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    • 09/29/2018
    • 09/30/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2577 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS 67428-8821
    • 14

    Come join us as we make a visit to the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in Canton, KS and enjoy an evening with fellow photographers and guides as we get to explore and take photos of wildlife!

    We will be working with the Friends of Maxwell group to go on a tour and get some great shots of the local flora and fauna that is out at Maxwell. There will be Elk sightings, lots of great wildflowers, and towards the evening we will be working with Chris Nichols to shoot Astro Photography in the evening!


    Signups are limited to 20 people. Don't wait!  Maxwell Wildlife refuge is about a 3.5 hour drive from Kansas City center.


    This is a PPA Merit Class so if you are a National PPA member, you will be able to earn merits! Not sure what PPA Merits are? Take a look at this explanation here.



    • Saturday
      • 5:30pm - Dark - Wildlife/Wildflower Photography
      • Dark - 11:30pm - Astro / Night Photography
    • Sunday
      • 9:00am - 12:00pm:  Class on Editing Night Photos



    Here are some items that are standard for astro-photography

    • A sturdy tripod with a good head
    • A fast wide lens (F2.8 or faster, 24mm or wider recommended)
    • A light source (headlamp with red light & one touch off recommended)
    • A good understanding of your cameras layout and how to manipulate settings in the dark
    • Laptop with photo editing software like Lightroom or Photoshop on it
    • Additional items that are helpful
    • Night Sky app to navigate the night sky including moon phase/calendar, I use Star Walk 2
    • Dark Sky Finder App or website to locate dark skies better suited to capturing the night sky without light pollution
    • Photo Pills or The Photographer's Ephemeris ($2.99 on Google Play) for planning
    • Jacket for warmth (watch weather forecast)

    Websitehttps://www.ppagkc.org * EmailContact@ppagkc.org


    • 10/08/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Photos Edge Studio

    October 2018 General Meeting

    (Note: Members need to log in to get special Member pricing)

    Meeting Schedule:

    • 5:30-6:30 pm - Mentoring
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - Socializing
    • 6:30-8:30 pm - Guest Speaker
    • 8:30-9:00 pm - Announcements and Door Prizes

    • Guest Speaker:  Paul McMillian - What is Art?

      Paul F. McMillian (Biography)

    • Paul is a true Kansas City native.  He graduated from Northeast High School in 1962. Paul's career started with 15 years in the motion picture industry as a film editor and production stills.  He has also worked for ABC TV 9 as an on sight photojournalist. In 1978, he joined VanDeusen Photography where he was President/Owner and CEO until 2012.

      Paul's career has also led him to become the owner of a fine art gallery, showing the finest in local art from painting, ceramics, glass and photography.  Paul has a true love for art. He is currently the director of the Unity Village Fine Art Gallery at Unity Village, Missouri. Paul has also been an art show juror at several art fairs and galleries.

      Paul is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographer's of America and is now a Lifetime Member of the Association (PPA) along with PPA of Greater Kansas City, and Summit Artist Photography Group.

    • Paul is nationally acclaimed for his wedding and portraiture work. But, his career is now focused on the fine art of photography. He is a visionary and the photojournalistic illustrator of… "OFF THE SOFA."

         Paul's images adorn corporation boardrooms, annual reports and in marketing campaigns.

      His work has graced the walls of:

      • Missouri Bank and Trust
      • City Union Mission of Kansas City
      • Kansas City Parks and Recreation
      • The Cities of Waldo and Brookside
      • All State Insurance, Kansas City
      • Unity Village Chapel, Lee's Summit, MO
      • American City Calendars Publishing
      • Arch Framing and Design, St. Louis, MO
      • Park Meadow Memory Care, Kansas City, MO
      • PNC Financial Group, Overland Park, KS


      Awards in last 3 years:

      Photographer of the Year PPA of Missouri, Heart of America and North Central District, Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards, FUGI Master Piece Awards and Kodak Gallery Awards.

    • “I love life and what it brings to me, my family, my friends and my chosen craft:  Photography.  It has taken me places the average man would not go from presidential campaigns, to the homeless, from mountains to inner city, I find my art all around me which I hope you will see.  Thank you for your time and interest.”  Paul


      Paul's Websitehttp://www.paulfmcmillianphotography.com/


      In addition to his presentation we will be having a MEN'S COAT DRIVE for Paul. He is collecting Men's coats (think winter coats - not suit jackets) to pass out to homeless men to help them through the winter months. If you have any spare men's coats that are just lying around collecting dust bring them with you to the meeting!

    • 11/12/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Photos Edge Studio, 2001 Grand Blvd #505, Kansas City, MO 64108

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    • 12/10/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Photos Edge Studio, 2001 Grand Blvd #505, Kansas City, MO 64108

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