October 2018 Meeting Reminder & Notes

Just a quick note to remind everyone of our upcoming meeting and what we will be discussing this month.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is this Thursday, October 18th at 7 PM. The meeting will be held, as usual, in the Forest Room of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

This month club president, Jay Davis, will discuss the merits of shooting in the two image file formats, JPEG and RAW. We will also go over the One Lens Shoot Challenge that Jay introduced last month.

So if you haven’t done so already, take some time before our meeting to go out using one lens and one focal length and capture some images of leaves, which is this month’s subject. You can make minimal post processing adjustments like contrast and color to your images. Once you have reviewed your images, print and bring in one image on a 4×6 print. The group will then review the images and vote on the best three images.

Let’s get some strong participation with this challenge. Remember, the point is not to win, but rather to exercise your creative muscles and learn from your fellow club members.

Club Dues

If you haven’t done so already, please remember to bring cash or a check to pay your dues for this club year. Dues are the same as they have been in years past, $12 for individuals, $20 for a family. Our Treasurer Kathleen will not be able to attend the meeting, but Judy Dye will cover for her and will take dues payments.

Photo Displays – Judy Dye

We will be collecting prints for our photo displays at the Forest and the Bellevue Library. Upcoming image topics are:

November: Autumn and Churches

February: Anything old and trees

April: Forms in nature and glass.

The photos can be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. No mattes or frames please. Remember to add your name, the subject and the location on the back of each photo you submit.

Please let me know if there are any questions. Otherwise, we will see you and your challenge images on Thursday evening!

Peter Carbonell


Fontenelle Forest Photography Club


Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, September 20, 2018

About 24 people met at 7:00 PM at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

Club President, Jay Davis presided.



Jay introduced the club officers:

  • Phil Mininni – Vice President
  • Eric Scholar – Secretary
  • Kathleen Rose, Treasurer
  • Donna Gray – Photo Contest Coordinator
  • Judy Dye – Photo Display Coordinator

Treasurer’s Report: Kathleen mentioned that the club has $1,478 in the Treasury account. The board recommended we give a $200 donation to Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery.

Photo Displays- Judy Dye

  • Now : Clouds and Anything Blue
  • Fall: Autumn and churches
  • February: Anything old and trees
  • April: Forms in nature and glass.


PROGRAM: The program for tonight is The One Lens Shoot.

Jay explained the program including the rules and rationale for this. This is where we will shoot a particular topic over the next month using one focal length. Any camera can be used but we should stick to one focal length with all images taken. With the exception of some contrast and color correction no computer corrections should be made in the original photo. A different subject will be chosen each month.

The first topic for the year will be Leaves. At the next meeting everyone should bring in a 4 X 6 print of his or her best photo with the appropriate information on the back.. Members of the club will then pick the top 3 images.

Thanks to Kathleen Rose and the Keefes for treats tonight.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.