The St. James Plantation Photo Club is open to all residents of the St. James community. Our mission is to educate our members in the art and science of photography by highlighting camera, composition, lighting and imaging enhancing software.

Latest News 

We're Back:

The Zoom meeting held recently went well for our first outing.  We will have more of these until we get back to the new normality.

See below for the next photo assignment and the Arlie Gardens field trip on 9/30.

Tips - Are you still perplexed with all the controls on your cameras and just can't seem to understand what all the jargon, like "HDR", "OIS", "vibration reduction" mean or how to use them? Well, there is help out there. An author named David Busch writes manuals for Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras. These manuals are specific to a particular model, and he explains every single control and feature of your camera. In addition, he explains how to use features like HDR, histograms, auto focus modes, etc. For example, for a Nikon D750, he devotes about 30 pages just to autofocus, and about 50 pages to exposure. These manuals are really reference manuals and can be used by beginners and advanced photographers (The D750 manual is 540 pages). The best part is that they only cost about $25 on amazon. Check them out! - Bob Barbieri

Club Meetings

Club Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the St. James Community Center. Due to the Corona Virus, meetings in the Community Center are suspended. We will be holding virtual meetings fro the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.


Monthly Assignment

Our next monthly assignment is titled, "Creative Use of Light".  See Jack's preso for details.   

To help your grey matter the link to Jack's presentation is here: Creative Use Light Assignment (CLIK HERE) and:

Mastering Light CLICK here: Mastering Light


To submit photos just click on "Competitions" then "Submit Images to a Competition"

If anyone has trouble submitting images, you can either watch the video located under the heading "Competitions"


 Next Competition: TBD


 Field Trips/Workshops: Arlie Gardens 9/30: NUTS ABOUT SQUIRELLS 
•Arlie Gardens is hosting their 8th Annual Art Exhibit: SQUIRELLS!
•Ten talented artists have been selected to decorate, paint or otherwise adorn one of the oversized fiberglass squirrels.
 Meet at Arlie @9 or leave CC @ 8:00am        $9 Admission Fee
 Bring your lunch ( we have coolers) & a chair for a socially distanced brown bag event afterword.
Bring your significant other if you want!


Membership is open to all residents of the St. James community, as well as local residents.

If you want to join our club, please click on the "Annual Membership Form" below and mail to Pat Powell along with a check for $25. If you need help creating an account please reach out to either Bob Barbieri  or Alan Bryant  . Thank You.

For the Annual Membership Update Form or new member please download here: Annual Membership Form 

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