Fontenelle Forest Gallery Display Submission Requirements

To all members of the FFPC:

The following are the submission requirements for the gallery display.

1.Images that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in this year’s club photo contest, except for the Anything Goes category, will be submitted. If a member did not place in the contest, the member may submit one (1) image for printing. I will not chose an image for you if you send multiples.


2.The file must be sized to the following:

Images that placed in the club contest – 12×18 = 3600 x 5400 pixels at 300dpi.

All other images – 8×12 =2400 x 3600 pixels at 300 dpi. 8×10 = 2400 x 3000 at 300 dpi. or 5×7 = 1500 x 2100 at 300 dpi


3.Images should be emailed to me at: jgdavisphotography@hotmail.com. Subject line must read “Gallery Image”. In the body of the email, please include the name of the image, the photographer’s full name, and where it placed in the contest (category and placing) if it did.


4.Do not email them before July 8th, 2019 and no later than July 12th, 2019. 

Images will be printed the following week and I will be forwarding an additional date for framing and matting.

Thank you.

Jay

Photo Contest Display Takedown Is Tomorrow, 6/29/19!

Pick up of the contest entries at Bellevue Gallery will be tomorrow, Saturday,  June 29th at 10:00 am. We need to have all entries picked up by 10:30 at the latest.  If you cannot make this time, be sure to have someone else pick up your photos or notify Donna (djg618@cox.net) so that we know you are not going to be coming.

All 1st, 2nd and “Best Of” winners will not be returned tomorrow, as they will be displayed at the Bellevue Public Library and will be returned to you at the September Club meeting.

June 2019 Meeting Reminder – Photo Contest & Critique

Our final meeting of the club calendar year is upon us! The annual photo contest results and critique will take place tomorrow, June 20th at 7 pm in the Bellevue University Humanities Building Auditorium.

If at all possible, please try to arrive 15-30 minutes early so you can grab a snack, review the photos in the gallery and place your vote for the Members’ Choice award category.

Feel free to invite friends and family to the meeting. This is a great opportunity for the club to show off the great talent we have in our membership!

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Bellevue University Humanities Building!

Peter Carbonell

Webmaster

Fontenelle Forest Photography Club

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting on May 16, 2019

President Jay Davis presided over the meeting.  There were about 30 people in attendance.  No new members to report.

Treats were furnished by Carol McKee.  Thank you Carol.

Treasury report given by Frank Dye as Kathleen was absent.  We collected $12 in dues, Expenses were $170.40 and we have a balance of $1567.53.

No secretary report as Eric was absent.

Judy Dye gave the schedule for pictures she would like for the next month and for when we return in the fall:

June: Bugs and Reflections

September: People walking dogs and toads/frogs

November: Snow and Ice

Please have these in 8×10, 8×12 and 11×14 size only and please have your name, what the picture is of and where it was taken on the back.  Do not mat the picture.

Donna spoke about the upcoming photo contest

Please send your photos to the webmaster (webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org) before our June 20th meeting so they can be shown on the projector for critiquing by our judge Kurt Johnson.  Size is 2,000 pixels on the long side. Please include the names of the images, and which category and class each images is being submitted under (Scenic/Flora/Animals/Anything Goes, Advanced/Novice).

All photos must be dropped off at Bellevue University’s Humanities Bldg on Saturday May 25th at 10am.  Make sure you fill out the right slip of paper for the category and skill level you are submitting your photo in.  Emails were sent out twice by her with the rules.  

Members should also try to arrive to the June meeting at the Humanities Building early in order to have time to view the images and submit their vote for the Members’ Choice category.

Contact Donna Gray, djg618@cox.net or Kathleen Crawford-Rose, katcr@cox.net if you need to drop off your photos ahead of this date.

Your club dues must be up to date to enter the contest.

On a side note Pete Carbonell has a 6D Canon body for sale (no lens) with a bag, battery, L bracket, and battery grip that holds 2 batteries for $700.  If anyone is interested they can contact Pete at p-carbonell@cox.net.

Upcoming gallery showing at the forest

Jay discussed our upcoming gallery showing at the forest with the reception on August 31st.  Everyone is extremely encouraged to be there as it is your photos on display.  The display will run from Aug 31st thru January.  We will have a group photo taken on June 20th at our meeting at Bellevue Univ for the photo contest critiquing so please make every effort to attend that.  This photo will be displayed at the gallery showing. Terry Coopman will be printing all of the photos for the gallery for us which will be on white mats with black frames. A 12×18 cut mat will go into a 16×20 frame and a 8×12 cut mat will go into a 11×14 frame. All the photos that win in our photo contest (even if multiple wins) will automatically be in the gallery showing.  Non-winners will submit a photo of their choice and depending on space you may have the opportunity to have another photo displayed by putting your name in a pool.  All photos must be sent to Jay by July 15th as a jpeg. He will send an email to everyone on how to submit that photo to him. A bio of the judge, Kurt Johnson, will be posted on the website with these minutes.

