting things at Hot Sam’s to photograph you will not be bored there is eye candy everywhere. 

Everyone brings food!  We eat, socialize and photograph.  

It’s a photographers woodstock if you will. 

We create together and enjoy each others company. 

It is a time to learn, meet new people and just have fun. 

For older members it has become a family reunion.  Lots of hugging going on. 

I am hoping to see a lot of older members again this year. 

Personally, this is the event that will always have my heart . This is where  I realized what an amazing community we have become. The first time I saw everyone working together I thought to myself we truly have something special going on here.  Right after the first Hot Sams  event TCPG started to grow pretty quickly. Everyone wanted to be part of the group that made those amazing images. Our small community  began to expand faster than we could keep up with.  I guess one could say Hot Sams was  the birth ground for TCPG.

Hot Sams  still  inspires me every time I go to it.  As stated earlier it was born out of love and I truly believe that energy surrounds it and affects anyone who is open to sharing in it. Kathy and Jake are two of the nicest and most sincere people you will ever meet.  Their friendship means the world to me. They keep the good energy going. They are the two hidden treasures at Hot Sams for all those who were wondering. 

Hope to see you all there. 

Diane

Introduction to Digital photography Workshop with Moria Lennox- Day 2

September 6, 2014 Posted by

P LEASE SIGN UP ON DAY 1 OCTOBER 7  FOR BOTH DAYS 

Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop

This is a 2 day in-depth  Beginner workshop.

October 7  6:30pm – 9:30pm

October 8  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost:  General Membership  $135.00

Outdoor Photographer & studio Members:  $125.00


Join us for an exciting photography class designed for digital SLR camera enthusiasts, hobbyists, and aspiring professionals.

This class is to take you beyond just clicking on auto mode. You will learn about the power of your digital DSLR camera. You will learn what all those buttons, features and menus do. Once you have the basic camera functions down we will move on to learning the basics about what makes a good photo.

Topics that will be covered:

· Exposure and Understanding your camera’s histogram

o Checking your exposure: how to read the histogram

o Adjust it when the camera gets it wrong

o Using Exposure Compensation to correct for over- or under-exposure

· Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and understanding the relationship

· White Balance (Color temperature)

· Metering modes

· RAW vs. JPG

· Composition

o The Rule of Thirds

o Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines)

o Depth-of-field as a creative choice

o Fill Your Frame

o The Importance of Focal Points

o Creating Active Space – Photographing Moving Subjects

o Getting Backgrounds Right

· Basic camera overviews.

o Menus

o Features

o Buttons

What  Our Students are Saying about Moria Workshops.

 

Maria

Excellent teacher! Personable, clear expertise and passion around subject, and solid understanding of adult learning and how to facilitate a learning session. Good pace, just the right amount of info – just loved it!

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/54207792/”>Cindy Carlsson

As noted, this was a really great class. Moira is a funny and engaging instructor with a really well throught-out class and examples. It was brief, but comprehensive. This could easily be expanded to a full day too. It’s worth noting that, while the focus was on the use of photoshop, there was a lot of information on photo editing in general that is directly applicable to other editing programs. A really good class by a really good instructor. I hope to see her offer more classes.

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/76392722/”>Donna Monson

This was a fabulous class. Our trainer was amazing. Patient, knowledgeable, thorough…she knew exactly what we should be doing as beginners and was able to answer every question with authority. She was supportive, and encouraging…everything you’d want in a teacher/mentor. If I see her name on any other meet ups…I’m there. Thanks for a great experience!

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/89187772/”>Loren Swanson

Moira took a very complex topic and condensed it down to elements that even I could understand. There were so many facets of this topic that I may not be able to repeat many of the procedures that she taught us but she did do a wonderful job of organizing things well and keeping the process on track at a fast pace! Thank you Moira!

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Studio Shoot: Longer Legs

September 6, 2014 Posted by

It’s studio shooting time again!

Cost: Studio Members Free

          OutDoor Photographer : $35.00

          General Members  : $45.00 

This is an open shoot for Studio Member to come and break up into teams of four and practice lighting and posing. 

This month we will be concentrating  on making those  legs look long and lean.  This month’s posing and lighting  is all about the legs!

Looking for tall models this month.  5’9 and above.  If you are interested please contact me. 

Bring Stockings , sexy high heels,  and boots. 

This is a trade for pictures opportunity.  All photographers are expected to give the models at least 3 edited images 

We will also have info on a contest you can enter for cash prizes if the Model agrees you can partner up and submit your entry and share the prize booty.

Introduction to Digital photography Workshop with Moria Lennox

August 31, 2014 Posted by


Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop

This is a 2 day in-depth  Beginner workshop.

October 7  6:30pm – 9:30pm

October 8  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost:  General Membership  $135.00

Outdoor Photographer & studio Members:  $125.00


Join us for an exciting photography class designed for digital SLR camera enthusiasts, hobbyists, and aspiring professionals.

