Schedule of Meetings & Competition Topics

2019 Dates, Programs and Competitions

The club meets on the third Monday of the month from January to October at 7:00 PM.   November and December dates, times, and places are to be announced.  See map for directions to the meeting location.


Inclement Weather Policy:
If bad weather is present or predicted, we will send a broadcast email to members no later than three hours prior to meeting time and post the announcement on this website as soon as possible after the decision has been made.


January 21, 2019
Competition Topic: Open
Program: Judging Discussion & Bob Legg on Nature Photography photo contest

February 11, 2019***

Meeting Canceld due to Weather
Competition Topic: Health

Program: Elements of Composition by club member Norm Reid

March 18, 2019
Competition Topic: Health
Program: Wildlife Photography by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

April 15, 2019
Competition Topic: Things in a Row

Program: Macro Photography by Chris Fedderson and Kathy Lawler  (See Program Material)

May 20, 2019

Competition topic: Open

Program: Pet Photography, led by Chellie Hyre

June 17, 2019
Competition Topic: Americana

Program: "13 Mistakes Photographers Make" by Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox of Mountaineer Photo Excursions

July 29, 2019***

Revised Date***
Competition Topic: Open (No time limit)
Program: National Parks Artist in Residence, Jim Schlett

August 19, 2019
Competition Topic: Nightscapes

Program:  Alaska in Fall by SPS Member Bob Legg

September 16, 2019
Competition Topic: Open
Program: Nature Visions line-up and Programs by Roger Lancaster, President.

 October 21, 2019
Competition Topic: Warrior

Program: Annual Business Meeting


 November 18, 2019

 Year End competition and banquet.
Check your email for times, location, and instructions.

 December, date TBD

Holiday social, no competition.

November 18, 2019





Health Related: Fairly broad—health workers, hospitals, patients, (vets and animals included), Emergency services.

Things in a row: Self explanatory

Americana: Please apply the following definition to guide you in this category:

Americana is a collective term for artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States of America. It is generally defined as any collection of materials and things concerning or characteristic of the United States or of the American people; in its broadest sense, Americana is representative or even stereotypical of American culture as a whole.


Nightscapes and Light Painting: Self explanatory

Warriors: Brave or experienced soldiers or fighters. Combat related. Soldiers, current or re-enactors, or perhaps others on the front lines doing their jobs—police or firefighters for example.

Past Programs & Competitions


2018 Competition Topics


  • Closeup & Macro
  • Landscape with Water
  • Urban Life
  • Silhouettes & Shadows
  • Seen Better Days

2018 Programs


  • Review of 2017 Images
  • Closeups and Macro Equipment
  • Antarctica
  • White House Photo Editor, Janet Phillips
  • Frank Ceravalo, Landscapes
  • Joel St. John, National Press Club
  • Critique of Member Images
  •  Steve Heap, Making $ in Photography
  • Travel Images by Sunny Reynolds