Sunday, January 9, 2011


Our FIRST meeting of the New Year will be this Thursday Jan. 13th at 7pm. We will discuss future class topics and potential field trips. We will nominate and vote (if needed) our NEW officers.

Dues are the same as last year $25 one member $30 family membership.

FIVE volunteers are needed for club officers. Officers help keep the club running smooth which makes it more fun for everyone. Please help if you can. Here are some duties of the officers/board members:

- plan and arrange teachers/presenters for our 2nd Thursday meetings
- plan and arrange photography outings/field trips
- email reminders to club members, update the blog
- attend club meetings
- make arrangements for photo critique slide show as needed
- collect dues and make bank deposits
- spread the word about the club and encourage new people to come!

We are not planning on our annual photoshow this year. Maybe next year? Or maybe there is a better way for club members to showcase their work? This is something club members and new officers can discuss in the future.

Here are the titles of our HDP officers:

Vice President
Treasurer (Kelly volunteered to do this for another year. Thanks Kelly!!)
Board member
Board member
Board member

Monday, October 11, 2010

Studio Tour!


STUDIO TOUR this week Thursday the 14th 7pm

Pam and Leon Larson of Hart Photography have generously agreed to show us around their unique and beautiful studio in Idaho Falls. The studio is in home near the Idaho Falls Museum on Broadway and Yellowstone (see exact address below). Leon is an award winning photographer and member of many professional organizations. This will be a fun night you won't want to miss!

MEET AT THE STUDIO 7 pm Thursday
312 North Ridge
Idaho Falls 83402

PHOTO CRITIQUE will be October 28th at Perfect Light 7pm. This will be our last critique of the year so don't forget. We'll meet once in Nov. and Dec. and that's the end of 2010!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


THURSDAY, August 12th at Perfect Light Camera Supply 7pm.

We'll be hearing a bit from Krista about Macro Photography. She has a DVD to show that is interesting too. The DVD will be examples of photos with a narration of what the photographer did. Should be good!

SATURDAY AUGUST 14th 7:30 am - BYUI Gardens

Macro Photography field trip.

Meet At 7:30 am (MORNING!) at the BYU Idaho gardens. Directions below. The gardens are beautiful and have many varieties of flowers including waterlilies. BRING: a macro lens if you have one (it's ok if you don't), telephoto lens too and any other lenses you may want to practice with. You can also bring reflectors or an umbrella for shading and controlling light on the flowers. Some of these will be available if you need them.

Krista will give a few tips and offer help as needed. This will be great hands on practice using manual camera settings and natural light. Don't miss it! Below is a link to some galleries of the gardens.

DIRECTIONS - Saturday 7:30 am

Head out to Rexburg take the first exit - EXIT 332. Turn right, go through the light. You'll be on University Blvd.

Take University Blvd. to W. 7th S. Turn right (east toward the temple)

Take the 2nd Left on Center

Go about a quarter mile down Center and turn Right into the Benson Lot

Park and meet by the white pillars

see campus map at:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PHOTO SHOW - High Desert Photographers

We are excited to offer our Annual Photo Show to the general public on Thursday and Saturday April 22 & April 24 at East Idaho Technical College.

Start taking pictures NOW or looking back at your "old" images and plan to enter. We hope all club members will enter AND that many from the general public will enter too!

Thursday night: Professional judges & CASH awards in two categories (amateur/professional)

Saturday morning: Photography workshops (open to EVERONE, not just photographers in the show)

These workshops will be FABULOUS with something for everyone. Taught by local professionals in photography!

If you have interest in photography - Don't miss this event!
Look for ENTRY requirements and more information here in a few days!! Till then, start planning!

* Show Gallery will be up at the college until the second week of May for all to enjoy*

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March Meetings

March 11th  Learning to use your camera better!  Focus, metering, light, etc.  Taught by Christopher Balmer

March 25th Photo Critique - email ONE or TWO images to Steve Ridges at

See you there!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Meetings

Thursday February 11th 7pm - Capture NX class
Thursday February 25th 7pm - Photo Critique

This week!  Capture NX class:  Ken Russell will be teaching photo editing using Capture NX. This will be a great class so don't miss out!

Ken will show different editing skills and demonstrate on YOUR images if you like (and as time permits). If you want Ken to work on one of your images in Capture NX please bring a file to the meeting on Thursday. Nef (RAW) files are best, or tif or jpg.

Note from Ken: jpgs are not the best file to use, but in some instances you can use it. Highlight or blow outs are hard if not impossible to bring back when you are working on a jpg. A Nef file is your best choice, followed by a tif file.

Don't forget we are still collecting dues - $25 individual and $30 family.