Seattle in Our Sights!

The Great Northwest is exactly that – a true treasure of boundless beauty, commerce, culture and sometimes challenging climate. We here in Missoula, MT consider Seattle one of our major metropolitan neighbors – a short eight-hour drive over three states, three mountain passes and the spectacular Columbia River Gorge.  Seattle is a bustling and lively arts oriented community and we can’t wait to encounter some of the freshest seafood and best quality coffee to be found anywhere – not to mention the excited enthusiasts that will joining us for our Photo Weekend being held in Bellevue, WA on April 21-22!

Bordered by the stunning Cascade Mountain range to the east and the Puget Sound inlet waterways to the west, Seattle is home to professional sports teams, vital cutting-edge technology industries, a ground-breaking music scene and even its very own iconic Space Needle. It ranks among some of the world’s most  photogenic and superior quality-of-life cities in existence. Tourism being a main economic driver as well, the town thrives with bustling activity always happening in places like the Pike Place Market, Lake Washington, Seattle Center and the Central Waterfront. With the advent of the 1962 World’s Fair came the aforementioned Space Needle, Seattle’s monorail system and the popular water sculpture in Seattle Center. With tons of quaint and culturally diverse neighborhoods, Seattle boasts a population that values both lifestyle and creativity. It also happens to be a great place to be a photographer, and we eagerly await the time when our inspirational and talented instructor team of Tim Cooper and Doug Johnson can teach you, our honored attendee, a thing or two about using your camera and/or the Adobe Lightroom software program. We hope look forward to seeing you very soon!

If you’re interested in keeping your focus – pun intended – on photography after the Photo Weekend, consider joining one of the active photography groups below in the Seattle region. What better way to stay active yourself than by being connected with like-minded enthusiasts?!

Seattle Photographic Society
Seattle Photography Group
Seattle Landscape Photography and Hiking
Cascadia Photography Group
Olympia Camera Club
South King County Amateur Shutterbugs
Seattle Momtogs
Boeing Employees’ Photographic Society
Seattle SMUG Photographer Meetup
Eastside Camera Club
Bainbridge Island Photo Club
Puget Sound Camera Club
Pilchuck Camera Club
Mount Baker Camera Club
Olympic Peaks Camera Club

And if you can’t join us for the Seattle Photo Weekend, we’ll be returning to the area with two fantastic workshops. Join us with instructor David Marx for our popular Foundation WorkshopLightroom for Photographers on the Road in Seattle on July 26-29, 2012. Or join us for our Travel Workshop, Summer in the San Juan Islands on August 25-31, 2012 with instructor Eileen Rafferty.


4 thoughts on “Seattle in Our Sights!

Earnie Glazener

The Seattle SMUG has moved to, so the link above won’t work. Please join us for great networking and photography tips every month.

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Bob McGowan

Hi Earnie! Just updated the link to your group in the post so it should be working now. Thanks for the info!


Soosi Day

Please add Olympia Camera Club in South Puget Sound area. “oldest camera club, formed in 1935.”. See us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Bob McGowan

Hi Soosi! Thank you for bringing your group to our attention and we have happily included the Olympia Camera Club to this post. Wishing and all of your group members all the best! -Bob

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