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.

People Walking Dogs

Greetings:  Judy Dye requests that you bring your “people walking dogs” prints to the October general meeting, October 17.  Unframed and unmatted prints 8×10 or 11×14 without borders.   They will be the next display at the Bellevue Public Library.

The display being mounted at the library  on Monday will be “Bugs”.  Be sure to drop by to see it.

Minutes for Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting September 19, 2019

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, Sept 19, 2019

About 30 people met at 7:00 P.M at Camp Brewster, Fontenelle Forest

Phil Minnini, Vice President presided Jay Davis recently resigned as president; Phil will now assume that office. A vice president is needed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TREASURER: Kathleen Rose reported that we have $1500 in the treasury

PHOTO DISPLAY Themes Judy Dye

Oct…… Bugs

Nov…… People walking dogs

Dec…… Snow

Jan…… Ice

Several members mentioned that our show in the Baright Gallery was widely praised by several people.

Phil mentioned that members can display their photos on the club’s website in the portfolio section. If desired each member can have their own Photo Portfolio.

Phil presented a slide show of 3-4 summer photos from several members of the club.

The final item of the meeting was a discussion of favorite sites for fall photos. Lauritzen Gardens and Ft. Collins, Co, were mentioned.

Thanks to Kathleen Rose and Dick and Patrick Keefe for bringing treats

One new member Michelle Curran introduced herself.

The meeting was adjourned about 8:15

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

September 2019 – Meeting Reminder

The first meeting of the new club year is right around the corner! The September meeting will be Thursday, September 19th at 7 pm. Due to a scheduling conflict, our meeting will be held at the Camp Brewster building instead of the Nature Center. Camp Brewster is just a bit north of the Nature Center on Bellevue Boulevard. We encourage everyone to arrive early and take advantage of the access to Camp Brewster and photograph the surrounding grounds.

Meeting Topic

As we have often done in the past, we will have a slideshow of our members favorite photos of the summer. So please take a moment and send your best summer  3 or 4 photos to us via email. You can send them to either webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org or to Phil Mininni at philo.pm51@gmail.com. If you can, you should resize the photos to 2000 pixels on long edge. Otherwise, just send the full sized JPEG.

Photo Displays

Judy Dye will be collecting prints for the displays at the Forest and the Bellevue Library. For September, Judy is collecting photos of bugs and reflections.

Please provide the prints in 8×10, 8×12 and 11×14 sizes only and please have your name, what the picture is of and where it was taken written on the back of each print.  Do not mat the picture.

Dues Due!

Photo club dues are due at the first meeting. Please remember to bring in $12 for an individual membership or $20 for a family membership. Also, please ensure that your Fontenelle Forest Membership is current as well.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Camp Brewster this Thursday, September 19th at 7 pm.

Peter Carbonell

Fontenelle Forest Photography Club

Webmaster

Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, June 20, 2019

About 36 people met at 7:00 P.M at Bellevue University Humanities Center for the final meeting of the year.

President Jay Davis presided.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Photo Displays – Judy Dye

June: Bugs and reflections

Sept.: People walking dogs; Toads and frogs

Nov.: 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.

Elections

The following officers were nominated and elected:

                             President: Jay Davis

                             Vice President: Phil Mininni

                             Secretary: Eric Scholar

                             Treasurer: Kathleen Rose

                             Display Officer: Judy Dye

Baright Gallery Photo Display

From August 2019 to January 2020. Photos are due to Jay by July 12, 2019. Photos should be of the following sizes:

12 X 18 inches, 8 X 12, 8 X 10 or 5 X 7.

Presentation

For the remainder of the meeting the photo contest judge, Kurt Johnson, provided a critique of all entries and presented the results of the photo contest

Thanks to Jay Davis for the treats.

The meeting was adjourned about 8:40 pm.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 19th at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

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

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

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