Infrared Photography by Tony Sweet – Technical Night in June

To continue our learning and sharing during these difficult times, I am very happy to announce that we have booked Tony Sweet to give his talk on Infrared Photography at our June 22, 2020 Technical Night via Zoom.

Tony’s Bio:

Coming from an artistic background as a professional jazz artist and professional close up magician (sleight of hand artist), Tony has always sought creative, deeply personal endeavors.

The transition from jazz artist to nature photographer was a seamless transition as both require an improvisational nature and an ability to adapt too quickly changing conditions.

Tony was named as a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and has been published worldwide for over 35 years. He has authored 8 books, contributing to many others, co-produced an educational DVD series, and teaches and lectures throughout the US, Canada, Iceland, and Cuba. 

Tony is co-owner, along with Susan Milestone, of their Visual Artistry Workshops Series and Creativity Seminars. Tony and Susan have also launched an online educational series, beginning with ProCritiques and One on One private sessions.

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Examples of Tony’s infrared work:

I took my very first online photography classes from Tony back around 2005! My first workshop was also with him and Susan in the mountains of Tennessee. He was teaching color nature photography but showed us some of his amazing infrared images! I was hooked and vowed to get a converted camera as soon as I could…. I know you will want to try this different and interesting way of seeing the world, after hearing Tony speak and seeing more of his images!

Please join us at our Zoom meeting on June 22, 2020, and learn from this internationally known photographer.

Jim will send the Zoom invitation out and post it on the website just prior to this meeting.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Stay well!

Lynn Wiezycki

2015 End of Year Holiday Party

Our annual holiday party will be held on December 12th. 7:00 PM at tRG studio. As always, we will be having a print show – please bring a print to hang and be prepared to talk briefly to everyone about your print. We will be awarding the prizes for the competition winners and we will have a few other fun surprises You are welcome to bring a guest and please bring an appetizer, entree, dessert, or drinks to share. We have tableware, cups, ice, and decorations covered already. You may use the following form to let everyone know what you are bringing. This list can be looked at first so that you can see what others have already signed up to bring and avoid duplicates.

03-15-13 Meeting Broadcast Update

Just want to make anyone who plans on watching the live broadcast of the meeting tonight aware that the broadcast will start at approximately 7:30 PM tonight instead of 7:00 due to a presentation we are doing at the start of the meeting that cannot be broadcast over the air for copyright reasons.

Holiday Party Updates and More

Here is some more information regarding the holiday party happening this Thursday evening:
Nobody needs to bring ice, plates, cups, utensils, or soft drinks. The club is providing these items.
You can see what is being brought here and you can add your items to the list here.
There is a stove and microwave available at the location.
Bring a print to hang!
No firearms are allowed on the premises.
2012 competition awards will be presented at the party.
Party time is 7:00 PM. Here is a map:

2013 Competition Assignments

This list will be posted soon on the competition info page with additional details and explanations but for now here is the basic information so that you can get started. For our next competition meeting in January assigned images will be photographed using any single light source other than sunlight. To be clear, this excludes multiple lights and/or sunlight. This is an opportunity for you to experiment with controlling the variables of light: intensity, duration, quality, direction, and color.

  • January – single light source (not the sun)
  • February – construct a still-life with found objects
  • March – self portrait
  • April – bugs (insects, spiders, centipedes, etc)
  • May – food and drink
  • June – emulate the masters
  • July – implied motion (not frozen action)
  • August – sports: the moment of impact
  • September – storyboard
  • October – landscape
  • November – portrait of a stranger (non-studio)
  • December – no competition

Beginning in January we will be implementing our new policy of requiring AA ranked members to act as the third judge during competitions. We feel this is an educational experience for those who judge and will provide a fresh perspective each month. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate to contradict Robert or Jim – we want to hear your thoughts!

We will work our way down the AA rankings each month to pick the 3rd judge. If it’s someone’s turn and they are absent we will move down the list and the absent party will take their turn the following month if present.

Final rankings for 2012 will be posted after the awards are presented at the holiday party this week.

End of Year Updates

Holiday Meeting

Our annual holiday meeting will be held this year on Thursday evening, December 13th at The American Legion “U.S.S. Tampa” Post 5, 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609. We will start at 7:00 PM. Once again we will have print hanging exposition so please bring an unframed print to hang and tell us about. Food is pot luck, you can see what is being brought here and you can add your items to the list here.


The new Board of Directors has been elected and will begin their 2-year term in January 2013. The Board members are:

President: Jim Sykes
Vice President: Jim Boyette
Treasurer: Leon Robinson
Secretary: Victoria Drum
Competition Records: Doris Bowling
Education: Robert Rostick
Program Director: Michael Stphenson
Competition: Joe Pembo and Garrett Chin
Marketing: Leslie Williams
Membership: Sue Harvey
Greeter: Diane Aichner

Please note – due to unforeseen personal obligations Doris Bowling may be unable to maintain the competition records at meetings for a while. If anyone is able to assist with this very important function please let us know, your help will be greatly appreciated.

New Meeting Space

Robert has secured permission to use the room next door to our usual meeting location at his studio for our meetings. We should be able to start meeting in this roomier environment in the new year.

August Update

Our first live broadcast of a meeting is now available below for re-playing. There was a technical glitch at some point during the print competition. The studio’s internet router shut down without anyone noticing. The router was reset during our intermission and the digital competition was broadcast as part 2. FYI during the beginning of the meeting when private club business was being discussed the audio was muted. Don’t be concerned if you hear no sound for several minutes during part 1. The videos have now been edited to remove “dead air” and audio anomalies. The competition scores have been recorded and up-to-date results are available now.

Elections: Election of officers for a new 2-year term will take place in October. Now is the time to consider if you want to run or nominate someone for a position.

Holiday Party: We will continue with our tradition of a pot-luck style holiday party this year, however we have outgrown the space available at tRG studio. If anyone has any suggestions for a larger space that we can make use of we would like to hear your suggestions.