Photograph by Jeff Longenbaugh
Photograph by Jeff Longenbaugh

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Congratulations to Larry Baumgardt for winning this month!

Photograph by Larry Baumgardt

When we were in Egypt, my wife Clare and I took our second and last camel ride. Really nasty beasts. This shot was taken near the pyramids of Giza just outside of Cairo. I used my Nikon Z7 with 24-70 f4 lens (at 54mm). The ISO was 200 and the aperture set at my usual f8. The processing was done in a combination of Lightroom and Aurora HDR 2019.

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Moonset at Dawn by Danny Graber
This photograph is a composite, both moon and Sandhill Cranes were taken from the same spot and only moments apart. I enlarged the moon for effect. The photograph was taken this past fall at the Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife area during the Sandhill Crane migration. I used a Nikon D750 with a 300mm Nikon prime lens with a 1.4 teleconverter for both shots: Cranes 1/4000; F/5.6, ISO 6400. Moon: 1/320; f/8; ISO 640. Composited in Photoshop. 

I used a Gimbel-style tripod head (Promaster) which is very useful for tracking birds in flight. It allows for extremely smooth tracking and as well as avoiding camera shake when leaning on the rapid-fire shutter.
Photograph by Danny Graber – March 2019 Photo of the Month

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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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