Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 pm (during exhibits)

 

Lightcatcher's Photography Club

The Beaver Dam Lightcatchers Photography
Club was founded in 2011 by Tom Helfert. Our
members have a broad range of skills from
beginners to professionals. We learn from each
other and our meetings are very informal. We
meet the last Tuesday of the month, Beaver
Dam Area Arts Association, 7:00 pm. All are
welcome and there are no fees associated with
our group. Please direct questions to Dave at
dsephoto@gmail.com

2016-17 Meeting Schedule/Assignments

The word assignments sound a lot like homework. No worries, they are designed to help
you sharpen your photographic skills and creativity. If you are new to the group, please be
assured our critiques are always gentle. If you have questions on how to submit images,
feel free to contact Dave.

May - Story telling. Tell a visual story using single images or a series of images.

June - Photographers Choice. We realize that our themes may not always include those things that you enjoy
photographing the most. So, this is an opportunity to share whatever it is that you have been shooting.

July - Holidays! Let’s get together and share the celebration, joy, awkward moments and tragedies that can only
happen when we gather together as friends and family to observe our national holidays.

August - Perspective. One of the greatest (and in my opinion, underutilized) ways to make images look unique is to
change our perspective or orientation when taking images. Want to make a child look larger than life and more
powerful? Try dressing them up in a super hero costume, attach a wide angle lens and then shoot from the ground
looking up. Or try to imagine what a bird sees when it looks out of the hole in a tree by getting a log with a hole in it,
climbing on a ladder (use an assistant to hold the ladder and any needed equipment) and shooting through the
hole. Well, you get the idea.

September - Presentation: Tom will give his perspective on taking photographs.

October - Big Landscapes. We all love to live vicariously through the travel pictures of others. Or at least I do. So
this is your opportunity to show off those amazing landscapes and the stories about getting up in the wee hours of
the morning to position yourself in the perfect place with the hope of capturing that truly mesmerizing image! A tip
for the landscape novice, having an object in the foreground will help add depth to the image.

November - Open. This meeting is left open in the event we line up a speaker or other activity.

December - Christmas Party. A time of celebration and fellowship.

2017

January - Field Trip. Chazen Museum of Art in Madison. The meeting date is tentatively scheduled for Saturday
January 28th. Details to follow as it gets closer. Here is the link to their website.

February - Open. This meeting is left open in the event we line up a speaker or other activity.

March - Photographers Choice. Photographers Choice. We realize that our themes may not always include those
things that you enjoy photographing the most. So, this is an opportunity to share whatever it is that you have been
shooting.

April - Spring! A time to celebrate one of our favorite seasons here in Wisconsin. Show us what is most special to
you about spring, or you can make this about the changing of the seasons.
May - Animals. From chipmunks and frogs to the elephants roaming your back yard. Ok. If you see elephants in
your backyard, you may want to make sure they show up in the picture and aren't a figment of your imagination. Let’
s celebrate all of the unique and amazing critters that God created!