November 2011 Meeting

Meeting called to order at 6:34 by Dane Clingan

38 members and guests present.  Several new members were introduced.

Announcements:

–          Dane reminded the group that officers were still needed for the 2012 year.

–          Barbara will be making new tags for next meeting.  If you need a new name tag, please let her know.

Barbara reported that the club outing ‘Sunriseon the James’ was held in mid October and attended by 9 club members as well as several Williamsburg Bird Club members.  The outing was a success with a gorgeous morning out on theJames River.

The November photo assignment of ‘Fall Colors’ were displayed and discussed among the group.

The December assignment will be ‘2011 Favorites’.  Members are encouraged to send Dane several of their favorite photos for display during our annual Christmas party.  Please remember to resize and add your name to the filename.

The December meeting will be on Monday, December 5th, and will be our annual pot luck holiday dinner.  All members are asked to bring their favorite dish to share and to attend this meeting.  Don will be making his famous barbeque.

Guest Jeff Aldrich of Photo Imaging / GroupPhoto USAwas our first speaker giving a presentation on panoramic photography.  Jeff displayed many photos and explained the process used for taking them.  His website is www.groupphotosusa.com. And his stadium shots are available at www.stadiumviews.com

The second presentation was ‘Composition and Design’ by member Don Snyder.  Don went through the process of deciding how to compose in different situations and showed several variations of photos that were discussed with the group.  Don recommends ‘The Photographers Eye’ by Michael Freeman as a book of reference.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 pm