Calendar 2018 – 2019

Garden Photographic Society Program Schedule

September 2018 – August 2019 (Click Month)


Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Program: General Membership Meeting
Meeting Leader:
Location: Linnaeus, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Prepare for Competition/Member Critique Session (bring prints or 3-5 images on drive)
Meeting Leader:
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #1
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Presentation by Maggie Meiners, instructor at the Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden
Meeting Leader: Maggie Meiners
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #2
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Program: Holiday Party
Meeting Leader: (Invitation will be sent out by Peggy DiPietro)
Location: Deerfierld Park District Recreation Center


Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #3
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Winter Photography
Meeting Leader: Jack Carlson, photographer/instructor at the Garden
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #4
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Dan Tamarkin, Owner of Tamarkin Camera
Meeting Leader: Dan Tamarkin
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden

Our speaker will be Dan Tamarkin a Chicago-based photographer, and the owner of Tamarkin Camera and the Rangefinder Gallery which handles Leica cameras and lenses. Dan works almost exclusively with Leica and primarily shoots in black-and-white in low light environments. His subject and presentation for the evening will be “The History of 35mm Photography and the Story of the Leica.”


Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #5
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: The Wonders of Mobile Photography
Meeting Leader: Jerry Hug
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden

Jerry Hug has been a photographer for 50 years. His works have appeared in the Chicago Cultural Center, the main Rotunda of the Thompson State of Illinois Building in Chicago, Brickton Gallery in Park Ridge, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, William Koheline Gallery at Oakton Community College, Johnson Galleries in Santa Fe, NM and the Des Plaines History Center in Des Plaines, Illinois. His works have been nationally published and are in included in various private collections on the North Shore. Jerry has won various awards for his photography through the greater Chicago area. In 2001 and 2017 he was commissioned to produce a series of Historical Places in Maine Township and was funded by a grant from the State of Illinois and Maine Township.

Jerry has been a professional educator with a music background and retired from the Maine Township High Schools where he was Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Recently he served as the Vice President and Public Relations Director of the Photographic Society of America serving over 6000 photographers.

Jerry teaches Photography at The Clearing Folk School in Door County, Wisconsin and various photography workshops throughout the United States. He is married to Carol Hug, an avid quilter, and he has assisted various quilts organization in teaching quilters how to make better photos of their quilts.


Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition #6
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Achieving Natural Look with Flash Photography
Meeting Leader: Don Chen
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden

In addition to flash operations and key concepts I originally presented, I will spend some time to talk about off camera flash (OCF) in indoor and outdoor settings. I joined Lake County Camera Club in 2004 and have been an active member since. I became a CACCA judge many years ago and have been judging for clubs and CACCA competitions. I gave flash photography presentations to various clubs as well as at CACCA meeting event. Most my recent work has been in portraits, both in studio and location settings. I have won honors in Lake County Camera Club, CACCA, and PSA competitions.


Thursday, April 6-28, 2019

“Nature In View” Show
See the Chicago Botanic Garden in a new light! In this exhibition, photographs of the natural world feature the work of Garden Photographic Society members. Their remarkable images capture fleeting moments of beauty—from the morning mist to the first spring bloom. Society members have held their meetings at the Garden for more than 30 years, appreciating it as a special place to perfect their craft.
Location: Greenhouse Galleries, Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Program: Informal Botanic Garden Shoot at Heritage Garden
Meeting Leader: 
Location: Meet at Heritage Garden (Circle garden next to Regenstein Ctr), Chicago Botanic Garden (Bad weather meet by the front desk)


Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Alaska Adventures
Meeting Leaders: Alan Cox, “Printing Enjoyment”
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Printing
Meeting Leader: GPS Board Meeting (no program or competition)
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Program: End of Year Awards Banquet ($30 check, payable to GPS, to Peggy DiPietro by June 6)
Location: Tina G’s Restaurant, 10 East Park Street, Mundelein, IL


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Program: Program/Meet-Up at Garden
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Program: Garden Meet-Up
Location: TBD


Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program:TBD
Meeting Leader:
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: TBD
Meeting Leader:
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: TBD
Meeting Leader:
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Program: Competition
Location: Pullman Room, Chicago Botanic Garden


Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Program: Holiday Party
Meeting Leader: (Invitation will be sent out by Peggy DiPietro)
Location: Deerfierld Park District Recreation Center