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.

2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Month of February 2018 - Annual FHPC Photo Exhibition at the Community Center

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

*** No Meeting in July***

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sunday, December 3, 2018 FHPC Holiday Social (members and guests only)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Special meeting for Digital Photography Overview

Upcoming February 2018 Photography Club Exhibition

In 2018, the annual Club Exhibition of club member photographs will be on display February 1-28 at the Fountain Hills Community Center.

Members please use the following links to view Instructions for participating in the February 2018 Exhibition, and to view and print one form (denoted **) that must be filled out and mailed by January 25, 2018 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 (Thursday, 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 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 Digital Cameras 01.09.18

Click HERE to go to charts on taking Dark Sky pictures of celestial objects 03.14.18

Click HERE to go to an Overview of Quick Processing using Highlights and Shadows Sliders 03.14.18


Email us for more information on any of these event topics.