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Next Meeting: November 22, 2-4 pm (Meeting will be held online. Online Meeting Information)
COVID-19 – For the foreseeable future we will be suspending our in-person gatherings. Instead, we will be gathering online using the technology of Zoom video conferencing. We will collect the images for our discussion through our website member area with the same procedures and deadlines as our in person meetings. Our online meetings will be free to attend and their access information will be published using Facebook Events and distributed to our Email Notification List.

Please stay safe, healthy, and entertained during this time of stay-at-home and distancing. Warm hugs to you and your family.

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Welcome to the destination for photographers. We are a group of photographers that gathers together to network, share knowledge, and support one another. Our conversations emerge through the presentation of our work. Our commonality is that we seek the answer to the question “what makes an effective image”. We discuss all aspects of photography, including but not limited to: locations and access rights, tools and techniques, ethics and responsibility, copyright and ownership, and social media/publishing.

What we are about: Having fun, creating relationships, and lively discussion assisted by sharing our photographic captures with each other.

Where do we meet?: Berkshire South Regional Community Center,15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230

When do we meet?: We meet the last Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m.. See our schedule here.

Who can join?: All people regardless of photographic experience who want to have fun exploring captured moments of light and their impact on others along with learning how that effect was achieved. We explore imagery captured with cameras (film and digital), produced digitally (3D graphics, post processed) and analog (contact printing). Having photographs to share is optional. The specific topics covered for any session are independent of prior gatherings and take on the interests of the gathered group.

Cost: While our online community and membership area of our site are free resources, our meetings, workshops, and some activities are paid events. Meetings are $5 to attend and you can pay at the door. So that we can facilitate check-in to our events, we are open 30 minutes prior to our meetings and we offer regular attendees the option to purchase a discounted membership card. Member cards are available for purchase in the member-area.

Bring to share: Images that you feel tell a story and/or inspire you. Images that you have recently worked with and want input on. Both print and digital images are welcome. You can upload your digital images in advance using our member area or bring them with you to a meeting on a USB drive. Organize your images in a dedicated folder indicating your name so we can easily copy your files and associate them to you. To allow time for many sharing opportunities and in depth discussion it is asked that you limit the body of work to five (5) images.

Deadlines: Online digital submissions are accepted until Saturday evening at 8 p.m. the day before our meeting. Digital images on USB will be accepted until 1:50 p.m. the day of our meeting. Our meetings start promptly at 2 p.m.

Equipment for viewing: We have a 42.5″ 4K LED display (4096 x 2160) for our digital viewing and we have five(5) table top easels to display print images.

Between meetings we stay in touch using our online communities; Facebook BPG Discussion Group, Instagram, Email Notification List, and our member area.