July Monthly Meeting

As the days get longer and the nights warmer, our thoughts turn to...night photography! Join us for our July monthly meeting.

Topic Presentation and Discussion:

If photography is "the art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces," then night photography is one of the trickiest--yet most rewarding--techniques to try. Co-organizer Bill, our own innovator in light painting, will talk about how to work with long exposures to capture light painting in impressive ways. This is also a great technique to try out on fireworks!

As a bonus, co-organizer Katie, a star-trails enthusiast, will give us a quick overview of her tips for photographing the night sky. Then keep your eyes on our meetup calendar for her (and Bill's) next meetups!

"Pick Three" Member Slideshow:

But before we get to their presentation, we'll run thru our "Pick Three" slideshow of pictures from members like you!

About a week before the meeting, you will be asked to submit up to 3 photos to share with the group (please keep it PG-13). You'll have an opportunity to introduce yourself and talk a little about your photos. Don't worry, this is not a public critique. We're a friendly group who loves to look at and talk about photos as much as you do. And don't be shy, even if this is your first meeting--we want to see your photos!

Please upload your images to our Flickr group and tag them "July2014Meeting."

YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS MEETING: For the July monthly meeting slideshow, your challenge is to think about design and composition in your images. At the June meeting, co-organizer Steven talked about lines, points of view and geometric shapes to create stunning images.

After-Party:

Sometimes we continue the discussion over coffee or drinks nearby.

Let's meet at the Atomic Koi Lounge, at the corner of Fish Hatchery and Lacy Road--2685 Research Park Drive. If you can't make the meeting, feel free to meet us at the lounge around 8:30 pm.


Monthly meetings are the heart of our Meetup group. They are held on the first Thursday of the month. We don't take photos at this meeting, but we share our favorite shots from the last month and learn a new technique to work on for the next month. The topic discussed at the monthly meeting then becomes your homework for the member slideshow at the next monthly meeting.

So join us! Meet people who share your love for photography, learn something new, and make some new friends!


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  • Kris H.

    Thanks, everyone, for coming! We'll have the slides from the presentation and even more tips for capturing the fireworks posted here on Sunday!

    June 27

    • Stephanie W.

      Google Chrome browser should also display ppt files for free

      July 5

    • jiju

      thanks...the pptx file didn't open for me in chrome.

      July 6

  • Stephanie W.

    Bill, thank you for posting your slides, especially since I couldn't make it to the meetup!

    1 · July 5

  • Greg

    Bill, thanks for a great presentation, I plan to use the fireworks information over the next few weeks. As always a great discussion! Thanks to all that contributed.

    June 30

  • Benjamin S.

    As always I enjoyed the meeting very much!

    June 30

  • Walter A.

    A lot of nice images for sure!

    June 27

  • Alice

    Yes, it is near whole food on university. I can walk to whole foods or Hilldale mall. Thanks friends!

    June 26

  • Alice

    I like to go, but I have no car. if any friend can pick me up, thanks! I live nearby Hilldale mall . my cell:[masked]

    June 26

    • Licho

      It is...Maybe Alice can join us there?

      1 · June 26

    • Marsha H.

      That is what I'm thinking. I'm on a call. Could you try calling and checking work her?

      June 26

  • Stephanie W.

    I've got a frisbee game so it's unlikely I'll be able to get there before the meeting is over....but I'll start practicing my night photography for next time!

    June 26

  • Kim

    Have to pick up my Grandson last minute so won't be making the meeting.

    June 26

  • Donna

    Unfortunately I will not be able to make it.

    June 24

  • Licho

    Hi folks! Is anyone driving from West-central Madison to Fitchburg? I can always bike (as there are no buses to come back after the meeting), but if anyone could offer a ride that will be helpful. Thanks in advance!

    June 24

    • Licho

      Thank you folks. I live next to Whole Foods on University Av. What would be the easiest to do?

      June 24

    • Marsha H.

      I can easily go that direction from where I work.

      June 24

  • Benjamin S.

    Hi Licho I'll be driving to the meeting from the West Towne Mall area if that helps.

    June 24

  • Kris H.

    Because the 1st Thursday in July falls on the 3rd which is not only the night before the 4th of July holiday but is the night of Rhythm & Booms, we're shifting this month's meeting to the previous Thurs.

    May 11

    • Kris H.

      I should have checked myself before changing the date. I blame Bill. ;-) But is this date still a good alternative for those who might be traveling for the holiday weekend?

      1 · May 13

    • Bill

      Yes, I will be in Door County on the 3rd.

      May 13

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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