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Next Meeting:

Tuesday

October 15, 2019, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library, Cuero, Texas

Photoshare: Morning mist/fog

Our program will be presented by club member Michele Bennett. She will be discussing night photography and light painting, the various techniques, technical aspects, and demonstrating homemade light painting tools.

Please enjoy this video.

Our September program presenter, Nan Morgan, provided us with this brief slideshow that has some of her photos and information from her program; Cruising: A Photographer’s Dream Come True.

Please visit our Facebook page to view the slideshow.

How would you like to take countless photos in multiple countries or cities in one week without packing and unpacking more than once? How about having an unending source of subject matter and not having to drive yourself to your photo shoots for a whole week? What if your food, accommodations, and entertainment were included in the price of this dream trip? All this can be done on a cruise! With hundreds of itinerary and destination choices, onboard activities for everyone, and amazing shore excursion opportunities, cruising can be a photographer’s dream come true!

Two of our members are in this week’s Cuero Record!!!

Follow the links and read their stories online or pick up a copy of this week’s newspaper.

Mike Cantu

Marsha Gibson

Marsha Gibson

September Artist of the Month, Victoria Art League

Club member, Marsha Gibson, is the September Artist of the Month at the Victoria Art League. An exhibit reception and opening will be held September 9, 7:00pm at the Victoria Art League, 905 South Bridge St. Her exhibit will run September 9-October 10. Victoria Art League hours are 1:00-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Since childhood Marsha Gibson has wanted to express herself artistically. She found her voice as a nature and landscape fine art photographer. In 2007, Marsha purchased her first Nikon DSLR digital camera and joined the DeWitt Co. Shutterbugs Photography Club. That same year she won Best of Show for her photo of Utah’s Delicate Arch in Victoria Camera Club’s Contest. Inspired, Marsha continued learning everything she could about photography via workshops, reading countless books and pursuing online instruction.
Marsha currently exhibits at the Cuero Regional Hospital, Cuero’s Country Club and several private collections. She also displays her work at the Rockport Center for the Arts, Corpus Christi Art Center as well as other regional venues. Marsha’s numerous awards over the years are a testament to her much-appreciated talent.
Marsha is especially fond of photographing Texas landscape. And, whether her subject is coastal waters and seabirds, country roads framing brilliant wildflowers or, the autumnal glory of the Hill country, Marsha’s discerning eye lovingly captures our state’s beauty. Marsha believes her images begin as whispers through her camera lens and further take shape through the magic of her digital darkroom. She is a member of the Corpus Christi Art Center, the Rockport Center for the Arts, the Victoria Art League, and the Shutterbugs Photography club as well as numerous museums in the area.
Prints of Marsha’s work, can be purchased from her website http://www.MarshaGibsonPhotography.com or by contacting her at mlg42 @hughes.net

Next Meeting:

Tuesday

September 17, 2019, 7PM

Cuero Municipal Library, Cuero, Texas

Photoshare:Trees

Our September program will be presented by Nan Morgan, Cruising: A Photographer’s Dream Come True.

Please join me in congratulating our club members who placed in the Victoria Photography Club Contest last month!!!
Congratulations to Everyone!!!

Animals: 3rd Fain Zimmerman, Victoria, TX “Antelope Squirrel Lunch”
Birds: 1st Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Egret with Minnow”
HM Fain Zimmerman, Victoria, TX “Black-throated Hummer”
HM Fain Zimmerman, Victoria, TX “Pyrrhuloxia Pair”
HM Frank Klein, Yorktown, TX “Wood Stork Stretching”
HM Frank Klein, Yorktown, TX “Two Vultures”
Buildings / Structures: 2nd Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Arthur Ravenel Bridge”
HM Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Old Sheldon Church”
Closeup / Macro: 1st Dianna Bartosh, Cuero TX,” Black Swallowtail Caterpillar”
HM Fain Zimmerman, Victoria, TX “Thirsty Wasp”
HM Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Rusty Joe and Friend”
Creative: 2nd Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Sunday Sailing”
HM Glenn Robertson, Cuero, TX “Blood Moon Rising”
Flowers / Plants: 1st Frank Klein, Yorktown, TX “Texas Thistle”
2nd Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Red Yucca”
3rd Frank Klein, Yorktown, TX “Claret Cup Cactus #1””
HM Marsha Gibson, Cuero, TX “Southern Magnolia”

