Build a Website – Post Your Photos

Do you have photos you would like others to see? Don’t know how to start? Or, have you tried posting your photos to cloud services only to have them place limits, change the rules and perhaps start charging you? Are you looking for a easy and affordable alternative solution? If so, plan to attend Photogenesis Camera Club’s next meeting.

On Wednesday, March 13th, Harry Hitzeman will present “10 Key Steps to Building an Effective Photography Website”. Harry will explain the importance of having your own website to post your photos so you control how they are displayed. He will demonstrate the steps in designing and making a website. During his presentation, Harry will build a website for one of our members. This live demo will set the tone and provide the information needed to launch your own photography website.

Photogenesis is open to all adults interested in photography regardless of their level of expertise and welcomes visitors to this free event. Photogenesis is the fun club that encourages one another, promotes all aspects of photography and provides a variety of educational opportunities. Join us for the fun.


How to Create Stunning Black and White Images With Will Clay

Photogenesis Camera Club is pleased to present an evening with famous photographer Will Clay on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Naperville Community Center, 305 W. Jackson, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  During his presentation, Mr. Clay will demonstrate  techniques for turning digital images into black and white photographs.

Willard Clay is recognized as one of our nations leading landscape photographers. He was chosen to contribute to the Daybreak 2000 Project and to The Nature of North America: Images by North America’s Premier Nature Photographers. He is the sole photographer of eleven books and a contributor to scores of books and such magazines as Time, Arizona Highways, Audubon, Readers Digest , Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Popular Photography and Sierra Club.  

Clay is a former Professor of Botany at the University of Arizona and now teaches photography at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He also teaches annual photography workshops at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute, along with many other workshops and photo tours throughout the year.  Some of his images can be found on his website:

Join us for this rare opportunity to gain insights into a style of photography often overlooked yet very rewarding. Photogenesis is open to all adults interested in photography regardless of their experience, knowledge or equipment. Visitors are always welcome. Join us for this free event and come early. We anticipate a full house with limited seating.

Digital Projected Images Competition Set For Wednesday, January 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 PhotoGenesis Camera Club of Naperville will hold its second Digital Projected Image (DPI) competition of it current season. The meeting will take place at the Naperville Park District Recreation Center, 305 W. Jackson at 7:00 p.m. Members will have the opportunity to show up to four images of their choosing. These images will be projected onto a 4K monitor and scored by outside judges.

If you are looking for a great alternative to the winter blues, come to the competition and see what our club members have been working on. The competition is an opportunity to see some outstanding photographs as well as learn about PhotoGenesis Camera Club. Visitors are always welcome to this free event.

PhotoGenesis is Naperville’s fun Camera Club and is geared to all adult photographers regardless of their skills and equipment. It is a great place to learn and expand your photography capabilities. Come join us for the fun.

Showcase and Open House to Usher in New Year!

Photogenesis wishes everyone a Happy New Year. The club also invites any person interested in photography to join them for their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m. On that day, the club will hold its Annual Showcase and Open House. This is an opportunity for new people to discover what Naperville’s Fun Camera Club has to offer.

Are you interested in photography? Interested in joining a club where ideas and techniques for photography and editing are exchanged? Then you need to attend the Showcase and Open House. The Showcase and Open House is a special time for the club. It provides a platform for members to show their favorite images for everyone to enjoy and provides potential new members a look into what the club has to offer. In addition, there is a party aspect to the event as refreshments are provided for everyone to favor.

Photogenesis Camera Club is open to all adults interested in photography regardless of their expertise, equipment, or experience. Everyone can benefit by becoming a member and all are welcome at this free event. So check Photogenesis out. Join us for the fun and explore new opportunities in the New Year.

New Editing Software Explored

Want to know what’s new in photo editing programs? Looking for an alternative to paying monthly fees for editing software? Interested in simple editing software that gives great results? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to attend Photogenesis Camera Club next meeting being held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Naperville Community Center.

At this special meeting, we will explore some alternative editing programs. This is an interactive learning experience with attendees directing the presenter with their ideas for editing images. Whether you want to use suggested presets or be in full command of your editing process, you will able to succeed. Everyone regardless of their editing experience will find this presentation beneficial. Plan to attend.

Photogenesis Camera Club is the “fun” club open to all adults interested in photography. Everyone is welcome regardless of their experience. Check us out. Join in the fun.

Street Photography A to Z

What is street photography? How do I get started in it? Where do I go to learn about street photography? Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? If so, plan to attend the next meeting of Photogenesis Camera Club on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m. Your questions will be answered.

Richard Kolar will be present: “Covering Street Photography from A (Always look around) to Z (get out of your comfort zone).” He will share his adventures capturing images of people in everyday situations on the streets of Chicago and Beyond. Going through the 26 letters of the alphabet, Richard will share not only his photos, but his thoughts and reasons for taking a particular photo. He will share techniques he has learned from others and taught himself. Encouraging discussion, sparking your creativity and curiosity to develop your own style of street photography are all key elements to this exciting and educational presentation. Don’t miss this event.

Photogenesis Camera Club of Naperville is open to all adults interested in photography regardless of their expertise, equipment or experience. We are the “fun” camera club of likeminded individuals who share experiences, offer information and instruction on photography principles and encourage each other to achieve the levels of satisfaction and pleasure that photography brings. We meet at Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Starting at 7:00 p.m., find us in Room 206.

All are welcome. Join us for the fun

CUBA-The Return!

Cuba. Some have referred to it as the new photographic frontier. What is Cuba like from the perspective of a photographer? What might I expect to see if I travel to Cuba?  Where are the best photo opportunities in Cuba? These questions and others will be answered at Photogenesis Camera Club’s next meeting, “CUBA-The Return” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Naperville Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue , Naperville, IL 60540 Room 206.

Award winning and published professional photographer, Mike Baker, a member of Photogenesis Camera Club, recently traveled on his second trip to Cuba. His multi day trip produced a treasure trove of photographs many of which he will share on September 12. “CUBA-The Return,” highlights of his trip, is inspiring and motivating, thought provoking and often very humorous. Following his presentation, Mike will answer questions. This presentation will be exiting and fun is the kick off for Photogenesis Camera Club’s new season which runs September through May. Don’t miss it.

Photogenesis Camera Club of Naperville is open to all adults interested in photography regardless of their level of photo experience or knowledge. We are the “fun” camera club of like minded individuals who share experiences, offer information and instruction on photography principles and encourages each other to achieve the levels of satisfaction and pleasure that photography brings. All visitor welcome. Join us for the fun.