This class is to take you beyond just clicking on auto mode. You will learn about the power of your digital DSLR camera. You will learn what all those buttons, features and menus do. Once you have the basic camera functions down we will move on to learning the basics about what makes a good photo.

Topics that will be covered:

· Exposure and Understanding your camera’s histogram

o Checking your exposure: how to read the histogram

o Adjust it when the camera gets it wrong

o Using Exposure Compensation to correct for over- or under-exposure

· Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and understanding the relationship

· White Balance (Color temperature)

· Metering modes

· RAW vs. JPG

· Composition

o The Rule of Thirds

o Working the Lines in Your Photography (how to use horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines)

o Depth-of-field as a creative choice

o Fill Your Frame

o The Importance of Focal Points

o Creating Active Space – Photographing Moving Subjects

o Getting Backgrounds Right

· Basic camera overviews.

o Menus

o Features

o Buttons

What  Our Students are Saying about Moria Workshops.

 

Maria

Excellent teacher! Personable, clear expertise and passion around subject, and solid understanding of adult learning and how to facilitate a learning session. Good pace, just the right amount of info – just loved it!

Like · Reply · January 31 · Mute

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/54207792/”>Cindy Carlsson

As noted, this was a really great class. Moira is a funny and engaging instructor with a really well throught-out class and examples. It was brief, but comprehensive. This could easily be expanded to a full day too. It’s worth noting that, while the focus was on the use of photoshop, there was a lot of information on photo editing in general that is directly applicable to other editing programs. A really good class by a really good instructor. I hope to see her offer more classes.

Like · Reply · January 31 · Mute

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/76392722/”>Donna Monson

This was a fabulous class. Our trainer was amazing. Patient, knowledgeable, thorough…she knew exactly what we should be doing as beginners and was able to answer every question with authority. She was supportive, and encouraging…everything you’d want in a teacher/mentor. If I see her name on any other meet ups…I’m there. Thanks for a great experience!

Like · Reply · January 31 · Mute

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<a href=”http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/members/89187772/”>Loren Swanson

Moira took a very complex topic and condensed it down to elements that even I could understand. There were so many facets of this topic that I may not be able to repeat many of the procedures that she taught us but she did do a wonderful job of organizing things well and keeping the process on track at a fast pace! Thank you Moira!

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Meetup : Trading Post

August 26, 2014 Posted by

Thank you to Kate Havelin from the twin cities museum group for letting us know about this great photographic opportunity. 

Depending on the studio schedule I may/or may not be there.  I am looking for an organizer if you would like to volunteer please let me know.

 See history come alive at Coldwater Spring onSaturday, September 13, 9 AM – noon, during a special Second Saturday Trading Post event. Costumed re-enactors from La Compagnie de Hivernants will show visitors what life was like in the 1830s when more than 100 people lived at Camp Coldwater, including blacksmiths, settlers, fur traders, and families. 

This free, family-friendly Trading Post, includes geocaching, scavenger hunts, easy craft activity, and a chance for kids to earn a Junior Ranger badge. The Mississippi River Fund and National Park Service host Second Saturdays, which run through Oct. No registration needed. Just show up, ready to play. Coldwater Spring is at 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South, between Minnehaha Falls Regional Park and Fort Snelling State Park. For details, visit 

missriverfund.org

Photo walk at Minnehaha Park

August 25, 2014 Posted by

For those of you who did the staycation for Labor Day weekend….We will take a photo walk, starting from the falls and travel along the path that follows the stream.  Parking meters can be fed by money or credit.   I’ll be staying 2-3 hours.  

Check back here before you leave the house to read comments or cancellations.  I usually comment about the weather by 7am.  After the meetup you are welcome to upload and/or comment on photos from this event.  

Nature Walk at Richardson Nature Center

August 19, 2014 Posted by

I was at Richardson last week and I saw a lot of bugs.  6 species of butterflies and several kinds of dragonflies included.   For those of you involved with the Bumble Bee survey, there should Be plenty of subjects to photograph.  Other interests may include birds, turtles ,frogs, flowers, trees and plant life, and landscape.   We will probably split into smaller groups as we often do, as people move at different paces.    We had a good time at the  Nature Walk this past weekend.  Check out the member photos from Wood Lake Nature Walk to see what we photographed.   http://www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup/photos/23857412/

Check your email and check here for cancellations before you leave the house. 

My cell # 651.Two49.444seven

Bumble Bee Survey

August 18, 2014 Posted by

Learn about the secret lives and habits of bumble bees while assisting a bee researcher with her survey on the shores of Como Lake. Find out how to identify different species and encourage healthy bees in the community. Meet at the picnic tables in front of the lakeside pavilion. Note: no photography instruction is included in this program. Registration on Meetup.com only. Up to 20 participants.