Meeting and Events Schedule

All monthly club meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Meeting time is 6:00pm.

2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Month of February 2017 - Annual FHPC Photo Exhibition at the Community Center

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

*** No Meeting in July***

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 FHPC Holiday Social (members and guests only)

December 2016 Holiday Social For Members

Please sign up by December 1 - see Signup Form (use link below)

Click here for Holiday Social Signup form

Please mail Holiday Social form and check to : FHPC, PO Box 18577, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

Upcoming 2017 Club Photography Exhibition

In 2017, the annual Club Exhibition of club member photographs will be on display February 2-27 at the Fountain Hills Community Center.

Members please use the following links to view Instructions for participating in the February 2017 Exhibition, and to view and print one form (denoted **) that must be filled out and mailed by January 25, 2017 to FHPC, PO Box 18577, Fountain Hills AZ 85269. Bruce needs that information in advance so he can print out wall picture title cards and a catalog of all pictures being displayed (along with prices, if exhibitor decides he/she wants to offer the exhibited pictures for sale). The artist signed agreement can be submitted on hanging day (Wednesday, February 1) along with the pictures being exhibited.

Click here to open Exhibit Instructions
Click here to open Entry Form **
Click here to open Artist Agreement

Miscellaneous Information

Click HERE to go to a listing of suggested local and day scenic auto trips in the Fountain Hills area

Click HERE to go to a set of charts discussing night-time astrophotography

Click HERE to go to a one page summary of techniques for achieving maximum sharpness in your images

Click HERE to go to a set of charts explaining how fill flash (if your camera has that capability) can be combined with using RAW imagery to handle difficult lighting situations

Click HERE to go to a set of charts explaining why one should be very careful when using hyperfocus calculators found on the internet - many give results that are not appropriate for modern DSLR cameras with high performance focal planes, resulting in images that will disappoint from an image sharpness point of view.

Click HERE to go to a review of the Sony RX100M3 camera, and a summary of how to avoid significant image blur due to difraction effects, especially for compact cameras.

Click HERE to go to the charts shown at the June 2015 meeting describing a Roadmap for improving your images

Click HERE to go to a step by step tutorial/recipe for learning to process your images using PhotoShop Elements

Click HERE to go to a Beginner's Guide for a new photographer (written for a Nikon P530, but most of this guide applies to just about any camera)

Click HERE to go to a discussion of bridge cameras, including a detailed chart listing the attributes of almost all of the bridge cameras on the market as of 12/16/16 (updated on 12/16/16). Hopefully that chart will help you pick the best bridge camera for addressing your personal preferences.

Click HERE to go to a discussion of a technique for taking hand held focus stack images (modified 6/9/16)

Click HERE to go to a discussion of calibrating the club's Epson digital projector

Click HERE to see the X-Rite sRGB Color Checker Calibration Image 9.10.16

Click HERE to go to an Overview of Digital Photography and Cameras 12.14.16

Click HERE to go to an Overview of Camera Settings 04.12.17

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