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We are now Suffield Photo Cafe

posted Feb 15, 2013, 8:40 AM by Suffield PhotoClub   [ updated Feb 16, 2013, 7:05 AM ]

Based on member attendance and feedback the photo club has become less formal and now uses a Cafe style, a more intimate form of sharing ideas and experiences. We still meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield. Open to the public of any photo experience. 

"The Suffield Photo Club is being reconstituted as the Suffield Photo Cafe.  It will continue to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30, downstairs in the Suffield Library.  Rather than have formal presentations, we will discuss photographic topics of particular interest to participants.  You are encouraged to come with questions or topics for discussion.  Bring prints if you have questions on how they might be improved, or if you want to discuss them." 

Photo Club Meeting January 15th

posted Dec 7, 2012, 2:38 PM by Ski Supinski

Because of the Holidays there is no meeting in December. January's meeting will be at the Kent Memorial Library starting at 6:30. This is currently scheduled to be a less formal meeting with some people bringing prints and then having general informal discussions about photography. Kind of a reboot of the photo club.

Photo Club Meeting November 20th

posted Nov 16, 2012, 1:20 PM by Ski Supinski

The meeting will be held at the Kent Memorial Library (KML) at 6:30. For our November 20th meeting, Alan Chaniewski from will be giving a presentation on “Being a Photojournalist in the 21st Century”. If time permits Scott Vining will also give a short presentation on the new mirrorless (DSLT) cameras as well as the new Electronic Viewfinders (EVF).

This months theme is "Recent Photos".

Photo Club Meeting September 18th

posted Aug 27, 2012, 3:55 PM by Ski Supinski

After some time off for the summer months, the Suffield Photo Club will again start their monthly meetings at the Kent Memorial Library [auditorium] in Suffield. The September Photo Theme is "Summer 2012". There will be more information [in this space] concerning agenda and such.

Meetings cancelled until September 18th

posted May 3, 2012, 8:49 AM by Suffield PhotoClub   [ updated May 14, 2012, 6:59 AM by Ski Supinski ]

The May meeting has been canceled. We are taking the summer off and will be resuming again September 18th. Feel free to let us know what new topics you would like and any changes to format you feel would enhance our meetings. Remember to keep "snapping" during the summer.

Meeting 6:30 April 17th

posted Mar 31, 2012, 11:59 AM by Suffield PhotoClub   [ updated Apr 10, 2012, 2:51 PM by Ski Supinski ]

Meeting will be held at the Suffield Senior Center (keep your fingers crrossed - future meetings should be at the Kent Memorial Library Auditorium in Suffield). 

This month's theme is Animals.

In the first hour we are going to show PhotoShop Elements training videos which we can discuss as a group. This should help sharpen our editing skills.

Paul Osgood will present "Color Management - Getting the Colors Right".  We've all walked into a store and seen rows of TVs, with each showing different colors.  This type of problem can be minimized when viewing images on your computer and when later printing them on your printer.  There is hardware and software that you can use to get the most accurate color that your system is capable of showing.  This presentation will discuss how this is done. Color management is an advanced topic for those concerned with getting the colors right.

Meeting 6:30 March 20th at Suffield Senior Center

posted Feb 24, 2012, 1:21 PM by Suffield PhotoClub   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 7:59 AM by Ski Supinski ]

Since KML is not finished yet, we will be meeting again at the Suffield Senior Center in the Dining Room [so park in front]. The March Theme is Black & White, the April's Theme will be Animals. 

There will be a presentation on High Dynamic Range (HDR). There should be discussion on both using software to achieve the HDR goals, in addition to your camera's software/hardware to also achieve these same goals. 

We may be posting a photo challenge on our site since most members are now comfortable editing photos. This will give you a chance to practice what you have learned. The results will probably be discussed in the April meeting. 

You may also have noticed there is a new page link at the left called "Classifieds". Check it out if you have time. 

Meeting 6:30 February 21st at Senior Center

posted Feb 3, 2012, 11:14 AM by Ski Supinski

Our guest photographer will be Molly Stromoski, a life long Suffield resident, who is finishing her senior year at Suffield academy. She will share with us some of the photographs from her portfolio that led her to her college acceptance, talk about the new techniques and technology she uses to edit her photos, and talk about a tedious, but rewarding project that was assigned by a Pratt admissions officer.She has plans to continue the passion for photography at Pratt in Brooklyn NY in the fall. While art has always been a part of her life, photography took the forefront in her high school years. She took many classes at her school, both for film and digital photography, and is now a photography teachers assistant for her senior year. Molly took a scholastic portfolio course at Maine Media, Rockport Maine, this past summer. There she learned different techniques and traveled around destination to destination to shoot all day long.

The second half of the meeting will be Paul & Ski using Photoshop to edit color photos for black & white effects. Next month's theme will be Black & White.

The meeting will be held at the Suffield Senior Center Dining Room (not the game room like last month). You should park in front (which is actually the west side) since that is the only door that will be unlocked.

We also got the following email from Ford Parker, last month's speaker.

I enjoyed speaking to your group and was excited by their enthusiasm. It was my pleasure to share some of my photography and knowledge.

 Just a quick reminder that the May coastal trip is now open for registrations. Those wishing to register should go online to:

 Look for “Programs” in the left column and click on online registration. Under Location, scroll to and enter Northwest Park. Under Category, scroll to and enter all. Under Sort By, scroll to and enter Activity Number. Under Select, scroll to and enter Future. Look for activity number 2252.150 for single room and 2252.151 for a double room. I recommend for the participant to find a roommate if choosing a double room.

 Please pass this on to you membership, or anyone that may be interested in joining Steve and I.


Ford Parker, Manager

Simsbury Library Hosts Photo Learning Sessions

posted Jan 24, 2012, 6:51 PM by Ski Supinski

The Simsbury Public Library will host a presentation on Photoshop Elements titled  "Creative Image Editing Techniques"  on Monday February 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in program room 150 at the library.  Nathan Gutman of the Simsbury Camera Club will lead the seminar, which will focus on color management, creative image editing and the use of High Dynamic Range. A handout summarizing the presentation will be provided to attendees.  

The Simsbury Public Library will host a presentation on "Composition Color and Light - Learning from the Masters" on Monday March 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in program room 150 at the library.  Bruce Metzger of the Simsbury Camera Club will lead the seminar.

2012 Photo Show Postponed until 2013

posted Jan 10, 2012, 6:19 AM by Ski Supinski

Hi Again,

We won't be back into the library in time for a February photo show this year. Fran Miliken let me know that the whole of 2012 is booked but do we want to book for 2013? I told him that we would like March 2013.  (If we were having the show in February this year- we would be putting it together right now. I think that if in 2013 we can have our January meeting and get everything prepared for the February meeting and be ready to go for March 1st. Does that work for everyone?



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