Club Activities Calendar

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
Saturday, October 13 Fall Color at Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve is a 150 acre garden located on the north end of Bainbridge Island. It offers many different environments. Two of particular note in the fall are the Japanese Garden and Maple Lane. More details can be found on our Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Camera-Club-Meetup/events/254937517/

Friday, October 19 Dunn Gardens 9:30 to noon

We return to Dunn Gardens in north Seattle to photograph the fall color in this wonderful location. 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. 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 at 206-423-5346.

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: A place to meet up for Lunch will be annouced ahead of the event. During the photo shoot, you may bring your own water bottle and snacks.
Website: dunngardens.org

 

Northwest Council of Camera Clubs 2018 Conference with Brian Leary  November 10  9 AM to 5 PM
Everett Community College, Henry M Jackson Conference Center

A full day of photography instruction and inspiration. More information at nwcameraclubs.org

2019
Sedona Photography Symposium August 18 to 28  Sedona, AZ

Put on by the Sedona Camera Club, this looks to be a terrific education event in a beautiful location. Instructors include Rick Sammon, Guy Tal, Erin Babnik and more. More info is on their website: http://www.sedonaphotosym.com/