Friday, October 23, 2009

October Meeting Highlights (22 October 2009)

Welcome New Members

We are pleased to welcome Earl King, Rob Dreyer, and Dennis McGrath to the club. Earl is an avid photographer recently converted to digital; Rob is an artist and photographer, currently shooting with a point-n-shoot but thinking about moving into a digital SLR camera; Dennis just recently moved from a Nikon D70 to D700 full-frame digital SLR. Welcome guys!

We had a really great session, with some great ideas about re-formatting the club by engaging members via contests, outings, and guest speakers. A full set of meeting notes will be sent to members soon.

November Challenge

The first of our photo contests will be on the theme of "Fall Colors." A valid entry will be any photo that you take with a digital camera, between now and November 16th, that meets the criteria of "fall colors." In order to have your photo reviewed and voted upon, please post it to the club's new photo sharing site on Flickr. The name of the sharing site on Flickr is "the-photography-club." If you do not already have a free Flickr account, please click here to register and obtain access. There is no requirement to make a print of your entry, but we encourage you to bring a print to the November meeting. We will vote on the entries at the meeting, and the winning photo will be featured here in the blog. Good Luck, everyone!

November Meeting Topic: Low Light Photography - basic settings to get you started

Several members shared experiences, mostly bad, with situations where the lighting was too low to get good focus and proper exposure. The discussion next month will feature the experience of Karl Monk and other members who have developed effective techniques in challening lighting situations. The objective of the discussion is to provide members with some of the basic settings for point-n-shoot as well as digital SLR cameras, to start out with when encountering this situation.

Sponsorship Drive

We are actively seeking sponsors for our club meetings. We would like to be able to offer a light dinner prior to the meeting in the Max Training lunch room - pizza or sandwiches, and a drink. Also, we would like to be able to offer a door prize to attending members at each meeting. In exchange, we will feature the sponsor's business prominently in our Blog, meetings, brochures or any materials that we distribute. Please let a member know of anyone who may be interested.

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