Blog Archive 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR December 1, 2008
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President Andy Farber opened the meeting and asked us to introduce ourselves and to tell what we had been taking pictures of this last month.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance $485.49
Add the $300 from the bank and we have: $785.49

Old Business:
1. Holiday Party. It was suggested holding it during January when every ones schedules are less filled. The date will be Saturday, January 17,2009 to be held at
Paula and Whitey Johnson’s house. At the next meeting we will plan the details.
3.Simsbury Bank Calendar
The representative from the Simsbury Bank came to the meeting and announced that Rob Fisher had two pictures chosen for the calendar and Peter Dinella had one. Congratulations!!!! The club was given a check for $300. Start thinking of taking pictures now for next years calendar!!!!!
4. Junior Camera Club
Member’s children only, ages 8-15. Check the forum for more information.
5. Kelly Lane Photo Exhibit
The new exhibit with fall pictures is now up. A volunteer was requested to take on this project. Vern has volunteered. Thanks so much!!!!
6. June Library Exhibit
Del will post information on the forum
7. Meeting Sign
Rob brought in the new Camera Club A-frame sign to use on the town green.
All were very pleased with its design and it was decided it would be put out
periodically.
8.Old Camera Equipment
Bob Simmons reported he had no luck finding interested buyers for the used equipment. It was suggested he post it on E-bay. Rob offered assistance.
9.The process for submitting our scavenger hunt winners to the Granby Drummer was discussed. We need to get our winning pictures to Rob and he will post them on the Blog. Andrea will take them from there and use them when space is available in the Drummer.
New Business
Program Ideas: These have been offered as ideas for future programs. If you have any to add to the list please bring your ideas to the meetings. It will make next year’s program committee’s work so much easier!!!!!

Make one of the GCC exhibits feature “Scenes of Granby.”
It will provide photos that people can relate to, educate them about the beauty of Granby, and maybe get more members as a result.
. Have a Portrait Competition
Portraits really pull on your photographic talents and eliminate the emotional pull of kids and puppies No kids (under 18) or animals/pets allowed. It has to be a portrait of anyone and not be a cropped image of a larger scene.
Get Wendy Van Welie to judge them. In fact get Wendy to introduce the competition with a lecture on taking portraits.
Assign a member to do a research project once a month on a particular aspect of photography and give a report. The report would be in depth
with no “off-the-top-of-the-head” approach. Almost like a project report or budget request one does in business. Use the LCD projector. With the use of the Internet, resources are no problem.
This would put people in more that a superficial learning mode. Stretching them can help them grow beyond the snap-shot phase.
Processing Raw Format
Using the Camera Histogram

Program for the Evening: Winter Photography
Harry Fischer gave a very informative and encouraging talk about the challenges, opportunities and fun of winter photography. First it is important to dress for the weather with layers, have safe boots and special gloves for using your camera. Second, your camera has special needs in cold weather. Take extra batteries and use a zip lock bag to cover your camera and lens from the elements. Also remember to use a zip lock bag to help your camera warm up slowly after being out in the cold. Third is the challenge of getting the correct exposure for snow. Your camera meters snow as gray. You can use a gray card to meter from or use you ev button. Remember you need to let in more light. Winter lighting is just like summer…early morning and late afternoon gives the best light but try it anytime and just have fun!
Scavenger Hunt
Winners of this month’s scavenger hunt
Balance: Del, Face: Rob and Favorite: Vern
Next months words : Gathering, Picture for a Greeting Card, and Favorite Photo
Paula will pick next months scavenger hunt words
Next meeting: Monday, January 5 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center
Program: Action Photography Presenter: Dick O’Donnell

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dec. 1st Scavenger hunt winners

