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Events organized by the Puget Sound Camera Club as well as other things of interest to our members. Note that most of our club activities are posted on our Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Camera-Club-Meetup/
If you have additional questions, want to inform us of interesting upcoming events, or have ideas for club field trips, please use our contact form at http://www.pugetsoundcamera.com/contact-us

2018
April

John Cornicello will be presenting on Anatomy of a Portrait at our April Education Night. April 30 7-9 PM More info at https://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Camera-Club-Meetup/events/248026905/ Not to be missed, John is a creative and highly-rated portrait photographer and engaging speaker.

May

Field Trip to Dunn Gardens in Broadview (Seattle) Friday, May 18, 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Join trip leaders Jack and Judy Broom (206-423-5346, 206-818-2630) and the Puget Sound Camera Club for a wonderful morning of photographing the beautiful spring blooming plants of Dunn Gardens. The 7.5 acre site, originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

We will meet at the entrance to the Gardens. In the small classroom, Judy Broom, the gardens’ Docent Program Coordinator, will give us a brief introduction and orientation, and have some maps for us to refer to. After that, you can wander the gardens on your own, or use Judy as a guide to find certain areas. Do bring your tripod.

The Gardens will waive the admission fee for us in the hope that people might send them a photo or two the Gardens can use on its blog, etc. (With proper credit to the photographers.)

WHERE: The address to Dunn Gardens is 13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98177.
It’s a little tricky to find, since it does not have a sign out front and tries to keep things low-key, to stay on good terms with neighbors. Although the Gardens does have a small parking lot, it will probably be better to park along Northshire Road and walk in. (Look for the white gate.)

Directions from the North:

  1. From I-5, take exit #175 (NE 145th Street) and drive WEST on 145th St across Highway 99 / Aurora Ave and Greenwood Ave N and continue to a stop sign at 3rd Ave NW.
  2. Turn left on 3rd Ave NW
  3. Turn right on NW 137th
  4. Turn left on Northshire Rd NW (2nd street on the left)
  5. Just after the third house on your right, you will see the white gate that marks the entrance to Dunn. Please go ahead and park on Northshire and walk in. It’s not far.
  6. Once you get inside the white gate, a sign will point out that Dunn Gardens is to your left, and you just follow that around to the small building that houses the garden’s offices and classroom

Directions from the South:

  1. From I-5, take the N 130th exit and drive WEST on 130th St across Highway 99 / Aurora Ave and Greenwood Ave N, continuing to 3rd Ave NW.
  2. Turn right on 3rd Ave NW
  3. Turn left on NW 137th
  4. Turn left on Northshire Rd NW (2nd street on the left)
  5. Just after the third house on your right, you will see the white gate that marks the entrance to Dunn. Please go ahead and park on Northshire and walk in. It’s not far.
  6. Once you get inside the white gate, a sign will point out that Dunn Gardens is to your left, and you just follow that around to the small building that houses the garden’s offices and classroom

If you lose your way at any point, call Jack.

ACCESSIBILITY: The terrain has rolling gentle slopes.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Wear clothing appropriate to the weather. Tripods are encouraged. Lenses such as wide-angle, telephoto and macro lenses will all be useful for photographing the flowers and landscape. Depending upon the available light and weather, exposure bracketing or graduated neutral density filters may be useful as well.

LUNCH: Lunch will be at the 125th Street Grill, at the corner of Aurora Ave and N 125th Street. During the photo shoot, you may bring own water bottle and snacks.

Website: dunngardens.org