Reminder – May 2013 FFPC Meeting this Week

Our meeting this Thursday is at 7:00 PM.  We’ll be meeting at the Forest Center.

Frank Comisar will be putting on a demonstration, “Combining multiple images in PhotoShop.”  Frank’s demonstrations are always informative, so you don’t want to miss it.

Remember the Club Show is quickly approaching.  Your photos need to be ready to go by June 1st.  Check out the Photo Contest Page for more details.  The contest is a great way to show others what you’ve created and get feedback on your work.

Treats will be provided by: Lou Ann Beister, Chris Kastrick, Mary Clapp

Reminder – May 2013 FFPC Meeting

Our meeting this month is on the 16th at 7:00 PM.  We’ll be meeting at the Forest Center.

Frank Comisar will be putting on a demonstration, “Combining multiple images in PhotoShop.”  Frank’s demonstrations are always informative, so you don’t want to miss it.

Remember the Club Show is quickly approaching.  Your photos need to be ready to go by June 1st.  Check out the Photo Contest Page for more details.  The contest is a great way to show others what you’ve created and get feedback on your work.

April 18, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Thirty members were in attendance.

President Frank Comisar opened the meeting by announcing the need for executive officer nominations, for the following offices: President, Vice President, Secretary and Web Master.  Contact Frank if you’d like to serve or want to nominate someone.  Web Master is a new office created because the club newsletter will be integrated into our new website.

Contest Coordinator Doug French reminded us that the Club Show is quickly approaching.  Your photos need to be ready to go by June 1st.  So it’s time to get cracking!  Start thinking about which pictures you’d like to enter and get them framed.  If you can’t drop off your pictures on June 1st, you can make arrangements with either Doug or Kathleen Crawford-Rose.  The judge this year will be Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston.  For more information about the Contest, dates and rules, please visit our contest page.

Frank talked about the up and coming Club trip to the Sandhills in May.  If you haven’t let Frank know you’re going to go, please contact him by April 26th.  This should be a really fun trip with lots of opportunity to photograph the beauty of our state!  For more information about the trip, visit this blog post.

After announcements we were treated by two excellent presentations. Frank Dye spoke about news photography.  Frank Comisar demonstrated how to convert color images to black and white.  Frank covered methods in Lightroom, Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro.

During the meeting next month we’ll be hearing from Frank Comisar.  He’ll be demonstrating how to Combine multiple images in PhotoShop.

One last thing.  If you want to know whether or not you need to bring treats to the meeting, that information is on our calender.  Just click on the calender entry for the month you’re wondering about.

 

 

 

 

Reminder – March 2013 FFPC Meeting this Week

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

Our 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.

Tony is also planning on bringing some specimens to photograph.  So bring your macro equipment, such as, tripod, macro lens, shutter release remote, etc.  It should be fun!

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 meeting. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.

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

See you soon!

Reminder – March 2013 FFPC Meeting

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

Our 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.

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  meeting. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.

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.

 

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.

January 17th, 2013 Meeting Minutes

In attendance: 25 members and 5 guests

President Frank Comisar opened the meeting.

Secretary Kent Brede updated members on the up and coming Exposure 101 Workshop, that will be held on February 2nd, at the Forest Center.  For more information and to sign up: Exposure 101 Workshop

Contest Coordinator Doug French updated members on the Club Contest held in June.  He’s looking for ideas to improve the show.  Contact Doug if you have any ideas.  We voted on splitting the “Bird and Animals” category into two separate categories, “Birds” and “Animals.”  In conjunction it was propose to get rid of the “Anything Goes” category.  The proposal failed.  It was agreed to add a “Public People’s Choice Award” voted on by visitors to our Contest Display.  It was agreed that the largest mat window size allowed for the show is, 16″x24″.

Display Coordinator Judy Dye requested 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 February meetings. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.  If you have any questions, please contact Judy.

Kathleen Crawford-Rose reminded us that not everyone has paid dues.  So get those in to Kathleen.

Frank mentioned the club brochure is being updated.  You can still send photos for possible placement into the brochure, but they must be sent this weekend.  The photos should be 240 to 300 dpi and be sent to Vice President Jay Davis.  For more information see this prior post.

Frank mentioned that John Gerlach will be conducting a Nature Photography Workshop, March 23rd.  You can find out more about the workshop and how to sign up at John’s website.

The member slide show was watched as members gave comments about their photos.

We were then treated by an interesting presentation on Photo Book Publishing by member Rich Ryan.  Thanks Rich!

The meeting concluded with Frank giving a demonstration on how to use our new website.