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The Portneuf Valley Photographic Society is a group of people who are interested in and enjoy photography. We are a part of the Pocatello Art Center.  Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings, and functions anytime!

Recent Photographs from our Members

Upcoming Events

Photo Club Meeting:

Our April meeting was very good.  Patty Ford taught us how to make a Low Key composite that looks really cool.  We decided to raise the entry fee for the Judged Show from $9 to $10 and we will come up with a budget for the year and give out all of the money from the entry fees except what it takes to cover the budget and the costs of the show.  We would like to have ideas for topics for our meetings.  We want to have something like a Show-&-Tell but with a focus on a topic.  For example, we might focus on Hyperfocal Distance and ask people to bring pictures to show and discuss what Hyperfocal Distance is and how they used it to create an image.

Our May meeting will be at 7:30pm at the Art Center.  We will be discussing Focus Stacking.  If you have used that technique, please bring some pictures and tell us about them.  If not, then come and learn about it.

Our Summer Picnic is coming up.  It is titled “Bubble and BBQ” this year.  It will be Thursday night – June 21st 6:30pm  It will be at the home of Gary and Barbara Tatum  505 McAdoo St, Blackfoot ID 83221.  This is a potluck event so bring you favorite salad or dessert or another side.

The bubbles are a ton of fun for both photographer and kids, so bring your camera (and a long lens) and your kids or grand-kids.

Please bring a few “show and tell” images on a thumb drive.  We want to share our photos with the specific topic of composition.  Come ready to discuss your compositional choices for the images you bring.  The show and tell happening has always been an educational (meaningful) experience.

About some of our past events

Tulip Festival:

Several of the club members went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point for a photo trip.  They returned with some very nice photos along with stories of a fun time and more opportunities than they could take advantage of.

Judged Show:

Our Judged Show was great.  We had a lot of great photographs entered and some great judges.  The show looked great hanging in the gallery.

Bryce Canyon Trip:

Our trip to Bryce Canyon was great.  The Photog Adventures guys, Aaron and Brendon, spent some time with us.  They took us on a hike to a great place with a single tree on the top edge of a cliff/hoodoo and a sunset.  They also taught us about shooting start trails, very fun. We have a Flickr group where people are putting pictures from the trip.  It is worth checking it out.