Minutes of the Fontenelle Forest Photo Club Meeting, February 15, 2018

About 24 people met at 7:00 P.M.  (4 new people came)

President Alex Wiles presided



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

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

Next spring: Red, white and blue

Fall: Autumn and churches

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 $ 1597 in the club’s treasury.

PROGRAM: Alex led a discussion of how to get your photography work out to the public. He talked about the different ways to accomplish this.

  •  Free Competitions
    • Photo club photo contest. Alex mentioned that the guidelines for the clubs upcoming photo contest were being passed out. He mentioned the differences between the advanced and novice classes.
    • Nebraskaland photo contest
    • Wildlife Conservation Society – assignments
    • Your shots—National Geographic Society
    • Smithsonian Magazine photo contest
    • Natural Habitat Adventures
    • Guru.com
  • Fee-based Competitions
    • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
    • National Geographic nature photographer of the year
    • National Wildlife photo contest
    • Audubon photo contest
    • Nature’s Best Photographer
    • Outdoor Photography magazine
    • Iowa State Fair
    • Digital Photography magazine
  • Social media
    • Nebraska Through the Lens
    • Facebook
    • North America Nature Photographers Association (NANPA)
    • Instagram
    • FlickR
  • Local publications 
    • Nebraskaland
    • Nebraska Life
    • Newspapers
    • Blogs
    • Personal websites
  • Physical displays
    • Local galleries
    • Libraries
  • Conferences



 Thanks to Allan Kurth who brought treats tonight.

Next meeting will be on Thursday, March 15th at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. Club members Jim and Donna Trojanowski will share photos and stories with us about their experiences on African photo safaris.

One final note. The Audubon Society of Omaha has invited us to join them on Saturday, March 17th at 7 pm in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center for a presentation by Rick Wright on John James Audubon’s voyage up the Missouri River 175 years ago.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:00 P.M.

Submitted by Eric Scholar, Secretary.

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