Resolve to Become a Better Photographer

Shutterbugs camera club offers education and local camaraderie

Shutterbug Camera ClubMake a resolution to improve your camera skills – and keep it by participating in Geauga Park District’s free camera club which meets monthly every first Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Regular meetings are held at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township, and begin with a casual dropping-off of the month’s “assignment” on a table for everyone’s observation and enjoyment.

Membership varies from school-age to senior citizen and includes all skill levels: from novice with a simple point-and-shoot to professional. However, don’t be intimidated; meetings generally attract between 30 and 40 people.

Each meeting begins with announcements and a monthly instructional session and these are on a variety of photography topics. Then, after a break for refreshments, members gather around the assignment table and take turns critiquing each other’s work (one 8×10 print per photographer) – a portion equal parts complimentary comments and construction criticism, but all in the spirit of growth and positivity.

Even Bruce Bennett, the club’s current president, admits, “I was a photographer for a long time, but I learned more from joining the club than I would ever believe.”

Scheduled winter programming, which is also posted on Camera Club under the Things To Do tab on our site, is as follows.

January 3: Emerging Technology (Optional Assignment – Picture Taken on 12/12/12)

February 7: Photographing the Homeless (Optional Assignment – Weird/Unusual Tree)

March 7: Mock Competition (see website for details) (Optional Assignment – Picture with Dominant Color Blue)

All meetings are wheelchair/stroller accessible and open to anyone school age or older. Registration is not required. With questions, call or email Diane Valen.

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