Monthly Archives: December 2012

February 14, 2013-Photoshop Composites with Karen Divine

The iPhone is not only a powerful tool for documenting your life through single imagery, but also an excellent means of creating stunning composite images. Karen has been a photographer for 40 years, compositing in Photoshop for 13 years she now transfers this process using the iphone. She will begin with her Photoshop Composites and carry you up to today’s work with the Iphone.

Karen Divine was first introduced to photography in the early 1970’s and went on to study painting, drawing, and alternative photographic processes. While she finds that creating a beautiful single image is crucial to being a fine-art photographer, it is the multi-image that speaks to her heart. She has won numerous awards from international organizations, including the 2011 Discovery of the Year Nominee from International Photography Awards(NYC), the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, the Prix de la Photographie Gold Award, and a first place WPGA Pollux Award. Karen was one of four photographers selected for eyephoneography #3 (eyephoneography is a project of exhibits and activities around mobile photography touring Spain in 2013.) Her web site is

January 10, 2013 Program-The Art of Creating A Powerful Image, Dan Ballard

In this exciting presentation Dan Ballard will share his thoughts and techniques on creating inspired and powerful images from conception to print. Based around the idea of “shooting like painter” Dan will explain his process for finding and creating his images. Dan will showcase images from his travels around the world and the U.S. as examples.
Internationally known photographer Dan Ballard will be presenting on January 10th! Dan speaks around the word at trade shows, symposiums and workshops to rave reviews and just returned from a speaking event in Moscow. This high energy presentation will take you though Dan’s thought process and methods for finding and creating powerful photographs. BlackRapid and ThinkTank are officially sponsoring this event and Dan will be raffling off gear from each. Don’t miss it!

Special Topics 2013

Introducing the Special Topics for 2013. Let the creativity continue!  Enjoy!

January- Weather






July-No Meeting

August-No Meeting

September-Member Show


November-Wabi Sabi (defined as the beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional – we will provide some examples)

December- Year-end Competition

2012 Annual Competition Results