Jay had nothing really planned for the meeting as he was hacked so he put together a slide show titled: It’s all about the light.  He seemed to think this warranted him being the worst President ever but we said he’ll just get better with each year he is President. 

See everyone on Saturday May 25th at 10 am for picture drop off and gallery set up.  They will be on display until June 22nd when you will return to pick them up at 10 am.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 20th at 7 pm in the Bellevue University Humanities Building Auditorium for the contest critique and awards presentation. As mentioned above, please try to arrive early so that you have enough time to review the entries and place your vote for the Members’ Choice ribbon.

Respectfully,

Sue Mininni (for Eric Scholar)

Contest Judge Bio

Kurt Johnson has over 35 years of professional photography experience.

His affinity for photography began early in life when his father, an architect and avid, amateur photographer, gave Kurt an old, Kodak Brownie camera to use. Since then, his eye hasn’t strayed far from a viewfinder.

What began as a professional career in photojournalism later metamorphosed into architectural photography for Kurt, who is AIAP-certified and has some of the nation’s largest, architectural and engineering firms on his client list. Kurt’s photography of commercial and residential spaces has been published internationally and nationally in periodicals, including Architectural Digest.

Extensive travels throughout the USA and abroad have given Kurt the opportunity to capture natural environments everywhere. Beautiful, healing landscapes and botanical imagery, coupled with his innate understanding of Biophilic design, have ultimately led to various applications of Kurt’s nature photography in healthcare facilities throughout the country, including the prestigious, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has been recognized with numerous, national awards for his work.

Kurt is now represented by  Koroseal Interior Products, a leading provider of contract wall coverings and other, innovative, interior finish products.  His nature photography is available on a wider array of substrates than ever before.

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting on April 18, 2019

About 34 people met at 7:00 P.M at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. President Jay Davis presided.

One new person was introduced.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s report: Kathleen Rose:

Kathleen mentioned that the club has $1,600 in the treasury.

Photo Displays – Judy Dye

April: Forms in nature and glass.

June: Bugs and reflections

Sept.: People walking dogs; Toads and frogs

Nov.: Snow and ice

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.

Photo Contest

The rules of the upcoming photo contest were sent out to members. Set up will be Sat. May 25th at 10 am in the Bellevue University Humanities Building Gallery. The takedown on June 21st at 10 am.

Baright Gallery Photo Display

The club will be displaying photos in the Forest Baright Gallery from the end of  August to early January 2020. Included in the display will be photo contest winners plus at least one photo from each member.

PRESENTATION

Terry Coopman,  a colleague of Jay’s, then spoke on some the requirements for a photo to do well in a contest. Among them were that it should be clear what the main topic of the photo is. The composition of the image should follow the rule of thirds. He also mentioned glossy paper should not be used for the print.

After he spoke he encouraged members to show him their prints to be critiqued.

Thanks to Phil and Sue Mininni and Donna and Jim Trojanowski for bringing treats tonight.

Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 16th at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary

2019 Annual Photo Club Contest Guidelines

The culmination of our club year is fast approaching. The annual club photo contest set up at the Bellevue University Gallery is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th at 10 am. Here are the guidelines for this year’s contest.

Guidelines for the 2019 Annual Fontenelle Forest Nature Association 

Photography Club Show

Bellevue University Gallery – Humanities Building

Hello to All Fontenelle Forest Nature Association Photo Club Members:

Set – Up – Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM

Critique and Awards Presentation – Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Take Down – Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM 

Questions – Contact: Donna Gray – Email: djg618@cox.net

Who:  Any member in good standing of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Association Photo Club.  Prints can be color or black and white.  Prints that have been previously designated as award winners – including honorable mention at previous FFNA club shows are not eligible for entry.

We ask that members remember that we are sponsored by a nature association and as such the photographs we show represents that organization to our members and the general public.  The show contest coordinator and current President of the club reserve the right to remove an entry not following the rules set forth in the category descriptions below.

“Novice Class”:  This is open to club members who have NOT won a first, second or third place in any individual category, or Overall Show award in prior years’ photography club shows.

