February 2015 Competition Winners
1st Place Winners

Class A
Photojournalism- 1st Place – Dueling Wheels by Dr. David Jones
General Pictorial- 1st Place- Go Fish by Mary Robinson
Nature- 1st Place-Butterfly and Azaleas by Patricia StilesClass B
Photojournalism- 1st Place – N/A
General Pictorial- 1st Place – Young Love by Wanda Gordon
Nature- 1st Place – Gathering More by Tom Salamon

Special Competition
1st Place – N/A

Open Competition
1st Place- Ocean Glory by Chris Cummings

1st Place – Mountain Beauty by Jan Baucom

All The Dirt On Gardening Daffodil Art Contest

Download the entry form Here! For more information on this contest, click on Contests, below.

Upcoming Events

Exciting Upcoming Events for 2015!

Still Life Photography Class

Introducing Still Life Photography with a twist. Thanks for joining us!

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  • March 10, 2015 6:30 pmMonthly Meeting
  • March 27, 2015 10:00 amIndian Territory Days - Tahlequah/Park Hill
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amMuskogee Azalea Festival - Car Show
  • May 9, 2015 9:00 amBirds of Prey Shoot
  • May 23, 2015 11:00 am20th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
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All The Dirt – Judged Art Show

As part of Muskogee Garden Club Daffodil Day on Mar 28, 2015, this art contest will accept daffodil-themed art entries in any media. All ages welcome. No email submissions.

In order to qualify, submissions must be delivered to Three Rivers Museum by March 21 with the artist’s contact information.

Daffodil Day at the Thomas-Foreman Home will include a tea provided by Muskogee Garden Club, a plant sale provided by Muskogee County Master Gardeners and a museum tour.

Prize money is being provided by the Muskogee Area Arts Council.

Art Contest: Liz Wells, Muskogee Art Guild 918-682-4259
Three Rivers Museum and Thomas-Foreman Home, Sue Tolbert 918-686-6624
Daffodil Day, Martha Stoodley 918.683.2373
Download Entry Form Here!

“Outdoor Oklahoma” Wants to Showcase Your Photos

Have you ever wanted to have a photo you took published in an award-winning magazine? It could happen with “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine’s Readers’ Photography Showcase.

The official magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is accepting entries through April 15 in its annual contest that celebrates the best photographic efforts of our readers.

“Just imagine how awesome it would be to point to that beautiful image in ‘Outdoor Oklahoma’ and tell your friends that you were the photographer,” said Don P. Brown, managing editor.

Magazine editors and Wildlife Department staff members will select the “best of the best” to appear in our July/August issue, which is one of the most popular each year! ‘The Readers’ Photography Showcase has become a way for us to thank our faithful readers while at the same time sharing the beauty and fascination that can be found outdoors in Oklahoma.”

The judges will be selecting dozens of the best images from a range of subjects relating to Oklahoma’s outdoors. Subjects can be animals, plants, scenics, people enjoying nature – most anything relating to the outdoors. The photos should have been taken in Oklahoma.

Each participant may submit up to five original digital images online at wildlifedepartment.com/out_ok/reader.htm. Each submission must include a description of the photo, location taken, photographer’s name and hometown, and a brief description of what it took to get the right shot. Photos should be in sharp focus, and image resolution should be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) for printing in the magazine.

“The Readers’ Photo Showcase always features some amazing and awe-inspiring work. It is something that shouldn’t be missed,” Brown said. The full-color, high-quality “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine is among the best magazine values around. For 70 years, it has provided wildlife conservation news and entertainment to generations of Oklahomans. Subscriptions are only $10 for one year, $18 for two years, or $25 for three years. To get your subscription started, call (800) 777-0019 or go online to tinyurl.com/OutdoorOklahoma.

So don’t wait! Grab your camera, get outdoors to bring back an awesome photo to enter in the Readers’ Photography Showcase contest. Remember to enter online by April 15, and we’ll be looking forward to seeing your images soon!

Photography Basics

The Three Basics of Photography

The Three Basics of Photography

Red River Papers

Lightroom Tutorial by Adobe

Lightroom Tutorial by Adobe with Julieanne Kost

Excellent Lightroom Tutorial!

Adobe TV – Getting Started with Adobe Lightroom 5

Julieanne Kost’s Blog

Links to Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Crop Sensors vs Full Frame :: Crop Or Crap? Zack Arias

For Our Photoshop Elements Users

Canon – Speedlite Crash Course: Mastering Portrait & Action Sports with small strobes – Video

Nikon School Presents – A Hands on Guide to Creative Lighting, part 1

Nikon School Presents – A Hands on Guide to Creative Lighting, part 2

And a Couple for Beginners


The Basics of Photography

Who are the Muskogee Shutterbugs?

Muskogee Shutterbug Club is a friendly group of professional and amateur photographers who have joined forces to promote, learn and experiment in photography. We meet once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, usually at the Muskogee Public Library. For more info, click the About Us Tab at the top of the page or Contact Us directly.

The Muskogee Focus

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2015 Special Competition Themes

1. February – Still Life
2. April – Eyes
3. June – Bridges
4. August – Macro
5. October – Old Barns

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