Open House & Swap Meet

The Photographers Guild is sponsoring an Open House & Swap Meet, open to the public.

DATESaturday, March 23rd, 2019
TIME10:00am – 2:00pm
WHEREAt the Photographers Guild, 212 West Washington St., **Suite 14, Goshen, Indiana, 46526 **Use the green door on the west side of the building, across from Anna’s Breads.

At this open house you can:
1) Meet current Photographers Guild members
2) Learn  things that will help your photography
3) View photography on display
4) Find answers to your own individual photography needs. Also see the Presentation and Discussion topics below. There will be Guild members on hand to discuss and answer questions.

 Photography Presentations and Discussion

(there is no participation fee)

Here are the topics:

10:30am — Mike Goodwin, Understanding Black and White Photography
11:30am — Danny Graber, Learn the Fundamentals of how to Print and Present your Images
12:30pm — Danny Graber, Learn the Important Elements of Composition
1:30pm — Branden Beachy, Introducing the Basic Elements of Post Processing in Photoshop

On request, or as announced, we will show the Guild’s framing room and do simple demonstrations on framing supplies & resources available to current and new members.

Camera Swap Meet

There will be an area of tables where we will have a “camera swap meet” open to the public to both buy and sell. Members of Guild and members of the public may bring items they no longer want and offer them for sale to other interested parties.

People selling items must set their own sale pricing and must be responsible for collecting the money from any sales. The Guild does not bear any responsibility for any sales nor loss of any items. All items must be tagged with sale price and name of current owner. We offer this opportunity to the public simply to help people find photographic items they can use for their photographic needs. A person interested in bringing items should contact Mike Goodwin at

Basic Photography Class Offered – 2019

Mike Goodwin, a 45-year self-taught photographer will be leading a two-day basic photography class.   Mike is a digital and film black and white photographer who enjoys all forms of photography.  He is also the current Photographers Guild President. 

DATES: Saturday, April 27th and Saturday, May 4th. The class will be divided up into 4 two-hour sessions over these two days.

Session 1: 4/27/19 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Break for Lunch (not provided)
Session 2: 4/27/19 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Session 3: 5/4/19 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Break for Lunch (not provided)
Session 4: 4/4/19 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Some of the topics covered:

Understanding the Exposure Triangle
Understanding ISO Sensitivity
Understanding Shutter Speed
Understanding Aperture
Understanding Photographic Lenses
Understanding Auto Modes on your Camera
Understanding Manual / bulb modes
Histograms, what are they?
Shooting RAW vs. JPEG
Touching on Post Production

Don’t let all the big words scare you away. We will be making sense of these in plan English, and showing you how understanding your camera and settings will give you better photographs. There will be time for hands on and one-on-one instruction. Bring you camera and manual. If you don’t have a manual, Mike will show you where to get one. Mike’s goal is to give you the basics and resources to allow you to continue to grow and enjoy photography. If you have questions or want registration information contact mike at

Cost for this two-day workshop: $80.00. All proceeds will go to further the Guild’s mission.

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2018 Winners of the Millrace Photography Contest

was held on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd. It was a great exhibit and we congratulate all of the winners.

Here are the 2018 Winners: (More winning photos will be featured in upcoming posts).


Best of Show – Wen Wu – Patagonia 

Color Category

  • 1st–John Kallal IV-Sundown Chicago
  • 2nd–Gary Shaffer-Bar Harbor Maine
  • 3rd – Ray Novess-The Crow has Landed –

Black & White Category

  • 1st–Wen Wu-Untitled
  • 2nd–Michael Goodwin-Alternate Reality
  • 3rd – Michael Goodwin-After Hours

Altered or Special Effects* Category

  • 1st – Ray Novess- Headlands Int’l Sky Park
  • 2nd – Brian Warrell-Through the Broken Window
  • 3rd – Joshua Harrison- Chicago Red #1

Not all adult winners are shown…


Best of Show – Nathan Dibley – Inverse Perception

Color Category

  • 1st–Connor Ellis -Chaos
  • 2nd–Zenia Castro-Untitled
  • 3rd – Izabella Barstow-Double the Ducking

Black & White Category

  • 1st–Izabella Barstow- Gentle Petals
  • 2nd–Karla Reyna-Lonely Skies Above
  • 3rd – Jaiden Rangel-Wandering Thoughts of a Child

Altered or Special Effects* Category

  • 1st – Nathan Dibley-Navy Ambition
  • 2nd – Jacquelyn Stout-Blue Spider Web
  • 3rd – Jacquelyn Stout-Alien Pebbles

Special Judge’s Merit Awards – Adults

COLOR – Clayton Miller-McLaren Speed, Clayton Miller-Industrial Reflections, Melodie Rodgers-Lighthouse in Lens ball

BLACK & WHITE – Jeff Longenbaugh-Ghosts, Nate Goodwin-Cliffs of Insanity

Special Judge’s Merit Awards – Students

COLOR – Zenia Castro-Cloudy Day, Nathanial Call-Splash, Zenia Castro-Nights, Lexie Hester-Silence of Fall, Rosa Reyna-5:37pm, Izabella Barstow-Falling or Floating, Perla Vazquez-Winter Wheels

ALTERED OR SPECIAL EFFECTS – Nathan Dibley-Fine Line, Jillian Baker-The Skin Beneath

Our contest judge this year was Barbara Johnston.

Barbara Johnston is currently a university photographer at Notre Dame. She worked as a staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1989 to 2008. She has covered local, national, and international assignments, including 2006 Winter Olympics, Kentucky Derby, two Triple Crown Belmont Stakes, and the 2008 & 2009 World Series. Her work has appeared in major publications. including The Washington PostThe New York TimesUSA TodaySports Illustrated, and ESPN The Magazine.