“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.

Minutes and Photoshop

January 21, 2020 meeting minutes

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.

Getting Started in Photoshop Series: http://bit.ly/30YYy4I​ , Intermediate Photoshop Series: http://bit.ly/2YJUTLC

January 21, 2021 Meeting

If you don’t receive a Zoom meeting invite by Monday January 18, please contact Kathleen to get one. katcr@cox.net 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.


The National Wildlife Federation has a photo contest that opened recently. Check out the website https://photocontest.nwf.org/menu-home.aspx?comp_id=C01304D4-386F-4A6C-998D-60B6FAF9AE01

December 17 meeting minutes

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.


Judy Dye:

Vine photos are the next category due. They are due in the next couple of months.

Treasurers Report:

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.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8 P.M.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

Happy Holidays and a better New Year!

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.

December Meeting

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!

Way to go Linda!

Short Video on Photoshop