News & Notes – 10/9/15

The leaves are starting to change and the daylight hours are waning. Although the temps have been unusually warm, there’s no denying that fall is upon us.
Fall is a great time of year to shoot so I hope we’re getting out and exercising our photographic muscles. If not, hopefully some of the activities in our next meeting will motivate you to go out and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

October Photo Club Meeting

Our next meeting is this coming week, Thursday, October 15th at 7pm and will be held in our usual meeting place, the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. This month I will be conducting a Photography 101 session where we will discuss the basics of the Exposure Triangle (ISO, shutter speed and aperture). We’ll explain how these 3 functions work together and how understanding this concept will help you take better pictures. This will be a collaborative event where we will rely on our more experienced members to help our less experienced members so please bring your cameras and camera manuals (if you can find them).

After the session we will take advantage of the early sunset and warm temperatures and head out behind the building for some night photography fun. So please also bring your tripods and remote release devices if you have them. If you don’t, please don’t let this discourage you as we can find ways to stablize your cameras for long exposures.

Judy Dye is still looking for photos for our displays so please remember to bring in your flower and bird photos for October as well as your barn, butterfly and bee photos for November and December displays. With the leaves changing this is a great time of the year for wonderful barn shots.

Photos should not be framed or matted. Acceptable sizes are 8×10, 8×12 and 11×14. Borderless photos work best. Remember to write your name, photo location and subject on the back of the photos.

Also during the meeting, Doug French will be taking final orders for the club T-shirts. Shirts are $10 and will be delivered during the November meeting.

Last but not least, please remember to bring your club dues this month if you have not done so already. Dues are still $12 for individuals and $20 for family memberships.

Events, Activities and Contests

Pop-Up Photo Exhibit – The Omaha Camera Club is having a one day Pop-Up Photo Exhibit this Saturday, October 10th at the Florence Mill from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The Florence Mill is located at 9102 N. 30th Street which is just off of the 30th Street exit on I-680, right by the Mormon Bridge. So if you’re looking for something to do head out to the Florence Mill and check out the work of some of our local photographers.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit – The Durham Museum is presenting an exhibition of 100 awe-inspiring images. The exhibition is the result of a worldwide competition that is conducted by Natural History Museum in London and BBC Wildlife Magazine. The photos will be on display until January 3rd, 2016. For more information check out http://www.durhammuseum.org/experience/exhibits/temporary/exhibit-details.aspx?ID=348

Elevate! Fall Retreat – For those of you interested in learning more about photography as a profession, the Professional Photographers of Iowa (PPI) will be conducting the Elevate! Fall Retreat event on 10/25-26 in Des Moines, IA. Visit http://www.ppiowa.com/elevate/ for more information.

Call to Photographers “Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich Our Future” – The Hildegard Center for the Arts in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska State Historical Society is putting out a call for photographs that highlight historic places and often over-looked historical treasures in all 93 Nebraska counties. Submissions are currently being accepted until January 4, 2016. Photos from the submissions will be featured in a state wide traveling exhibition that will coincide with Nebraska’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2017. Images may also be used in travel guides, posters, calendars and other material to promote Nebraska tourism. For more information, visit http://hildegardcenter.org/3864-2/.

2015 Share the Experience Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest – The Federal government is once again conducting the Federal Recreation Lands photo contest. They are looking for images taken at any of the lands and facilities managed by several federal agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and more. For information on rules, submission process and prizes, visit http://www.sharetheexperience.org/home.

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See you at the meeting this Thursday, October 15th!

Peter Carbonell
Fontenelle Forest Photo Club
President & Webmaster