Monthly Presentations

All Monthly Presentations are on Wednesday evenings at Happy Days from 7-9 pm unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Topic
January 9, 2019
2nd Wednesday
Tim Cooper
Composition - The Art of Seeing
Join professional photographer and instructor Tim Cooper for an information-packed program on photographic composition. Tim will show you how to bring what you see to your finished image. Tim will cover how the eyes of the viewer move through a photograph, the basic building blocks of composition and common pitfalls to avoid. He also will discuss how positioning and lens focal length alter the perception of a scene.

Special location - Hudson Library, 96 Library St. Hudson, OH
February 20 2019 Members' Show Viewing and Critique of Members' Recent Images
Members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society are invited to bring up to three images of recent work to the February meeting to shares. An optional critique of the images will be offered by professional photographers. Please visit the Photo Society gallery web page to view the requirement for the images submitted for review and critique.
March 20, 2019 Brian Wilson
Exploring Our World
From the time he was young, Brian Wilson has been exploring the natural world around him. He honed his skills in Boy Scouts and with experience. Brian considers himself an explorer first, and photographer second. Join the 2017 CVPS “Best of Show” award winner as he discusses how to he finds places to explore, how he prepares for exploring, and what equipment he uses. Safety is important, as photographers may often be in areas few have trod. His recent interests include waterfalls, as well as other natural landscapes. Brian will include images and stories from his adventures.
April 17, 2019
Dwight Chasar

Famous People and their Fowl Obsessions

Dwight Chasar has been active in many aspects of ornithology in northeast Ohio for many years, leading bird walks, surveying bird populations and being an active participant in many bird-oriented organizations. In this presentation, Dwight looks at famous people—from political and sports figures to actors, music composers and Nobel Prize winners — among the 75 million people in North America who watch birds. He will talk about the impact that bird watching has had on their careers and their private lives. In addition, Dwight will relate some surprising and interesting facts about these famous bird watchers, and try to identify birds that these people favored in their hobby.


May 15, 2018
Linda Butler

Lake Erie:  On the Edge

For those of us who see Lake Erie every day, the water and the sky create a mesmerizing, ever-changing tableau, but over time the lake begins to look predictable and we forget its importance in our lives. In Lake Erie: on the Edge, Linda Butler sees not only the beauty of natural habitats but also how industry, farming, shipping, railroads, human habitation, recreation, and natural areas all compete for space. Linda’s photographs are unusual; they raise questions and help reawaken our curiosity and commitment to protect this jewel in our midst. 

Linda has worked as an independent art photographer for more than 40 years, publishing four books and having more than 45 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States, Canada and Japan.

June 19, 2019 CVPS Steering Committee Members CVPS Experiment - Photographic PechKucha

Our PechaKucha presentations will use a 20-by-20 rule (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) to share multiple fast-paced, themed portfolios. We hope to use this format for future member programs and decided that the Steering Committee should be the first to demonstrate the PechaKucha style at a Photo Society meeting. Come out and watch the experiment!

July 17, 2019 Mike Cardew
Adventures in Photojournalism 

Join Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com photographer Mike Cardew as he shares his experience in today’s world of photojournalism.  Mike will engage us in a conversation about how he goes about keeping his job fresh and interesting.  Along the way, he will share images he’s taken and tell a few stories about his experiences during his extensive career on the front lines of journalism.

August 21, 2019 Members' Show Viewing and Critique of Members' Recent Images
Members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society are invited to bring up to three images of recent work to the August meeting to shares. An optional critique of the images will be offered by professional photographers. Please visit the Photo Society gallery web page to view the requirement for the images submitted for review and critique. 
September 18, 2019
Betsy Banks 
Beyond the Single Image - Working in Multiples

 Explore the creative possibilities of working with multiple images – not just to make a collage, but to create a unified concept that conveys something more than the individual parts. Betsy will share a personal project that focuses on creating images that incorporate more than one photo. She will talk about some advantages and challenges of working in multiples, tips for laying out grids, and share examples so you can see what type of photo grid you might be inspired to create with your own work.
October 16, 2019 Dave Watkins
 
Capturing the Wonders of the Night Sky

The night sky can present endless photographic opportunities, even without special telescopes and software. Dave Watkins will explore the night sky and discuss how low-light images can be captured with today’s digital camera. He will talk about how to optimize your dark-sky opportunities, whether you are in northeast Ohio or traveling to a remote location.
 
November 20, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Annual Photo Contest Awards

Join other CVPS members for an enjoyable evening reviewing all the entries for the 2019 annual photo contest. Results of the judging will be announced, including the Tim Thomas “Best of Show” award for the top-rated entry. All contest entries will be exhibited on the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society website gallery page. See Photo Contest page for details.

 

December 11, 2018
2nd Wednesday
Holiday Party

Enjoy a fun evening of food and “camera talk” with fellow CVPS members as we celebrate the holiday season and another year of great photo experiences.

  Hines Hill Conference Center.