President Pete Carbonell called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. About 30 members were in attendance.
Pete mentioned that if you have trouble reading last month’s minutes on the club website, refreshing the browser will correct that problem.
He also mentioned that the influx of warm weather is resulting in the arrival of eagles at Lake Manawa and Sandhill Cranes in Kearney. These are good photo opportunities.
Donna Gray reported on the upcoming photo contest. Pat Mingarelli will be the judge. Submissions are due the end of May in the Humanities Building at Bellevue University. Awards will be recognized at the June meeting. The rules are online.
Pete mentioned that candidates are wanted for the election in May, especially for president.
Pete Gentes mentioned that he has photo laser paper available for anyone who may want it.
Rich Ryan mentioned that in today’s Omaha World Herald there was an article on the Great Backyard Bird Count. The article emphasized Kathleen and Bob Rose’s yard and the large number of feeders they have.
TREASURERS REPORT – Kathleen Rose
Kathleen said that there was about $1700 in the treasury. Some people still owe dues.
PHOTO DISPLAY- Judy Dye
For May: Graffiti and flowers
For Sept. Hoof stock and faces in nature.
FEBRUARY PROGRAM: Tim Wright of Timmy’s Treehouse printing studio.
Tim Wright was the featured speaker. He does all types of photography printing.
Tim first talked about his background. He is a native Omahan who has been in other states and a couple of years ago moved back to Omaha. He has always liked photography specializing in thunderstorms and lightning. His family has owned a printing company for many years and now Tim has taken it over from his dad.
Tim specializes in Prints, E-mounts, canvases and acrylics. He emphasized that he is very willing to work with the photographer to satisfy any concerns and wants.
Tim mentioned that he could print right off the memory card. The photographer can go to Tim’s website and order. The image can be emailed to Tim. He recommends that the photographer use a jpg or a tiff file format if you have opened or closed the file a lot. He prefers a size of 300 ppi.
Tim also showed some of his own work which included printing out on animal shapes, photos of 93 Nebraska counties and some canvas prints.
Tim’s shop is at 144th and Giles Road. His website is http://www.timmystreehouse.com.
The meeting adjourned at about 8:20 P.M.
Submitted by Eric Scholar, secretary.