SMCC PROGRAM & EDUCATION SCHEDULE 2023-2024
September 6, 2023 - Welcome Back
We will explain the changes for this year.
Members can submit 4-6 of their favorite images. Explain why you like these images and your photographic style.
Members can submit questions before the meeting about Photography that they would like answered
September 20, 2023 - Program - From Capture to Print by Larry Mathewson
Larry will explain camera capture and his best editing technique to finish his images for final digital or print processing.
October 4, 2023 - Competition #1
Judged by Manny LoPresto
October 18, 2023 - Program - Cell Phone Photography by Bob Miller
This class is specifically designed for smartphone camera users, whether it is your primary camera, or another tool in your tool bag. Bob has more specific experience with the iPhone, and there are many similarities with all smartphone photography.
November 1, 2023 - Competition #2
Judged by Ray Lonsdale
November 15, 2023 - Program - Chasing Light by Peter Ferguson
Peter will focus our attention on compositions and story-telling imagery that can be found by knowing when and where the light will fall.
December 6, 2023 - Competition #3
Judged by Scott Simmons
December 20, 2023 - Holiday Party / Motion in Art by Steve Dent
If you’re capturing a moment in time – freezing that moment – how do you convey movement? Context, creating impact - How to capture different lighting conditions, different camera settings – indoor and outdoor – adding creativity to images. Getting from an image to art.
January 3, 2024 - Competition #4 Assigned Subject
Judged by Steve Dent
January 17, 2024 - Program - Still Life Story Inspiration by Gerri Jones
This presentation will include a guide to arranging and photographing subjects in a smaller space which work together in a complimentary and interactive narrative. We can tell a powerful or fun story with themes using the viewpoint of flatlay compositions and small stills primarily photographed in natural light.
February 7, 2024 - Competition #5
February 21, 2024 - Program - Hands-On Night
We will have several area’s set up for you to take pictures, ask questions and have some fun experimenting.
March 6, 2024 - Competition #6
Judged by Janet LoPresto
March 20, 2024 - Program - 2023 - 2024 E Thomas Smith Nature Competition
This annual nature competition was initiated in 1968 by Mrs. Janice Healy in honor of her father. The winner receives the E. Thomas Smith trophy at the banquet in May. The winner holds it for one year, until the following May banquet, when it passes to the next year’s winner. The rules can be found here: E Thomas Smith Rules.
April 3, 2024 - Competition #7
April 17, 2024 - Program - “Buffalo’s History & Architecture” via Photography by Donna Jordan Dusel
Discovering the amazing Buffalo architecture, finding it, and photographing it.
May 1, 2024 - End of Year Competition
May 15, 2024 - Award Banquet - Chefs on Seneca St