Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, Oct. 19,2017

About 30 members met at 7:00 P.M.  Three new people were also present.

President Alex Wiles presided



 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

November subjects: Photos of faces in nature and hoof stock.

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 $1534.56 in the club’s treasury.

Additional Notes

Kathleen passed around a sign-up sheet for the December potluck.

Sue Mininni reported that Nebraskaland is having a photo contest and entries are due October and November 1.

Webmaster Pete Carbonell mentioned that new versions of Adobe’s image processing software Lightroom and Photoshop are now available. There will be 2 versions of Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC which will be accessible on the Internet and integrate with Lightroom Mobile.

The Omaha Audubon Society is leading a trip to Belize in March. Cost  for the 9 day trip is just under $2000 per person and includes all food, housing and transportation in Belize. Airfare to and from Belize will need to be paid separately. Alex is organizing the trip so if you are interested you should contact Alex.

Donna Gray and Tory Ewing provided the treats for the night.

PROGRAM: The presenter for the night was Jay Davis a club member and local photographer. He will be discussed his flower and fine art photography using studio lighting.

Jay discussed the basics of his photography techniques. He mentioned that it is all about the light. He discussed light sources, camera gear, light modifiers and the subject. He went into detail about each of these topics.

Regarding light sources including LED light, pen lights, flash lights, studio strobes and speed lights. He also spoke about light modifiers.

Jay showed some of his photos as well as photos of his studio showing how the shots were set up.

As far as light modifiers he talked about soft boxes, umbrellas, reflectors. flags, vellum, matte board and occasionally white towels.

At the end of his presentation he allowed anyone in the club to come and take photos using the apparatus and lights he brought with him.

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 16th at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 7 pm. Aaron Frey from Rockbrook Camera will attend the meeting and provide a presentation on the different cameras that are on the market and the differences in the technologies available.

Any questions can be sent via email to webmaster@fontenelleforestphotoclub.org.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

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