Meeting Minutes-October 17, 2017

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, October 17, 2019

About 26 people met at 7:00 P.M. at Fontenelle Forest

Phil Mininni, President presided


Phil mentioned that Kathy Holm volunteered to serve as Vice President. She was unanimously elected to that office

 TREASURER: Kathleen Rose reported that we have $1500 in the treasury


Display photos:

Nov…People walking dogs

Dec… Snow

Jan… Ice

Donna Gray asked for suggestions about a new club brochure

Phil: Discussed the club’s website and portfolio and mentioned the different ways photos could be displayed (it was up to the member). He encouraged members to submit photos for the portfolio.

Phil put on the website links to YouTube videos about photography, mentioned an upcoming photo contest and listed other subjects of interest,

Upcoming meetings: November-Rockbrook camera and what’s new in cameras

December-Potluck and member slide show (submit up to 4 photos per member).


The program tonight was presented by WORLD HERALD photographer Ryan Sonderlin on black and white photography. Ryan showed some of his own photos and then mentioned some points about what makes good photography and good black and white photography in general.

He mentioned Having a clean background, showing emotion, mood and has proper exposure and shooting lots of photos. The same criteria apply for color and black and white photography.

Ryan felt shooting in color, then converting to black and white rather than the reverse is the way to go

Thanks to Michele Curran and Donna Gray for bringing treats

One new member introduced himself.

The meeting was adjourned about 8:15

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

People Walking Dogs

Judy Dye has not received many “People Walking Dogs” photos. She asks that more of us submit photos. She needs info about submitted photos, such as name of the person(s) walking the dog. If they will allow, first and last name, or just first name. She also needs the name of the dog. Inform dog walker that their photo will be hung at the Bellevue Public Library sometime after November 21. So please bring your photos to the November 21 meeting. I am going to try and approach people and ask if they would allow me to take their photo. I am kind of shy!

October 17, 2019 Meeting

Don’t forget October’s meeting. Our program subject matter will be “Black and White Photography”. Our speaker will be Ryan Soderlin from the Omaha World Herald. He will look at some BW photos and comment on different aspects of the photos.

Here is a link to a site for Black and White Photography


Phil Mininni, your president, will go over the Portfolio section of our website. He will discuss options such as slideshow and static imaging. Phil encourages everyone to consider submitting photos for their own portfolio to highlight your favorite photos.

Photo Contests

Sony and Zeiss contest.

9 Quick Tips For BW Photography


If you have not already paid this years dues, please see Kathleen, our treasurer, to do so.

October Update

Program Schedule

We are waiting for replies from possible speakers to commit to the dates of our meetings. Some have already been scheduled in.

October 17, 2019

Black and White Photography Our Speaker will be Ryan Soderlin from the World Herald

November 21, 2019

What’s New in Photography Tentatively a speaker from Rockbrook Camera

December 19, 2019

Member Slideshow and Pot Luck Dinner Start thinking about picking out 3-4 photos you wish to show off

January 16, 2020

Night Photography Speaker TBD

February 20, 2020

Shooting Birds Speaker TBD

March 19, 2020


April 16, 2020

Moving water Our speaker will be Peter Carbonell

May 21, 2020

Raptors The Raptors Group from the Forest will have birds available for picture taking out on the patio, weather permitting.

May 30, 2020

Photo Contest setup Donna Gray is coordinating. Bellevue University Art Gallery

June 6 or 13, 2020

Field Trip to Platte River State Park waterfall. You will need to have a state park sticker or day pass.

June 18

Photo Contest Critique Contest Judge will be discussing our photo entries

Other field trip possibilities discussed by the executive board;

  • Wildlife Safari Park
  • Prairie Chicken Shoot
  • Pellet Gardens spring wildflowers

Need Volunteers

We need volunteers to provide snacks for March’s meeting

Sad Note

On a sad note, one of our members, Jim Trojanowski, has fallen very ill. Donna has withdrawn from our Executive Board to focus on Jim. Our prayers go with her and Jim for a speedy recovery.

Website Update

I have been working on our website. Some of the items I have changed,

  • Update homepage slideshow with our 2019 photo contest winners
  • Added “Become a Member” and “Log In” pages
  • Got new portfolios to be able to utilize slideshows
  • Added a portfolio of the “2019 Photo Contest entries” I felt all of your photos should be seen. If you don’t, let me know and I will remove them.

You Tube “Pick of the Month”

Star Trails Photography Tutorial: Take Pictures at Night

Tony & Chelsea Northrup are professional photographers. They have a great series of You Tube videos.

People Walking Dogs

Greetings:  Judy Dye requests that you bring your “people walking dogs” prints to the October general meeting, October 17.  Unframed and unmatted prints 8×10 or 11×14 without borders.   They will be the next display at the Bellevue Public Library.

The display being mounted at the library  on Monday will be “Bugs”.  Be sure to drop by to see it.

Minutes for Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting September 19, 2019

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, Sept 19, 2019

About 30 people met at 7:00 P.M at Camp Brewster, Fontenelle Forest

Phil Minnini, Vice President presided Jay Davis recently resigned as president; Phil will now assume that office. A vice president is needed.


TREASURER: Kathleen Rose reported that we have $1500 in the treasury


Oct…… Bugs

Nov…… People walking dogs

Dec…… Snow

Jan…… Ice

Several members mentioned that our show in the Baright Gallery was widely praised by several people.

Phil mentioned that members can display their photos on the club’s website in the portfolio section. If desired each member can have their own Photo Portfolio.

Phil presented a slide show of 3-4 summer photos from several members of the club.

The final item of the meeting was a discussion of favorite sites for fall photos. Lauritzen Gardens and Ft. Collins, Co, were mentioned.

Thanks to Kathleen Rose and Dick and Patrick Keefe for bringing treats

One new member Michelle Curran introduced herself.

The meeting was adjourned about 8:15

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.