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2016 Hilo Medical Center Exhibit

The Hilo Photography Club has been invited to show our member’s photographs at the Hilo Medical Center. This exhibit is an opportunity for HPC to do community service by sharing our beautiful nature photos with the many people who pass through our hospital’s lobby.

The exhibit is very popular with the public and the patients. Hilo Photography Club was invited to provide the images for the exhibit, however last year very few club members participated. It is a wonderful opportunity to help brighten the lobby and the exhibit also provides a pivotal point for rehab speech therapy. If participation remains low we will consider including other local photo clubs in the 2017 exhibit. It is very important to keep quality, fresh work in the exhibit from a variety of entrants.

The Hospital has purchased all the frames, mats and, glass to create a very fine exhibition!
We will need the following :
Donation of glass cleaner, museum putty, labels and the metal frame spikes to hold the images in place.
2 volunteers to judge – judging will be on line.
1 volunteer to make the labels.
4 volunteers to change the images.
28 images.

Images should be appropriate to a hospital environment. Suitable images are restful nature scenes, birds, trees, flowers, waterfalls, ocean, ships, underwater scenery, etc. Abstract work and any inclusion of recognizable figures is not accepted. Images cannot be accepted that include or depict religious themes or nudity. Printed images will be rectangular 12” x 18”. Landscape or Portrait presentation.

Images may be submitted anytime from today. The deadline for submission is Saturday December 27th.

Please email 2 to 5 jpegs to , sized 1000 mpx on the longest dimension.

Images must be named as follows; example cbutcher_sunnysky. First initial surname_image title no spaces.

Selected images will be announced on January 6th.

As soon as you are notified of acceptance, you have until January 30th to print and deliver your image(s). Delivery information will be provided later.

American Heart Association 2016 Hilo Heart Walk

Request for Volunteer Photographers

Here is an opportunity for our club to give service to a worthy organization.

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the American Heart Association will have their annual Heart Walk at Liliuokalani Park in Hilo. In previous years, members of the Hilo Photography Club have volunteered to help document the event. The Heart Walk Coordinator, Nancy Farinas, is asking for our support for this year’s Heart Walk. Four to six photographers are needed to take photos around the 2016 Heart Walk route and Health Fair. This is a service/donation.

2016 Hilo Heart Walk
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Program Begins: 7am
Walk starts: 8am
Health Fair: 7am – 11am
Where: Liliuokalani Park

If you would like to participate or if you have any questions, please contact Nancy Farinas at direct, or email:

Nancy will send additional event and logistical information as soon as it is available.

Photo Review Nov 2015: Power of the Image

In November we are going to celebrate the power that photography has to move us emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

In our next meeting, we are going to do something a little different for our “Photo Review”. In fact, it is not going to be a review at all but more of an opportunity to share images that are important to us personally.

For example, you might share an early image that you created that inspired you to pursue photography. Or an image by someone else that has shaped the way you see the world photographically. Or an image of a family member or loved one that is precious. Feel free to improvise. You can share anything that moves you.

The images do not have to be a technically outstanding. They are not going to be judged. Please accompany each image with a short statement explaining why that particular image is important to you. You may remain anonymous or not, your choice.

The purpose of this sharing is to get to know our fellow club members a bit better and further ignite the fires of creativity that sustain us in our photographic pursuits.

Please send 1-3 images to Ken by November 16th at:

Ansel Adams
photo credit “Ansel Adams”

County Fair Photos

Here is a slideshow of a selection of photographs that were displayed. Click on Image below.

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County Fair 2015

Thanks very much to all of the members who participated in the County Fair Exhibit between Sep 10-13th, 2015. Special thanks go to Claudia for all of the hard work that was put in organizing this.

Steve and George hard at work putting up the booth:

The booth:

Also See: Facebook Photos 1 and Facebook Photos 2.

The winners of the popular choice contest were:

1. Charles Wood, “Puna Sunrise”

2. Charles Wood, “Haleakala Dawn”

3. Claudia Hagan, “Sensing Nature”