We have received plenty of your water photos. In fact we will probably have to change out, after awhile, to display the extra photos received. Good participation! When they are put up at the forest, Kathleen will mail out a notice to members.

Home Page Slideshow

I have received some of these “water” photos via e-mail. I have taken down our Christmas slideshow and put the “Water” photos on our homepage of the website. I would like those of you who have turned in a photo for the forest display, please send the webmaster an electronic file of your photo so that I can add to our homepage slideshow. Send to webmaster .

Shooting in Manual Mode

A short 12 minute video on using your camera’s manual mode. Get out there and experiment.

Minutes and Water Photos

Minutes from March 18 Zoom Meeting

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club March 18, 2021. Meeting

This meeting was a zoom meeting exclusively. About 15 members  attended. It began at 8:00 P.M..

President Phil Mininni,  Presiding

Phil: Phil mentioned that photos on water are requested for display at the forest. Members should contact Phil or Judy Dye and bring the photos to them. They are due by March 22.

Donna:The photo contest will be held in the fall. It will be a digital contest due to covid restrictions at the usual venue of Bellevue Univ. Details for submitting photos are on our website.

Phil: Talked about the portfolios available at the club’s website. He encouraged members to provide photos for their portfolios and mentioned that they could be static in nature or a slide show. He encouraged members to think about other things that could be in their portfolios.

The program for tonight will be Lecture 3 Fundamentals of Photography from The Great Courses by Joel Sartore This episode will be on  Lens and Focal Length. Joel  discussed the different kinds of lens available. Joel concentrated on the similarities and differences of telephoto  vs. normal vs wide angle lens. He also mentioned the differences between prime and zoom lenses and also mentioned macro lenses. He mentioned that with the purchase of a lens you get what you pay for.

The meeting was adjourned at around 8:

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

Water Photos

We have received plenty of “Water” photos for the Forest display. Thanks to all for your participation. Now, send me your “Water” photo files so that I can make a slide show for our website’s home page. Send them to the webmaster. I will size them to fit. I still have some problems with “portrait” type photos. I am working on it.

Good News

Frank Comisar, past president of our club, has committed to give us a presentation of a trip to Antarctica. Frank moved to Durango Colorado to open up a photo business called Scenic Aperture. His website is https://www.scenicaperture.com/ . He will be at our April 15 Zoom meeting. We may not have enough time to play our Sartore video. Frank’s presentation may take 45 minutes.

Alternatives to Photoshop

If you don’t have a post processing program for your photos, take a look at the video. Or if you are subscribing to Adobe for a monthly charge for Photoshop, these alternatives might be the way to go to save your money.

Meeting Reminder March 18, 2021

Just a reminder about our meeting tonight is a Zoom call. Zoom meetings are for members of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club. If you have not received the Zoom invite, contact the webmaster . I will send to you the info for joining the meeting.

We will talk about the upcoming photo contest, the Forest photo display, portfolios on the website, and view a video about “Lens and Focal Length” by Joel Sartore. Hope you all can attend.

Minutes, Meeting, and Photo Display


Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club February 18, 2021. Meeting

This meeting was a zoom meeting exclusively. About 21 members attended. It began at &:00 P.M..

President Phil Mininni, Presiding

Sheryl Lee our newest member was introduced

The photo contest will be held in the fall. It will be held at Bellevue Univ. or online.

The program for tonight will be a presentation by Peter Carbonelle on Photographing water followed by Lecture 2 Fundamentals of Photography by Joel Sartore on Camera equipment. from The Great Courses.

Photographing water presented by Pete Carbonelle past president and webmaster.

The equipment needed depends on how you want to show the water: silky or stop action. It can include a tripod and ND filters. Also a remote camera release and polarizer may be required. Camera settings and equipment depend on if you want to show the water as silky or in action. If you want to stop the action of the water high speeds are required. If you want to show silky water long speeds are required. Pete showed slides of various situations from waterfalls to slow speed situations and what camera settings he used. The faster the water is flowing the higher the camera speed required. It requires trying different camera settings and practice to determine the best settings. For slow moving water an N.D. filter or polarizer may be needed . Also if the shooting is in bright day or at nighttime settings will change.

