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December Monthly Meeting

Topic Presentation and Discussion: This month we have a special guest speaker! Fine art photographer Lois Bielefeld will be joining us and talking about developing personal projects. Lois has a number of ongoing personal projects, and three images from her Weeknight Dinners project are currently on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

In addition, the photographers that are exhibiting at the Sequoya Library in January will have their prints on display. You will have a chance to see the exhibit before it goes up. I am really proud if the group, and I am excited to see all the final images! "Pick Three" Member Slideshow: Photographer's Choice!

Each month we encourage members to share three of your favorite shots. These could be based on the topic suggested at the previous monthly meeting, something you've been working on yourself recently, or something pulled out of your personal archives that you just had to share!

This is our famous member "Pick Three" slideshow!

About a week before the meeting, you will be asked to submit up to 3 photos on Flickr to share with the group (but you may add your photos at any time, and please keep it PG-13). At the meeting, 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 tag your photos with Dec2016Meeting

For details on how to post and tag photos on Flickr refer to the discussions board on the meetup site.


Sometimes we continue the discussion over coffee or drinks nearby. If you can't make the meeting, feel free to meet us for socializing around 8:30 pm.

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  • Kirsten E.

    Great meeting! Thanks Sharkey for arranging the speaker.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Eileen W.

    Sharkey, may I make a suggestion that we wear name-tags tomorrow night? That is, not just names but also Flickr tags. I would love to identify some of the lovely people who routinely "like" my pics. It would also encourage social interaction with any new members.
    I will bring stick-on tags and a Sharpie or two, if you like.

    1 · November 30

    • Sharkey

      Love it! Great idea!

      1 · November 30

    • Eileen W.

      I think it was very successful. There was much more social interaction after Lois's talk. Perhaps we should think about it on a monthly basis.

      1 · 4 days ago

  • Donna

    Excellent meeting! Speaker was very informative. Sequoya sneak peak was great. Beautiful photos. Thank you Sharkey, Lois and Steven!

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Lysa G.

    Lois was a great speaker.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Jim T.

    Only regret was I had to leave early.

    5 days ago

  • Sharkey

    Thanks to everyone who joined us tonight! It is exciting to see so many new faces. I hope to get to know all of you and see some of your work. And, of course huge thank you to Lois for taking the time to speak to our group. If anyone is interested in seeing more of her work, please check her out at (and don't forget to check out the MMoCA exhibit!)

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Carol

    What a great meeting,very interesting speaker and exciting plans for 2017. The gallery prints were inspiring. Thanks to all.

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Eileen W.


    1 · 6 days ago

  • Heather W.

    Excellent speaker tonight!

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Heather W.

    I will be late - coming from another meeting that starts at 6, so I might need to pick someone's brain at the after party on Lois' talk ;) Hoping I don't miss to much though!

    6 days ago

  • Robyn

    I hope my framed prints arrive before meeting time. FedEx tracking says they'll be here by the end of the day Dec. 1

    November 30

  • Katherine B.

    Hi guys! This is going to be my first meetup with this group. So, I won't be submitting photos this time around, but I'm excited to meet some of you and for the chance to hear this speaker!

    6 · November 29

    • Sharkey

      Great! Welcome!

      November 29

    • Steven B.

      Looking forward to meeting you as well. It is going to be a fun night!

      November 29

  • Brian S

    What is pick 3 theme?

    November 17

    • Scott

      There is no specific theme. It's your choice.

      1 · November 18

    • Melissa C

      Thanks Scott. That's right, Photographer's Choice in December! Meetup text has been edited.

      November 22

  • Harold L.

    Sorry, I won't make it next month. Tonight the traffic was horrendous with all the construction after 8:00 PM.

    November 3

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