Photo Club To Discuss Indoor Home Portraits

“Better Indoor Home Portrait Photos” will be the subject of the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

Jon Elder, a local portrait, wedding and commercial photographer, will make the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Elder has been a mainstay in the Jamestown area since 1988. His full-time photography studio features expertly executed artistic images of weddings, events, and portraiture. His strong technical excellence and a keen creative eye combine for captivating results. Elder will share some techniques people can use to improve their own informal at-home portraits. Directing the subject, qualities of home lights, camera settings and paying attention to the background are among the issues he will discuss and illustrate.

During the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting member Marcus Edwards will present tips for foul weather shooting.

“Clouds” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers. While clouds are in most outdoor shots, using them as the main subject requires more consideration on the part of the photographer.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email or visit the club blog at