Monthly Presentations

All Monthly Presentations on the day and time listed below by Zoom unless otherwise noted.
This schedule is still a work in progress so check back often for updates. Program topics and the order of presentations and even presenters may change. We will resume in-person meetings once it is safe to do so.

Date Speaker Topic
January 16 2021
Saturday 4:00 p.m. by Zoom
Simon Baxter
Woodland Photography

Discovering the therapeutic benefits of being creative amongst trees has been life changing for Scottish photographer Simon Baxter. In his quest for wellbeing, Simon developed a passion for exploring local woodlands. which evolved into an endeavor to make images that show the very best of these special places and communicate his connection to them. He will share some thoughts and insights into how he sees within these complex worlds and how that vision has changed with time.
February 17, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Autumn Bland
Pandemic Portraits

Ohio photographer Autumn Bland’s initial project to take portraits of those affected by the COVID pandemic evolved as the world changed through 2020.  The project became more expansive in its representation of the community through views of essential workers who were required to keep the economy operating and those forced away from their normal work.  Autumn will discuss the evolution of the project and how follow-up sessions became more important.  She also will talk about the logistics of photo sessions during a pandemic and her artistic choices to accomplish her goals.

See recording here!

March 17, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Marie Read

Capturing the Spirit of Birds

Professional photographer and author Marie Read will share a fun and informative mix of avian natural history as it pertains to bird photography, plus field craft, strategies and technical information to help you improve your bird photography.  In addition, there will be lots of great photos, including many from her new book, “Mastering Bird Photography:  the Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior.”

See recording here!
April 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Judy Semroc

Hiding in Plain Sight: Amazing Patterns of Camouflage & Mimicry in Nature

Judy’s program will show images and discuss examples of how animals and plants mislead and deceive in order to survive in nature. Photographic images will show both macro-level details and large-scale patterns that help to hide/protect species. Be prepared to test your observation skills!

See recording here!

May 19, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Betsy Banks

The Magic of Acadia National Park

Join us for a celebration of the beauty of the Maine coast and Acadia National Park. Betsy was one of the coordinators of the 2015 CVPS road trip to Acadia and, in anticipation that CVPS may be able to run another trip this fall, she will share information about the park, locations to shoot, and why Acadia is such a beautiful and inspirational destination for photographers.

 

June 16, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Eileen Rafferty

Exploring Abstract Photograph

In this presentation Eileen Rafferty will examine the world of abstract photography. What is it? Why is it interesting? Abstract image making can be a way to push oneself creatively, break out of our routine seeing, use an image as metaphor and create dynamic, interesting photographs. For inspiration Eileen will look at abstract images from photographic history and explore ways to make our own intriguing abstract images.

July 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Members Show Viewing and Critique of Members' Recent Images
Members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society are invited to submit up to three images of recent work to share. 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. Details on how to submit will follow.
August 18, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom

CVPS Members

PechaKucha Night Returns!

We had so much fun with our PechaKucha presentations in 2019 that we are bringing them back again in 2021.  Join us as CVPS members use a 20-by-20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) to share multiple, fast-paced, themed portfolios. 

September 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Dave Longfellow

Getting the Most From Your Focus-Stacked Images

Join Dave for a short tutorial to learn techniques to improve your focus-stacked images.  Learn what to do in the field to make the stacks easier to process, how to optimize your work within the stacking software, and additional ways to improve your images after the stacking software has done its work.

October 20, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Members Show
 
Viewing and Critique of Members' Recent Images
Members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society are invited to submit up to three images of recent work to share. 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. Details on how to submit will follow.
 
November 17, 2021
7:00 p.m. by Zoom
Annual Photo Contest Awards

Join other CVPS members for an enjoyable evening reviewing all the entries for the 2021 annual photo contest. Results of the judging will be announced. All contest entries will be exhibited on the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society website gallery page. See Photo Contest page for details.

The awards presentation will be done via Zoom. Details on getting the invitation will follow. 

December 2021
Hines Hill Conference Center

Holiday party - COVID-19 allowing

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