Face by: Rob Fisher
Balance by: Del Shilkret
Favorite by: Vern Wells

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Scavenger Hunt winners

Tree by: Del Shilkret
Favorite by: Gary Melnynsyn

Texture by: Cara Meyers

Thursday, November 06, 2008

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR November 3, 2008
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President Andy Farber opened the meeting and asked us to introduced ourselves and to tell what we had been taking pictures of this last month.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance $456.86
More dues were collected at the end of the meeting.
Old Business:
1. Ideas were sought for the use of the money in our treasury.
2.It was suggested we have a Holiday Party. Paula was asked to host again and agreed. The dates that work will be either Friday, Dec 12 or Saturday, Dec. 13. We will decide at the next meeting.
3.Simsbury Bank Calendar
Rob was contacted and told that three pictures were chosen from our club. No names were disclosed!
4. Junior Camera Club
Member’s children only, ages 8-15. Check the forum for more information.
They will meet the third Wednesday of the month at the Granby Senior Center.
The parents will rotate responsibility to bring a snack. They will bring pictures to share as well as judge.
5. Kelly Lane Photo Exhibit
We need 6 unmatted 8×10 fall pictures. Vern, Rob and Paula have provided photographs and Cara, Tracy and Gary will leave theirs at the Senior Center by Friday, Nov.7.
6. June Library Exhibit
Del will post information on the forum
7. New Business Cards
Rob is working on this project
8. Meeting Sign
Rob and Tracy will coordinate the making of a sandwich sign to announce our meeting on the town green.
9. Forum
This is the place to plan and suggest Field Trips
Check out the Forum Scavenger Hunt!!!!!
New Business
Nothing for this month
Program for the Evening
Using the projector we critiqued pictures that had been sent in to Rob. An excellent program to help refine our compositional, technical, and creative skills.
Thanks to Rob and all those who sent in their pictures.
Scavenger Hunt
Winners of this month’s scavenger hunt
Tree: Del
Texture: Cara
Favorite: Gary
Next months words : Balance, Face, and Favorite Photo
Next meeting: Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center Program: Winter Photography: Program Presenter Harry Fischer

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

JGCC meeting minutes – Oct. 22, 2008

For October 22nd’s meeting Anton, Karly and Victoria were in attendance. Rob Fisher started the meeting with a presentation on Painting with Light. Afterwards, the kids took turns painting with light using glow sticks and a flashlight. We then viewed the pictures. Afterwards their scavenger hunt pictures were displayed and Vern Wells did the voting. Karly won for Leaves and Victoria and Karly tied for Favorite. The words for the next meeting are “Tile” and Favorite.” We also encourage the kids to bring additional photos to the meetings to share and discuss. The meetings have been changed to the third Monday of the month at 7:00PM.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Meeting notes October 6, 2008

MEETING NOTES FOR
OCTOBER 2008

Rob Fisher opened the meeting by asking everyone to introduce themselves and tell the group about their photo opportunities the previous month.

Rob also expressed a desire for all of us to help make the meetings shorter by keeping to the subject at hand.

TREASURERS REPORT: Balance $391.86.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. New officers for the coming year . Andy Farber will be president. Nancy Canfield
will be vice president.
2. Kelly Lane School: We will change the exhibit to autumn colors. The new exhibit
will be set up at the school in November. There will be a place on the forum to
provide information to members who want to submit photos. You can place a small
photo on the forum site or bring an 8×10 photo to the November meeting, or earlier if
Paula suggests an earlier date. Keep checking the forum for details.
3. DUES: All members will need to pay dues for the coming year. Dues are $10.00 for
Granby residents and $15.00 for non-residents.
4. Junior Camera Club: The Junior Camera Club meets the third Wednesday after our
regular club meeting. The club is for ages 8 – 15, and dues are $5.00. All Granby
Camera Club members are welcome to attend the Junior Camera Club meetings.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Pictures for Judging: Send your pictures for judging for the months of November,
March and June, to Rob via email. Rob will present the pictures for judging using the
camera club projector.
2. The Forum: Paula Johnson and Nancy Canfield have achieved DSLR status for
posting at least 50 times on the forum. Next level is 100 posts.
3. Advertising on the Green: We will use the Granby Green to advertise for new
members. Rob will create a sign and make a stand and place it on the Green.
4. New Business Cards: Rob will work on a design for revising our business cards and
present it at the November meeting.
5. 20×30 pictures: Rob Floyd of South Hampton, Mass. Can produce large 20×30 prints
and display them for us.
6. 3rd annual library exhibit: We will ask the library to book the month of June 2009
for out third annual display. Theme and other details will be discussed on the forum.

Field Trips: Field trips for the month of October will be discussed on the forum.

Critiquing Pictures: Rob had three pictures sent to him for discussion. Bob Simmons submitted “A boy in revolutionary war costume”. Vern had pictures of “Cape Cod” and “Sea and Clouds” and Rob discussed a picture he had taken of a unique building in Milwaukee. Members joined in discussing each picture.

Program for the evening: Rob, Vern and Dick O’Donnell explained the A,B,C’s of photography. Each discussed the various ways of using aperture and exposure settings, depth of field, When to use the various ISO speeds, sports photography and manual settings. Rob then went over a few pictures to demonstrate the results of using the different settings. A very informative presentation.

Winners of Scavenger Hunt:
Pumpkin: Nancy Canfield
Changing Seasons: Rob Fisher
Favorite: Cara Meyers

Scavenger Hunt Words for November: Tree, Texture and Favorite Picture

Next Meeting: Monday November 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the Granby Senior Center.
The program will be: Judging Pictures.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008, Scavenger Hunt Winners

Change of Season by: Rob Fisher

Pumpkin by: Nancy Canfield

Favorite by: Cara Volponi Meyers

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Granby Junior Camera Club meeting – September 17, 2008

The third Granby Junior Camera Club meeting was held on September 17, 2008 at Andy Farber’s house. In attendance were the Fishers, Canfields, and Farbers. We spent the evening viewing, commenting and critiquing a projected photo presentation of the Camera Club’s monthly winners for the club year 2007 to 2008. The kids rated the pictures on a 1-10 scale and then backed up why they gave such a rating.

