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Photography Club features macro photography

The phlox florets are an example of macro photography by Peggy Boike, the next featured speaker at the Western Wisconsin Photography Club. Submitted photo

Peggy Boike will be the speaker at the next Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Boike's presentation will focus on macro photography. She will start by defining macro photography, and what equipment is useful for this type of shot. She will go further into the technique for creating appealing photos, such as the basics of composition, dealing with macro's notoriously narrow depth of field and recognizing good lighting.

Boike is very active in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and was recognized as "Volunteer of the Year" in 2018. She has earned PSA's MPSA distinction, requiring at least 1,500 acceptances in international exhibitions. She also judges international exhibitions. She is a member of three Camera Clubs: St. Paul Camera Club and St. Croix Valley Camera Club in Minnesota, as well as Grand Photos, in Surprise, Ariz., where she and her husband spend the winter months. She has given numerous presentations, workshops and classes for photography clubs in Minnesota and Arizona.

The club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, interests and abilities and is a member of the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs and the North Central Camera Club Council. Meetings are both social and educational; they are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Additional special meetings are also scheduled to accommodate speakers, hands-on workshops and group shooting opportunities. The public is welcome to attend meetings or to become a member. For further information, visit www.wiphotoclub.com.