September 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes

24 members were in attendance.

The meeting took place at Camp Brewster and the first 45 minutes were spent photographing flowers and insects around the property.

After the photo shoot, Pete welcomed everyone back from the summer break.

Photo Club t-shirts will be available to order at the October meeting for $10. The shirts will be delivered at the November meeting.

If you haven’t paid your dues yet, please do so at the October meeting. Individual dues are $12 and families are $20.

Display Photos:

Judy is in need of flower and bird photos for the October meeting. Thinking ahead, barn, butterfly and bee photos are due at the November and December meetings. The photos can be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. No mattes or frames please. Please write your name, the image subject and location on the back of the photo.

The winning contest photos are on display at Fontenelle Forest and will remain there until the end of October. The pictures can be picked up at the November meeting.

The meeting concluded with a slide show of the member’s favorite photos from the summer.

Next month’s meeting will be back at Fontenelle Forest. Pete will give a Photo 101 presentation. This will be followed by a night photo shoot. Please bring your camera and manual.

See you next month!

Meeting at Camp Brewster this Thursday

Our September meeting is this Thursday at 7pm. We will be meeting at the Camp Brewster main building at 1313 Bellevue Blvd North, which is just north of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

We will meet briefly in the building, followed by an opportunity to photograph the late summer flowers that should still be blooming near the building. After the photo shoot we will return to the building and have a slideshow of our member’s favorite shots of the summer.

If you would like to participate in the slideshow, please send no more than 3 photos via e-mail to the webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org. If you are unable to send the photos via e-mail, you can bring them in on a flash drive. Photos should be sized to 1000-1200 pixels on the long edge with a resolution of no less than 72 ppi.

Please bring your photography gear for the photo shoot. Some suggestions of items to bring are:

  • Camera – DSLR or point and shoot.
  • Macro or Close Focus Photography Lens – many point and shoot cameras have a macro mode that works well also.
  • Extension Tube – can be used with DSLR lenses to allow the lens to focus more closely.
  • Tripod
  • Water
  • Bug spray

For our photo displays please bring your bird and flower photos. The photos can be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. No mattes or frames please. Please write your name and the image subject and location on the back of the photo. Also, for October and November we will be collecting barn, butterfly and bee photos.

Doug French and Frank Dye will be modeling our new club t-shirts! Doug will be taking orders during the meeting. Here’s a link to the t-shirt order form.

See you Thursday!

September Meeting Reminder

Our first meeting of the new season, on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm, is right around the corner. As I mentioned in my previous post, we will be meeting at the Camp Brewster main building at 1313 Bellevue Blvd North, which is just north of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. The entrance to Camp Brewster is marked by a small wooden sign by a gate. Enter the gate, drive up the driveway and park by the main lodge building.

We will meet briefly in the building, followed by an opportunity to photograph the late summer flowers that should still be blooming near the building. After the photo shoot we will return to the building and have a slideshow of our members favorite shots of the summer.

If you would like to participate in the slideshow, please send no more than 3 photos via e-mail to the webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org. If you are unable to send the photos via e-mail, you can bring them in on a flash drive. Photos should be sized to 1000-1200 pixels on the long edge with a resolution of no less than 72 ppi.

Please bring your photography gear for the photo shoot. Some suggestions of items to bring are:

  • Camera – DSLR or point and shoot.
  • Macro or Close Focus Photography Lens – many point and shoot cameras have a macro mode that works well also.
  • Extension Tube – can be used with DSLR lenses to allow the lens to focus more closely.
  • Tripod
  • Water
  • Bug spray

 

For our photo displays please bring your bird and flower photos. The photos can be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. No mattes or frames please. Please write your name and the image subject and location  on the back of the photo. Also, for October and November we will be collecting barn, butterfly and bee photos.

Doug French and Frank Dye will be modeling our new club t-shirts! Doug will be taking orders during the meeting. Here’s a link to the t-shirt order form.

FFPC T-Shirt Announcement & order form 2015

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday the 17th at Camp Brewster!

Peter Carbonell

Fontenelle Forest Photo Club

President/Webmaster