Only two of our junior members brought photos for the category “Adventure” and congratulations to Anton Fisher for his win with a photo he took at Devils Tower in Wyoming. Congratulations also to Bryanna Canfield for winning the category “Favorite” with her photo of a pumpkin flower. It was agreed next month the Scavenger Hunt words would be “Leaves” along with “Favorite”.

Thank you to Nancy Canfield for volunteering to bringing the brownies and strawberries.The next meeting is scheduled for October 22nd and we will meet at the Senior center room 2 at 6:00.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008 Scavenger Hunt Winners

Traffic by: Paula Johnson

Favorite by: Rob Fisher

 

Sunset by: Rob Fisher

Saturday, September 13, 2008

September Meeting Notes

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR September 2008
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Rob Fisher opened the meeting and welcomed our guests. We introduced ourselves and shared our wishes for the club this year. Ideas expressed are as follows: more field trips, learn more about our cameras, more experimentation, do more camera work such as workshops, expanded use of the digital projector, better communication, and more creative photography.

Treasurer’s Report: Balance $381.86
$20 was collected for dues from Paula and new member Jim Devoe.

Old Business:
1. New Members Information Packet
Ideas to be included: our goals, history, fees, day, time and place of meetings, scavenger hunt information, critiquing criteria, activities and programs. Rob, Harry and Tracy will be working on this over the summer. This is still being worked on and it was suggested to put some instructions as to how to get onto the forum.
2.Simsbury Bank Calendar
The entries are due of September. The rules will be posted on the forum. There will be a box to put your entryies in at the Senior Center in the front office.
3.Holcomb Farm Contest
You can check out the Holcomb Farm Web site for details. www.holcombfarm.org or www.holcombphoto.org
The theme this year is Products of Agriculture.
This has been added by your secretary as we did not think of it during the meeting!
4. Camera Club for Juniors
Member’s children only, ages 8-15. Check the forum for more information.
They will meet the third Wednesday after our meeting at 6 o’clock, the place to be announced later.
5. Forum
Over the summer the forum was largely unused. After lengthy discussion it was decided it is a great tool for better communication and we need to encourage its use. All field trips will be coordinated there so make sure you check it out. Also ideas for programs and work- shops should be expressed there. I have started a topic for programs. Please check it out and remember this is your club so give us some input!

New Business
1. Election of Officers
Rob will follow up our recommendation for a president. At this point Paula will be secretary with Harry filling in when she is away. Next meeting
we will continue the slate.
2. Scavenger Hunt Words for Sept: Favorite Picture, Change of Seasons, Pumpkins
Please note that it was decided to have the favorite pictures be at least 5×7 or larger. The other categories can be 4×6 and larger. It was decided that we would enter one picture for favorite and if you wish several for the other two words. Remember these are pictures you have taken this last month!( during the summer) In October, Vern will bring his words for the next monthly scavenger hunt
2. Winners of this month’s scavenger hunt
Traffic: Paula
Sunset: Rob
Favorite: Rob
3.Program Committee
They are still looking for input for ideas. Please check out the forum and give us your ideas.
4.Next months’ Program: The ABC’s of Photography
Presented by: Dick, Rob, and Vern
5. Field Trips
Keep your eyes out on the forum for dates, times etc. Please add your ideas. The arrangements will be done on the forum!!!
6. Individual Project
The club has been given some old cameras. Bob will do some research to see if we can sell it to a camera collector.
Program for the Evening: Camera Club on Parade
Rob put together a presentation of all the scavenger hunt winners from last year. Thanks Rob!! It was enjoyed by all.

Our Next meeting:
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center
Program: ABC’s of Photography

Friday, July 18, 2008

Junior’s Granby Camera Club Scavenger hunt winners

Favorite by: Teagan Lapuk
Flower by: Karly Fisher

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Minutes from the JGCC Meeting – July 14th

We started our second meeting with a make your own ice cream sandwich. In attendance were five kids and their parents. We went around the table doing introductions.

Vern Wells again did a kid friendly presentation on Composition complete with props. He stressed how important it was to get to know your camera and all the features and functions it has to offer. He shared pictures he had taken explaining rule of thirds, backlit pictures, leading lines, simplicity, and balance. The kids took turns taking pictures of his props with their cameras.

