Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, November 16, 2017

About 24 people met at 7:00 P.M.  Two new people were also present.

President Alex Wiles presided.


Photo Display – Judy Dye

Photos will be displayed at both the Forest and at the Bellevue Library.

Subjects for December: Bark of trees for the Forest and Architecture for the Library.

March subjects: Doorknobs for the Library and Sky for the Forest.

Next spring: Red, white and blue.

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.

Treasurer’s report: Kathleen reported that there is now $ 1600 in the club’s treasury.

Next Meeting – Holiday Potluck

Our next meeting on Thursday, December 14th will be our annual Holiday Potluck. Members and their families are welcome to attend. The club will provide chicken and members should bring a dessert, salad or side dish. Kathleen passed around a sign-up sheet for the December potluck.

Members should submit 3 or 4 photos to be shown in the slideshow during the Christmas potluck. Photos should be sent to Peter Carbonell via the webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org email. If possible, resize the photos to 2000 pixels wide.

PROGRAM: The presenter for the night was Aaron Frey of Rockbrook Camera.

He brought with him several cameras and lenses of various types in order to demonstrate the various kinds of camera technology currently available. Among the cameras he brought were SLR’s, mirrorless cameras, and 4/3 cameras.

A few examples were an Olympus waterproof camera that was useful at 100 feet below water. The Nikon P900 camera which is an extremely versatile camera includes a lens useful at 24-2000 mm and costs $600, and a Sony camera effective in low light.

He showed several mirrorless cameras which have the advantage of light weight, small size and silent shooting. He also showed some micro 4/3 cameras with a small sensor and also lightweight.

Aaron also showed some full frame cameras from Nikon, Canon and Sony which were good  for low light situations and provided more detail in their photos.

Aaron also discussed and demonstrated various lenses and accessories used in photography.

Donna Trojanowski and Terry and Donna Turner provided the treats for the night.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:20 pm.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary

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