SIGs (Special Interest Groups)

SIGs are organized informal gatherings of BPG members on specific topics. Each SIG meets at the Booth Museum monthly on a recurring Saturday, and may include off-site activities. Guidelines are available for members interested in starting a SIG (contact:

Coffee and Critique of Digital Images SIG 

The most effective way to improve a photographer’s skill is to have his/her work reviewed by more experienced photographers who provide constructive comments and /or instructive techniques on post-processing. Members are encouraged to also bring their original, untouched image if post processing has been applied).

  • 1st Saturday of the month,  10:30 – 12:30 Borderlands Training Room
  • Members email 1 to 2 digital images by Thursday prior to the SIG.
  • If possible, also submit the original unedited version of the image(s).
  • Email images to: (click Guidelines button)
  • If necessary, images may be brought to the SIG on a thumb drive.
  • Organized by photographer Rudi Arnstein (
Guidelines for Submitting Digital Images

Photoshop SIG

  • 1st Saturday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 Borderlands Training Room
  • A basic knowledge of Photoshop software is required.
  • Topics/techniques are taught by SIG members; lab sessions are occasionally offered for those who bring a laptop.
  • Organized/led by photographer Bud Perrott (

Coffee & Critique of Prints SIG

  • 4th Saturday of the month, 10:30 – 12:30 Borderlands Training Room
  • Bring up to 3 prints, 8″ x 10″ or larger. They may be loose, mounted, or framed. You’ll be invited to make brief comments about your intent or ask questions of the group. Bring images you are working on and need advice or confirmation on. Or, just come to observe and socialize with other photographers.There will be open discussions about photography techniques, where to get prints made, types of paper, etc.
  • Organized and led by photographer Kelly Mills (

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Victor Mulinix and Matt Hojnacki reviewing Davina Henderson’s print.

Artistic Reality, Montage SIG

  • 4th Saturday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 Booth Museum, Room to be announced
  • Members will show their work, the layers and the method to achieve a multi-layer composite and the multiple versions to reach a final digital art.  Members who are new to composites will learn how to begin by creating a source of images/components to begin building a multi-layer digital art piece.

    Members of the SIG will show and demonstrate an image with all the layers and how the final image was achieved.  Sources for component images will be discussed.

    Members will also demonstrate their use of Photoshop, Lightroom, Topaz Modules, digital brushes and any other software used in creating the final image.

  • Organized and led by photographer John Mariana (