Congratulations to Karly Fisher for winning the “flower” category scavenger hunt picture with roses and Teagan Lapuk for winning the “favorite” category with a picture she took of two wild horses on the beach in North Carolina. All pictures submitted showed talent and creativity.
We discussed words for next month’s Scavenger Hunt and agreed on the words “Adventure” and “Favorite” for our next meeting in August, date TBA. Again, photo size suggested was 4×6 or 5×7. Each child can enter one photo into each category. Please bring your photos to our next meeting. We encourage your children to bring any pictures they took and would like to share with the group, perhaps ones that they considered entering for the contest.

We are planning to meet once a month with the juniors and hope to agree on a date to do a field trip to Stanley Park in Westfield, MA.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Junior Camera Club Meeting – Minutes – June 29, 2008

We started our meeting with a pizza social and let the kids get to know each other. In attendance were six kids and their parents. We went around the table stating name, age, and how long we have been taking pictures.

Vern Wells did a kid friendly presentation on Composition complete with props. Among other topics he discussed what goes into taking a good photo. Key points that he made included lighting, subject, framing, position of subjects, and ensuring that you strive to take sharp focused pictures. The kids took turns taking pictures of his props with their cameras. The adults took pictures of the kids taking pictures.

We discussed the Scavenger Hunt and we agreed on the words “Flower” and “Favorite”. Photo size suggested was 4×6 or 5×7. Each child can enter one photo into each category. Please bring your photos to our next meeting.

The next meeting will be July 14th @ 6:00. Vern will be doing the interactive presentation on Composition again.

See you all there.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

First ‘Juniors’ Granby Camera Club meeting

Here are some photos from the first ‘Juniors’ Granby Camera Club meeting (Sorry all I had was my cell phone camera). There was an interactive presentation by Vern Wells. This will be repeated at our second meeting scheduled for Monday, July 14th.

The ‘Juniors’ Granby Camera Club is for the children of the Granby Camera Club. For additional information on how to be involved please contact me at paintblr@cox.net. The ‘Junior’ club’s scavenger hunt words selected were Flowers and favorite. Only one submission per category per child. Print size suggested was 4×6 or 5×7.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Meeting Notes

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR June2 2008
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Rob Fisher opened the meeting and welcomed our guests. We introduced ourselves and shared where and what we might be taking photographs of this summer. We meet again on Monday, September 6. Our program will be Camera Club on Parade

Treasurer’s Report: Balance $381.86

Old Business:
1. New Members Information Packet
Ideas to be included: our goals, history, fees, day, time and place of meetings, scavenger hunt information, critiquing criteria, activities and programs. Rob, Harry and Tracy will be working on this over the summer.
2. Granby Library Exhibit
The 2nd Annual GCC Photo Exhibit is now displayed at the Granby Public Library for the month of June. For July and August, this exhibit will be set up again in the community room of the Senior Center. Eleven members contributed twenty one photos. Next year we will ask for the photographs to be brought to the April meeting so it is easier for Del and his group to plan the exhibit.Thanks to Del, Tracy, and Rob for setting up the exhibit! I have received some very positive comments about the exhibit so make sure you all go by for a look!
3.Holcomb Farm Contest
Marty Council from the Holcomb Farm came to the meeting to discuss any questions concerning the contest. You can check out the Holcomb Farm Web site for details. www.holcombfarm.org or www.holcombphoto.org
The theme this year is Products of Agriculture.
4. Pbase.com
Rob will set up an account for our club to post our photographs for viewing. Members will have special sub- folders for their pictures. We discussed how we can protect our photos from being copied and used with out our consent. Adding watermarks to the photos was discussed. Rob will let us know when to send your pictures and he will post them. He can use these for our opening fall program “Camera Club on Parade”. If you do not wish to post your photos but wish to have them in the presentation just let Rob know! These photos can be any of your favorite pictures ..no topic!!!!!
5. Simsbury Bank Calendar
The entries are due the middle of September. The rules will be posted on the forum.
6. Camera Club for Juniors
Member’s children only, ages 8-15. Check the forum for more information.

New Business

1. Scavenger Hunt Words for Summer: Favorite Picture, Sunset, Traffic
Please note that it was decided to have the favorite pictures be at least 5×7 or larger. The other categories can be 4×6 and larger. It was decided that we would enter one picture for favorite and if you wish several for the other two words. Remember these are pictures you have taken this last month!( during the summer) In September, Tom will bring his words for the next monthly scavenger hunt

2. Winners of this month’s scavenger hunt:
Stone: Vern, Del
Mirror: Cara
Favorite: Rob
3.Program Committee
Andy, Tracy, Nancy and Lawrence will plan the programs for next year. If you have any ideas please put them on the forum.
4. Robert Floyd Gallery Photo Contest
Contest is for pictures of the Pioneer Valley. Check out the web site: www.robertfloydphoto.com
5. Field Trips: Keep your eyes out on the forum for dates, times etc.
Innisfree Gardens: Del
Dairy Farms: Andrea
Hot Air Balloons: Tracy
Stanley Park: Rob
Poppies and Peonies: Paula
Action Wildlife: Lonnie
6. BUGS
Children’s Librarian would like pictures of bugs for her summer reading program. Drop off as soon as you can. Size from 4×6 to 8×10. I spoke with her yesterday and she said size does not matter!

