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.
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 email@example.com . 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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club January 21,2021. Meeting
This meeting was a zoom meeting exclusively. About 19 members attended.
President Phil Mininni, Presiding
Kathleen: There is $1483 in the treasury.No recent expenses.
The program for tonight will be a presentation of a video from The Great Courses. Fundamentals of Photography. Tonite we will show Lesson 1 Making good Pictures. by Joel Sartore.
No treats by Zoom.
Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.
Did you get anything out of the Joel Sartore video?
I have receive a couple of comments about our Zoom video from the “Fundamentals of Photography”. They were positive! Please comment below what you thought of it. Or email Webmaster@FontenelleForestPhotoClub.org
Photoshop for Beginners
Some of you have asked about beginning Photoshop use. I have found a video that is about 27 minutes. “Top 10 things beginners need to know”
The author, Anthony Morganti, has a beginner and intermediate series of YouTube videos below. Check them out and let me know if you found them useful.
If you don’t receive a Zoom meeting invite by Monday January 18, please contact Kathleen to get one. firstname.lastname@example.org is her contact address. Invites go to registered members and we are continually updating member’s e-mail addresses.
Kathleen is willing to set up a test meeting for those who are not familiar with Zoom prior to our Thursday meeting. Email her and she will work with you.
Fundamentals Of Photography
Our meeting subject will be a video from the “Fundamentals of Photography” with Joel Sartore. This is from “The Great Courses” by National Geographic. Thanks to Andrea Kuhn for the disc.
Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club December 17,2020 Meeting
President Phil Mininni, Presiding (This meeting was a zoom only meeting due to the presence of the corona virus pandemic)
Tom Raymondson, the president of the Ukiah, CA. photo club was a guest.
Vine photos are the next category due. They are due in the next couple of months.
Kathleen :There is $1427 in the club’s treasury .
Phil announced that Brent Headley will be a backup to him for managing the web page.
Sue Mininni suggested a possible cookout for the club next year in March at one of the city parks. Everybody should think about it.
The program for tonight will be a slide presentation by the members. Every member was requested to submit up to 4 photos of their work. Fifteen members submitted photos for a total of 52 photos. Present members thanked Phil for putting together the program.
Merry Christmas to all! I want to thank you for all your words of encouragement and kindness. There are a lot of patient people in our club. I enjoy being your president and webmaster. I am always learning new things and hope to continue learning and keeping the little grey cells active. Sue and I are retired and love taking pictures and sharing them.
I must say our all Zoom meeting went fairly well. A couple of people did not receive an invite. We are working to correct this. For the January 21st meeting I will post a reminder on the website that will state, “If you don’t receive an invite by the Monday before the Thursday meeting, send an email to the webmaster . I will see to it that you will get one. We don’t want to publish the details of an invite on the website. Because of possible spammers, hackers, or undesirables interfering with the meeting.
Some people had poor connections to the meeting. It seemed to be some of those members living in the Fontenelle Hills.
Once again we had some beautiful photos submitted. The slideshow, with a few hiccups, went well. I am working on putting these photos on the homepage as a slideshow. I am putting our contest photos in their own portfolio, soon to be published.
Thoughts for January 21, 2021 meeting.
I got the vibes from some of you that a subject matter for January’s meeting would be preferred on basic Photoshop or Lightroom. Zoom meetings make this a perfect venue. I need a volunteer who is willing to share their screen and go over some of the basics. I am not an expert. If you have experience with these programs, your club needs you. It doesn’t have to be really in depth. Showing some of the adjustments that are doable in PS or LR would be a good start. Please contact me, webmaster . I have included a short Photoshop video below.
DO Space has regular “Photoshop for beginners’ webinars. Check out their website and search. They will post to Facebook the webinar.
From our guest in California
Thanks for letting me attend your meeting last night – it was fun! From my experience so far attending photo club meetings across the country your 15-16 participants is just about the ideal number – large enough to get diversity of opinions and photographic styles but small enough to be friendly and supportive. One meeting with somewhere around 60 participants addressed this by breaking out into small sub-groups for the meet and greet at the beginning and then got back together as a whole for the presentation. I enjoyed seeing your photographs – my favorite was the coyote, nicely set off against the green background. You mentioned that judges often suggest cropping – I can understand that because it matches my experience when we critique our members’ photos. The moon and balloons photo, I thought, could be stronger as a panorama, losing some of the sky at the top and bottom. Some of the clubs I visited do their critiques in Lightroom so that suggested changes in aspect ratio, contrast, saturation, or whatever can be tried out in real time. It was pointed out by one club that for in-person meetings we are all looking at the same photograph, whether it be a print, projected image, or tv image, but on Zoom each of us is looking at a slightly different version depending on the quality or calibration of our monitor. I couldn’t believe how many bald eagles are in your area – a couple of our members who specialize in nature photography would consider that Heaven. Your mention of Big Boy got my attention (I assume you were talking about that BIG locomotive). I love train photography, but unfortunately we don’t have any trains around here.
– Tom Raymondson
Eagles at Loess Bluffs
From Kathleen Crawford-Rose
The Sunday World Herald midlands section has an article and photos of Many EAGLES at Loess Bluffs. Photo by club member, Linda Schuett, on the front page!