Welcome to Genesee Valley Photography Society  

The photo club meets on the first and third Thursday from September 1 through April.

Meetings are held at the Wadsworth Library [Directions], 24 Center St, Geneseo, NY 14454 at 6:30 - 8:30 (Unless otherwise noted). 

Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting . For more club info go to membership (under the "Organization" tab) on the pull down menu 

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Benefits of Membership

Genesee Valley Photography Society offers members: 
  • Opportunities to improve skills through participation in informational programs, four critique nights with outside judges and one-on-one contact with experts in various types of photography
  • Opportunities to participate in regional photography events and conferences
  • Opportunities for hands on learning experiences designed to sharpen all levels of photographic skills   
  • Positive professional critique of prints and projected images to assist in learning and improving photographic skills
  • Fellowship with others who share your appreciation for and desire to improve on photographic skills
  • Unique opportunity to have creative use of photo editing techniques critiqued monthly



Dwight Folts



Vice President: Rich Engelbrecht
(585)259-3881 VicePresidentGVPS@gmail.com

Gina Flint


Secretary: Karen Kennedy (585)764-7327 SecretaryGVPS@gmail.com
Image Chair:

Rich Engelbrecht

(585)259-3881 ImageChairGVPS@gmail.com
Events Chair: Dwight Folts
(585)455-6983 eventschairGVPS@gmail.com

Program Schedule 2018-2019

 Date  Subject  Breakout  Date  Subject  Breakout
Aug 23 Photography Boot Camp for beginners -Understanding Exposure [D. Folts]
Jan. 10 Photography and the Law --ACLU - Laws regarding Photography - Copyright, etc.
--Photo Composition [TBD]
Jan. 23 Image Submission Deadline 10PM
--Smart phone photography [D. Thomas]
Jan. 24 Photo Review - external judge --Tabletop Photography. [D & T Moyer]
Sep. 6

Intro to club with an explanation of programs

[D. Folts]

--Intro to the camera - bring your cameras [R. Engelbrecht]
Feb. 3 Images Due to NFRCC
--Assist New Members and others with cameras Feb. 7 Intro to Lightroom
--Preparing photos for social media [R. Engelbrecht]
Sep. 20 Introduction to competitions and sample of image reviews -Walk-through website to enter photos [L. Heins]
--Using Special tools for enhancing photos - SilverEfex, Vivenza... [D. Thomas]
--What are judges looking for? [R. Engelbrecht]
Feb. 21
Photoshop layers, masks, & selections

Oct. 4 Photographing children - bring your cameras [D. Burke-Whipple[
--Introduction to editing photos [K. Bryant]
Mar. 7

Photography and the law


Photography and the law

--Advanced LIghtroom Techniques [R. Engelbrecht]
Mar. 21 --Landscapes, Wildlife, etc [D. Thomas]
Nature Night
Oct. 13 Fall Seminar on Macro Photography - see nfrcc.org --Workshop Night [J. Adamski]
Oct. 17 Image Submission Deadline 10PM Apr. 4 Storytelling with images - Assignment --Creating a story - books, online, etc. [R. Engelbrecht]
Oct. 18 Photo Review - external judge --Introduction to editing photos - Part2 [K. Bryant]
Apr. 18 Printing images and advanced tools --Printing Photos - How to prep for printing [R. Engelbrecht]
--HDR - Photomatics and Photoshop use [D. Folts]
--File Management and Backup [R. Engelbrecht]
Apr. 26-28 CanAm EXPO - Buffalo at the Adams Mark Hotel
Nov. 1 Travel/Vacation Photography  --Travel/Vacation Photography [D. Folts] May 2  Assignment Review - Storytelling with photos presentations by members
Nov. 3 Bride Photo Shoot 1 to 3pm   Cobblestone Wedding Barn in Scottsville NY. 5015 River Road, Scottsville Ny 14546 May 16 Final Review of Photos with Three Judges --Input/Questions for next year from all members, election of officers
 Nov. 4  Images Due to NFRCC
  --Image of the year chosen by members
Nov. 14 Image Submission Deadline 10PM Jun.[TBD] Awards Picnic
Nov. 15 Photo Review - external judge --Sports Photography [J. Granita]
Dec. 2 Images Due to NFRCC      
Dec. 5 Image Submission Deadline 10PM      
Dec. 6 Photo Review - external judge --Workshops      
Dec. 20 Holiday Party --Member Mini Show - show off your favorite images      
Jan. 2 Images Due to NFRCC      

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