Program for the Evening: Painting with Light: Rob Fisher
This very informative program covering light techniques, types of painting with light, and different kinds of light sources.
Basic conditions used when painting with light: usually done in low light outdoors at night or in an unlighted room, slow shutter speed- few seconds to several minutes, and lighting source that has movement.
Types of light painting: line drawing effect, area lighting effect, paint smearing effect, combination of effects, combining regular photography with light painting photography.
Different kinds of light sources will vary from a flashlights to a mini-mag. Try different lights. .Experiment!!!!
After the program some stayed and did experiment!
Thanks Rob for a very informative and enjoyable evening!
For more information take a look at “paint with time: article in the June 2008 Popular photography Magazine for a good reference on using natural light and painting with time.

Our Next meeting:
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center Program: Camera Club on Parade

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008 Scavenger Hunt Winners

Mirror by: Cara Volponi Meyers
Tie – Stone by: Vern Wells
Tie – Stone by: Del Shelkrit

Favorite by: Rob Fisher

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008 Scavenger Hunt Winners


Chaos by: Tracy Blumberg


Mud by: Rob Fisher


Favorite by: Rob Fisher

Friday, May 09, 2008

May Meeting Notes

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR May 5 2008
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Rob Fisher opened the meeting and welcomed our guests. We introduced ourselves and shared how we have our photos printed. There was a wide variety from printing our own to when in a panic rush to CVS. Some use on line Shutterfly and Snapfish as well as Ritz Camera in Simsbury and Moto Photo in Avon. Costco was also an option. It was noted that Kirkland Photo Paper from Costco is excellent and is most reasonably priced.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance $376.86
Old Business:
1. New Members Information Packet
Ideas to be included: our goals, history, fees, day, time and place of meetings, scavenger hunt information, critiquing criteria, activities and programs. Rob, Harry and Tracy will be working on this.
3. Granby Library Exhibit
The 2nd Annual GCC Photo Exhibit will be displayed at the Granby Public Library beginning May 31st and will remain at the Library through June. For July and August, this exhibit will be set up again in the community room of the Senior Center. We would hope that each member will supply one photo.1. Photo size – 5×7 White or Black Matte Black Frame Frame Size 8×102. Write your name on the back of the photo.3. Wrap it and bring it to the Library between the 19th and 27th of May.4. Give it to any staff at the main circulation area and let them know it is for the GCC exhibit.5. The exhibit will be setup on Saturday May 31st at 10 am. Del and Tracy Blumberg will set up the exhibit – They could use one more volunteer (notify dshilkret@cox.net)6. Rob will supply the graphic poster and name labels to be attached to the photos.7. Del will check with the Library on the 27th to determine if more photos are neededand will notify the club if that is the case.8. An announcement of the exhibit will be in the next issue of the Drummer.Thanks to you all for supporting this exhibit.
4. Holcomb Farm Contest
You can check out the Holcomb Farm Web site for details. http://www.holcombfarm.org/
5. Scavenger Hunt
Each month the person who announces the words for the next month will pick the next person to choose words. Paula will ask Peter for his list and put in on the forum for those who need help! Also on the forum are the words we have used before. We can repeat words that have not been used for a year or so!

New Business
1.Field Trips
Look on the forum for postings of field trips. If someone has an ideas and date, they will inquire as to who would like to join them.
Some of our ideas were:
May: Stanley Park for more flowers and Lost Acres Orchard
June: Innisfree Gardens, Elizabeth Park, Mystic Sea Port Wooden Crafts,
Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Garden Tour
2. Next Meeting: June 2:Painting with Light
Rob will lead a demonstration. Those that wish can bring their camera and one more tripod.
3. September meeting: Camera Club on Parade will feature a video presentation of camera club member’s pictures.
4. Member Ideas:
a. A suggestion was made for developing a book specific to Granby. It was suggested that it be posted on the forum to see who would be interested in working on this type of project.
b. Another idea was to develop an electronic club gallery where members could have their photos available for viewing. We could look for links such as the Chamber of Commerce.

