Photography Trip – You’re Invited

Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, Indiana
and the Ohio River Photography Trip

July 15, 16, and 17, 2016

Historic Lanier Mansion

Historic Lanier Mansion, Downtown Madison

What: A photography field trip and workshop sponsored by the Goshen Photographers Guild. 

When: Generally people arrive mid-afternoon to late evening on Friday. Departure time varies on Sunday a.m. 

Who can attend: It is open to all Guild members and non-members.

Photographic opportunities: There are many inside the state park – e.g., waterfalls, trails, etc. Other points of interest include the small historic town of Madison and the bridge across the Ohio River. 

Where: Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana….see map and directions below.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. Lodging and food are at the cost of each person attending. So far the motel of choice has been the Holiday Inn Express – (812) 265-1111. There are several other motels nearby.

Bonus: FREE Workshop: Walking through the steps of a successful photograph (taught by Danny Graber) see details below.

Registration: *You must register online in advance.*

Workshop Details: Walking through the steps of a successful photograph (taught by Danny Graber)

I will direct workshops (no fee) at which I will choose some scenes and instruct people on what the best approach is to photograph a specific scene. I will choose different topics such as a waterfall, the bridge across the Ohio River, and possibly some downtown-Madison historical buildings. Be prepared to shoot early morning as well as late evening.  

We will cover how to read the light available to us at the time of the picture taking,  how to get the perfect exposure, bracketing, color balance, ISO setting, shutter speed, F/stop, and depth of field.

I am thinking of a Friday evening, early Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and early Sunday morning. It will depend on weather and lighting situations. When I speak of evening I generally mean after dinner hour and until the sun has disappeared below the horizon and then some.  You may attend one or all of them. I will announce the time and location of each session several hours prior to shooting time.

We will be shooting in Manual* settings. Anyone caught with their camera on an Automatic setting of any sort will be promptly dipped into the Ohio River.

You must bring: Camera and tripod. Optional: Bring any Neutral Density or Polarizing filters you may have.

*If you are uncomfortable with knowing manual settings, I, or an assistant, will work with you. This workshop is intended to cover all the elements that create a perfect photo.   

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Photo of the Month for April 2016

Congratulations to Larry Baumgardt for winning the Photo of the Month contest.

Lbaumgardt_hawkeye_Apr2016webThis hawk portrait was taken in March 2016 at Homosassa Springs in Florida. This particular hawk had been injured and was recovering at the Homosassa Wildlife Park, so he/she was rather used to being around people and was kind enough to pose for me.

Camera used was a Nikon D7200 with a 70-200mm f4 lens zoomed to 175mm. Exposure was for 1/125 sec. at f5.6 using an ISO of 400.

Posted in Photos of the Month

Photo of the Month for March 2016

Congratulations to Melodie Rodgers for winning the Photo of the Month contest.

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Photo by Melodie Rodgers – Photo of the Month March 2016

I shot the photo at River Preserve County Park, at around 7:30 in the morning. It had snowed the day before and of course I didn’t have my camera. I was hoping that the snow would stay on the trees, since it was the last snow of the year, thankfully it did.

Settings: Lens 24-105 @ 4mm, F8, 1/25 sec., ISO 250

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You will find us at……

The Photographers Guild will showcase photos in the Arts on the Millrace, an annual Arts Festival in Downtown Goshen, IN featuring local artists and musicians.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016, noon to 8 p.m. along Goshen’s Millrace at the Millrace Powerhouse.

From the Powerhouse Station to the Hawks Building, Goshen’s beautiful Millrace trail will transform into an outdoor gallery, showcasing fine art ranging from painting to woodworking to metalwork, and so much more. There will be live music, dancing, food vendors, and beer, wine, and cocktails to make for a lively celebration of our community’s many talented artists.

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The Photographers Guild, Inc.

Millrace Center
212 West Washington St., Suite 14
Goshen, Indiana, 46526


MEETINGS: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6pm. Visitors are welcome.

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Photo Challenge Themes for 2016

JANUARY - Holiday: on the go, still-life, windows and out door displays
FEBRUARY - Altered/Special Effects
MARCH - People/Portraits- natural surroundings, not posed
APRIL - Light
MAY - Agriculture
JUNE - Symmetry
JULY - No meeting, trip to Clifty Falls, Indiana
AUGUST - Travel; abroad/domestic
SEPTEMBER - Street Photography
OCTOBER - Performers: street musicians, fairs/festivals, concerts
NOVEMBER - Architecture
DECEMBER - (no meeting)

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