Photo Contest 2013

Announcing the 2013 Fontenelle Forest Photography Club annual photo contest!!

Members of the club are encouraged to submit up to  four of their best photographs to our annual show and contest. Entries will be judged  in four categories (Scenic, Animals, Flora, and Anything Goes) and two classes (Novice and Advanced). Winners will be displayed on our club website and at the Bellevue Library.

Important dates and times:

      • Saturday, June 1, 2013 – 10:00 to 12:00:Drop off photos at Bellevue University
      • Thursday, June 20, 2013 – 7:00 PM: Award presentation and judge’s critique
      • Saturday, June 29, 2013 – 10:00 to 12:00: Pick up photos

Download official rules.

Cancelled Again!!!

The Forest is closed today due to the approaching snow storm. Therefore our February meeting is also cancelled – AGAIN!! What is that, three out of six meetings since September – Yikes!

After you shovel your driveway and are hunkered down around the fireplace this evening, I invite you to click here for some Florida warmth from last week – wish I was there now.

See you in March.

Reminder – February 2013 FFPC Meeting this Week

Currently we’re still planning on holding the meeting, but it looks like the weather is shaping up for a Fontenelle Forest closing, this coming Thursday.  So make sure you check back here for an official announcement, before heading to the Forest Center.

Assuming the weather holds out, Kent Brede will be presenting, “Lightroom for Beginners.”  Lightroom, for those of you who don’t know, is a program that’s used to adjust and organize your digital images.  You can learn more about Lightroom at their website.

If you haven’t paid your dues, remember to bring your money to the meeting.

Remember to bring photos for the displays.  Judy Dye needs photos of Birds (for the Forest) and Cemeteries (for the Bellevue Library) for our upcoming photo displays. Please bring unframed, unmated 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 prints to the January and February meetings. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.

Treats will be provided by: Andrea and Jim Kuhn, Judy and Frank Dye.

 

In The News!

Just wanted to let you know the Bellevue Leader is running a front page story on our Club this Wednesday. Their reporter attended our Exposure 101 Workshop on Feb 2. He interviewed several of us and took his own photos. Kathleen, Judy and myself were interviewed as well as some of our workshop attendees.

The story will appear in the print edition and possibly on-line edition too. Please bring copies of the print edition to our next meeting to share with others. Also, tell your family and friends . . .

See you soon.

Program Change: March Meeting

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program for our March meeting has changed. The new program is entitled YOU GOTTA LOVE BUGS.

Our March speaker will be Tony Palmer, zoo entomologist.  Tony grew up in Eastern Ohio and attended Dana College where he attained a bachelors degree in biology.  His focus on entomology led to his being hired at Henry Doorly Zoo where he is a keeper at the Aquarium’s Butterfly and Insect Pavilion. Tony is getting ready to launch a statewide, citizen-science based butterfly monitoring program for Nebraska.

When not working, Tony is an avid photographer and can often be found in the field documenting insects and their behavior. Expect to learn some interesting facts about insects and how to photograph them.

Refer to calendar for meeting details.

Free To A Good Home

Fontenelle Forest Photography Club has surplus darkroom equipment. Any member willing to pick it up by February 18th, 2013 may have it free of charge. The following equipment is available:

      • Bessler 23CII Enlarger
      • Dryer
      • Timer
      • Light Table
      • Battery Lanterns
      • Large Format Projector

If interested, send me a private e-mail to make arrangements for pick up.

 

Reminder – February 2013 FFPC Meeting

Our meeting this month is on the 21st at 7:00 PM.  We’ll be meeting at the Forest Center.

Kent Brede will be presenting, “Lightroom for Beginners.”  Lightroom, for those of you who don’t know, is a program that’s used to adjust and organize your digital images.  You can learn more about Lightroom at their website.

If you haven’t paid your dues, remember to bring your money to the meeting.

Remember to bring photos for the displays.  Judy Dye needs photos of Birds (for the Forest) and Cemeteries (for the Bellevue Library) for our upcoming photo displays. Please bring unframed, unmated 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 prints to the January and February meetings. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.

Public Display Opportunity

The Nebraska Games and Park department has contacted Rich Ryan about an opportunity for club members to display photos of Nebraska scenes at their office on 10th street near the zoo. They are requesting photos of the outdoors, wildlife, or nature shot in Nebraska.

The photos can be framed or simply mounted and should be no smaller than 8 x 10. They can be dropped off at the office on 10th street or given to Rich at the February meeting.