5.The scavenger hunt words for this month will be : Mirror, Stone, and Favorite Picture
6. Winners of this month’s scavenger hunt:
Mud: Rob
Chaos: Tracy
Favorite : Rob

Program for the Evening: Flash Photography
Wendy Van Welie, Indigo Images Studio was our guest speaker.
Wendy shared her knowledge and experiences with flash photography. She went over the following subjects: flash and light fall off, coping with red eye, flash exposure and how the camera controls exposure, flash range, and working with a second flash. A hand out covers these and other ideas to help us in our flash photography.
Some things to think about:
Flash photography is always a challenge
Digital is Different:
Digital flash exposure is different than film
Light fall off is different for digital
Four types of flash we use: in camera, pop up, add on, and ring flash
In the add on flash, ETTl works with the internal metering system of your camera.
Use the spot meter in your camera
White balance. If you shoot raw you can do this in your computer.
Many thanks to Wendy for such an informative program. Be sure to check out her web site: http://www.wendyvanwelie.com/

Our Next meeting:
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center
Program: Painting with Light

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008 Scavenger Hunt Winners

Favorite by: Vern Wells


Wind by: Andy Farber
.

Delicate by: Nancy Canfield

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Saturday, May 03, 2008

May Meeting Program

Our May meeting will be Monday, May 5 at 7 pm at the Granby Senior Center.
This month we will be having a presentation by Granby’s own pro photographer Wendy Van Welie. The presentation will be called ‘Secrets of Successful Flash Photography.

Minutes notes for April Meeting

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
MEETING NOTES FOR April 7 2008
http://granbycameraclub.blogspot.com

Rob Fisher opened the meeting and welcomed our guests. We were to introduce ourselves and give our thought about our forum. Rob asked that members let him know what else we need to include in the forum to meet all member’s interests and informational needs.

Treasurer’s Report: Balance $376.86

Old Business:
1. The Simsbury Bank Calendar
Start taking pictures for next year’s entries!
2.New Members Information Packet
Ideas to be included: our goals, history, fees, day, time and place of meetings, scavenger hunt information, critiquing criteria, activities and programs. Harry and Tracy are working on this.
3. Granby Library Exhibit
For the month of June the Camera Club will exhibit photographs at the Granby Library. Del would needs 5×7 prints with white mats and black frames. He can exhibit 30 photographs. At the next meeting please let Del know if you plan to have a Photograph for the exhibit. One photograph per member! There is no set theme. The set up date is May 29 or 30th. After the exhibit is finished the pictures will be hung at the Granby Senior Center for July and August.

4. Kelly Lane School Picture Exhibit
We received a letter from the principal thanking the club for our photographs on display. We will leave the current pictures up through the summer.
5. Holcomb Farm Contest
Next month Marty Council and Wendy Van Wiele will come to the club to talk about and answer questions concerning the contest. You can check out the Holcomb Farm Web site for details. www.holcombfarm.org

New Business
1.The Senior Center needs acorn pictures. Andrea will talk with Kerry and provide an image.
2.Field Trips
Look on the forum for postings of field trips. If someone has an ideas and date, they will inquire as to who would like to join them.
Some of our ideas were: Stanley Park in late April
June: Innisfree Gardens, Elizabeth Park, Mystic Sea Port Wooden Crafts,
Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Garden Tour
3. Scavenger Hunt
After a lengthy discussion the following guidelines were decided.
a. Each month someone will be chosen to pick the next month’s two words
b We will keep the rules the same.
c. Number of photos: one in favorite and up to two in the word categories.
d. If you have any more thoughts about this please use the forum. It is the
best way to share ideas!!!!
e. I will attach the updated list of our previous scavenger hunt words.
f. If you have any new lists of words bring them to the next meeting to share with other members

Program for the Evening
Peter Dinella reviewed our points for critiquing a photograph: composition, visual impact, technical, and creativity/originality. We then broke up into three groups and were given a photo from the Simsbury Bank Calendar. Each group critiqued their picture and shared their conclusion with the other groups. Good discussion and definitely a learning opportunity. Thanks Peter!!

Scavenger Hunt Words for April: Favorite Picture, Chaos, Mud
Please note that it was decided to have the favorite pictures be at least 5×7 or larger. The other categories can be 4×6 and larger. Remember these are pictures you have taken this last month!

Winners for March Scavenger Hunt:
Remember to email Rob your files so they can be put up on the blog!
All winning photos will be posted on our Camera Club blog. The winners and other entrees can be seen at the Granby Senior Center Community Room.
Favorite: Vern
Delicate: Nancy
Wind: Del

Our Next meeting:
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center
Program to be announced

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Minutes from March 3rd meeting

GRANBY CAMERA CLUB
Meeting Notes for March 3, 2008

Rob Fisher opened the meeting with a welcome to new attendees. Everyone introduced themselves by giving their thoughts on the new on-line forum.

Treasurer’s Report: $376.86 as of February 6.
No dues were collected.

Programs Planned: Next month Peter will take us through the process of judging pictures. He suggested reviewing the Simsbury Calendar pictures before the meeting, as we will be critiquing those pictures.

