Programs for Club Year
September 2018- May 2019

September 19, 2018

Christian Dalbec ( known for being in and around the lake (Superior) will share his insights on water and underwater photography and some of his drone work.

Salon judge:  Nancy Cox

October 17, 2018

Kristen Macauley ( will share information on photography travel including how to choose your next destination, how to research and find great locations to shoot, what to pack, what to leave behind, and how to protect your equipment on planes, trains & automobiles.  Both US and international travel ideas will be shared.

 Salon judge: Kristen Macauley

November 28, 2018

“Searching for Minnesota Wildflowers” author Phyllis Root and photographer Kelly Povo will discuss their new guide to our state’s native wildflowers, and where and how to find them. The pair spent 10 years exploring woods, prairies, hillsides, lakes and bogs to record the wild blooms. Their helpful tips and stories will place the wonder of Minnesota’s wildflowers within easy reach. 

 Salon judge:  Mariann Cyr

December 19, 2018 – HOLIDAY SOCIAL and short presentation:

MNPC Member Michael Thompson ( will share his experience and insight on photography of Minnesota weather including extreme weather (lightning, tornadoes, blizzards); storm clouds (cumulonimbus, wall clouds, etc.); wind & waves; and ice/snow.  Michael will share his photos and explain how to get the shot – including equipment and best settings – and help us to remain safe when out photographing extreme weather.  

Salon judge: TBD

January 16, 2018

Angela Issakson and John Arthur of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society  will share their knowledge about dragonflies and their organization is all about.

Salon judge: TBD

February 20, 2019 – TBD

Salon judge: TBD

March 20, 2019 – TBD

Salon judge: TBD

April 17, 2019 -MNPC Member Dave Klein – bird photography

Salon judge: TBD

May 15, 2018 –  Title: Year End Awards Program.

Judge: TBD