Photo of the Month – April 2017

Congratulations to Ron McAllister for winning
the April Photo of the Month Contest

Taken on a recent tour of the Auburn Duesenberg Auto Museum near Fort Wayne IN. with fellow Guild members Danny Graber and Jim Loomis. The museum is located at 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn, IN.  The car in the photo is a 1935 Duesenberg SJ LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeton.

Camera settings f/4.2, 1/60 sec, ISO 640, Lens: 18.0-200.0 mm, Focal length 38 mm

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Seminar Offered – May 20, 2017

The Pursuit of the Fine Art Image – a special camera and Photoshop/Lightroom seminar at The Photographers Guild:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 9:00 A.M. to 3 P.M.  $95, lunch included

For a complete agenda of this seminar, please visit this link:

Taught by professional photographer Bryson Leidich, PPA

  • Master of Photography Degree, 1997.
  • Member, Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • Club of Excellence member with 4 blue ribbon prints in one year
  • Featured print in PPA Loan Collection
  • Awards from Kodak and Fuji and a Clio award for advertising
  • Spoken to state and regional PPA meetings
  • Featured speaker at PPA National Convention in Las Vegas, 1990, on image compositing with multiple cameras
  • He taught photography and Photoshop at Penn State Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Conducted numerous seminars at his own studio for more than 25 years
  • Judges regularly at local camera clubs.


To register, contact Danny Graber at or (574) 370-6192.

Limited enrollment – register early.

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Photo of the Month – March 2017

Congratulations to Jim Loomis for winning
the March Photo of the Month Contest

This photo was taken in the fall of 2016, in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It was near the end of a 3 week trip during which I had been carrying my full frame Nikon camera and a 28-300 lens (a great travel combination). I decided I wanted to leave the Nikon and bring a compact camera. My wife, Betty and I had been standing on a bridge admiring the main river running thru Prague when I happened to turn around and saw this view behind us.

A little background….. Prague is bisected by the Vltava River. It is nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” and is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

The photograph was shot with a 11 year old 6 MP Canon Powershot SD800 IS at f4, ISO 75 and 1/320 sec.
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Workshop Offered – The Perfect Exposure: The Exposure Triangle

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 –  9:00 A.M. to Noon

Location: The Photographers Guild, 212 W Washington St, Goshen, IN, west side green door, 2nd floor.

Fee: $30 non-members, $10 Guild members

Instructor: Danny Graber

A perfect exposure can best be attained if one masters the knowledge of the three camera settings that control the correct exposure – the shutter speed, the aperture (or f-stop), and the ISO setting.

You will learn, in practical terms:

  1. Which of the three settings is most important in differing situations.
  2. What happens when you change one setting and how it affects the other two.
  3. How to shoot on “auto exposure” and still control the ISO?
  4. What the ISO actually does and why it is important.
  5. How the f-stop controls the artistic nature of your photograph.
  6. How and when the shutter speed can make or break a photo – capturing action or freezing it, avoiding blurry images.
  7. Where to meter your light source.
  8. Where to focus your camera.

There will be handouts of the topics discussed. We will also do outside (weather permitting), hands-on work.

Bring your camera, camera manual, and lenses.

You must preregister. Payment (cash or check, payable to The Photographers Guild) can be made on day of workshop.

Free midmorning snacks; bring your own beverage. Next door Anna’s Breads (formerly Rachael’s) is not a good place to get coffee/beverages because of the extremely long Saturday waiting lines.

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