Next Meeting

Tuesday

August 20, 2019, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, Texas

Photoshare:Windmills

Our August program will be presented by our club president, Glenn Robertson. Glenn will demonstrate some basic steps he uses in facial editing in Photoshop. Included in his discussion will be a brief introduction in the following topics: 1. Removing unwanted elements such as acne, stray hairs, deep wrinkles and food 2. Softening deep dark wrinkles in older people 3. Brightening the eyes and teeth 4. Sharpening the eyes and lips 5. Softening and smoothing skin 6. Re-coloring without removing texture for eyes, skin, lips and hair 7. Creating a soft glow effect Most of these adjustments should be capable in Photoshop Elements.

Please enjoy this video.

Our July program presenter, Jim Payne, provided us with this slideshow that has all of the information he talked about on bird photography. Please visit our Facebook page to view the slideshow.

Please enjoy this video.

Our June program presenter, Jeff Parker, provided us with this video that is a brief taste of what his presentation was about. To learn more about Jeff and his photography please visit his website, Explore In Focus. Please visit our Facebook page to view the video.

 

Congratulations!!!

Our member Robin Alaniz recently won the Goliad Judges Choice Award with her photo in the San Antonio River Authority River Clicks Contest.

Next Meeting

Tuesday

July 16, 2019, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, TX

Photoshare: Night Photography

Our July program will be presented by amateur photographer Jim Payne. Jim is a novice wildlife and nature photographer from Victoria, Texas. He will be sharing his experience as a bird photographer. His presentation will include the gear, technical settings, locations, techniques and other items of interest to those interested in bird photography.

Congratulations Robin!!!

One of our Shutterbugs members, Robin Alaniz, was just informed by the San Antonio Authority that she is a finalist in the River Clicks Photo Contest, which is used to highlight the San Antonio River. . .the nature, surroundings, and how it is used. There is also a People’s Choice Award. Please go to River Clicks Photo Contest to vote. Robin’s photos are #8 and #18, both photos are of a canoe trail Flotillas.

 

EXCITING NEWS!!!

Two of our members, Marsha Gibson and Michele Bennett, are featured artists for June Arts Month in Cuero. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!

Visit Marsha’s display at Scott Financial Services Inc. located at 118 E. Main Street in Downtown Cuero.

Visit Michele’s display at Prosperity Bank located at 105 W. Church Street in Downtown Cuero.


Next Meeting

Tuesday

June 18, 2019, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, TX

Photoshare: Macro/Close-Up

Our June program will be presented by award winning photographer Jeff Parker. Jeff is a wildlife and nature photographer from Smithville, Texas. His photos have appeared in several publications and websites including: Outdoor Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and several others. His work is also found in several books: Images for Conservation, Borderlands of Laredo, and the Wildlife in Focus books. He will be discussing his photography of Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes along the Texas coast. For more information about Jeff and his photography please visit his website.

Explore in Focus

 

 

Next Meeting

Tuesday

May 21, 2019, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, TX

Photoshare: Texas History

 

Next Meeting

Tuesday

March 19, 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, TX

Photoshare: Vintage

 

Next Meeting

Tuesday

February 19 , 7pm

Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero, TX

Photoshare: In The Window


February Program: Danny Vivian, Small Town Texas: An iPhone Journal

 

This month Danny Vivian will present his iPhone photography through small Texas towns. For years I have traveled across Texas and through so many small towns, each with its own unique charms, quirks, and oddities. I am fascinated by what I come across and have enjoyed capturing those interesting sights with my camera. As a professional photographer, I often mentor new photographers and answer questions from photography hobbyists. I enjoy sharing my passion with others, but was often frustrated by those who said to me, “I could take good pictures too if I had a fancy camera like yours.” I would reply by asking them if they could write a best-selling novel if they had a really fancy pen. I would explain that if one has an eye for art and composition, beautiful photographs could be made with the simplest of equipment, even a cell phone. That was the genesis of this project. I wanted to capture the beauty, charms, and uniqueness of the small Texas towns I passed through without my “fancy camera”. In other words, I wanted to make artistic photographs of what I discovered, using the simplest of gear. It has been a fun and rewarding journey, and it is my pleasure to share it with you.

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