Field Trips: Future Field trips were discussed. The Auto Show in New York City was suggested. Dates are from March 21 through March 30. For directions or more information, contact Dick O’Donnell.

Welcome Letter: A draft of a welcome letter for new members was presented to Rob. The draft will be reviewed by Harry, Rob and Tracy sometime during March and discussed with the members at the next meeting.

Class on Photoshop: Stu Weatherbee is conducting classes on Photoshop CS3 in South Hampton Mass. If you are interested, contact Rob for information.

Scavenger Hunt words for March: Wind, Delicate, Favorite.

A question was posed about posting more than one picture from the Scavenger Hunt on the Forum. This item is being discussed on the club Forum. The results will be discussed at the next meeting.

Evening Program: A program entitled “The Process of Taking a Picture” was presented by Tom Burbank. Tom provided a short history of photography and the types of equipment used. Over time, the film and cameras became smaller and smaller. Leica had a big influence on film cameras and now digital.

Tom discussed different things we should do before snapping the shutter. When looking at the subject, ask yourself some questions: What are you trying to say? Move around. What is the best angle? Fill the frame and look around the view finder to be sure you have only the items in the picture you want. Tom showed us some photo examples of applying the above criteria when taking a picture. He also discussed using Photoshop to clean up the picture.

Tom then went around the room and asked everyone to explain how they approach the process of making a photograph into a picture.

Paula said (in abstention) that when taking action shot, to pre-focus and then use burst mode. Hopefully getting one picture.

Thanks for a great presentation Tom!!!

Discussion on the Forum: Rob then made a presentation on how to log into the Forum, how to register yourself, posting items in the many categories and include pictures. Everyone is encouraged to register and begin using the Forum for discussing any issue of interest to you.

Scavenger Hunt: The winners of the Scavenger Hunt were:

Bird – Rob Fisher
Romance- Nancy Canfield
Favorite – A tie. Paula Johnson and Rob Fisher

After the Scavenger Hunt, the meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting is Monday April 7, at 7:00 P.M. at the Granb

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 3rd Scavenger hunt winners

Romance by: Nancy Canfield

Favorite(tie) by: Rob Fisher

Favorite(tie) by: Paula Johnson
Bird by: Rob Fisher

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Birding in Granby

Today was a great day to catch the back yard birds!

 

Paula

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ski Jump photos from today

Dick, Harry, and I went to the Salisbury Ski Jump and here are a couple of shots that I got. I have others that I will share with the club at a later date.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

MEETING NOTES: February 4, 2008

Rob Fisher opened the meeting, welcomed our guests and asked us to introduce ourselves. He asked us for ideas for the club’s continued success!
Some ideas were: put together a new member packet, idea box for topics to discuss, more critiquing especially the winning picture or pictures in our scavenger hunt, more demonstration” how to” programs for our meeting program, more trips to get us out shooting together.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance $371.86
Received dues: $15
Old Business:
1. The Simsbury Bank Calendar
Start taking pictures for next year’s entries!
2. Programs Planned
March 3: The Process of Taking a Picture
Tom Burbank
Tom gave us some questions to think about:
We will be talking about how we make a picture not just a photograph. With this in mind how do you take a picture, what do you photograph, where are you most comfortable, and how do you approach your subject.
April 7: Critiquing Photographs with Peter Dinella
3. Field Trips
Ideas for January/ February
Ski Sundown: Wild West on Sunday Feb. 10 at 11 am
Ski Jumping in Salsbury: Dick will get information to all via email
Sunday Feb. 10: 9:30 am is practice and 11am the races begin.
Eagle Trip: Gary has us planned to go on Saturday, Feb.23 on the
1 pm trip. We will car pool from the Senior Center. If you have not already done so, please let Gary know if you are going and he will let us know what time to meet.
Ice Cliffs in Colebrook: Rob will let you know when a group might go

Innisfree Gardens: In June, we will plan a trip to.
4. Kelly Lane School Picture Exhibit
It is time to change pictures. Harry, Frank, Gary, Dick, Vern, Nancy will drop off an 8×10 winter photo at the Senior Center for Paula.

New Business
1. Welcome Packet
Ideas to be included: our goals, history, fees, day, time and place of meetings, scavenger hunt information, critiquing criteria, activities and programs.
2. Program Ideas
Painting with Light
3. Contests
Rob will email the link to Robert Floyd’s photo contest for women.

