Programs for Club Year
September 2019- May 2020

September 18, 2019 – Mike Shaw (  Learn how to capture images of the night sky with an emphasis on capturing images of the moon.  Topics will include equipment (camera gear plus other items such as headlamps, flashlights, and a compass), suggested camera settings, and suggestions for where and when to capture unique images.

Salon judge:  Mike Prokosch

October 16, 2019 – J. Arthur Anderson  Become aware of the photographic opportunities that the Badlands has to offer, including a broad range of animals and geologic features that are present in the national park. This presentation will provide comprehensive information about Badlands animals, including finding and photographing buffalo, mule deer, badgers, antelope, eagles, owls, prairie dogs, coyotes, bighorn sheep and bobcats. The overview will also discuss topics such as landscapes, weather, and photographic equipment and techniques.

Salon judge: J. Arthur Anderson

November 20, 2019 – Steve Hogg – Camera Trap Photography Learn what trail cameras the  Three Rivers Park District has used for their citizen science program and how to set up a camera to ensure you get good quality photos.  Steven Hogg (Wildlife Supervisor at Three Rivers) will also discuss what data has been acquired through this program and show off some of the neat photos that have been taken by volunteers for the District.

 Salon judge:  Kathy Bishop

December 19, 2019– HOLIDAY SOCIAL and presentation: MNPC Member Mike Sweet  will discuss Alaska Photography including travel options and subjects to photograph in and around Nome and Barrow (now Utquiagvik).  From flowers to animals and landscapes to historic landmarks, there are many opportunities to trip the shutter.

Salon judge: John Pennoyer

January 15, 2020 John Moriarty – John has been studying Minnesota’s Natural History for over 30 years.  He is currently the Senior Wildlife Manager for the Three Rivers Park District.  He works on restoring and managing wildlife habitats, especially prairies.  He has conducted species reintroductions of Bullsnake, Plains Hog-nosed Snake, and Regal Fritillary butterfly.   John is the author or editor of numerous Natural History books including “Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota”, “A Field Guide to the Natural Word of the Twin Cities.”  Copies of these books will be available at the MNPC meeting for viewing and purchase. 

Salon judge: Baz Nodad

February 19, 2020 – Mariann Cyr – Spring is Coming: When and Where to Find Minnesota Wildflowers. Learn to follow Minnesota wildflowers through the seasons, including photo tips, general bloom time, and places to look.

Salon judge: Don Tredinnick

March 18, 2020 – Don Tredinnick – Winter Macro Photography

Salon judge:  Mariann Cyr

April 15, 2020  

Salon judge:   Nancy Cox

May 20, 2020 –  Year End Awards Program

Judge: TBD