November 21, 2019 Meeting Reminder

Another reminder to our members about the meeting on Thursday the 21st.

Our speaker will be Mark Graeve from Rockbrook Camera . He will be discussing what is new in photography equipment

We will be taking names for the December potluck.  We need a head count for items. The club provides like serving items, drinks and chicken.

Judy will collect our “People walking their dogs” photos. Kathleen will collect the unpaid dues. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM at the forest

December 19, 2019 Slide Show

Please get your photos to Phil, or the webmaster, as soon as you can. 4 photos max please. The submitted photos should be no longer than 2000 pixels on the longest side. You choose the subject(s)

Night Photography

Take a look at the YouTube video below. It is not so much a tutorial than it is about just go out and take some night shots. It is only about 10 minutes long. We will be given a presentation about night photography on the January 16th meeting

Subject for January 16, 2020 meeting

November 21, 2019 Meeting

Kathleen asked that members, if they haven’t paid dues this fall, it should be done. Also, we will be taking names for the December potluck.  We need a head count for items. The club provides like serving items, drinks and chicken.

Our speaker will be Mark Graeve from Rockbrook Camera . He will be discussing what is new in photography equipment.

BirdSpotter contest starting soon

Kathleen Crawford-Rose sends us a heads up about a upcoming contest from Wild Birds Unlimited.

The BirdSpotter contest is returning again this year with a photo contest open to everyone, plus several contests reserved for registered FeederWatcher participants. The BirdSpotter photo contest starts on November 11 with the category, “Birds with Food or at the Feeder”—show us your hungry birds! The first submission period closes on November 21. Every other week we will select two winning photos: a People’s Choice and a Judges’ Choice. Winning photographers receive great prizes from the Cornell Lab and our sponsor, Wild Birds Unlimited and will be entered into the Grand Prize contest held in March.

NEBRASKAland Photo Contest reminder

With miles of winding rivers, wide-open vistas and wildlife from border to border, Nebraska is a photographer’s paradise.
We’d like you to share your visions of Nebraska with us through the 2019 Nebraskaland Magazine Photo Contest. Simply enter on Instagram using the hashtag: #nebraskaland2019. Deadline for this contest is November 24, 2019. For a complete list of rules, click on here

2019 NEBRASKAland Photo Contest

With miles of winding rivers, wide-open vistas and wildlife from border to border, Nebraska is a photographer’s paradise.
We’d like you to share your visions of Nebraska with us through the 2019 Nebraskaland Magazine Photo Contest. Simply enter on Instagram using the hashtag: #nebraskaland2019. Deadline for this contest is November 24, 2019. For a complete list of rules, click on here

November Update

Forest Boardwalk

Speakers

We have a speaker for the  November 21 meeting. He is Mark Graeve from Rockbrook Camera. He will be giving us information about “What’s new in Photography Equipment”.

At the January 16 meeting we will have a presentation about night time photography. Our speaker will be Ken Smith. Check out Ken’s website

Potluck Dinner and Slideshow on December 19

Don’t forget to submit photos for our slideshow coming up at the December 19, 2019 meeting. Submit a maximum of four photos to webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org or to philo.pm51@gmail.com The submitted photos should be no longer than 2000 pixels on the longest side. You choose the subject(s)

72 PPI Web Resolution Is A Myth

Here is a short video about PPI, DPI and resolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKAK_c4Rh9A

Photo Contest(s)

To see a list of ongoing photo contests check out this link From “Photo Compete” Contests

There are contest that have an application fee. Some more expensive than others. Look for the free ones.

 

Photo Processing Sites

Michele asked where do I get my photos printed if I don’t have a printer. Most home printers do not print photos very well. I told her I go to Costco on Dodge Street. There is also Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens to name a few local venues. There are online services such as Shutterfly, Snapfish, and Walgreens. The following link is a website for a review of the top ten sites to have photos printed according to “Top Ten Reviews.com”, https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-digital-photo-printing-services . There are professional processing services such as Miller’s Professional Processing, Nations Photo Lab, and Printique are some to check out. These services will most doubt-ably be more expensive. This is an open invitation to our members to leave a comment or bring to the next meeting their favorite places to have their photos processed and printed.

Photos

Don’t forget to bring your “People Walking Dogs” photo to the November meeting. They will be hung at the Bellevue Library after November’s meeting. Start thinking about December’s photo also. The subject is “Snow”.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

PHOTO DISPLAYS Judy Dye

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).

PROGRAM TONIGHT

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 https://digital-photography-school.com/beginners-guide-black-white-photography/

Portfolios

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. https://www.worldphoto.org/competitions-collaborations

9 Quick Tips For BW Photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPp6JGClOcE&feature=youtu.be

Dues

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

TBD

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.