Grand Rapids Camera Club

November 2017 Meeting

The Environmental Portrait - In Search of Light


November 15, 2017 at 07:15 PM


Our November program will be presented by local professional photographer, Tim Priest, who will be discussing "The Environmental Portrait." Through a slide presentation and demonstration, Tim will show  us how to contour, control, and manipulate the available light with use of little to no additional lighting or modifiers. He will show how to find and make use of your surroundings to light your subject with the use of a hot box and subtractive lighting to give your portrait a more 3 dimensional look.  Plan to join us to find out how you can improve your images of people!

Guests are always welcome at GRCC meetings, however please  be aware that there is a $5 per person charge for guests and non-members to attend this meeting. 

Tim Priest, M.Photog., CR. Biography


Tim-Priest.jpg#asset:2148Tim began his professional photography career in 1982 at the age of twenty-three. Starting as a commercial photographer and also now as a nationally known fashion shooter for the past 24 years, working out of Chicago and Grand Rapids photographing many International Models . In 1987 he was named Michigan Photographer of the Year, and in 1989 at the age of 29, he was the youngest photographer in Michigan’s history to receive PPA’s Master of Photography Degree which he did with his commercial work and then the Photographic Craftsman Degree one year later. His work has been awarded numerous National and International titles. Tim’s images have also traveled around the world on display in the “International Study Committee Exhibit” and the “World Congress of Professional Photography Exhibit”  Tim has also had his book “Amazing Women Of West Michigan” published by a National publisher and has written articles for the Professional Photographers of America Magazine, as well as finishing a 15 month project as photographer for an art book published by Yale University Press, of the Chicago Botanic Garden prestigious Bonsai collection.  He is a International Speaker and is currently on a National speaking tour. Tim is Sponsored by Allied Imaging Lab, Photo Evo Pro and Aurora Lite Bank.

Tim currently is the owner of Nodal Point Ltd. Fashion/Commercial Photography here in Grand Rapids. We are thrilled that Tim is willing to share his expertise with GRCC members.

You can find more about Tim on his Facebook Page



  • Meeting begins at 7:15 PM, introduction of visitors, new members, and announcements
  • Program
  • Social break with treats & 50/50 Raffle
  • Monthly Competition
  • End of meeting and cleanup


Grace Episcopal Church
1815 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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