Mission Statement. The Oregon Wisconsin Photography Group was founded in 2019 and is located in Oregon, Wisconsin. While we will explore southern Wisconsin, we will be primarily focusing on Oregon, Wisconsin and surrounding communities. We welcome and provide an informal, friendly, and supportive environment for photographers at all levels of experience and with interests in all types of photographic imagery. The group fosters and encourages growth of artistic vision and technical knowledge, exploring the connection between the eye, the camera, and the spirit. We share ideas and knowledge with each other and help to promote interest in photography in the community through exhibitions and other events.
Members. Our group has quadrupled in size from when it first started, now with nearly 60 members. We come from all walks of life and have a wide range of experience, from beginners to professionals. Membership is open to anyone. We use digital, film, point & shoot, rangefinder, video, pinhole cameras, and cell phones. It is not even necessary to own a camera, just have an interest in photography. Unlike other photography groups, there are no annual membership dues/fees.
Monthly Meetings. The monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come and try out the group! We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m., at the Oregon Public Library. The meetings include topics on photography, tech tips, presentations & demos, and a Photographic Feedback segment.
Activities. The group offers several field trips a year to places of photographic interest in and around Oregon, Wisconsin. We also offer occasional workshops and classes, free to everyone.
Focus Groups. Focus groups are smaller groups within the main group for members with similar interests. The focus groups meet at various times and locations. Some meet regularly and some only take field trips together. All offer a chance to share techniques and ideas, learn more about photography, and have fun.
Governance. Group activities are planned at an annual meeting held in November (pending), with input and decision making by all members who wish to participate. Since this is a group of photography enthusiasts and not a non-profit organization or business - there is no Board of Directors
Web Site. This website is a product of the Oregon Wisconsin Photography Group, located in Oregon, Wisconsin, ©2019. All rights reserved. All photographic images on this web site are copyrighted by the named photographers and may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or in any medium without specific permission from the named photographer. Quoted material is the copyright property of the originator. Web design, development, and maintenance is done by Gilbert Helland.
Goals. Our goals are to provide fellowship, continuing education, and the appreciation of the science, technique, and art of photography. We'll get to know locations and businesses in the community as we do Field Trips to various places. And we hope to have some fun too! Here are some of the things the group is doing for members:
NOTE: As we continue to grow as a group, things will continue to develop as time goes by, using the ideas and suggestions of our members. If you care to read more about me and how/why I developed the Oregon Wisconsin Photography Group - you can click here.
If you find anything you’d like to see on this website, have an idea for an event or field trip, class or workshop – please contact me so we can discuss things further.
New Website Launched
March 1st, 2019