First Mini-Workshop – Online Galleries & BHPC Website

Thanks to all who attended the inaugural Mini-Workshop.  We had a great turn out with over 20 members and a guest.  We covered the new BHPC website and how to log in and navigate the webpage.  We also covered online photo galleries and photo sharing sites.  We placed a emphasis on flickr as it is free, has some great features, and best of all is very easy to set up.

I hope everyone was able to leave having learned something.  I do need to apologize to not being as prepared as I should have been.  I have been down and out for a good part of a month with health issues but am on the mend so should have my A game back in time for the next meeting.

I will conclude this post with some content from the class. Cheers…

Download (PDF, 2.48MB)

Take the flickr tour and see what it has to offer.

Here is an excellent video tutorial on how to get set up with flickr (sorry about her voice, the content is what counts right?)

New Mini-Workshops

The Black Hills Photography Club is always looking at ways to improve and provide our members with educational opportunities.  We are please to announce that we have finalized the “Mini-Workshops”!  These will take place on a regular monthly basis much like our regular monthly meetings.  This will allow us to offer a two hour class once a month on topics such as: camera/lens cleaning, image workflow, image back-up, online portfolios, and more.  Our first class will be Tuesday April 30th  from 6:30-8:30 at the GF&P Outdoor Campus.  Our topic this month is Online Portfolios and the BHPC website.  Hope to see you there.

Black Hills Knowledge Network Photo Contest

Another great chance for some of the great photographers in our club (that means ALL OF YOU!) to maybe win a cool prize.  Looks very cool and many of our local libraries are participating so there is more than one prize.  So get out there and represent the Black Hills Photography Club!!!

Comment: Hi! I wanted to let your members know of a photo contest hosted by the Black Hills Knowledge Network. Here is the link with more information:

The Black Hills Knowledge Network is an online resource for lots of local news, information, and statistics. We just finished a redesign of the website and are looking to feature some great Black Hills images.

Entries can be submitted to me and will be accepted through March 30. Prizes are offered for a winner from each participating community library (list included in web post) and libraries are eligible for prizes as well.

If you have any questions please let me know. My email is  (I will be nice and not post for all those spamers out there)  and my work phone number is 718-????. Thank you!  (if any one wants Jessica’s info contact me and I will get it to you)

Paul Horsted to present at March BHPC Meeting

I am pleased to announce that Paul Horsted will be doing a presentation at our next general meeting on March 12th.  If you are not familiar with his work please check out his website.  Paul “re-photographs” places that were originally photographed over 100 years ago.  Very cool to see an image taken during the Custer Expedition and then see Pauls image taken from the same spot, the changes are drastic at times.  Be sure not to miss this one!

Please be aware that Paul’s presentation will be open to the public starting at 7:30pm.  We may very well have over 100 people for this presentation.  We will be lucky however with the fact that we will hold our regular meeting from 6:30 – 7:15 (ish) so we should have the best seats in the house.  Lets not forget the better parking spots soon.

Contact us if you have any questions, hope to see you all there.

New Mini Workshops

New Mini Workshops

For those who were not at the last meeting we discussed the possibility of putting on mini workshops.  We know not everyone can give up a good chunk of a saturday for our regular workshops so we came up with a plan.  We will continue to offer saturday workshops but will also add short ( 2 hours) workshops that will take place on a weeknight.  We are still working out the details but we need your input.  We are looking into what day of the week works best for our members.  So if you would all go to the BHPC Facebook page and the first post of the page is a small poll post.  Just pick the day that works best for you.

Thanks for your input as we strive to make the BHPC the best it can be.

Harlan & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

January BHPC Meeting

Be sure not to miss this months meeting!


I took the liberty of playing with Photoshop and creating a cover image for our January meeting, I think it turned out rather well!

This months meeting will include some miscellaneous business but the highlight will be a digital slide program  presented by Harlan Humphrey and Ted Ayers.

The program will feature images captured by Harlan Humphrey, Don Bennett and Ted Ayers
during their September/October 2012 “Bucket List” trip into Canada and traveling along the AlCan Highway, through the Yukon Territory to Haines, Alaska and returning to Rapid City by way of Jasper, Banff, Waterton Lakes, Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

The primary focus of the program will be on wildlife photography although landscapes will also be included. Ample time will be allowed for comments, and questions following the slide presentation.

Hope to see you all there.

Cleared for landing

Bald Eagle landing on rock
© 2012 Ted Ayers

Harlan behind the lens.

Harlan waiting for that special moment
© 2012 Ted Ayers

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The BHPC would like to wish all its members, families, and friends a joyous holiday season.


Reminders for upcoming year


Constitution & By-Laws

Final update to BHPC Constitution and By-Laws

Be sure to check out the proposed changes and updates to our Constitution and By-Laws.  Look them over and let us know if you have any questions.  We will be voting on these changes at the January meeting.


2013 Competition Themes and submission changes

The 2013 Photography Competition themes have been added along with updated rules and submission guidelines.


Club meeting date changes

There were a few months where the GF&P’s had classes scheduled during our 2nd Tuesday’s so we had to move a few to the 3rd Tuesday.  Calendar on the site has been updated but you might want to update your own calendar.

April 16 (instead of the 9)

August 20 (instead of the 13)

September 17 (instead of the 10)