“Advanced Class”:  This is open to club members who have won a first, second or third place in any individual category, or an overall show award in the prior years’ photography club shows.

No exceptions for class designation.  If any member new or old feels they belong in the advanced class, they are welcome to enter their photos into this class.

Categories:

  • Scenic/Landscape: Continental US, outside continental US, any nature themed image where the focus or subject IS NOT manmade objects, including urban, city, pets, and Humans.  Must be a nature based photo taken by a club member.
  • Animals: Any living creature, wild or domesticated, including pets. Not humans.
  • Flora: A photo where the following are the main subject of the photo.  Any flower, plant or tree.
  • Anything Goes: (Combined category – Novice & Advanced) 

Any photograph not meeting the requirements of the 3 categories listed above.  Also, any photo that is over enhanced or un-naturally manipulated will be entered into this category.

Photos may be moved to another class up to the point of judging for awards if the Contest Judge, Photo Contest coordinator or club president feel an entry was categorized incorrectly at check-in.  These contest rules are their guide, and any corrections to classification are final.

How to Present Your Prints 

  • Printed presentations are to be either framed (wood, metal or plastic frames) with or without a mat or printed on a metal or matboard surface. A wire hanger must be attached to the back.   
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  • Size of frame: Minimum outside dimension of the shortest side of the presentation will be shorter than 5 inches, maximum outside dimension of the longest side of the presentation will be no longer than 25 inches. 
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  • Entries that are presented with no glass or Plexiglas are accepted at the entrant’s risk for damage by print handlers/displayers.
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  • Each entry is required to have the Photographer’s name, address, and phone number on the back of each photo.
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  • Contestants may enter up to 4 print presentations into the show. The contestant is responsible for deciding which category to place entry(s). (One in each category or all in one category or any combination you desire.) Contest coordinator and club president have final say of excepting entry or on category classification at time of set-up.  The Judge may also move a photo to another category at the time of judging.
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  • Entry Cards (White) for Novice, (Yellow) for Advanced, (Blue) for Anything Goes will be available starting at the April Club meeting. Contestants will need to complete entry cards prior to arriving at the show set-up.
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Awards: 

In each Class and category:  First, Second, and Third Place (18 Ribbons)

Anything Goes Category: First, Second, and Third Place (Combined Classes) (3 Ribbons)

Overall Show Awards:  Best of Show – all classes, all categories

Public Choice – all classes, all categories

Club Members Choice – – all classes, all categories

Best Black and White – all classes, all categories

Best Photo Taken at Fontenelle Forest (Must designate on entry card)

Total of 26 Ribbons to be awarded at this Year’s Show!

All first and second place winners and overall show winners will be displayed at the Bellevue Public Library over the summer months and returned at our first club meeting in September.

All winning photos will be displayed on the Fontenelle Forest Photography Club’s Website.

Last revised on 03/05/2018

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, March 21, 2019

About 34 people met at 7:00 P.M at Fontenelle Forest.

In the absence of President Jay Davis, Webmaster Pete Carbonell presided.

Four new people were introduced.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s report – Kathleen Rose:

Kathleen reported that the club has $1,725 in the treasury.

Photo Displays – Judy Dye:

Photos subjects needed for our displays at the Forest and the Bellevue Library:

April: Forms in nature and glass.

June: Bugs

Sept.: People walking dogs; Toads and frogs

Nov.: Snow and ice

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.

Judy also mentioned that Ron Petak of the Bellevue Leader will be writing an article about the club and will be writing about our upcoming photo exhibit.

It was mentioned for the April meeting members are invited to bring in a photo to be critiqued. This photo could be one to be entered in the annual photo contest or one to be shown in the clubs display at Font. Forest.

It was brought up that it would be good to have some of the meetings devoted to photography education. It was mentioned that tutorials were available at Lauritzen Gardens, Rockbrook Camera and Joslyn Museum. Also the site Lynda.com had good tutorials available.

Program

The rest of the meeting was a tutorial on photo resizing by Pete Carbonell. Pete explained how image resolution can affect prints. He also demonstrated how to resize images using Lightroom.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

Our speaker for next week is Terry Koopman from Photographics Imaging. Terry is a fine art and custom photo printer as well as an accomplished photographer. He will be talking about proper preparation of files for print as well as best ways to display them. He can also help with image review.

The images for review should be printed on 4×6 minimum and no larger than 8 x12. That will show the depth and colors of the images better than projecting them.

