Lots of stuff to cover. Let’s get started.
We were blessed with great weather for our meeting/outing. About a dozen members came out to enjoy the scenery and photo opportunities at Neale Woods last month. We had a great time shooting and sharing tips. It was excellent evening.
Next Meeting – Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm
Our next meeting is coming up quickly. There will be lots going this month. Here’s what’s on the docket:
We will be conducting the elections for our Executive Committee members. Newly elected officers will take over the responsibilities of their office beginning with the summer planning meeting. The candidates for office are:
President – Alex Wiles
Vice President – Phil Minnini
Secretary – Eric Scholar
Treasurer – Kathleen Crawford-Rose
Club Photo Contest
Setup for the club photo contest is Saturday, May 27th at 10 am in Bellevue University’s Humanities Building gallery. We’d love to have 100% participation so if you haven’t done so already, you should make your selections and get your prints ready. Remember, if you’re looking for a good place to print your photos, we know that Tim Wright, who gave us a presentation on printing, does a great job.
Donna should have cards available at the meeting that you will need to complete for each entry. Each member is allowed four entries. The entries can be spread among the 4 categories (scenic/landscape, flora, animals, and anything goes), all in one category, or any combo in between. There are also sub-categories like Best Black & White and Best Photo Taken at Fontenelle Forest. All details can be found in the contest guidelines. Click here to see the guidelines.
If you know that you will not be able to make it to the show setup, you can bring your entries in to this meeting.
The critique will be held at our June meeting in the auditorium of the Humanities Building. We will use the auditorium projector to display the images for the critique and awards presentation. I will need electronic copies of all entries sent to me via the firstname.lastname@example.org email. Please send these files to me no later than May 31st to give us time to organize the slideshow. Photos should be sized to 2000 pixels on the long edge and 72 ppi.
May Photo Display
Judy will be collecting photos for our club photo display. The subjects for this display are flowers and graffiti. As always, prints should be 8×10, 8×12 or 11×14. Write your name, the subject and location on the back of each photo you submit.
She may also still need photos for the historical display celebrating Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. Prints should follow the same guidelines for our photo displays.
Raptor Photo Shoot
Hopefully we will get through all of the discussion early so we can get to the fun part of the meeting, the raptor shoot! The plan will be for the club members to have access to photograph several birds that Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery will have available for us. In addition, we will also have access to the Raptor Refuge area to photograph those birds in their mews!
So come prepared with your photography gear and enjoy one our most appreciated presentations of the year.
Celebration of the Life of Ken Huber
On May 23rd at 5:30 pm a celebration of the life of Ken Huber will be held at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. A long-time club member, Ken passed away of 4/13 after a battle with cancer. Besides being a great photographer, Ken was very accomplished at a multitude of endeavors so feel free to attend this event and celebrate the great marks left behind by our friend Ken.
Please let me know if there are any questions. See you next Thursday!
President & Webmaster
Fontenelle Forest Photography Club