Monthly Meeting September 2021

MONEP Meeting: Tuesday, September 21stTime: 6:30 p.m. for sign in, 6:45 Program beginsLocation: Powder Valley Nature CenterSpeaker: Jane PalmerTopic: Techniques for Capturing Wildlife ImagesMONEP member, Jane Palmer, will be back…

Monthly Meeting – August 2021

Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021Time: 6:30 pm (Central)Location: Powder Valley Nature CenterSpeaker: Aileen AbbottTopic: All About Eagles Join us at the August 17th meeting for All About Eagles, with Aileen…

Monthly Meeting: June 2021

Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm (Central)
Speaker: Joe and Mary McDonald
Topic: The World of Macro

Aphids and tending ants for honeydew, on plants, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States

Still no travel due to Covid-19? No problem! There is an entire world of different images right in your backyard or local park.  Join us as renowned photographers, Mary and Joe McDonald present on The World of Macro: Look high and low. Look Far and Near. There are images right in front of you.

Flowers, insects, mushrooms, and more are right in front of you if you know where to look and how to photograph what you find. We’ll talk about different techniques for capturing macro subjects from set-ups to flash, softboxes to in-field shooting. You will never be bored again as we hopefully open up a new, challenging, and fun world to photograph.

Joe has been a full-time professional wildlife photographer since 1983, but his career began while he was in high school when he sold images to the National Wildlife Federation. He is the author of more than 15 books on photography and natural history and is a frequent columnist for several print and electronic magazines. Mary began her career after taking a workshop Joe was leading in the Everglades, and together they have been leading photo tours and safaris around the world since 1989, sometimes traveling for over 32 weeks in a year. They have a special interest in the wild big cats, and have seen all 7 of the world’s big cats in one year four different times. Both Mary and Joe enjoy teaching, and regularly conduct workshops and give lectures and seminars on photography across the US, and have been active mentors during NANPA’s annual conference for the High School and College students.

NOTE: There will be a password to enter the Zoom meeting on June 15th. It will be sent with the invitation and Zoom link, to MONEP Members a week prior to the meeting.


Monthly Meeting: May 2021

Date: May 18th, 2021
Time: 7:00pm (Central Time) via Zoom
Speaker: Alyce Bender
Topic: Impressionistic Photography: Using Creative In-Camera Techniques to Create Artistic Images

Note: All meetings will be conducted via the Zoom meeting tool until further notice.

Photographer Alyce Bender will lead us as we explore the world of Impressionistic Photography in her presentation Using Creative In-Camera Techniques to Create Artistic Images. She will cover a variety of topics including pre-visualizing scenes, selecting camera settings, in-field techniques, and a few tips on post processing these special images. She will give participants the basic tools to start experimenting on their own in the field to create unique images in popular shooting locations or with common backyard subjects.


Monthly Meeting: April 2021

Missouri Butterfly
Chris Hartley – Pearl Crescent

Date: Tuesday, April 20th via Zoom
Time: 7:00 PM
Presenter: Chris Hartley, the Butterfly House
Program: Missouri Native Butterflies

Learn how to identify the 25 most common butterflies in the St. Louis region from Chris Hartley, Entomologist and the Science Education Coordinator at the Butterfly House. Chris will cover field marks that are useful for ID in the field and discuss look-alike species.


Monthly Meeting: March 2021

Robert Charity Presentation #2, 2021/03/16
Robert Charity Presentation #2, 2021/03/16

Date: March 16th
Time: 7:00pm (Central Time)
Speaker: Robert Charity
Topic: Exploring Ozark Streams and Springs

Note: All meetings will be conducted via the Zoom meeting tool until further notice.


Monthly Meeting: February 2021

Seaside Image
Noah Buchanan – Seaside
Noah Buchanan Portrait

Date: Wednesday, February 17th (NOTE: Meeting day changed to Wednesday for this month only)
Time: 7:00pm (Central Time) via Zoom
Speaker: Noah Buchanan, Hunt’s Photo and Video
Topic: Mirrorless Cameras

Note: All meetings will be conducted via the Zoom meeting tool until further notice.


Monthly Meeting: January 2021

Ruth Hoyt - 2 birds on branch
Copyright Ruth Hoyt

Date: January 19th
Time: 7:00pm (Central Time)
Speaker: Ruth Hoyt
Topic: How Her Nature Photography has evolved over the last 25yr

Note: All meetings will be conducted via the Zoom meeting tool until further notice. Invitations will be sent to members via email by January 15th. 


2020 MONEP Holiday Show

When: 12/15/2020
Time: 7:00pm

Our annual Holiday Party will be a virtual one this year due to COVID-19, but it will still feature the centerpiece slide program that is the highlight of the evening.


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