In the lecture by Joel Sartore he discussed the different kinds of cameras that are available as well as supplemental equipment such as a tripod and cable release. He also talked about aperture,shutter speed and ISO and the relationship of these 3 settings.

The meeting was adjourned at around 8:20

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.


Our next meeting will Thursday, March 18. It will be a Zoom meeting. Members who have not received an email invite by March 15 contact the webmaster. We will discuss information for the photo contest. We will view another video with Joel Sartore.

Photo Display

“Water” is our subject for the Forest display.

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.

I have received three photos so far.

For more information please refer to a previous post. http://www.fontenelleforestphotoclub.org/water-for-forest-photo-display/

YouTube Video

This is a different video presentation. It is tips for beginners from a beginner.

That is about it for this post. Comment below. Stay safe and enjoy the good weather we are having.


“Water” for Forest photo display

Due Monday, March 22, 2021

Kathleen is going to send e-mails out to our members with two contacts to deliver your photo to.

Judy and Phil will take your photo. Judy lives in Bellevue and Phil in Omaha.

Address and phone numbers will be provided. Please call to set up a time with either Judy or Phil to be available to receive your photo. Please text Phil first as he won’t answer the phone if he doesn’t recognize the number. He will then call you back.

If you do not receive an email with this information in the next couple of days, contact the webmaster at Webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org .

I will get the info to you. Thanks!


Since we had a presentation on water, photography Judy and Kathleen have chosen “Water” as our next subject for the display down at the Forest. Thanks to Peter Carbonell for the discussion on “water photography”

Members should gather up their best water photos and get them printed. Our next challenge will be to get them them to Judy. I think the best thing to do is to deliver photos to Judy and I.

I don’t want to publish our phone numbers or addresses on this post. If you wish to have your photo put on display contact the webmaster at webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org . I will give you either Judy’s address in Bellevue or mine in Omaha. I will also give you our phone numbers.

Today is February 21 and our expected 1/2″ of snow is more likely to be 4″ or more. It is pretty out there, but really I am sick of shoveling. It is frozen water right. Temperatures are above freezing, get out there and take some photos.

I expect to be putting up our photos sometime in March. This should give everyone plenty of time to prepare a photo to be displayed. Once again our subject is “Water” It is up to you to interpret.

Short video for taking pictures with water

Zoom Meeting February 18

Just a reminder about the upcoming Photo Club meeting on February 18, 2021. To see what it is about, click on this link, Meeting . If you don’t receive a Zoom invite by sometime tomorrow, the 15th please contact me, webmaster . I hope to see you on Thursday. See below about another Photoshop web seminar by Do Space.

I have added another Photoshop for Beginners video below. Layers is the subject.

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers Webinar

 February 15th, 2021
 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Reagan Pufall

In this webinar we’ll be looking at organizing in Adobe Bridge, importing raw files into Photoshop using ACR, and then basic processing and professional practice in Photoshop.

Register for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015870538710/WN_8B3_C_l8SAK5Bqz4jfeuwg


The following YouTube video is a basics lesson on Photoshop Layers. It is less than 12 minutes long and is very informative.

Zoom Meeting February 18

The e-mails that went out to subscribers after my last post indicated the club meeting was going to be February 17. This date was incorrect. I pushed the “publish” button too soon. I have since made the corrections to that post.

The Zoom meeting is on Thursday, February 18

If you do not receive a Zoom invite by February 15 contact the webmaster .

Upcoming Meeting February 18

Photographing Moving Water

Peter Carbonell Is set up to give us a tutorial on photographing moving water. Pete is a past president and webmaster of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club.

Fundamentals of Photography

We will see lecture 2, “Camera Equipment – What You Need”. This is by Joel Sartore with the National Geographic. It is approximately 28 minutes long. We received some positive comments from the last video.

Joel Sartore

Photoshop 2021 for Beginners

I will continue to put YouTube videos about Photoshop for beginners on these post. Till we are all professionals. Ha Ha! Below is a short video about Photoshop 2021. I have an older PC in my garage and I am unable to use Photoshop 2021 because the CPU/PC does not have some .dll files that the newest Photoshop needs. So I will continue to use the 2020 software.