Program for The Evening
Gary shared tips to use when taking wild life pictures. His pictures to illustrate his points were truly inspiring! Remember every picture tells a story. Some ideas he shared with us are;
Start with great shots
Don’t let rule of thirds stifle your animal photography
Don’t forget to look behind you
Keep subject’s eyes focused and clear
Ask where to find your subject and do research
Try to capture animal behavior
Learn about and study your subject before going off to shoot
Be patient
Snap plenty of photos to compensate for random animal movements
Blur action shots
Don’t shy from photographing captive animals
Enjoy your photography

Thank you Gary!!!! Your pictures are inspiring and your reminders will help us as we all get out to take wildlife pictures!

Scavenger Hunt Words for February: Favorite Picture, Bird, Romance
Please note that it was decided to have the favorite pictures be at least 5×7 or larger. The other categories can be 4×6 and larger. Remember these are pictures you have taken this last month!

Winners for December Scavenger Hunt:
Remember to email Rob your files so they can be put up on the blog!
All winning photos will be posted on our Camera Club blog. The winners and other entrees can be seen at the Granby Senior Center Community Room.
Favorite: Vern
Ice: Andy, Vern
Solitude: Rob

Our Next meeting:
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center

Thursday, February 07, 2008

February’s Scavenger Hunt Winners

Ice (tie) by: Andy Farber

Solitude by: Rob Fisher

Favorite by: Vern Wells

Ice (tie) by: Vern Wells

Ice (tie) by: Vern Wells

 

Saturday, February 02, 2008

From color to B&W to color

With Photoshop you can convert a color image to B&W, and then “paint in, or reveal, the existing color only in the areas you want. In this case, I wanted to show only the boy’s blue/grey hat and his blue/grey eyes. I also blurred the entire inage and “painted in” only the important areas.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The benefits of Photoshop

Dick took a great photo of an owl, and maybe putting it on the GCC site distorted the shadows.
Anyway, for those interested, post-processing of your images can change things dramatically and reveal your true intention. It took under one minute in Photoshop to show the beauty of Dick’s shot.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Scavenger hunt winners – Jan. 7, 2008

Favorite: Dick O’Donnell

Frost: Andrea Leshinski

 

Decoration: Paula Johnson

Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 7, 2008 Meeting Minutes

We held our meeting at Indigo Images, Wendy Van Welie’s studio. Rob opened the meeting, welcomed our guests and asked us to introduce ourselves. He asked us to share any photography related Xmas gifts.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance Jan.7, 2008 $1,075
Old Business:
1. The Simsbury Bank Calendar
The calendars are here and Rob has a supply to hand out. Start taking pictures for next year’s entries!
2. Projector
Now that our treasury has grown it was agreed to look into buying a projector for viewing images. Dick reported that the best price was a Dell and next a Cannon. Members are going to google to check out reviews. A good site to check out electronics is:www.newegg.com. There is still some indecision as to which model we should buy. Rob and the officers will continue to take information and come to a decision.
3. Club Social
The party will be at Paula’s home on Jan. 19 Those at the meeting signed up to bring either an appetizer, salad or dessert, as well to their preference to drinks. I will send out an email invitation to reach those that were not there or who forgot to sign up!
4. Programs Planned
Feb.4: The Process of Taking a Picture – Tom Burbank
March 3: Photographing Wildlife – Gary Melnsyn
April 7: Critiquing Photographs
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5. Field Trips
Ideas for January/ Ferbruary
Ski Sundown: Georgianna will check out their opportunities.
Ski Jumping in Salsbury: Dick will get information.
Eagle Trip: Gary will get information.
All of these seem to be Feb. dates. As information is available you will receive email updates!
In June, we will plan a trip to Innisfree Gardens.

Discussion: Peter brought up three questions for discuss: Why do people take pictures? Why do we store so many photographs? And why is there a different perception between art and photography?

Program for The Evening
Wendy Van Welie shared her passion for photography, emphasizing that we shoot, shoot, and shoot some more! Always have your camera with you so you don’t miss that special opportunity. She also felt we should print more pictures as with digital it is so easy to just store your pictures and as technology changes you will not resave and lose those pictures. We had a tour of her studio and learned about her photographic interests and talents. Many thanks to Wendy for such an enjoyable, interesting and informative evening.

Scavenger Hunt Words for January:Favorite Picture, Solitude, Ice
Please note that it was decided to have the favorite pictures be at least 5×7 or larger. The other categories can be 4×6 and larger. Remember these are pictures you have taken this last month!

Winners for December Scavenger Hunt:
Remember to email Rob your files so they can be put up on the blog!
All winning photos will be posted on our Camera Club blog. The winners and other entrees can be seen at the Granby Senior Center Community Room.

Frost: Andrea
Decoration:Paula
Favorite: Dick

Our Next meeting:
Monday, February 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM at The Granby Senior Center

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Scavenger hunt winners Dec 3rd, 2007

Opposites by: Lani Ralston
Hinge by: Vern Wells

Favorite by: Aurelle Locke

 

 

Opposites by: Vern Wells

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