Thanks to Allen Kurtz and Bill McDonald for bringing treats tonight.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary

Meeting Tonight, Thursday 3/21

Just a quick reminder that our next meeting is this evening, Thursday, March 21st at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, as per usual.

Due to the recent flooding, our president, Jay Davis, has been called back to duty as a building inspector and will not be able to attend the meeting. But members can still bring in images and we can have a group discussion/critique session.

Also, since we’ve had so many questions in the past regarding resizing images, I will bring my laptop in and we can go over image resizing in Lightroom and Photoshop and how it may affect your images.

See you at 7 pm tonight!

Peter Carbonell

Webmaster

Fontenelle Forest Photography Club

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, February 21, 2019

About 29 people met at 7:00 PM at Fontenelle Forest.

President Jay Davis presided.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s report – Kathleen Rose:

Kathleen mentioned that the club has $1,700 in the treasury.

Photo Displays – Judy Dye

February: Anything old and trees.

April: Forms in nature and glass.

June: Bugs

Sept.: People walking dogs and toads/frogs.

Nov.: Snow and ice

PROGRAM

The rest of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the request from the director of Fontenelle Forest for the club to put on a display in the Barwright gallery. The show or display will run from the end of August 2019 to Jan 22, 2020. Fontenelle Forest will provide the club with $1500-2000 to put on this display. They will also provide media and marketing for the display.

The title of the display will be “Natural Exposure”.

The following topics will be discussed concerning the display:

  • Image display
  • Number of images
  • The selection process

Image display: Topics will be of objects in the natural world (trees, landscapes, birds, animals, etc…).

All images will displayed on a single cut white mat from the same supplier. All frames will be from the same supplier.

Images will be of three sizes:

  • 12 X 18 image in a 16 X 20 frame.
  • 8 X 10 image in an 11 X 14 frame.
  • 5 X 7 image in an 8 X 10 frame.

All images be will be printed by the same printer.

Number of images: Will depend on the size submitted but roughly around 60.

Selection Process: Every member will have at least one image submitted and displayed. The first, second, third place and honorable mention photos of the upcoming photo contest will be displayed at 16 X 20 size. The remaining photos will be from the various members. Members can decide on what size they want displayed.

Our next meeting in April will be set aside for those who want to bring in an image to be critiqued. Terry Koopman a colleague of Jay’s will be here to participate in the critique.

Thanks to Judy and Frank Dye and Wayne Brill for bringing treats tonight.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, January 17, 2019 Plus Notes

About 32 people met at 7:00 PM at Fontenelle Forest.

President Jay Davis presided. One new person introduced himself (Keith).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s Report – Kathleen Rose:

Kathleen reported that the club has $1,600 in the treasury.

PHOTO DISPLAYS- Judy Dye

February: Anything old and trees.

April: Forms in nature and glass.

June: Bugs

Sept.: People walking dogs; Toads and frogs

Nov.: Snow and ice

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.

Program

The rest of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the request of the director of Fontenelle forest, Merica Whitehall, for the club to put on a gallery show in the Barwright Gallery. The show will run from the end of August 2019 to January 1st 2020. Fontenelle Forest will provide the club with $1500-2000 to put on this display. They will also provide media and marketing for the display. Members will retain ownership of their work. Merica will send the dimensions of the gallery to the board members .

The first thing discussed was a theme for the show. Four suggestions were given: Nature, Nature seen through a Lens, Natural Exposure and Walk on the Wild Side. A vote was taken and Natural Exposure was the winner.

We discussed how many photos would be provided by each member. It should be either 1 or 2.

A smaller interactive display may also be provided.

There will be a 3 member judging team to assure quality of the submissions.

In conjunction with the display there may be photo walks and the availability of someone to answer photography related questions.

Pete Carbonell mentioned that the size of the photos would be uniform and of an enlarged size (to be determined). He pointed out that this might be difficult with some photos as they may have been cropped and then to enlarge them may be a problem.

Other business: Jay mentioned that Curt Johnson will judge the photo contest this year. He will also speak at next month’s meeting. He is a local photographer who has a studio near Jay’s studio and is a versatile photographer.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

Additional Notes:

Our next meeting will be this Thursday, February 21st at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. The current forecast does not indicate that weather will be a factor on Thursday, but should it change we will post cancellations via email and the website.

This Tuesday, February 19th, The latest National Geographic Live Speaker series will present Social By Nature, a talk by photographer Ronan Donovan. For more information on this event, go to https://events.nationalgeographic.com/talks/social-nature/holland-performing-arts-center

Please direct any questions to webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org.